Concerns are growing about the legality and potential conflict of interest surrounding the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel into investigations of Former President Donald Trump. NTD spoke to Mike Davis, the former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and the founder and president of the Article III Project, for analysis.
Davis makes the point, “in order to investigate a crime, it has to be a crime.” He said the DOJ is investigating non-crimes, namely Trump’s objecting to the 2020 presidential election results and taking personal copies of White House records home with him. Davis also says Smith went after “Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on a bogus corruption theory … when Bob McDonnell … could have been a potential Republican presidential candidate.”
Davis also notes that it seems there is partisanship on Smith’s part given that his wife reportedly worked on a film about former First Lady Michelle Obama and donated to President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign.