Trump Labels AG Garland's Special Counsel Investigation the Move a "Horrendous Abuse of Power."
The former President of the United States, Donald Trump has responded to Attorney General Merrick Garland's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate him. Trump has called the move a "horrendous abuse of power" and part of a series of politically-motivated "witch hunts".
Trump’s remarks Friday night at Mar-a-Lago came after Garland, who heads the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), announced the appointment of Jack Smith to serve as a special counsel in two federal criminal probes—one related to Trump’s handling of presidential records and classified documents and the other pertaining to his alleged interference in the transfer of power on Jan. 6.
Garland’s appointment of a special counsel came several days after Trump said he’s running for president in 2024. In announcing his bid to oust President Joe Biden from the White House, Trump said one of the “gravest threats” facing the country is a “weaponization of the justice system.”
Trump Calls the Move a "Horrendous Abuse of Power"
In a statement responding to Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of a special counsel to investigate him, former President Donald Trump called the move a "horrendous abuse of power," a "hoax," and part of a string of politically-motivated "witch hunts."
Trump went on to say that the investigation is "the greatest witch hunt in history," and that it is being led by "some very bad and conflicted people."
The former president concluded his statement by saying that he "did nothing wrong," and that the investigation is "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in American history."
Trump said that it is part of a string of politically-motivated "witch hunts." He said that the appointment of a special counsel is a "horrendous abuse of power" and that Garland is "going to be remembered as one of the worst attorneys general in the history of our country."