Matt Gaetz urges DOJ Inspector General to investigate Jack Smith

by | Mar 6, 2024

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is calling on the independent watchdog of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate special counsel Jack Smith regarding whether the prosecutor is allowing the 2024 election to influence the timeline of his case against President Donald Trump.

In a Wednesday letter obtained by The Daily Wire, Gaetz expresses apprehensions to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding Smith's urging of the Supreme Court to expedite the consideration of Trump's presidential immunity claim to hasten the trial process.

The congressman highlights a section of the Justice Manual stipulating that federal prosecutors are prohibited from timing any action, including investigative measures, criminal charges, or statements, to influence an election outcome or advantage or disadvantage any candidate or political party.

The congressman asserts that the memo is “quite clear” and suggests that Smith's submission to the Supreme Court in December implies a breach of DOJ regulations, given Trump's current campaign for the White House in the upcoming election.

Gaetz, a lawyer, lays out his argument in the letter for why it’s legally improper to carry out the case during “election season.”

Following allegations of the DOJ's non-compliance with congressional oversight requests, Gaetz urges Horowitz to prioritize investigating the Office of Special Counsel Jack Smith's adherence to Departmental regulations, especially concerning investigative and prosecutorial actions amid an election season.

Source: The Daily Wire (exclusive)



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