Trump Attorneys Ask Merrick Garland for Meeting

May 24, 2023


Attorneys for former President Trump sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Tuesday requesting a meeting related to the Special Counsel investigation into possible criminal activity.

In November, Garland appointed veteran career prosecutor Jack Smith as Special Counsel to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against Trump in the investigations into his role in the deadly January 6, 2021 insurrection and attempt to overturn the 2020 election, and whether he broke the law in the removal and transporting hundreds of documents from the White House to his Florida country club residence, Mar-a-Lago.

The letter to Garland, signed by attorneys James Trusty and John Rowley, references “President Biden, his son Hunter and the Biden family” and asserts that Trump “is being treated unfairly.”

It goes on to say, “No president of the United States has ever, in the history of our country, been baselessly investigated in such outrageous and unlawful fashion.”

Hunter Biden, for the record, has been under federal investigation since last year related to possible tax charges and for possibly lying about his drug use when he filled out a form to purchase a handgun.

The Trump attorneys’ letter was written the same day that the Wall Street Journal reported that the roughly six-month Special Counsel investigation is wrapping up, and that some of Trump’s “close associates are bracing for his indictment” after prosecutors in recent weeks completed interviews “with nearly every employee at Trump’s Florida home, from top political aides to maids and maintenance staff.”

It was also revealed this week that Smith has been studying the detailed notes taken by former Trump attorney Evan Corcoran regarding the handling of classified documents.

In early April it was revealed that Department of Justice and FBI investigators had gathered evidence pointing to possible obstruction of justice by Trump regarding the classified documents.

The Trump attorneys end their letter saying, “We request a meeting at your earliest convenience to discuss the ongoing injustice that is being perpetrated by your Special Counsel and his prosecutors.”

Spokespeople for both Garland and Smith declined requests to comment.

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