Within hours of former President Donald Trump announcing that he plans to run again in 2024, the Biden Administration stepped up its legal campaign against him. Shortly after Trump’s November 15 announcement, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate the papers seized from his Mar-a-Lago home. Now a retired FBI agent says the Justice Department is weaponizing the legal system as a “tool to attack a political enemy.”
On November 18, Garland announced that former DOJ prosecutor Jack Smith, who’s currently working as a war crimes investigator in The Hague, has been appointed to run the probe into Trump’s papers. Marc Ruskin, a 27-year veteran of the FBI, says the Justice Department has turned its enforcement arm into a political tool. Ruskin told The Epoch Times, where he’s a regular contributor, that “Using the legal system in baseless investigations and prosecutions” is now a standard tactic for Trump’s political opponents.
According to Ruskin, it’s possible Garland has appointed the special counsel as a “bait and switch” to distract attention from the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which House Republicans plan to properly investigate at last. The veteran agent thinks setting up a special counsel-led case will take attention away from Congress, which could soon be asking very uncomfortable questions about the Biden Administration.