The appointment of Jack Smith as a special counsel by Attorney General Garland to investigate President Trump's alleged mishandling of government documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort has to be thoroughly investigated by the incoming Republican-controlled House of Representatives. If the Attorney General has committed an impeachable offense, the House should act immediately.
The loss of the majority of the House Democratic Committee to Republicans on January 6 has raised the possibility of a Constitutional crisis.
The Democrats have decided not to cede control of the investigations to the Republicans, and instead, they have broken various norms in order to prevent the new House from conducting its own investigations. This is about more than just losing control of their narrative. A special counsel will be appointed to investigate the actions of the FBI and Justice Department following the Capitol riot on January 6.
If there were agents embedded in the groups of individuals responsible for the riot, why did they not inform the authorities about the impending attack? Also, why did the Justice Department and law enforcement officials fail to anticipate the events? They were not able to deploy the 10,000 troops that President Trump had promised despite the warnings about the potential threat.
During the Nixon era, the mantra was that it wasn't the crime, but the cover-up. The appointment of Jack Smith as a special counsel by Attorney General Garland to investigate President Trump's alleged mishandling of government documents has been the embodiment of a cover-up. It is very clear that the Justice Department and the FBI intend to obstruct the oversight and legislative powers of Congress through the use of special counsel secrecy.
For two years, Garland had the opportunity to appoint a special counsel to investigate the allegations against the president. However, instead, he decided to appoint a special counsel after the investigation was handed over to the Republicans. This move shows that the Justice Department and the FBI are not only trying to obstruct the legislative and oversight powers of Congress, but also interfering with the political process.
In an attempt to prevent the new House from conducting its own investigations, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi refused to allow the Republican leaders to appoint members of the Committee on January 6.
The special counsel will now be able to investigate various individuals who were involved in the presidential election of 2020. These include Trump lawyers, Capitol Hill staff members, and political operatives. The investigation will also look into the activities of members of Congress who tried to delay the certification of the results.
The failure of Chief Justice John Roberts to resolve the legal challenges related to the 2020 election could have led to a more serious challenge to the balance of power in the government.
In response to the appointment of the special counsel, former Attorney General Garland criticized the independence of Congress. He also called for the establishment of a special counsel to investigate the president. Unfortunately, the Republicans in Congress have not been able to prevent the obstruction of the investigation.
If the Republicans in Congress fail to prevent the obstruction of the investigation, the White House and the FBI will be able to prevent the House from receiving documents and testimony related to the investigation. This is a clear indication that the special counsel is trying to hide the truth from the American people. The Justice Department and the FBI should also be able to prevent the House from conducting its own investigations by using the jury nullification pool in Washington, D.C.
If the House does not allow the executive branch to inspect the communications of members of Congress and their staff, committee chairs will be able to be removed from office. This will also prevent them from conducting their own investigations.
The FBI, the Justice Department, and the White House are now turning on the House in the same manner they used against Donald Trump. Their goal is to prevent the House from conducting its own investigations and prevent the president from being impeached. This legal maneuver is designed to sabotage the Republican House agenda.
If the House does not start an investigation into the president and to cut funding for the investigation, the House's ability to carry out its oversight functions will be severely affected.
Since he became the attorney general, former Attorney General Garland has been accused of using the Justice Department for his own political purposes. He has also been hindering the investigations of the House. It is time for the House to begin impeach hearings against him. He should be thoroughly investigated for obstruction of justice and for using the department for partisan purposes.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on PJ MEDIA.