Trump’s 2024 candidacy won’t stop Justice Dept. criminal probes

News November 16, 2022 News
Trump’s 2024 candidacy won’t stop Justice Dept. criminal probes

From The Washington Post by Sahil Kapur

Donald Trump’s just-announced 2024 presidential bid won’t protect him from criminal probes but could complicate the decision-making process at the Justice Department, as senior officials strive to show that investigating a political figure is not the same thing as a political investigation.

Privately, Justice Department officials have discussed the possibility of appointing a special counsel to take over investigations involving Trump — such as the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case or the attempts to prevent Joe Biden from ascending to the presidency after the 2020 election — if Trump formally declares himself a 2024 presidential candidate, people familiar with the matter said.

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