For many of the MAGA faithful, it has long felt as though the national political apparatus has been turned against former President Donald Trump, and any future moves from the Justice Department will come under the scrutiny of a very suspicious eye.
The DOJ surely understands this, but appear to be preceding boldly regardless, risking the ire of the nation at large.
The Justice Department is reportedly discussing the possibility of appointing a special counsel to oversee active federal investigations related to former President Donald Trump if he decides to launch a 2024 campaign.
Trump is being probed by the DOJ over his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and for his alleged mishandling of top secret documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago estate. According to reports, Trump is very likely to announce his third presidential run after the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
The idea was that a special counsel would shield the current Commander in Chief from some criticism.
DOJ officials are debating whether appointing a special counsel would protect the Justice Department from claims that the Biden administration is going after his top political rival, sources told CNN.
Regardless of the reasoning, the move would likely be seen as an escalation among supporters of Donald Trump, and an attempt to obscure the White House’s potential role in the myriad of probes already maligning The Don’s political future.