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Watch Live: Merrick Garland to Announce Hand Off of Trump Criminal Investigations to a Special Prosecutor

As many Americans have been anxiously awaiting Election Day to pass fully expecting the U.S. Dept. of Justice to indict Donald Trump for a massive list of dozens of potential crimes, Attorney General Merrick Garland will announce Friday afternoon he has handed off two of the major criminal investigations into the former president to a special counsel.

Legal experts including former DOJ officials have openly urged the Attorney General to not take this tack, which many see as merely a delay tactic. Many also remember the failed Mueller investigation which Americans only learned recently was intentionally restricted, thus doomed from the start.

“Attorney General Merrick Garland plans to announce Friday that he has appointed a special counsel to oversee investigations into the retention of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and key aspects of the criminal investigation into January 6, 2021, according to a senior Justice Department official,” CNN reports.

“The appointment of a special counsel,” The New York Times adds, “was a way for the Justice Department to insulate its investigations against Mr. Trump from political considerations. While special counsels can be fired from their positions, the process is much more arduous than removing ordinary prosecutors from a case.”

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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