Prosecutors’ moves to sue, however, show that the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, is willing to at least investigate issues that may be directly related to the president’s actions.
Democrats, anti-Trump Republicans and even President Biden have lashed out at Garland for his apparent reluctance to investigate Mr Trump’s role in trying to oust the 2020 election.
Now, the decision to continue the investigation into the classified documents could lead the department to closely monitor the political tensions in the country. Such research usually takes at least a year, allowing Garland to complete it when Trump is running for president again.
During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump has made a major part of the rhetoric at his rallies and media about managing Mrs. Clinton’s confidential information, which has helped damage her credibility with voters.
Shortly after he began running for the presidency in 2015, the Justice Department and the FBI launched an investigation into whether he had misused confidential information while relying on a personal email account to serve as Secretary of State.
That investigation, which ended with the then FBI Director James B. Comey holding a press conference in the summer of 2016, found that shortly before the two sides held a nomination conference, Mrs. Clinton’s emails contained highly confidential information. . Against him or against another.
Prosecutors may need evidence that the person concerned knowingly and knowingly violated the law to prove the guilt of the classified material. In this case, proving that the person was told it was illegal to extract information from secure channels.
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