Special Counsel Jack Smith Returns To United States To Lead Investigations Into Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks during his final Make America Great Again rally of the 2020 US Presidential campaign at Gerald R. Ford International Airport November 3, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “Appointing a special counsel at this time is the right thing to do. The extraordinary circumstances presented here demand it. Mr. Smith is the right choice to complete these matters in an even handed and urgent manner,” he added.
  • Trump is facing potential criminal prosecution over two investigations from the DOJ.
  • The investigation related to the events of January 6 is over whether Trump incited an insurrection or otherwise attempted to unlawfully interfere with the certification of the 2020 election.

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