(Jack Smith, news report, above)
The special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump brought on two current and former long-time career prosecutors experienced in handling complex public corruption cases, according to a person familiar with the matter.
No seriously, he brought on political allies. One of whom has already been feverishly pursuing Trump administration members on behalf of Democrats.
Special Counsel Jack Smith has tapped Ray Hulser, a veteran prosecutor who previously led the Justice Department’s public integrity section, and hired David Harbach, who previously served as counsel to a Trump adversary, former FBI Director James Comey, according to the person who asked to remain anonymous.
The two attorneys have prosecuted some of the most high-profile public corruption targets of both political parties in recent years, including cases against Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and former presidential candidate and Senator John Edwards.
What’s the track record on those cases?
They lost the Edwards case and the Menendez case while the McDonnell case was overturned. Only media hacks would describe these cases without listing their outcomes.
Or fail to mention what Hulser is currently up to.
The Justice Department on Thursday urged a federal judge to expedite the criminal trial of Peter Navarro, a former Trump White House aide charged with defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee.
Speed is important, assistant U.S. attorney Raymond Hulser said, because it might force Navarro to cooperate with the select committee before it dissolves at the end of the year.
But U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta bristled at the suggestion that criminal proceedings could be a tool to aid the select committee’s investigation.
“I don’t want these proceedings to be a lever in the way the U.S. attorneys suggested it might be,” Mehta said.
If you need any more qualifications for Hulser, like Jack Smith, he was appointed by Lanny Breuer: the slimy Clinton and Obama consigliere.
Smith had been handpicked to run the DOJ’s public integrity section by Lanny Breuer.
Breuer, Bill Clinton’s Special Counsel who defended him during his impeachment hearings, and then Sandy Berger, after he stole classified documents from the National Archives to cover up Clinton’s actions, had been brought in by Obama to head up DOJ’s criminal division.
The Clinton consigliere, widely disliked, distrusted and hated even by fellow Democrats and lefties over his connections and client list, a man whom no one in D.C. believed had an ounce of integrity, then brought in Jack Smith to do some of his dirty work.
Would Lanny Breuer have picked anyone with integrity to head public integrity?
Or for anything? Back to Hulser.
Three years later, he filled another top post at a rough time when a prosecutor in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division resigned amid fall-out from the bungled “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling investigation.
“He was the right person to do those jobs because he is just calm, steady and gives you the advice he believes in,” said former Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who appointed Hulser to both temporary posts.
After six months in Breuer’s office, Hulser returned to his spot as a top supervisor in Public Integrity
“Public Integrity” belongs in quotation marks.
David Harbach, like Jack Smith, is a vet of the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, which was an obsession of the Clintons.
The Special Counsel’s team is a Clinton/Obama swamp of politically motivated activist prosecutors using government power to go after their opponents.