Former acting solicitor general expects Trump to be indicted by special counsel

Posted 11 days ago


Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said he expects former President Trump to be indicted by a special counsel appointed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to oversee two federal investigations.

Katyal, who served in the Obama administration, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the DOJ investigation into Trump’s handling of classified material at Mar-a-Lago is an “open and shut” case.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that if I did this, or you did this, we’d be in jail right now,” Katyal said. “We certainly wouldn’t get a special master or a special counsel or the like. It would be a very easy case.”

“It’s just the identity of the person, Donald Trump, that makes it different,” he added. “But at the end of the day, I expect Trump will be indicted by this special counsel.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland last week appointed the special counsel to oversee the Mar-a-Lago case and an investigation into whether any person or entity interfered with the peaceful transfer of power during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U. S. Capitol.

The special counsel is headed by Jack Smith, a longtime prosecutor who formerly served with the International Court of Justice to investigate war crimes.... (Read more)