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Meet Jack Smith, the Special Prosecutor Pursuing Trump
Trump calls the special prosecutor investigating him a “Trump Hating SLIMEBALL.” The fake-news media treat him as an avenging angel. But who is Jack Smith, a previously unknown, mysterious figure who now holds much of the fate of our republic in his hands?
A cursory review of his life and career leaves little doubt about his essential makeup. Let us draw inspiration from the old Looney Tunes cartoons of the Coyote and Roadrunner and give him an appropriate faux Latin nickname: Leftis Fanaticus.
Here’s why the name for this particular species fits.
Leftist. Like most left-leaning lawyers in public positions, Smith does not advertise his politics. He doesn’t need to. His background spells it out and contains enough clues and virtue-signaling to the Left for him to gain and exploit his current powerful post. A series of leftist checkmarks materializes quickly.
Smith is a 1994 graduate of Harvard Law School. I graduated from Harvard Law three years before Smith and know the environs well. For Smith to emerge from Harvard Law a non-leftist is, statistically, highly unlikely.
He has been a lifer government attorney, serving in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a series of other government agencies. Check.
As Trump has noted, Smith’s wife produced a film about Michelle Obama and donated $2,000 to Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. Since marriages today predominantly are between members of the same political party, reflecting shared philosophies of life, this relationship is further strong circumstantial evidence of leftism. Another check.
Smith’s actions bespeak someone who is very determined to catch his prey.
Finally, Biden’s Attorney General appointed Smith to handle the Trump cases, by far the most consequential criminal matters of his tenure. That such probes would be handed to anyone other than a loyal Democrat partisan defies probability.
For someone of this background, personal situation and professional appointment to be anything other than a leftist is statistically nearly impossible.
Fanatic. Smith has been extremely aggressive from day one. Andrew Weissman, former top prosecutor for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and a fixture on MSNBC, has gloated on Twitter, “I was described by Steve Bannon . . . as a pit bull. Jack Smith makes me look like a golden retriever puppy.” For his part, Trump calls Smith the “Special Persecutor,” and says he is “harassing, threatening, and terrorizing people who work for me.”
In short order, as we can tell from leaks and public events, Smith has zealously pursued every possible angle to nail Trump. In the January 6 investigation, he has subpoenaed officials as close to Trump as he can get, including Vice President Mike Pence. Smith went so far as to sit in and observe Pence’s testimony before the federal grand jury. Such behavior is almost unheard of from a very busy prosecutor overseeing such a major operation, and may well be unprecedented in such a situation.
Smith is investigating Trump and his campaign for allegedly misleading donors during post-election litigation challenging the 2020 election. In this effort, Smith has grabbed the baton passed by the January 6 congressional committee led by Democrats and RINO Liz Cheney. They accused Trump of orchestrating a “big ripoff.” Now, what was once a political sound bite has become a real threat to Trump.
In the classified-documents probe, Smith is trying to determine if anyone tampered with the surveillance footage subpoenaed from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. This would mean the classified-documents investigation is looking at far more than Trump’s handling of the documents. It has morphed into a broader mission encompassing possible obstruction of justice, something far more menacing.
All three prongs of Smith’s attack—January 6, campaign fundraising, classified records—are very serious and backed by limitless Department of Justice resources. Smith’s actions bespeak someone who is very determined to catch his prey.
Conclusions. Jack Smith undoubtedly views his appointment as special prosecutor as his rendezvous with history, fame and spectacular possibilities should be become the man to take down Trump.
Trump is right to be sending out social-media posts almost daily describing Smith as a “thug” or worse. Charging atop his dark horse, seemingly bound by only a vague leftist mandate to search and destroy, Smith is galloping at great speed and leading his legion of shadowy fiends to Trump’s door.
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