The Special Counsel US Justice Department prosecuting lawyer and lead on the Donald J. Trump classified files/document criminal case that will be going to trial in Miami , Florida….
|Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice|
November 18, 2022
|Appointed by||Merrick Garland|
March 14, 2017 – September 21, 2017
|Preceded by||David Rivera|
|Succeeded by||Donald Q. Cochran|
John Luman Smith (born June 5, 1969) is an American attorney who has served in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) as an assistant United States Attorney, acting United States Attorney, and head of the department’s Public Integrity Section. He was also the chief prosecutor at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, an international tribunal at The Hague tasked with investigating and prosecuting war crimes in the Kosovo War.
In November 2022, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith an independent special counsel, responsible for overseeing two preexisting DOJ criminal investigations into former president Donald Trump: one regarding Trump’s role in the January 6 U.S. Capitol attack, and the other into alleged mishandling of government records, including classified documents. The second resulted in a 37-count indictment of Trump in June 2023….
United States special counsel
On November 18, 2022, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith special counsel to oversee the criminal investigations into Donald Trump‘s actions regarding the January 6 United States Capitol attack, and Trump’s handling and storage of government records, including classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate. He worked initially from the Netherlands while recovering from a fractured leg which was injured when he was struck by a scooter while cycling. Smith has since returned to the United States.