Donald Trump announces his 2024 presidential campaign as GOP debates future: recap
Donald Trump announced he will run for the White House, even as weak midterm showings prompt debate about whether the GOP should move past him."I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," Trump said during an announcement speech at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla.
Former President Donald Trump is already attacking special prosecutor Jack Smith by reviving the same playbook he employed against former special counsel Robert Mueller, but a new report from Axios expresses doubt that this tactic will prove successful. © provided by RawStory Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Tampa Convention Center on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. - Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/TNS
Among other things, the report notes that Trump is now a private citizen who longer enjoys the protections offered by the presidency against facing a criminal indictment while in office.
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Additionally, the report states that Smith is inheriting multiple investigations that have already been in the works for months, whereas Mueller had to run a highly complex probe involving a hostile foreign power from scratch.
Additionally, Axios cites experts who believe that Smith is likely to be far more aggressive than Mueller ever was.
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"I was described by Steve Bannon... as a pit bull," former top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissman wrote. "Jack Smith makes me look like a golden retriever puppy."
And Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen, whom Smith unsuccessfully tried to compel to reveal sources for his reports on American intelligence programs, argued that Trump has much to fear if the prosecutor decides that he has committed prosecutable crimes.
"Jack Smith came after me," Risen wrote in a recent column at The Intercept. "If he goes after Donald Trump with the same unrelenting ferocity, Trump will be in trouble."
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