Trump lawyers seek meeting with AG Garland over special counsel actions

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Former president Donald Trump’s legal team fired off a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Tuesday asking for a meeting to discuss what they call the “unfair” treatment of their client by special counsel Jack Smith.

As a legal tactic, it is unorthodox to seek a direct meeting with the attorney general to discuss investigations that have been handed to a special counsel in order to ensure quasi-independent management of politically sensitive matters.

Garland tapped Smith, a career prosecutor, in November, days after Trump launched his third consecutive bid for the White House. Smith is overseeing two distinct categories of Trump-related investigations: the first into how hundreds of classified documents were taken to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago private club and residence in south Florida, and the second into issues related to efforts to prevent Joe Biden from being certified as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Tuesday’s letter, signed by…

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