Republican Matt Gaetz demanded answers after finding that the lead prosecutor in Special Counsel Jack E Smith’s attempt to convict former President Donald Trump, Karen E Gilbert, donated to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and the Democratic National Committee, according to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) flagged Gilbert’s past political donations and demanded answers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
It wasn’t just Gaetz who found the massive red flag, Trump supporters also highlighted the issue.
According to FEC records, Gilbert donated $1,000 to Biden and $250 to the Biden Action Fund in the 2019-20 cycle.
She lost $500 to the Democratic National Committee in 2013, 800 to Obama during the 2011-12 election cycle, and $1250 to Obama in 2007-08.
Fox News reported:
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R- Fla., sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding information on the office of special counsel Jack Smith, revealing that one of the prosecutors on his team investigating Trump for his alleged mishandling of classified documents previously contributed to President Biden’s 2020 campaign and faced misconduct allegations in 2009.
Gaetz is demanding that the names of all the people working on the case in Smith’s office be made public.
The congressman claimed in his letter that Smith’s past work “is both highly irregular and of extraordinary public concern,” specifically “how his office is structured,” and is giving Garland until July 7 to cough up “all staff rosters, phone lists, or similar records, within the custody or control of the Department of Justice, depicting all employees hired by or detailed to the office of Special Counsel Jack Smith.”
Smith’s predecessor, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, faced similar criticism for hiring several Hillary Clinton donors while investigating then-President Trump for the “Russia collusion” hoax. He also hired a former attorney for the Clinton Foundation.
Gilbert, however, is controversial for other reasons, including once being reprimanded by a federal judge for secretly recording a defense lawyer and his investigator.”
Smith’s team appeared in federal court in Miami on Tuesday, as did Trump, who surrendered to authorities for his arraignment.