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Merrick Garland Names Special Counsel on Trump; Still No Special Counsel on Hunter Biden

Merrick Garland Names Special Counsel on Trump; Still No Special Counsel on Hunter Biden | 18 Nov 2022 Attorney General Merrick Garland reportedly plans to name a special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump, though he has yet to name such counsel to investigate Joe Biden or his son, Hunter. Garland named John L. Smith as special counsel Friday afternoon in a televised press statement. According to LinkedIn, Smith is the Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at U.S. Department of Justice -- one of the most highly politicized departments within the agency. Hunter Biden acknowledged in December 2020 that he had been under federal investigation for possible tax violations. Since then, the investigation reportedly broadened to include more of his global business dealings.