On Friday, President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice announced that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate former President Donald Trump.
Many believe that it’s simply a continuation of a six-year-long witch hunt that the former president has, so far, successfully beaten back. However, the announcement came just days after Trump announced his intentions to make another run at the White House in 2024, Fox News reported.
The timing has even some of Trump’s critics and potential 2024 competitors concerned about the politicization of the DOJ under Biden, including former Vice President Mike Pence.
Pence described the latest development as “very troubling.”
Pence is concerned
Former Justice Department official Jack Smith was tapped on Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland to continue investigating the Mar-a-Lago records case.
Pence told Fox News Digital that he disagrees with the move.
“The appointment of a special counsel is very troubling,” Pence said. “No one is above the law, but I am not sure it’s against the law to take bad advice from your lawyers.”
The former vice president also criticized the DOJ for “years of politicization at the Justice Department.”
“There have been disclosed FBI agents falsifying documents, the FBI using a Clinton campaign-funded opposition research document to support two and a half years of the Russia hoax,” Pence continued.
Pence on Mar-a-Lago
The former vice president also slammed Garland for the actions that the DOJ took in raiding Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago residence.
“It had never been done in history,” he said, adding that he believes the Mar-a-Lago raid “sent a divisive message across the country.” He also warned that it “sent a wrong message about America around the world.”
Only time will tell what comes of Smith’s investigation, but if history repeats itself, it’ll be nothing more than a giant waste of taxpayer funds and government resources.