Special Counsel Jack Smith, who was appointed to his position to lead an investigation into former President Donald Trump, has just subpoenaed the former president’s daughter and son-in-law.
Smith was appointed in November by Attorney General Merrick Garland, and was tasked with determining whether Trump should be criminally prosecuted for the January 6 Capitol protests or his handling of White House documents after leaving office.
In his latest subpoena issued on Wednesday, Smith demands that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner testify before a grand jury about Trump’s supposed efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, as well as his role in the January 6 Capitol protests, according to the New York Times.
Both Ivanka and Kushner served in the Trump administration as senior White House advisers. However, the former president’s daughter previously revealed that she will not be involved in Trump’s 2024 candidacy, making the announcement soon after he declared his third bid for the White House.
Ivanka and Kushner both previously testified in front of the heavily biased, Democrat-controlled January 6 Committee, during which they discussed the events of that day.
The New York Times reported on the testimony, writing it as best as they could to push the left-wing narrative about the protests.
The outlet wrote: “Ms. Trump also accompanied her father to the rally of his supporters at the Ellipse near the White House. Hundreds of his supporters moved from there to the Capitol, where they attacked the building… Mr. Kushner returned from the Middle East that day, ultimately going to the White House after the pro-Trump mob had been rioting for hours. Both he and his wife were involved in efforts to get Mr. Trump to tell the rioters to go home, and then to commit to a peaceful transfer of power to Mr. Biden.”
The news of the subpoena for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner comes just two weeks after reports revealed that Smith had issued a subpoena to former Vice President Mike Pence for a similar reason — though it is expected that Pence will fight the subpoena.
Meanwhile, Smith has a history of botched prosecutions against conservative political leaders, including a conviction against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) that was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
5 facts about Trump Special Counsel Jack Smith:
1—Picked by Garland
2—Led debacle of a prosecution of Bob McDonnell, reversed 9-0 by SCOTUS
3—Involved in the IRS targeting of conservatives
4—Wife is a Biden donor
5—Wife produced a Michelle Obama doc & anti-Citizens United film pic.twitter.com/GIZnLPcldW
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 28, 2022
Trump previously spoke out about Smith, blasting him as a “Trump Hating THUG” in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social.
“The Special ‘Prosecutor’ assigned to the ‘get Trump case,’ Jack Smith(?), is a Trump Hating THUG whose wife is a serial and open Trump Hater, whose friends & other family members are even worse, and as a prosecutor in Europe, according to Ric Grenell, put a high government official in prison because he was a Trump positive person,” Trump wrote.
This is just the latest so-called “investigation” into Trump, as he is also facing a laughable probe in Georgia, which Fox News host Jesse Watters discussed on a recent episode of his show.