According to Mediate, former President Donald Trump has raised accusations of collusion between Department of Justice prosecutors, operating under Special Counsel Jack Smith, and President Joe Biden’s administration. Trump aired his claims on Truth Social, asserting that aides to the Trump prosecutor, Jack Smith, held discussions with White House officials prior to indicting him. He alleged that this collaboration amounted to election interference, in stark contrast to the Biden administration’s denial of any knowledge.
Trump’s post on Truth Social stated that if these reports were accurate, it signified Biden’s awareness and endorsement of divisive election interference. Trump compared this situation to past controversies, such as the Russia investigation and Biden’s claim of ignorance regarding his son’s business dealings. He demanded the dismissal of the federal charges against him.
This appeal from Trump to dismiss the charges against him follows a New York Post report that revealed communications between the White House and Jack Smith’s team. According to the report, a Department of Justice employee engaged in Trump’s case met with a White House counsel’s office representative on March 31, prior to Trump’s initial federal charges related to classified document handling. This interaction occurred before he was indicted by Jack Smith for his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election outcome.
The nature of the meeting between the DOJ employee, Jay Bratt, and White House deputy chief of staff Caroline Saba remains undisclosed. A spokesperson for Jack Smith’s team stated that the meeting was related to a “case-related interview.” Notably, Bratt, who heads the DOJ’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, had previously advocated for a search warrant for an unannounced search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, a move that raised concerns among FBI agents working on the case.