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House Judiciary investigating alleged ‘abusive tactics’ by Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating alleged misconduct by a prosecutor on Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team, accusing the office of engaging in “abusive tactics.”

Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Thursday sent a letter to Smith notifying him that the panel has launched an investigation into DOJ prosecutor Jay Bratt— a senior prosecutor in the special counsel’s office.

Smith was also investigating whether Trump was involved in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and any alleged interference in the 2020 election result.

On Aug. 1, Trump was indicted out of Smith’s Jan. 6 probe. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges, which included conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

That trial is set to begin on March 4, 2024, the day before the Super Tuesday primaries. 

Brooke Singman is a Fox News Digital politics reporter. You can reach her at Brooke.Singman@Fox.com or @BrookeSingman on Twitter.

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