The new judge in DOJ’s Trump investigations was once Brett Kavanaugh’s roommate: report
If 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump faces any type of criminal indictment, it could occur at either the federal level or the state level. The former president is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and special counsel Jack Smith as well as Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. There are so many Trump-related probes in 2023 that if one tunes into CNN or MSNBC and hears the word "investigation" in connection with Trump, the first question that comes to mind is: Which investigation?
Smith, appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, is conducting two separate Trump-related investigations for DOJ. And the new judge in those cases, according to Newsweek, was a roommate of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh back in the 1980s.
"When (Judge James E.) Boasberg, an Obama appointee, is sworn in as the new chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington, he will begin his seven-year term at the epicenter of the federal probe targeting Trump," Newsweek's Katherine Fung reports in an article published on March 16. "A well-known judge in D.C., Boasberg was also a law school roommate of Kavanaugh at Yale University when the two lived in a home with six other students."
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Boasberg will be taking over for Judge Beryl Howell, Fung notes.
"Much of the work of the federal grand jury has remained behind the scenes, and Howell has previously blocked requests from media organizations to unseal her rulings on the matter," Fung explains. "So, it's unclear whether the gavel-passing will do much to change the course of the investigation."
Garland appointed Smith as the special counsel for two separate Trump-related probes. One is related to the January 6, 2021 insurrection, and the other pertains to government documents that Trump was storing at his Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Read Newsweek's full report at this link.
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