Trump Requests Meeting With Merrick Garland

Attorneys representing former President Donald Trump are requesting a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland on claims that his Special Counsel Jack Smith is treating him unfairly, according to Newsmax. The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Trump for his handling of classified documents found in the FBI’s raid on his estate in Mar-a-Lago and the allegations that he tried to stage a coup and dismiss the 2020 election results in favor of Joe Biden. 

Attorneys John Rowley III and James Trusty wrote a letter to Garland requesting that they meet to discuss the special counsel’s investigation, which they said is being conducted in an “outrageous and unlawful fashion.” They argue that Trump is being treated very differently to how the Bidens are being treated. 

Trump is facing several investigations and prosecutions. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has recently brought charges against him on 34 counts of business fraud related to alleged hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. If found guilty on all counts, the former president is looking at over 100 years in prison. 

Trump says that the indictment is the result of a politically motivated witch hunt. In addition, Trump was recently found guilty of abuse in a suit against E. Jean Carroll. 

Despite the investigations and pending trials, Trump is still running for president. He currently leads the GOP primary polls even after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially threw his hat into the race. Across several polls, Trump holds a commanding lead over all of the other contenders. 

A Marquette Law poll has Trump up 21 points above DeSantis. A CNN poll has him leading the governor by 27 points. A Quinnipiac University poll has him up 31 points. And a Fox News poll has him up by 33 points. 

Meanwhile, Biden is struggling with his approval rating as voters remained concerned about his age and mental health.