According to a letter shared on Tuesday (May 22), attorneys for former President Donald Trump have requested a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland as the Justice Department’s special counsel continues his probe into the former President.
Trump’s attorneys, John Rowley and James Trusty, wrote to Garland, compared the former President’s treatment to that of President Joe Biden, saying that “Unlike President Biden, his son Hunter, and the Biden family,” Trump was being “treated unfairly.”
According to the letter, which Trump shared on his Truth Social account without further comment, the lawyers assert that no other president in U.S. history has been “baselessly investigated” in the “outrageous and unlawful” manner that Trump has endured.
The pair request to meet with Garland as soon he can “discuss the ongoing injustice” perpetrated by Special Counsel Jack Smith and prosecutors.
The timing of the meeting request comes as the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith had concluded his investigation into Trump’s handling of classified materials and that the former President’s team is preparing for a possible indictment.
Smith is also leading a probe into Trump’s efforts to disrupt the peaceful transition of power after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election.
Rowley and Trusty’s letter does not go into detail about what the duo hopes to discuss with Garland, and neither has made any public comment addressing the letter’s content.
Trump was also recently indicted by a Manhattan Grand Jury related to the falsifying of business records.