DOJ Appoints Special Prosecutor in Trump Mar-a-Lago Investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The U.S. Justice Department has named a special prosecutor to handle its investigations into former President Donald Trump, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday.

The special prosecutor will oversee both the investigation into Trump’s handling of sensitive government documents, and the probe into attempts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power in the 2020 presidential election, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

(Reporting by Sarah Lynch; editing by Andy Sullivan)

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