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H.R. 4707: To prohibit expending Federal funds for the Special Counsel’s Office of John L. Smith.

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If Jack Smith’s Trump investigations are quashed, he’d have time to compete in another 100 triathlons.


Under a longstanding Justice Department policy, in effect since 2000, a president cannot be indicted or prosecuted while in office. Once they’re out of office, though, it’s a different story.

In March, Donald Trump became the first former president to get indicted, for falsifying business records to hide his hush money payment paying off porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their alleged affair during the 2016 presidential campaign. The charge was brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

In June, Trump was indicted a second time, for illegally keeping classified national defense documents at his Florida residence Mar-a-Lago, against national security protocols. The charge was brought by …

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Matt Gaetz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2023
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Jul 18, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jul 18, 2023

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4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted (details)


Jul 18, 2023

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