Former War Crimes Prosecutor Joins Special Counsel Smith

Special counsel Jack Smith has enlisted veteran war crimes prosecutor Alex Whiting, his former deputy at The Hague, to join his team as it prepares to try former President Donald Trump in Washington and Florida.

The role of Whiting on Smith’s team remains uncertain, according to Politico.

Whiting partnered with Smith for three years, prosecuting Kosovo crimes in the late 1990s. A Yale-educated attorney, he served at the International Criminal Court from 2010-2013. Whiting has taught law at Harvard since 2007. Initially an assistant professor under then-Dean Elena Kagan, who is now a Supreme Court justice, Whiting has been a visiting professor since 2013.

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