Jack Smith is a seasoned prosecutor who has managed a number of high-profile cases over the course of a career spanning decades.

He was appointed as the special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday to oversee the criminal investigations into the retention of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and portions of the January 6, 2021 uprising.

Smith's experience includes bringing cases against gang members who were ultimately found guilty of killing New York City police officers as well as prosecuting a US senator who was still in office.

Smith has recently brought war crimes cases to The Hague. He has been able to maintain a reasonably modest profile in the frequently brassy legal sector because to his career in numerous departments of the Justice Department and in international courts.

 and teamed up with another ex-Square Enix worker to purchase a huge number of shares in Aiming between December 2019 and February 2020, according to Kotaku.

He will be able to avoid the kind of political backlash that former special counsel Robert Mueller's team encountered right away thanks to his expertise and background, at least initially. It

Smith is anticipated to be given the responsibility of deciding whether to bring charges against a former US president. The latest actions in the Mar-a-Lago and January 6 investigations,

along with Garland's comments on Friday, have indicated that Donald Trump is, at the very least, the subject of an investigation and may ultimately be charged with a crime.

"He has experience with high-profile cases. He is self-reliant. He won't be swayed by anyone, Greg Andres, a former member of Mueller's team, declared.

The depth of Smith's expertise, according to Andres, who has known Smith since the late 1990s when they first began working at a US attorney's office together and later rose to the position of co-chiefs of the office's criminal division, will allow him to survive the public's scrutiny.