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Merrick Garland to Donald Trump: Check!

This sums it up short and sweet:

Observations and speculation;

1.) Garland would have preferred to keep this all under wraps according to standard DOJ protocol but…

2.) There are now Trumpers with AR-15’s threatening FBI field offices and the chatter on various social media platforms sound like violence is imminent.

3.) DJT doesn’t care. He was intent on pushing his narrative that the search of Mar-a-Lago was politically motivated and that all of his followers are being persecuted. This is nonsense but now there is an opportunity to set the record straight.

4.) Garland has requested that the court unseal the warrant so everyone can see what was in it. The DOJ and FBI commentators have reviewed what is already available to them and it looks like the search was requested by National Security and counterintelligence experts at the DOJ. There’s some reference to pre-indictment but I guess that all depends on what was in those boxes.

5.) Could be nothing, in which case DJT’s fury, paranoia and hyperventilation was all “sound and fury, signifying nothing” and all the MAGA congresspeople rushing to post fear, uncertainty and dread on Twitter and Truth Social will look like a bunch of chicken littles.

6.) OR it could be so serious that DJT will immediately move to block the release of the warrant, which Garland acknowledged is his right.

7.) But Garland seems to have had enough of the insanity of the last couple of days so im guessing that he thinks that whatever is in that warrant is going to sober people up pretty fast.

Preliminary conclusion: Expect DJT to request that the judge keep the warrant sealed to “protect my presumption of innocence”. Sort of like taking the 5th 440 times during a deposition.

Depending on how serious the threat is to maintaining order, the judge may decide that it’s in the best interests of the nation to unseal it.

Annnnnd Merrick Garland dismounts. 10/10.

2 Responses

  1. DJT is encoring his 1/6 performance by fomenting violence, disarray, and absurdity. He is proving all of the recent revelations of the 1/6 committee. I am sure DJT’s team will file to deny the motion, but I am hoping the judge has wide discretion to place emphasis on public safety, despite whatever harebrained legal argument is concocted by his team. This insanity must stop.

  2. It is looking like it is as bad as we feared from the moment that we learned that Russia was working to get Trump elected. Maybe worse. Cassandra. And all those people were determined to defend Trump at every step.

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