Donald Trump is almost out of time, and he has to know it. Because what just happened today is as close as you can come to taking out a front page on The New York Times and announcing it.
Like Babe Ruth standing in the batters box at Wrigley Field and pointing out to the center field scoreboard before launching one right there, Fulton County DA Fani Willis has just called her shot on her final timeline for indicting Donald Trump and possibly more than a dozen others.
In a letter from Willis to the Chief Judge obtained by The New York Times, Willis advised the judge that she was asking the majority of her staff to work from home, and for judges in the courthouse to avoid scheduling trials for select dates in the first three weeks of August. She gave her reason for the precautions as possible public disturbances following the unsealing of criminal grand jury indictments during that time period. The time frame matches, since a new grand jury will be empaneled in the first week of June, giving Willis the chance to lay out her case and ask for indictments.
This can mean only one thing. Trump. Is. Going. Down. Like a cardboard sailboat. For one simple reason. Although there are more than a dozen potential criminal targets in the investigation, the only one with the notoriety, platform, and far right mob to cause possible civil unrest is Trump. The logic is simple.
This report today tells me someth9ing else too. It tells me that Special Counsel Jack Smith now has a deadline to face. The DOJ was the first one out of the box to open an investigation into the January 6 Capitol insurrection, they’ve been at it for more than two years. The DOJ already let Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg scoop them by being the first one to come out and criminally indict Trump. Does anybody here really believe that a DOJ Special Counsel wants to let the Fulton County DA steal most of what’s left of his thunder, leaving him the one late to class on final exam day?
Here’s how I project it going from here. Smith is still trying down the last necessary testimony and information on the January 6th case. But the Mar-A-Lago case, by all accounts is an already constructed steel cage, with Traitor Tot’s name on it. Sometime between now and August 1st, I expect Garland and Smith to hold a press conference to announce criminal indictments against Trump in the documents case, including charges for violations of The Espionage Act, for a little sex appeal. Then when the J6 case is ready, they can hold another presser, either announcing superseding indictments to include the J6 charges, or just make it its own freestanding case.
But now at least we have a basic timeline. And I fully expect to see at least one perp walk. Trump has spent the last two years reviling, mocking, and taunting Garland, Smith, an the DOJ. They’ll want some payback, and they’ll get it. If for no better reason than because the federal courthouse in Washington DC is much better protected than the Manhattan courthouse. The Secret Service be damned, El Pendejo Presidente gets the full monty. Prints, mug shot, and perp walk. Good times coming.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls…it tolls for thee.
The perfect quote. Thanks Scott.
It would be – except it’s by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
For such a short poem, it generated a LOT of quotes that have become standard
Thanks for the correction. Either way, the quote rings true. I read too many books. Ha.
Scott, good thing you got all those “controversial”… I mean, “FOUNDATIONAL” books read in your early life since the Republicans are coming after them with their AR15s!!! I expect the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, Gym Jordan, Lou Gomert, (fill in the rest) AND their fearless leader DJT have never even SEEN books written by Jon Donne or Ernest Hemingway or any of the other classic authors. But they all think they “know” the Constitution of the United States of America from beginning to end. More than likely, none of them have read that either. It’s obvious Jordan doesn’t know the first thing about conducting a “hearing,” even a sham one. I’m glad he got his clock cleaned. I hope it’s not the last time!
Jordan believes a ‘hearing’ is where everyone has to hear him – he’s not interested in hearing anyone else. He just loves the sound of his own voice
Jordan is an idiot , not only is he uneducated he’s stupid !
If you look at Willis’ statement it narrows it down even more. She states that even more security is needed for the week of 8/7 to 8/14. I think it is about security, but none the less she uses these dates.