Pride goeth before a fall. Arrogance goeth before a pratfall
I have been loud and constant in my praise for the way President Biden has handled Vlad ther Imp during the Ukraine war. He’s been playing chess while Putin is playing solitaire, by outing every Putin plan before he can even try to put it in effect. And Putin has been furious, bitching about Biden and the US conducting diplomacy by bullhorn.
Well today, in a totally understated, beautifully crafted 4:30 press statement, Garland took a page from the Biden playbook, and led Traitor Tot around like a puppy on a leash. Garland calmly described the situation that led to the search, the DOJ’s attempts to settle it amicably, and a vague description of what they sought to retrieve. Then he defended his troops against slanderous attacks from the GOP and far right media.
And then Garland had his Hiroshima moment, and Trump was the target. Garland explained that, due to the fact that secrecy was no longer required, and the intense public scrutiny and interest in the search, local DOJ lawyers had gone to federal court in Florida and petitioned a judge to unseal the search warrant, as well as the inventory list of what was taken. And in doing so, he laid Trump wide open to finally being exposed for the oafish buffoon that he is. Because, I wrote yesterday that Trump miscalculated in thinking Garland didn’t have the cojones to actually move against him, and now he’s miscalculated again.
After the FBI search, His Lowness was far more furious at Garland for daring to defy him than he was at himself for being such a dunderhead in the first place. But being Trump, his mind immediately turned to looking for a way to turn this to his advantage.
And he settled on his all-time favorite, victimhood. And in arrogance miscalculated again. I wrote how Trump got spanked with a leather covered paddle with the search. But now he saw a chance for payback.
Because as far as the search went, Garland was as deferential as he could possibly be to Trump. The search was not announced, the FBI dressed in plainclothes, there was no media coverage, and after the search the DOJ continued to maintain radio silence. Only a total sociopath like Trump would mistake Garland’s deference for weakness, and decide Garland wanted to Hide the raid!
It was Trump himself who publicly announced the search, without releasing his copy of the warrant or inventory. He used words like Mob, Invasion, and occupation. Then he dropped 10 gallon hints of DOJ and FBI misconduct, sat back, and let his minions do the rest for him.
And his mangy hounds once again answered the whistle, everybody from far right MOC’s to FUX News, to the far right media has been bellowing about an illegal search, and accusing the FBI of planting evidence during the search, to come back later and find with another future search warrant.
Here’s the McGuffin. Ever since the search, Trump’s lawyers and close advisors have been telling him to lay off of his wild claims against the FBI and the DOJ. They knew that Trump didn’t have a legal leg to stand on, and feared exactly this, the DOJ unsealing the search warrant and removal inventory list. When those come out, Trump’s fraud will become clear. Why set up your allies for a fall like that?
MSNBC just reported that the Florida federal judge has scheduled a hearing for 3:30 EDT tomorrow to rule on unsealing the documents. And Trump is in the hurt locker. After screaming about prosecutorial misconduct, and a political set-up, how does he argue to the court to seal the documents that would show the world how he just got jobbed?
Which means that the Trumpista members of congress like Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, Laborious MTG, Sugar Daddy Matt Gaetz, Jim He groped me coach! Jordan and Lauren Boebert are about to have enough egg on their faces to start their own omelet shoppe. How many times will they make themselves look like fools to their own constituents on behalf of an overstuffed poltroon?
The news today that a deranged Trump supporter who was at the Capitol on January 6th ran into the FBI field office today, armed with a construction style nail gun and an assault rifle, fired off shots, and led law enforcement on a chase to a barricade situation in which he was killed, is only going to make Trump more of a pariah. How do GOP members of congress continue to blindly support a man who has whipped his mob up to the point that they are willing to kill random FBI agents in revenge for Trump’s electoral defeat?
I don’t know where this goes from here, but I fear it’s nowhere good. I wrote yesterday that while Trump’s far right militias like the Loud Toys and the Oath Kreepers don’t give a shit about Trump personally, they’re more than willing to use his name as a banner if they spot a weakness and decide to create murder and mayhem. And the longer the GOP continues to support Trump, the more they tie themselves to this far right insanity. Don’t touch that dial.