Chill motherf*ckers. I’ve got this Barack Obama 2012
Look, the response of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement of a Special Counsel has been all over the map, on both sides. Justice reporter Elie Mystal made a horses ass out of himself on MSNBC, waving his arms and promulgating the proposition that Garland could have made this lame dick move 18 months ago, when the investigation was starting, if he was going to wimp out. Trump went on FUX News and said that he wouldn’t partake of this partisan witch hunt. Right. Like Traitor Tot has a choice in the matter.
Which is why I led the article with the Obama quote. Garland’s got this, just chill. before I go any further, I want to make this point, crystal clear. Since the start of the investigations, Garland has been firm that the DOJ would not be making public statements, they would speak to the country through their court filings. And most of those filings have contained devastating information that was made public.
As it was today. Until today, we knew that there were two sprawling DOJ investigations underway, One for possible interference in the lawful change of power in the legislature, and one for the purloined government documents, many classified, retrieved from Mar-A-Lago. In neither case did the DOJ name any subjects or targetts, only that the investigations were continuing.
That ended today, by simple logic. In his announcement Garland specifically named the fact that Trump had announced his run for 2024, as well as Biden’s expressed intention to run again as the reason for his decision. But think about it. If Trump wasn’t at least a subject, much less a target, why would Garland need to make this move? It wouldn’t mean jack shit what Trump did. This tells us that Traitor Tot is either a subject of target in both investigation. If not, then there would be no reason to assign the Special Counsel to both investigations.
Next on the menu. Whiners and nay-sayer’s are complaining about the delay this will cause, and they’re pointing to the Robert Mueller Trump-Russia investigation as proof. As my patron saint, John of Stewart says, If you smell bullshit, then call bullshit. OK John. I call bullshit. These people are comparing apples to oranges. Mueller was appointed at the start of the Trump-Russia investigation, he had to build a prosecutorial and FBI investigative team before he could start collecting evidence and holding interviews. In this case, Jack Smith is going to walk into an office with not one but two teams that have been working for more than a year. All he has to do is to hold briefings and meetings to get up to speed where everybody else already is. There will be little if any time loss, and Garland predicted it today.
And here’s an actual positive. Right now the DOJ has 2 separate investigations going on 2 separate tracks. You have the J6 investigation being run by the DC Attorney’s office, and the Mar-A-Lago case being run by main Justice, with their own grand jury. Which means that Lisa Monaco and Merrick Garland are receiving briefings from 2 totally separate DOJ management teams. Which means that Monaco and Garland have to go through two separate sets of books.
But putting Jack Smith in charge of both cases means that the process is streamlined. It is Smith who will take the briefings from both investigations, collate them, look for crossover, and then present a single briefing to Monaco and Garland. And in a couple of complex investigations, the fewer cooks you have in the kitchen at the top, the better.
My personal take on the whole thing. A total wash and non event. With the announcement today, we learned that Traitor tot is at least a subject, if not a target of 2 federal investigations. There isn’t going to be any appreciable delay, since the investigations can continue while Smith gets caught up to date. And in the end, it is still Merrick Garland who will make the final call on indictments. This isn’t the Trump DOJ. These people are professionals, and Biden is giving them the breathing room to operate independently. Step back, and give the lads and lasses room to strut their stuff.