Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it and you might just find out that the delay and histrionics were not worth the downside that is going to take place.

Earlier today Judge Aileen (hereinafter “Loose”) Cannon granted Donald Trump his Special Master, which is an effort in futility. Talk about a day late and a dollar short.

Come read the political tea leaves as they now stand.

Now here’s where it gets ridiculous and you see what political posturing this all is. There are only a few documents which are privileged, pertaining to tax records and medical records. And Cannon was offered those records last week.

This is where it gets nuts.

This is Trump flying above the law.

Emptywheel is not the only one who says DOJ must appeal. That is the hew and cry throughout the land right now.

New Civil Rights Movement:

Former Harvard Law professor of law Laurence Tribe slammed Judge Cannon:

“According to Judge Cannon, the robber can get a special master — but only if he had been the president before robbing the bank, because ‘the investigation and treatment of a former president is of unique interest to the general public.’ I.e., a former president is above the law.”

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti adds that “Judge Cannon made sense out of Trump’s bizarre, convoluted motion and gave him more than he was entitled to.”

“The motion didn’t really help the defense much, but by granting a temporary injunction, she delays the investigation,” he says, which does help Trump.

It’s one bloody mess, all right. Stay tuned.



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  1. Captain Renault: I’m shocked! Shocked there’s gambling going on here.
    Staffer from Rick’s: Your winnings sir.
    Captain Renault: Thank you.
    As Kurt vonnegut noted: so it goes. Po tweet!

  2. Reality Winner swiped one document and was arrested immediately and spent four years in prison.

    one document. four years.

    she didn’t get to pick her own rent-a-judge

  3. what a brain-dead c*nt. Is this a fair example of the garbage former guy put in the courts? If so, we are so fucked in the ass by stupidity.

    Garland had better appeal this garbage ruling and quickly so we can get going with putting the orange punk in prison where he belongs.


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