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Sat Apr 6, 2024, 08:44 AM Apr 6

Merrick Garland, Donald Trump, & The Fall Of France [View all]

"During the past three years, there have been numerous critics of the Justice Department under Attorney General Merrick Garland’s leadership. I have been among them. It did not seem encouraging that in one of his first major acts after taking office, Garland intervened in the E. Jean Carroll lawsuit to argue that Donald Trump had presidential immunity in a case that had no bearing on any possible scope of his presidential duties."

"Garland’s apparent slowness when it came to appointing a special counsel to prosecute Trump was also puzzling. Some of my correspondents, a few of them with law degrees, scoffed at my amateurish take on the matter: Main Justice was playing a diabolically clever game of twelve-dimensional chess, they assured me, and had Trump right where they wanted him. The legal art, or so I was given to understand, is so infinitely subtle that outsiders were committing a species of lèse-majesté to question Garland’s approach. "


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Excellent article. The last two lines are certainly sobering. Lonestarblue Apr 6 #1
If it weren't for the J6 committee gab13by13 Apr 6 #3
It was as much about embarrassing DOJ for lack of effort as it was exposing the coup plot. paleotn Apr 6 #5
And regarding the classified documents case... Wuddles440 Apr 6 #9
The crimes he was charged with happened in Florida not D.C. former9thward Apr 6 #25
Like I stated... Wuddles440 Apr 6 #30
No, not the crimes he is charged with. former9thward Apr 6 #39
No,... Wuddles440 Apr 7 #42
No, he was not charged with that. former9thward Apr 7 #43
You are truly missing the point... Wuddles440 Apr 7 #44
You nail it republianmushroom Apr 6 #17
The best analogy from the article Doc Sportello Apr 6 #2
This !! FailureToCommunicate Apr 6 #7
Gee, gab, you could've written this article Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #4
And his cheerleaders keep on cheering Orrex Apr 6 #10
You are mistaken Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #12
In your opinion, what are the chances of the trial of Trump for election subversion concluding before the election? muriel_volestrangler Apr 6 #19
So many variables make it difficult to predict Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #20
So you agree there is a very significant chance the trial will not be over before the election muriel_volestrangler Apr 6 #21
Yes, it is quite possible the trial won't be finished before the election Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #23
I hope your optimism about Trump supporters mending their ways becomes true muriel_volestrangler Apr 6 #24
You're hanging a lot of weight on that word "required" Silent3 Apr 6 #27
Accepting what we can't change, changing what we can, and knowing the difference between the two Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #31
Annoying, condescending comments like that... Silent3 Apr 6 #33
I can't admit what I don't agree with Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #35
Excellent post. Orrex Apr 6 #41
Yeah, every single one of his cheerleaders says exactly that Orrex Apr 6 #40
Yup republianmushroom Apr 6 #18
I'm with you MorbidButterflyTat Apr 6 #37
Quoting Republicans to attack the Biden Administration? AZSkiffyGeek Apr 6 #29
No kidding MorbidButterflyTat Apr 6 #36
Justice delayed... orthoclad Apr 6 #6
Excellent post & analogy! CrispyQ Apr 6 #28
Gee MorbidButterflyTat Apr 6 #38
Let me take a look gab13by13 Apr 6 #8
I was censored here by comparing garland with Neville triron Apr 6 #16
Garland is weak and may have allowed the destruction of democracy. The courts did NOT hold. onecaliberal Apr 6 #11
Garland to me seems to be a legal academia type with little critical NoMoreRepugs Apr 6 #13
Mildred Gillars really played up the fall of France on Radio RRG Torchlight Apr 6 #14
Submission Wild blueberry Apr 6 #15
How many people complaining continually about Garland's performance have contacted the White House... brooklynite Apr 6 #22
That would indeed be the action consistent with the belief. Fiendish Thingy Apr 6 #32
I'm sure hoping Joe replaces Garland after he wins the next election. It wouldn't hurt my feelings if he did it sooner. flying_wahini Apr 6 #26
Weird choice for topic MorbidButterflyTat Apr 6 #34
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