Keep It Moving, Dems

Glenn Thrush and Luke Broadwater report for the New York Times that the J6 Committee could begin sharing transcripts with the Justice Department as early as July. The committee had said earlier that Justice could have transcripts when they were publicly released in September.

“The Justice Department sent the committee a two-page letter on Wednesday accusing the panel of hampering the federal criminal investigation into the attack by refusing to share interview transcripts with prosecutors,” Thrush and Broadwater wrote.

The tone of the letter from Justice took the J6 Committee by surprise, apparently. But I don’t understand why transcripts can’t be given to the Justice Department now.

Note also that Merrick Garland isn’t going to spring criminal charges on anyone too close to the midterms. It that’s going to happen, it probably won’t happen until next year. I wish it were otherwise, though.

There’s no evidence yet that the hearings have moved any public opinion needles so far. I’d be a little surprised if they had. The Right is still in denial mode, ranging from hysterical repetition of long-discredited campaign fraud charges (see, for example, The Federalist) to sniffing recognition that, well, okay, Trump really should have let it go and accepted the election result once it was clear he had failed to stop the Biden inauguration, but these hearings are just about Democrats trying to salvage the midterms (see Byron York).

We’ve still got a long way to go to save our Republic.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Keep It Moving, Dems

  1. I know chasing down tRUMP's 1/6 mob's foot-soldiers has been taking up a lot of your time, AG Garland.  And I see you have the leaders of the treasonous White Supremacist "patriot" militias" charged with sedition.  Great! Thank you!

    And I'm very happy you're asking for copies of everything the 1/6 congressional committee has.

    What I'm hoping, is that the reason you want those is to compare their's to the stuff you've gotten, you know, ALSO investigating the political side of tRUMP's Treason Day over the last year-and-a-half.

    You have been investigating, haven't you?

    Uhm…

    AG Garland?

    Oy. 

    I think I know the answer.

     

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  2. One small correction, Maha: Merrick Garland isn’t going to spring criminal charges on anyone. Because a) that would violate comity and institutional norms; b) Republicans will zero-out the DOJ's budget early 2023 to prevent any investigations/prosecutions.

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    • I disagree; in some cases I don't think he will have a choice. We know he's got a grand jury reviewing evidence. He's not going to take any actions until he has every shred of possible evidence, and he won't take any actions within a few weeks of the midterm election. Whether Congress could, or would, "zero out" the budget of the Department of Justice is iffy. A lot of Republicans would really like to get Trump out of the way so that he doesn't run again. 

  3. Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle are engaged.

    Why buy the cow if you get the milk for nothing? I'm no prophet or psychic, but I can guarantee the day is coming when Kimberly is going to get kicked to the curb. Like father, like son, Donny Jr. will eventually cash Kimberly out for a newer model. That fact is baked into the equation.

    To add to that observation it appears that mother nature is expediting that reality. Kimberly is fast approaching parity, both in appeance and in spirit, to that of Leona Helmsley.

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