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Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 18, 2022 12:29PM
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Attorney General Merrick Garland will announce on Friday that he is appointing a special counsel to take over two major criminal investigations involving former President Donald J. Trump, including his role in events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and his handling of sensitive government documents.

There. He did it, without fear or favor.

MAGAt, to the barricades!
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: Ted King
Date: November 18, 2022 12:33PM
Kinda steps on the notion that ex-presidents should be treated just like anybody else would be, but it's probably the best move to make.



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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 18, 2022 12:37PM
Theoretically this would help insulate the investigations from future political meddling from what I’ve been reading.

(And theoretically allow investigations to continue unhindered if Trump becomes a presidential candidate.)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2022 12:44PM by btfc.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 18, 2022 12:42PM
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btfc
Theoretically this would help insulate the investigations from future political meddling from what I’ve been reading.

Exactly. Also, it insulates Garland from (bogus) charges he’s personally out to get Trump.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: November 18, 2022 01:02PM
Garland should appoint a special prosecutor to charge Mitch McConnell.

Not sure with what, but it would fit into the Trumpian way of doing business.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: hal
Date: November 18, 2022 01:30PM
Garland selects Jack Smith "former head of the Justice Department’s public integrity section"

[www.nytimes.com]

I was kinda hoping he'd chose Hillary Clinton :-)
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 18, 2022 01:42PM
Good.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 18, 2022 02:58PM
The only one it helps is DeSantis. Tax free evangelical pastors are scrambling to claim they were "used" so now it's time for their flock to be fleeced by someone else.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 18, 2022 05:49PM
Reading about the guy, no mention of Republican or Democrat, which is fine w me.

Harvard law, highly respected. The only potential red flag to me is that he represented HCA for a couple of years.

Trump says he will not participate. That’s what I believe Marie Antoinette said too.

wink smiley
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 18, 2022 06:14PM
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pdq
Reading about the guy, no mention of Republican or Democrat, which is fine w me.

Harvard law, highly respected. The only potential red flag to me is that he represented HCA for a couple of years.

Trump says he will not participate. That’s what I believe Marie Antoinette said too.

wink smiley

He just needs to be still while they do the anal probe.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 18, 2022 08:05PM
This is Jack Smith. This guy doesn't look like he plays.

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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 18, 2022 08:43PM
but, but Durham will issue his indictments any day now.

I hope this guy proceeds in a speedy and deliberate manner.
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Re: Merrick Garland to name Special Counsel for Trump investigations today
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 19, 2022 01:18AM
There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, and I've yet to hear the sounds of an oncoming train.






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