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BigmanPigman

(52,078 posts)
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 10:33 PM Nov 2022

DU Poll: Is appointing a special prosecutor a good or bad thing?


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Good
24 (51%)
Bad
13 (28%)
Not sure at this time
8 (17%)
Other
2 (4%)
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DU Poll: Is appointing a special prosecutor a good or bad thing? (Original Post) BigmanPigman Nov 2022 OP
I think it makes good optics LeftInTX Nov 2022 #1
Mixed feelings. TDale313 Nov 2022 #2
This isn't equal justice. Frasier Balzov Nov 2022 #3
Ask me again True Dough Nov 2022 #4
Absolutely relayerbob Nov 2022 #5
"He's very experienced in this sort of espionage/treason thing." former9thward Nov 2022 #6
Some info here Pluvious Nov 2022 #12
Thank you but none of that is espionage or treason. former9thward Nov 2022 #13
It's unnecessary iemanja Nov 2022 #7
I'll be more civil than I was earlier earlier AZSkiffyGeek Nov 2022 #8
I don't see anything wrong with the DOJ doing its job iemanja Nov 2022 #14
Hopefully it's like calling in the closer SomedayKindaLove Nov 2022 #9
I choose "We'll see". Solly Mack Nov 2022 #10
Sounds good but we have been let down before mvd Nov 2022 #11
Should have had this poll TWO YEARS AGO. Emile Nov 2022 #15
Two years after the crime was committed? lees1975 Nov 2022 #16
I'm pretty sure he'll indict on the stolen papers case early in Tomconroy Nov 2022 #17

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
2. Mixed feelings.
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 10:39 PM
Nov 2022

In general, probably a good thing. But part of me is concerned it’s more delays and looking like doing something while not actually indicting Trump or really holding him to account. There’s more than enough to charge him. Just do it already.

relayerbob

(6,636 posts)
5. Absolutely
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 10:45 PM
Nov 2022

This guy is good. He's very experienced in this sort of espionage/treason thing. He's free of the political baggage that Garland has, especially whe put between two Presidential candidates. The investigation isn't stopping, it's just getting carried on with MORE intensity and focus. None of this is unanticipated, they were just waiting for Trump to announce (and he did so to delay and burder the DoJ), the new team may already be nearly up to speed with the investigation. Bear in mind the effects of Trump's attempt to use the "Special Master", resulted in his ass being handed to him on a platter. This new gambit,IMO, actually increases the odds he's going to go to jail.

And, for the record, being indicted is irrelevant in Trump's world. MAGA won't care in the least, to the contrary, it will be a positive. He MUST be convicted, if indicted, an acquittal will doom all of us to Trump as President for life.

iemanja

(53,333 posts)
7. It's unnecessary
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 10:49 PM
Nov 2022

The reason for the special prosecutor statute is to avoid a conflict of interest. What conflict of interest does Garland have over this investigation. For the decision to be appropriate, there needs to be one.

AZSkiffyGeek

(11,808 posts)
8. I'll be more civil than I was earlier earlier
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 11:00 PM
Nov 2022

Seriously, no snark.
Garland is investigating someone who could possibly be his boss in 2 years and 2 months - that does have ethical implications.
Republicans are going to scream witch hunt regardless, but that doesn’t mean the Biden Administration shouldn’t act ethically.
Garland is already treading in uncharted territory and he’s setting precedent for the future - it NEEDS to be done right.

iemanja

(53,333 posts)
14. I don't see anything wrong with the DOJ doing its job
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 11:50 PM
Nov 2022

I don't share your view that a Democratic-appointed AJ can't prosecute Trump or other Republican politicians. As was pointed out on Chris Hayes tonight, Garland still has oversight over Smith. Garland will still make the decision about whether to prosecute. Having a SP doesn't change that.

lees1975

(4,334 posts)
16. Two years after the crime was committed?
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 11:59 PM
Nov 2022

I'm not sure. No matter the outcome, at this point, Trump has been treated with far more deference than an ordinary citizen would be. No one else would have had this kind of freedom.

 

Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
17. I'm pretty sure he'll indict on the stolen papers case early in
Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:08 AM
Nov 2022

The new year. But trump won't go to prison on that one.
It's the Jan 6 case that's the important one.

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