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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:16 AM

Trump's new nemesis

Zachary Basu
15 hours ago



Donald Trump and his allies have ramped up their war against newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith, reviving a playbook they hope will defang the latest unprecedented legal threat bearing down on the former president.

Why it matters: This isn't 2017. The political and legal conditions that allowed Trump to emerge virtually unscathed from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation no longer apply. No amount of mudslinging or claims he "won't partake" in the investigation will protect Trump from indictment if Smith determines he has the goods.

"I was described by Steve Bannon ... as a pit bull," former top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissman tweeted. "Jack Smith makes me look like a golden retriever puppy."

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In 2010, after being criticized for closing corruption cases into members of Congress, Smith told the N.Y. Times: "f I were the sort of person who could be cowed I know we should bring this case, I know the person did it, but we could lose, and that will look bad, I would find another line of work."

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I'm liking this guy better and better.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:28 AM

1. Cheeto's like those rotten brats who hate the parent that "doesn't let me do anything"

(i.e. mischief)

"But I love my Uncle Rudy, 'cause he lets me do whatever I want - and then gets me all the cookies I want!"

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:37 AM

2. Smith prosecuted the New York City police officers who gunned down Abner Louima in 1997.

"Several of the officers were ultimately convicted on federal civil rights charges, and the main assailant, Justin Volpe, was sentenced to 30 years in prison."

https://buffalonews.com/new-special-counsel-is-a-prosecutor-fluent-in-corruption-cases/article_09b7658a-7573-59b7-bce8-0629f3cdea12.html

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:08 AM

3. Trump is a rewind and rerun kind of guy...

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rewind to 2016 and rerun the election...but he's no longer that never-before-seen profane name calling media star...four years of Trump decimating the economy, ignoring/downplaying a global pandemic, disappearing 300,000 Covid deaths, sidelining scientists/doctors/epidemiologists in favor of quacks and shamans, altering CDC guidelines, babies in cages, the muslim ban, overt racism/antisemitism, shit hole countries, separating families, insulting our allies, dissing NATO, lying on a grand scale, nepotism, coddling despots, the wall, a cabinet of conmen/opportunists/thieves, enriching his personal bottomline, election interference, inciting an insurrection, stealing classified documents...

Six years and counting, he no longer has Bill Barr covering his ass nor can he sic the I.R.S. on his perceived enemies..he's a known entity, one of the most reviled men on the planet...and Merrick Garland and Jack Smith are impervious to his threats and insults..

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Response to agingdem (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:48 AM

5. Well said. Good recapping of the six years of chaos generated by...

trump and his feckless yet evil cabal.

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Response to agingdem (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:27 PM

10. Hell of a thing

when he has not suffered the consequences of anything he has corruptly done HIS ENTIRE LIFE.

Maybe it would be fitting Karma for it to all catch up to him at once, and not in a deluxe, camp cupcake prison.

I am very confident in the fact that he, or any of the hundreds of his cronies will ever spend a single day in confinement.
And that includes the absolute worst criminally complicit ones, the entire Republican Senate, his cabinet, and all of his "advisors"

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:22 AM

4. I was wondering who RWNJ's new hate would be since Pelosi and Clinton are not really

active targets. Of course, Smith will do his job and quickly move on, so they actually need two or three (beside the Bidens.)

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:54 AM

7. Hakeem Jeffries will be one if he gets the House Minority Leader post.

Schumer also in the Senate of course.

AOC and the "Squad" would have been likely targets a year or so ago but the attacks on them have diminished as that group's visibility has lessened since they learned to stop going after other Dems.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:54 AM

6. "Jack Smith makes me look like a golden retriever puppy."

Abe Lincoln once said "Words are a lawyer's stock in trade".

It's clear Andrew Weissman has quite an inventory.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:31 PM

8. I thought it was the right move but now agree with it even more


If it was kept in the DOJ it would be under constant review and discussion by senior staff. Too many cooks.

Now Smith can operate without any one looking over his shoulder.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:49 PM

9. believe the Muellier investigation was done while Trump was the sitting President.




What happened after more than 32 million dollars spent, the next administration lets the statute of limitation run out. They will not even let the
public see a non-redacted copy of
Muelliers report. Being permissible doesn't mean much, but it makes the masses feel good.

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