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19. you still arguing the fantasy prosecution in your head?
Tue Mar 5, 2024, 12:22 AM
Mar 5
Anthony Coley @AnthonyColey (Former Head of Public Affairs, U.S. Justice Dept.)
🧵 on now-debunked narrative that Garland's DOJ wasted 2022...

My great frustration running comms at DOJ is that I couldn’t always correct the record on things that were factually wrong – matters related to grand juries, for instance.

That inability to insert key facts into the public discourse often leaves the public with a wrong impression – or incomplete context – of DOJ’s work.

In the gap, many well-meaning people speculate wildly and often come to wrong conclusions.

For example, in the election interference case against Trump, one wrong conclusion was that Garland’s DOJ was slow; inept; behind the ball – you pick the euphemism from your favorite talking head.

That was really wrong. (Politico) “The filing indicates federal prosecutors began weighing obstruction charges in connection with the Trump probe well before the House’s Jan. 6 select committee formally recommended that the former pres. be indicted on the charge.”

And this: “…the underlying documents show that the Justice Department fought extensive battles throughout 2022 to access crucial information to support a criminal case.”

**Throughout** 2022.

The takeaway: Much of DOJ’s investigative work takes place out of the public eye. DOJ speaks through its filings. And just because the public doesn’t see action/movement on a matter, that doesn’t mean nothing is happening. End


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(Politico) “The filing indicates federal prosecutors began weighing obstruction charges in connection with the Trump probe well before the House’s Jan. 6 select committee formally recommended that the former pres. be indicted on the charge.”


...merrily on my way, again.

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I don't believe removing an inadequate employee is as political as you're trying to make it. Think. Again. Mar 4 #1
lol, regarding Garland as an 'employee' of Biden's bigtree Mar 4 #2
I regard garland as an employee of the federal government. Think. Again. Mar 4 #5
the ability to fire isn't a suicide pact bigtree Mar 4 #8
What are you even talking about. Think. Again. Mar 4 #10
I hear you bigtree Mar 4 #12
Look, I get it, I know there's a serious process involved in placing an AG... Think. Again. Mar 4 #15
When there was not one inkling that garland MOMFUDSKI Mar 4 #3
you mean the WH should have had access to internal details of the DOJ investigations? bigtree Mar 4 #6
Too many want too much RIGHT NOW Attilatheblond Mar 4 #4
Merrick is that you, do you need a hug? nt Hotler Mar 4 #7
how would you guarantee the prosecutions continue unabated? bigtree Mar 4 #13
"President Biden has never said a word of criticism against his AG," WRONG. republianmushroom Mar 4 #9
To be perfectly clear, it is not "the DOJ'" broadly. It is Garland specifically and narrowly Stinky The Clown Mar 4 #11
so we should remain silent about a collossal fuck up ecstatic Mar 4 #14
yep, that's what the op says bigtree Mar 4 #16
I just wanted justice before the election, no matter how it was carried out. ecstatic Mar 4 #17
Would you be saying the same if the indictments came the day before the next presidential election? Goodheart Mar 5 #18
you still arguing the fantasy prosecution in your head? bigtree Mar 5 #19
And I'll be around to demolish your next batch of nonsense, too. Goodheart Mar 5 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author bigtree Mar 5 #22
Charles Pierce: Merrick Garland Needs to Be Thanked For His Service and Shown the Door Celerity Mar 5 #21
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