When you’re working for a liar, lying on behalf of the lying liar is a prerequisite. Trump’s attorneys and GOP apologists have proved to be model employees/robots.
The notion put forward by the former president and his lackies that the August 8th search at Mar-a-Lago was unnecessary and a judicial/legal/law enforcement overreach is demonstrably false. All other options to seek recovery of those documents had been exhausted. Trump was not a persecuted victim. In fact, the DOJ, FBI and National Archives were amazingly patient, perhaps even to a fault.
And Trump had already been exposed as a repeat offender. Back in January, more than 100 classified documents totaling 700-plus pages contained in 15 boxes were retrieved from Mar-a-Lago. The documents included many that were stamped with the highest levels of classification. The National Archives was so concerned about possible breaches of national security that it requested FBI damage assessment, particularly since the documents had been stored in a non-secure location.
This is a separate episode from the scenario that led to the August 8th warrant search, which was conducted only after year-long negotiations with Team Trump had proved fruitless.
Now Trump wants a “special master” to assess the contents of these documents. That’s not unprecedented. And except for the fact this is yet another obvious delaying tactic, I’m fine with it. Knock yourself out, Donnie. The Truth, which you have successfully dodged for almost eight decades, is closing fast.
Yes, the GOP will very likely get control of the House in the November mid-term election. But Republicans now may not achieve the House landslide they anticipated, and have very likely, as even The Turtle has conceded, blown their chance to gain the Senate. Bad candidates. Bad ideas. Culture War Empty Barrels.
And thank you, SCOTUS. Roe Roe Roe Your Boat. The Law of Unintended Consequences has been invoked.
Tuesday night’s primaries in New York and Florida hint at a Bolt of Blue. And the Dems may finally be wising up and offering more mainstream candidates instead of fringe fire-breathers that frankly scare the bejabbers out of the Central Majority of the Electorate.
As evidence I offer Charlie Crist, who Tuesday won the Florida gubernatorial nomination. I’ve heard Crist getting knocked for being a former Republican. Why? That’s great. Isn’t the whole idea to create as many “former Republicans” as possible? Isn’t that the path to sanity? Crist can at the very least make DeSantis uncomfortable and create a viable option for rational Floridians.
Ukraine. We haven’t forgotten you.