The only problem I have with the president using the term “semi fascism” is “semi.”
The predictable scream this morning. “He can’t call everybody fascists!”
He didn’t call everybody fascists. He called fascists fascists. Except he diluted it with “semi.” With a nod to the late Dan Jenkins, that’s just Semi-Tough Shit. Look up “fascism.” Now review the words and actions of the likes of MTG, Matt Gaetz, the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, etc. They’re fascists. Yes, the Mussolini hat fits. So I’m gonna make ‘em wear it.
That’s quite the tightrope Judge Reinhardt is demanding the DOJ walk. We’ll find out today how well DOJ performs this Flying Wallenda act. Give us enough from the affidavit to provide an idea of what this is ultimately all about. But redact anything that compromises investigations, FBI agents, witnesses, evidence and due process. I’m not sure those two mandates are mutually achievable. In fact, I’m pretty sure they’re not. Let’s see what they come up with.
This ridiculous idea being promoted by Texas GOP Congressman Dan Crenshaw that there was no need for the FBI/DOJ to conduct a search at Mar-a-Lago? That all they had to do to recover those documents was ask nicely? Horse hockey. And there is an open-and-shut paper trail. All other options had been exhausted. The warrant was legally obtained and the search was conducted completely by the book.
I so much yearn to live in “precedented times.”
Oh, anybody seen Mark Meadows? Yeah, me neither. Put the load on Fani. As in Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis. She can handle it.