Delay, distort and deflect. Delay, distort and deflect.
You don’t think he’s going to stop now, do you? Why would he? He always gets away with it.
Interesting that the Special Master decision was announced on a federal holiday (and largely a media holiday as well). I can’t say I was surprised. The judge had already tipped her hand.
It’s a “win” for Trump in the sense that DOJ has to hit the brakes pending an appeal of the decision. But it’s important to remember that Judge Cannon rejected Trump’s groundless claim that his Constitutional rights were “callously” violated in the Mar-a-Lago search.
There can be no doubt that Trump is being afforded special treatment. Targets of investigations don’t typically get to make the rules. Some of you will tell me that the “raid” was unprecedented. I’m telling you that the criminal behavior of a POTUS was and is unprecedented as well.
But there’s no hyperventilation in this corner, and I don’t think Merrick Garland is breathing into a paper sack, either.
This will delay the process. It will not derail it. Facts are stubborn things.
In the meantime, Trump will delay, distort and deflect. He is once again blowing the dog whistle of violence. He is promising that if he is elected in 2024, he will pardon treasonous armed insurrectionists. He is groundlessly attacking the FBI and the DOJ. In his syphilitic-like dementia, he is calling for an immediate re-do of the 2020 election. He claimed to have had dinner at the White House last week.
White House? It’s Nut House time.