THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
in Trump’s coup case is a man named Smith. They are notorious for only charging cases they are sure that they can convict the defendant, and in this case the defendant is a former President, who expects to beat the rap because the Justice Department is weak, and he and his allies are ruthless, and effective so far at delaying justice for this ongoing insurrection by a man who is once again running for President.
Delay has worked so far, and investigations by the new Congress of the Justice Department, Merrick Garland, Hunter and Joe Biden, will begin in earnest with the new year. It is strategically weak versus ruthless in our Republic.
Hubris is what may do Donald in, refusing to return State secrets, lied about it, he’d returned them, then they were his, is an open and shut case, Trump refused to return State secrets the subpoena produced after his term ended 1/20/21. This is a crime if charged, a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Many have done serious time for running foul of this draconian statute.
Equal justice under the law?
At this point, Trump remains above the law, charging a former President is unprecidented. Aaron Burr was tried for treason in 1807, the former Vice President. Eugene V Debs ran for President from jail in 1920, so can Trump, in 2024.
The Justice Department wants to charge a publisher, Julian Assange, with violating the Espionage Act of 1917, for publishing US State secrets he got from Chelsea Manning, they want to give him 170 years or so, served in Australia, he isn’t an American, published abroad. He’s pending extradition from the British client state.