The Washington ‘Blob’ Seems “Ready To Wreck The Republic To Save Themselves”

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by James Howard Kunstler

Prisoners of Themselves

“Ok, let’s be clear. If the intelligence community led by the CIA is not the ‘deep state’, what is?”

– Jeffrey Tucker

You realize, don’t you, that the gross misconduct of government officials from RussiaGate on down to the courtroom of Judge Juan Merchan has amounted to one continuous operation against the American people?

If it were ever honestly adjudicated, many hundreds of them might go to prison, or worse.

Each successive seditious and treasonous action they attempt against their arch-nemesis, Mr. Trump, only compounds their criminal liability — the Steele Dossier, CIA agent Eric Ciaramella’s 2019 impeachment prank, the Covid-19 caper, the George Floyd-BLM hustle, the 2020 election hijinks, the J-6 op and the House J-6 Committee conjured up to spin it, the present battery of farcical court cases — and yet the Golden Golem of Greatness not only remains defiantly at large, but seems to amass ever more electoral mojo.

The epic failure of these mighty efforts, and the humiliation entailed, has lately driven this vast bureaucratic cabal – collectively styled as “the blob” – to a stage of abject desperation that looks a lot like insanity.

They fear for their lives, their fortunes, their chattels, and their families, and they seem ready to wreck the republic to save themselves. They have so far pretty much wrecked American justice with their lawfare tactics — a degenerate campaign to use the vested authority of prosecutors and judges to twist and cheat the law at the cost of the law’s legitimacy. Merrick Garland, Norm Eisen, Andrew Weissmann, Mary McCord, Lisa Monaco, Marc Elias, Christopher Wray, Letitia James, Fani Willis, Alvin Bragg have made law the enemy of the people.

All this becomes more obvious each day, for instance events of the past week in Judge Aileen Cannon’s federal courtroom in Florida where the Mar-a-Lago documents case proceeds. Turns out that Special Counsel Jack Smith has deliberately messed with the evidence, which is patently felonious. Also, turns out that sometime between the “Joe Biden” inauguration and the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago in August, 2022, boxes of presidential documents stored by the US General Services Administration were “delivered” to Mr. Trump’s mansion without any proper accounting for what might have been in them. A set-up you suppose? Why not? After everything else the FBI and the DOJ have attempted since 2015?

Christopher Wray in particular might have wanted some surefire probable cause to get his agents into Mar-a-Lago where, rumor has it, Mr. Trump kept his own dossier of evidence against the FBI and DOJ officials who concocted the “Crossfire Hurricane” chapter of RussiaGate. Even if you assume that Mr. Trump had multiple copies of the thing, FBI Director Wray — in position since 2017 throughout most of RussiaGate — surely wanted to see what Mr. Trump was holding if it would become necessary for current and former FBI / DOJ officials to defend themselves in court against very serious charges.

You see the desperation, don’t you? And how stupendously amateurish these machinations have been? Planting evidence and then fiddling around with it? I’m waiting for the moment when Judge Cannon summons Jack Smith and announces to his face that she is tossing the case for prosecutorial misconduct. Will she add a criminal referral to that? How will that affect the other case (attempting to overturn the 2020 election) brought against Mr. Trump in Judge Tanya Chutkan’s DC federal district court? Who will prosecute it if Jack Smith can no longer function as Special Counsel? And since the case was contrived in his name — even if Eisen, McCord, Weissmann, and others are really the authors — does that case blow up, too?

Letitia James’s real estate case under Judge Arthur Engoron was so idiotic it can’t possibly survive an ultimate appeal, and the Alvin Bragg confection under Judge Merchan is playing out like something that usually only happens in places like Honduras or Liberia. Yet the American Left, the “progressive” Democratic Party, is staking everything on it. It’s all they have left Lawfare-wise, at least for now.

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Apparently someone said Trump doesn’t like it as cold as the court was one day.
So, ever since, DAMN GLOBAL WARMING!, the judge is freezing up that courtroom every day.

05/06/24 – Judge Threatens Trump With Jail, but Will He Go?

The judge presiding over Donald Trump’s hush money trial has made one thing very clear: He’s tired of the former president ignoring his order not to discuss people involved in or close to the case. And if that means jail time, so be it.

Judge Juan Merchan found Trump in contempt Monday and fined him for violating his gag order. His warning Monday comes less than a week after fining him for nine separate earlier gag order violations – which came after repeated warnings.

“Because this is now the tenth time that this Court has found defendant in criminal contempt, spanning three separate motions, it is apparent that monetary fines have not and will not, suffice to deter defendant from violating this Court’s lawful orders,” Merchan wrote in his order. “Defendant is hereby put on notice that if appropriate and unwarranted future violations of its lawful orders will be punishable by incarceration.”

From the bench, Merchan spoke to Trump saying the “last thing I want to do is put you in jail” but “at the end of the day, I have a job to do.” A jail stay – even a brief one to prove a point – would be unprecedented for a former American president, and a current presumed presidential nominee.

Criminal defense attorney Hermann Walz, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, says multiple gag order violations are uncommon and going to jail for the violations is rare. But Walz says everything is in the hands of the “all powerful” judge.

Contempt of court is punishable by a fine or up to 30 days in jail for each gag order violation, according to state statutes. But even if Merchan sentences Trump to jail, it might not be the final word on the matter. The ruling would likely prompt Trump’s legal team to file an appeal, which is their right in such cases. The judge could also decide that Trump can serve the jail sentence at a later date instead of during the trial, Walz says.

If he were to go to jail, where would he go? Typically a person goes to the jail in the county where the court is located – in this case Rikers Island. But Trump’s trial is anything but typical.

“They could send him [to a holding cell at the courthouse] and say ‘you stay here for the day.’ Sometimes the contempt is just to try to punish you,” Walz says. “But let’s say I’m giving you 30 days…They’re going to say go to Rikers and serve your sentence.”

Though the most imminent threat to Trump is the contempt charges, the full trial is also playing out. Trump is facing 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up allegations of extramarital affairs that threatened his 2016 presidential bid. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

If the jury in Trump’s Manhattan trial finds him guilty, the judge will be responsible for his sentencing though a likely appeal could delay serving any sentence. Trump’s charges are Class E felonies, the lowest level of felony in New York. If convicted, Merchan could sentence Trump to a minimum sentence of probation or up to four years in prison…

If the judge orders Trump to go to jail, it won’t be optional.

Last edited 1 month ago by Greg

This mud slinging about affairs is not smart, Slick had a string of them still went to the White House where he never slowed down.
Sure is getting him a ton of free press.
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Last edited 1 month ago by kitt

smith has a sordid past. He is evil and a slimeball. There is nothing of note when it comes to smith to give honor to. He is an unconstitutional appointment and Judge Cannon can and should dismiss this case with prejudice.

That’s why he was chosen. The entire cast of characters ae scumbags that trample the Constitution for kicks.

Put Trump in jail at your own peril. He will turn that into a popularity explosion. Though the cat is already out of the bag on the lawfare scam, putting Trump in jail is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Go ahead… make my day.

Judge Merchan just another Globalists Imperial Judge backed by the UN/Globalists you Moron

Rachel Maddow explains Trump’s threat to America’s rule of law:

Madcow is a lunatic. No wonder you listen to her and repeat her bullshit.

You’re critiquing a 20-minute report 2 minutes after it was posted. There’s not a single thing she said that isn’t a fact. The facts are totally damning.

Last edited 1 month ago by Greg

Not reporting its opinion as she swore to in a court of law.

That guy is nothing but a lying pig. No wonder your views are so totally f**ked up. That shit will rot your brain, which it obviously has.

It has been available all day dipshit. Facts? Sure they exist elsewhere but not from this lesbian.

Last edited 1 month ago by TrumpWon

So why aren’t you able to come up with a point-by-point rebuttal?

That is what you want. GFY
You are a troll. Don’t feed the trolls.

Last edited 1 month ago by TrumpWon

You CAN’T rebut a single fact or point she raised, can you?

What good would it do to? You still believe in “Russian collusion” and refuse to see the massive amount of evidence of Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden’s corruption and lies. What would be the point of refuting this carpet-muncher’s lies?

Stormy Daniels; testified she was afraid her husband would find out about her “affair” with Trump. But apparently he had no problem with her making films of her giving head jobs and taking it in the rear for pay.

Yeah, if you ever need the truth, just ask a porn film slut.

Last edited 1 month ago by retire05

The germaphobe Trump may not want to go where every man has gone before.
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No matter, what does she know of documents? Any other testimony is not relevant, she is a person who will do anything for money, shows in her chosen career.

And this has what to do with ledger entries?