When will they finally indict President Trump?
President Trump knows that “Special Counsel” Jack Smith will get an indictment against Trump and have him arrested, convicted and sent to prison. The stuff going on with Biden is cover for the DOJ to do just that against Trump. That’s what Jack Smith specializes in. Making up stuff to toss people in prison.
Garland hired Jack Smith, a man who prosecutes genodical maniacs for war crimes, to go after Trump two weeks AFTER Biden’s aides “found” the documents at Biden’s office at U Penn on November 2nd. John Kennedy said that U Penn is basically a place for Biden & his pals to hang out and it’s funded by the CCP.
Jack Smith is Andrew Weissman’s right hand man. They are both corrupt prosecutors who have had major convictions overturned by the Supreme Court - but they don’t care. Rudy Giuliani calls them both hatchet men and “hit men.” Weissmann has basically run the DOJ for 30 years and does the bidding of Hillary Clinton, Obama & the Globalists. Rudy should know - he worked with them all when he took down the mob.
How do I know they will indict Trump? They just sent Trump’s 75 year old CFO to Riker’s Island for 5 months for taking fringe benefits and Trump said that would happen. They tried to get the CFO to flip on Trump - but he refused so he’s going to prison. Trump knows that he is next. I can hear it in his voice.
PAUL SPERRY: “When the Powers that Be target an outsider President, we are all vulnerable.”
NEWSWEEK: Donald Trump has accused special counsel Jack Smith of being a "terrorist" and said that Smith has a conflict as his wife, Katy Chevigny—who worked as a producer on the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming and twice donated to Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign—also "hates" him, and is friends with Andrew Weissmann.
TRUMP: "The prosecutor, Jack Smith, should resign, he's got a conflict. He is a terrorist. He is a Trump hater. His best friends are Weissmann and all of these characters, Lisa Monaco at the Justice Department, one of the top officials. This is a disgraceful situation. He should resign! His wife hates Trump, probably even beyond him. And his wife has a sister who openly hates like a level that you can't even believe."
Trump made the remarks after Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel Robert Hur to head an investigation after classified documents from Biden's time as vice president were found at a think tank office in Washington, D.C., and in a garage at Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden's lawyers subsequently handed over the materials to the National Archives, with counsel Richard Sauber confirming that, unlike in Trump's case, none of the materials were being sought by the government.
In a post on Truth Social soon after the announcement of Hur's appointment, Trump demanded that Garland "immediately" end the investigations into "anything related to me because I did everything right" and also to appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden who hates "Biden as much as Jack Smith hates me."
The Republican has frequently attacked Smith and suggested he is compromised and therefore should be fired from heading the classified documents case. Smith is also heading parts of the inquiry into Trump's actions in and around the January 6 attack.
In a series of posts on Truth Social on Thursday, Trump wrote: "The Special 'Prosecutor' assigned to the 'get Trump case,' Jack Smith(?), is a Trump Hating THUG whose wife is a serial and open Trump Hater, whose friends & other family members are even worse.
"Smith is known as 'an unfair Savage,' & is best friends with the craziest Trump haters, including Lisa Monaco who runs 'Injustice.' The Boxes Scam is a HOAX.
"Fire a man who may very well turn out to be a criminal, Jack Smith. His conflicts, unfairness, and mental state of derangement make him totally unfit for the job of 'getting Trump.'"
ESQUIRE: “Jack Smith’s subpoenas seek any communication or information about Dominion and Smartmatic, two voting technology companies. The subpoena shows the Justice Department is interested in other Trump entities besides the Save America PAC and seeks “all documents and communications” related to a panoply of other Trump-affiliated groups, including the Make America Great Again PAC, the Save America Joint Fundraising Committee and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.”
So the entire purpose of Jack Smith is to cover up election fraud, cover for Biden & shut down Trump so he can’t run for President - and anyone who defends him. End of story.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The Special “Prosecutor” assigned to the “get Trump case,” Jack Smith, is a Trump Hating THUG whose wife is a serial and open Trump Hater, whose friends & other family members are even worse, and as a prosecutor in Europe, according to Ric Grenell, put a high government official in prison because he was a Trump positive person.
Smith is known as “an unfair Savage,” & is best friends with the craziest Trump haters, including Lisa Monaco who runs “Injustice.” The Boxes Scam is a HOAX.
For seven years, from the day I came down the escalator in Trump Tower, the Democrat Party has WEAPONIZED the “Legal” System, using City, State, and Federal Law Enforcement against me and the Republican Party as though they were a Private Protection Agency. The greatest Witch Hunt in American History must end now. I beat the Fake Impeachments, the disgraceful Mueller Persecution, and much else that the Fake News doesn’t want to write or talk about, but this charade MUST STOP NOW!!!
Fire a man who may very well turn out to be a criminal, Jack Smith. His conflicts, unfairness, and mental state of derangement make him totally unfit for the job of “getting Trump."
Go after Biden and the Biden Crime Family instead. Like Bill Barr, the U.S. Attorneys in Delaware and Illinois are weak, ineffective, and afraid to do what must be done. The Election was RIGGED, and we are now losing our Country. We can’t let that happen. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Did AG Garland establish the Jack Smith Special Counsel to investigate Trump because he knew there would be one coming against Biden?
Check the timeline:
VANITY FAIR: When we last checked in with Jack Smith, the special counsel appointed by Merrick Garland to oversee a pair of criminal investigations into Donald Trump, the former war crimes prosecutor had reportedly convinced the January 6 committee to begin “extensively cooperating” with his probe, and start handing over 18 months of documents and transcripts surrounding the ex-president’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
ANDREW WEISSMANN ON MSNBC: “Trump is going to get indicted federally. Period. The end. That is what Jack Smith is going to do. Whether it is on one or two things, we don't know. But, either one of those is no good. That is going to happen.
There may be a political solution ultimately on a federal indictment because, if there is a Republican president, it is unlikely that that will come to fruition there will be a trial, they'll be a jury verdict and he will be sentenced before there is the next presidential election.
If there is a New York indictment, he is going to jail.
In Georgia, he might go to jail as well, unless they change the rules and allow the Governor to pardon him.
The strongest of all of the things that we have seen at least on the outside is the Mar-a-Lago case in the sense that the government is going to indict and it's hard to see a valid defense there. That is a simple case. He took the documents. He knew he took the documents. There is gonna be a whole lot of lawyers from the White House who are key witnesses to say, 'I told him not to do it. I told him it was illegal. I told him that these are government property.' The fact that it took 18 months is going to be unbelievably damning evidence.”
NEWSWEEK: The return of classified files from President Joe Biden's time as vice president could potentially make it more likely that the Department of Justice (DOJ) brings an obstruction charge against former President Donald Trump for his handling of White House documents.
Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County in Florida, suggested on Thursday morning that the DOJ could bring charges against Trump partly as a way to emphasize the seriousness of the case.
"From a prosecutor's perspective this is exactly like the Trump situation at Mar-a-Lago, except for just about everything. There is no allegation here that Biden personally handled the documents or claimed them for himself or refused to give them back or obstructed attempts by the feds to retrieve them.”
Earlier this week, an attorney for President Biden revealed that "a small number of classified documents" dating from his time as vice president had been discovered at Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., on November 2, 2022.
The White House said Biden's lawyers alerted the National Archives promptly when the documents were discovered. A second batch of classified documents was discovered at another location on Wednesday.
Aronberg noted that Biden's attorneys had notified the archives and returned the documents and also pointed to the fact that a much larger number of classified documents had been stored at Mar-a-Lago.
Aronberg suggested the Biden documents could make it more likely that Trump is charged.
ARONBERG: "This definitely will help Trump in the MAGA court of public opinion. When Trump gets indicted—and I think it's more of a when than an if—and Biden doesn't, he'll claim disparate treatment and this will become Trump's number one grievance and this will help him rally his loyal base. But it should not impact the Department of Justice's decision on charging Trump in the Mar-a-Lago documents.”
“It could actually—if it does impact it—could actually make it a bit more likely the Department of Justice charges Trump for obstruction because that charge, which is the most serious charge being considered—gets you up to 20 years in prison—that charge would show the public why the Trump situation is unique and perhaps justifies the unprecedented move of being the first prosecutor in the history of our country to indict a former president. So, ironically this whole situation could come back to bite Trump.”
NEW YORK TIMES: Jack Smith, the special counsel appointed to investigate former President Donald J. Trump, was already working 12-hour days before moving from his home in The Hague to Washington for a new job and an uncertain future.
The actions Mr. Smith has taken since he began in November suggest a prosecutor on the move to resolve concurrent investigations into Mr. Trump’s retention of government documents and his actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol before a presidential election in which his subject is a declared candidate.
He has asked prosecutors to stress-test potential charges related to Mr. Trump’s handling of national security documents after he left office. He has called back key witnesses to scrutinize their accounts and present more information before the grand jury. He has pushed investigators to issue dozens of subpoenas related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. And he has interviewed players in Mr. Trump’s orbit to try to understand his mind-set when he held onto government records, and whether people connected to him have tried to influence witnesses.
But even as Mr. Smith — known to colleagues as a brisk and hard-charging prosecutor — pushes toward his goal of moving expeditiously, he faces headwinds that other special counsels have not. The challenges are unique to investigating Mr. Trump at a time when newly empowered House Republicans have established a committee responsible for investigating the investigators who they insist are targeting their party and the former president for political purposes.
His job only became more challenging this week after two disclosures that President Biden had retained classified documents from his time as vice president, which could force Attorney General Merrick B. Garland into appointing a second special counsel.
Before announcing Mr. Smith’s appointment, Mr. Garland knew that the president’s lawyers had found the classified documents on Nov. 2. A Justice Department spokesman would not say when Mr. Smith learned about the Biden documents and declined to comment for this article.
Should John R. Lausch Jr., the Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Chicago assigned to review the Biden matter, recommend installing a special counsel, Mr. Smith would likely pay close attention to the outcome of that inquiry, even though it is a separate matter.
Mary McCord, a former top official in the Justice Department’s national security division, cautioned that the circumstances did not seem comparable based on what was publicly known so far, but she acknowledged that the Biden case could shape Mr. Smith’s work.
“Prosecutors look for cases with similar facts when making charging decisions to treat like cases comparably,” she said. “Where the facts are dissimilar, that may justify dissimilar treatment.”
This account of Mr. Smith’s early days is based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former investigators briefed on his work.
Some investigators on Mr. Smith’s team believe that any initial charging decisions, expected as early as this summer, will involve the investigation into whether Mr. Trump illegally kept classified materials at his Florida estate and obstructed repeated efforts to retrieve them. That case involves a more discrete set of facts than the sprawling examination into Mr. Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Any charges would be legally and politically fraught, as would any decision not to charge the former president. While the possible criminal violations being scrutinized in the documents investigation are relatively straightforward, it is less clear what they might be in the investigation into Mr. Trump’s efforts to cling to power after his election loss.
Under Mr. Smith, prosecutors have subpoenaed a range of people, seeking documents that relate to vendors, lawyers and political officials affiliated with Mr. Trump, covering the period from October 2020 through September 2022, according to two people briefed on the documents.
The requests indicate that the special counsel’s office could be exploring how the former president and his inner circle raised and spent money: Were false election fraud claims used to raise funds? Who covered legal expenses for Mr. Trump’s associates? Did money pass through to people who were not disclosed?
Some of those questions hew closely to investigative leads that the Jan. 6 House committee pursued but did not present in its public hearings.
Mr. Smith’s fast-paced approach stands in contrast to past special counsels, whose investigations have dragged on as they hired staff members, explored new leads and navigated political land mines.
Ken Starr spent four years examining a variety of allegations related to President Bill Clinton. Robert S. Mueller III investigated Russian election interference and whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct his inquiry over two years. John H. Durham has spent four years scrutinizing whether the F.B.I. and C.I.A. abused their powers when they investigated Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia.
Skeptics say that Mr. Smith’s confidence in his own abilities makes him a micromanager with relentlessly high expectations, comfortable with taking risks that others might not.
Critics and supporters alike say that he is drawn to the biggest and most difficult cases.
For the past three and a half years, Mr. Smith has been the top war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, which last month sentenced a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army to 26 years in prison for the ethnic cleansing that took place in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. It capped one of four significant cases and two convictions that Mr. Smith supervised during his time in the Netherlands.
Mr. Smith had no intention of leaving The Hague, but he could not resist the opportunity to oversee the extraordinary decision of whether to criminally prosecute a former president.
Marshall Miller, a top official under the deputy attorney general, Lisa O. Monaco, suggested Mr. Smith. They had worked together nearly 20 years earlier at the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, where Mr. Smith had cut a swaggering figure. He was known for his ability to sway a jury and for his prowess as a triathlete.
People who had been working on the Jan. 6 investigation in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington strongly supported the suggestion. Those included Raymond N. Hulser, who had served as Mr. Smith’s deputy when he led the public integrity section from 2010 to 2015, and J.P. Cooney, a longtime public corruption prosecutor in the Washington office who had worked with both men on high-profile cases against top political figures.
Mr. Garland met with Mr. Smith in Washington in the fall before announcing on Nov. 18 that he would be “the right choice to complete these matters in an evenhanded and urgent manner.”
“Jack Smith has built a reputation as an impartial and determined prosecutor, who leads teams with energy and focus to follow the facts wherever they lead,” Mr. Garland said.
Mr. Trump and his allies have wasted little time in trying to undercut Mr. Smith, pointing to his wife’s donations to President Biden’s 2020 campaign and her work with Michelle Obama.
But Mr. Smith can be far more transparent than a typical federal prosecutor, who is barred from discussing criminal cases outside of indictments and other court filings. A special counsel submits a report to the attorney general that details any investigative steps and whether charges are warranted. Mr. Garland can release that information to the public.
Internally, some investigators have been struck by Mr. Smith’s intensity. In briefings, he is blunt and efficient. He pushes people to look for weaknesses in their assertions and to consider points of view they may have missed.
His early interactions with investigators would be familiar to former colleagues, including his desire to be deeply involved in almost every aspect of an important case, which can irk senior and seasoned prosecutors. He aims to figure out how a smart defense lawyer would attack the government’s strongest arguments. He meets with key witnesses to pressure-test their testimony and determine whether they can withstand the rigor of a jury trial.
When prosecutors believe they have a viable case, Mr. Smith has their teammates grill them for hours to find flaws. He is known for being able to see when a case should be closed because the evidence is insufficient, a combination of skill and will that can be difficult to deploy in high-pressure matters.
PAUL SPERRY: “FBI Director Christopher Wray's chief of staff Jonathan Lenzner was newly appointed Special Counsel ROBERT HUR's deputy in Maryland. Lenzner's father was Bill and Hillary Clinton's private eye fixer. Lenzner is married to the Washington Post’s national editor, Matea Gold, both Democrats.”
Robert Hur is the Special Counsel that Garland just appointed to go after Biden.
THE FIX IS IN. Nothing will happen to Biden.
So, what do you think the American people will do when they indict, arrest, convict and throw President Trump into prison - for no reason - so the Communists can totally take over our country? Will we fight back or will we roll over? I know what I will do. What will you do?
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