Promoted from the Comments: A Very Good Move by WaterGirl| November 18, 20225:50 pm| 71 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailThis makes a ton of sense to me. Promoted from the comments. Immanentize So many thoughts but my top line is that this is a very good move for a prosecution of people around, working for and with Trump, as well as Trump himself. There seems to be a clear organizational theme and good reasons why Jack Smith was chosen. First, the AG is a political position no matter how much any AG tries to separate themselves from politics. Garland was appointed AG by the current President Joe Biden. He is in the line of Presidential succession if there is a horrible event (number7). The person who is clearly one target of the investigations given to Smith (Trump) has announced he is running for President in 2024. Garland’s current boss, Joe Biden, has also said he is planning to run against Trump. Bit of a conflict maybe that Trump would exploit. Second, the cases going over to the new SC seem to be the ones closest to Trump: the documents investigations (and national threat assessment) as well as some of the J6 cases. This latter category is, to me, plainly those investigations having to do with coordinated congressional efforts to stop the transfer of power (including Congress Critters as defendants?), maybe the Secret Service seditious conspiracy, maybe FBI similar complicity, and certainly the fake electors gambits in several states (Hello, Ginni Thomas). Smith will not be directly involved in the rioting charges and trials, but the things learned there will help the other cases. Some of those cases implicate other DOJ officials which makes a SC almost necessary. Third, Smith’s experience in the international realm suggests a broad rule of law perspective, as well as an understanding of international laws and norms, international criminal prosecutions, etc. Maybe the documents case is as much a money laundering case as a stolen documents matter? Maybe an international treasony matter? Fourth, Smith’s experience suggests not delay, but rather large joined high level conspiracy and international (criminal and diplomatic) entangled team management skills. Getting the whole thing pulled together on one track under one grand theory linking much of the disparate actions we already know about. And the many we don’t. Additionally, Special Counsels cannot be called before the Jim Jordan Clown Congressional Committee the way that a Cabinet member like Garland can. Yes, they can be called to testify, but they can also say sod off. Additionally, SCs can outlast administrations. See the Durham debacle. All told, very good move. Open thread!