For what it’s worth, I think a lot of people are misreading Merrick Garland. Not that any of us know him or has an inside track!
Garland is an institutionalist, and certainly indicting a former president is something he is loathe to do because it sets a terrible precedent going forward. But to not indict a former president who has broken the law, clearly and repeatedly, sets an even worse precedent.
I feel strongly that the belief that “no one is above the law” + interfering with the peaceful transition of power + armed insurrection + conspiracy to overthrow the government + stealing presidential documents, top secret and higher + flipping off the government after you are no longer president is a combination that Merrick Garland cannot ignore.
That is just not going to happen on Merrick Garland’s watch.
If they can make the case against Trump, I believe they will indict Trump.
*I wrote this post before the news about Biden discovering classified documents broke, but I don’t think that changes a thing about how Merrick Garland, the DOJ, and Jack Smith will proceed in relations to the former president.
**Oh, and in terms of what the Gym Jordan and the House will be trying to do, I’ll just put this here.
Narrator: We have reached the part where Jim creates a select committee of characters being investigated for trying to overturn an election, so they can meddle in their own investigation.
Jim believes he can break the DOJ.
Jim gonna find out.
— Jack E. Smith ⚖️ (@7Veritas4) January 9, 2023