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    Merrick Garland names Jack Smith special counsel in Trump criminal probes

    Ugh...

    Attorney General Merrick Garland names Jack Smith special counsel in Trump criminal probes
    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/18/atto...port-says.html

    Looks like they'll keep him in the press... gotta keep that gravy train going.
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    An interesting move under the circumstances.

    https://twitter.com/mad_liberals/sta...26397115645952



    I guess somebody decided that Smith needed a job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    I guess somebody decided that Smith needed a job.
    I think that Trump forced their hand. By becoming an active candidate, they have to make it appear like the investigation is being handled independently so it doesn't look like Biden is using the Justice Dept. to go after a political rival.

    I know our opinion of Trump is pretty much in alignment, but I can remember a time when Democrats were saying that there had to be a smoking gun in those documents, otherwise, they wouldn't have executed a search warrant. Yeah, it was only a few months ago, but those statements have been memory-holed.

    Just feels like this is all to keep him on the front pages... It works wonders for everybody. Except, of course, real people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Just feels like this is all to keep him on the front pages...
    If there's such a thing as bad publicity, it's Massie talking about him conspiring with Pelosi to suspend the Constitution, or talk about how many billions went to Big Pharma and what we really got for it. It certainly isn't this.
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    This is worse bull$#@! than the Russia collusion scam. Trump took personal presidential records that he is entitled to under the law and under his sole authority, classification doesn't matter. Regarding Jan 6th, objecting to election results are legal and free speech, the VP acknowledging objections during the EC votes is within his role. $#@! Biden and $#@! the AG for allowing this fraud. Impeach them both then fast trial, death penalty for treason.
    I just want objectivity on this forum and will point out flawed sources or points of view at my leisure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudea View Post
    This is worse bull$#@! than the Russia collusion scam.
    It certainly issues Trump a valid Victim Card.
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    Jim Jordan: Special Counsel Jack Smith Tried to Find Ways to Target Conservatives During Obama-IRS Scandal

    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) said on Sunday that Special Counsel Jack Smith tried to find ways to target conservative organizations during the Obama era-IRS scandal.

    Jordan said on Fox Business on Sunday that he and Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) 2014 report looking into the IRS’s targeting of conservative tax-exempt organizations has potentially troubling context for the Special Counsel investigation into former President Donald Trump.

    The interview follows Attorney General Merrick Garland appointing Jack Smith to serve as special counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoing by former President Donald Trump after the FBI raided Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.

    He asked rhetorically, “Guess who was the lead person at the Justice Department looking for ways to target and prosecute the very people looking into who Lois Lerner went after? Jack Smith, the guy Merrick Garland just named as special counsel to go after President Trump.”
    ...
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...a-irs-scandal/
    Go to 3:00 mark:


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    https://twitter.com/AndrewPollackFL/...00989336379408
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    https://twitter.com/RepAndyBiggsAZ/s...28012836884480
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post

    https://twitter.com/RepAndyBiggsAZ/s...28012836884480
    LOL "impartial"?

    What's this guy talking about, "impartial"?

    What's "impartial" got to do with it?

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    Can't wait to see this special counsel fail to pin anything on Trump.
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    Official indictment bump...
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    What We Know About the DOJ Special Counsel Is Terrifying

    When Jack Smith was named special counsel to look into multiple cases against former President Donald Trump, he was painted by the media as an impartial man, “a war crimes prosecutor in The Hague who’d cut his teeth in New York prosecuting state and federal crimes, including the brutal beating of a Haitian immigrant by police.”
    ...
    Since then, we’ve learned a great deal about Smith, his five year tenure at the head of the public integrity unit and what he’s been up to since then — including about the overturned guilty verdicts against Republican lawmakers he was responsible for prosecuting, his association with one infamous Obama-era figure, and his wife’s association with Michelle Obama herself.
    ...
    Well, now he has the dream indictment of any career Democrat: a 37-count indictment against Trump, including charges of willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice and false statements, according to Fox News.

    But wait, isn’t Smith supposed to be impartial?
    ...
    Take, for instance, the biggest knock on Smith: his involvement with Obama-era Internal Revenue Service figure Lois Lerner and the scandal that led to her resignation.

    Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations Unit, slow-walked the approval of Tea Party-affiliated and other conservative groups before the 2012, blunting the impact they might have. As head of the Department of Justice’s public integrity unit, the Washington Examiner noted, Smith was closely involved in targeting the Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny.

    Jack Smith was looking for ways to prosecute the innocent Americans that Lois Lerner targeted during the IRS scandal,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, now the head of the House Judiciary Committee, in a statement to the Washington Examiner upon Smith’s appointment as special counsel in November.

    Both Jordan and GOP California Rep. Darrell Issa, who led the House Oversight Committee at the time, tried to get Smith to testify back in 2014 about his role in the targeting scandal.
    ...
    Just days before the speech, Issa and Jordan said in the letter, “the Justice Department convened a meeting with former IRS official Lois Lerner in October 2010 to discuss how the IRS could assist in the criminal enforcement of campaign-finance laws against politically active nonprofits. This meeting was arranged at the direction of Public Integrity Section Chief Jack Smith.”

    Lerner would apologize and resign, but Smith would never testify on the matter.

    And then there’s the case of Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was convicted on corruption counts in 2014 after being prosecuted by Smith; the government argued that McDonnell took improper gifts from a political donor.

    However, as Politico noted, the conviction was overturned by a unanimous 8-0 Supreme Court decision in June of 2016. (The case came after Justice Antonin Scalia had died and while President Obama was trying to get a certain Merrick Garland appointed to the court — unsuccessfully, thank heavens.)

    In the decision, Chief Justice John Roberts blasted the prosecution for relying on a “boundless” definition of what could constitute corruption.
    ...
    More: https://www.westernjournal.com/know-...el-terrifying/
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    "Was it legal to Appoint Jack Smith in the First Place?"

    Massie:
    What gives you the authority to appoint a special counsel?
    You’ve created an office in the US government that does not exist and without authorization from congress.
    Judge Cannon will now allow this question to be debated in court.

    https://x.com/RepThomasMassie/status...007511/video/2

    Longer version (6:11) of this video:

    https://x.com/RepThomasMassie/status...07010707145080



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