Indictment Watch: Target Practice

Target by Jasper Johns.

There *are* images floating about the internet with Donald Trump’s face on a target: Hard pass. I want the rule of law vindicated, not the scofflaw shot. Besides, I don’t want the Secret Service knocking on my door. Hence the Jasper Johns target as the featured image. Jasper is my go-to artist this month.

The only thing the Indicted Impeached Insult Comedian doesn’t lie about is imminent indictment. That’s why I believe his claim. Rolling Stone’s Jana Winter had the target letter read aloud to her over the phone:

“The letter mentions three federal statutes: Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States; deprivation of rights under color of law; and tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant. It does not offer further details, nor does it detail how the special counsel believes Trump may have violated the statutes, the source tells Rolling Stone.

The letter does not mention statutes on sedition or insurrection, according to the source. Trump is the only person named in the letter, the source says.”

There’s something charming about the letter being read to reporters over the phone. There is, however, nothing charming about the charges against the Kaiser of Chaos.

Mercifully, I’ve never received a target letter from the Feds, but my understanding is that they’re rarely detailed. Prosecutors leave that for the indictment itself. I feel a musical interlude coming on:

Just change I’m to It’s and Bob’s your uncle. I wonder if Bob is an American Gangster like Denzel in the movie. Russell Crowe would be decent casting as Jack Smith. He can muster a steely look with the best of them. Steely looks are the special counsel’s specialty.

It looks as if Team Smith may be in a race to indict with Team Willis down Georgia way. They’re covering some of the same ground and a Federal indictment arguably preempts a state one. The more the merrier. In the unlikely event that former President* Pennywise oozes back into the White House, another state prosecution is a good thing. He cannot pardon himself for state crimes.

Team Trump lost another legal battle as the Georgia Supremes slapped down their request to shut down the Fulton County case. It was a unanimous ruling. In a word: Peachy. There were too many downs in that thesis sentence but in the immortal words of the Beatles: “How can you laugh? When you know I’m down.”

There was a hearing in the purloined papers case yesterday; dominated by trial date talk. Judge Cannon seems to be unconvinced that the trial can should be kicked past the 2024 general election.  I remain skeptical of her but so far so good. She appears ready to set a trial date, but it may not be this year as it should be. Stay tuned.

Team Trump’s argument about trial timing is disingenuous.  The trial should be held before the election. I have support for this from an unlikely source:

Tricky went on to claim he was not a crook. He was lying. He was a crook as is Donald John Trump.

The Legal Docket was overflowing with news yesterday. Michigan AG Dana Nessell announced the indictment of 16 Michiganders for their fake elector scam. I’m never sure if it should be Michigander or Michigeese. In any event, these bozos have been charged under state law. Hopefully, their Michigoose is cooked. Stay tuned.

You know what they say, What’s Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander. That surely applies to Michigeese:

Trump’s long awaited reckoning is nigh. He remains the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, but many GOPers are squirming because this indictment watch involves defending the indefensible: the Dipshit Insurrection. Additionally, right-wingers typically believe that anyone charged with a crime must be guilty. That mindset should further erode his support.

In a sane world, two indictments and counting should end Trump’s candidacy. This is, however, not a sane world.

The two word phrase of the day is: Stay Tuned.

The last word goes to Billy Bragg:

3 thoughts on “Indictment Watch: Target Practice

  1. The mother just won’t go away. He’s like a recurring nightmare. Of course all the hypnotized wing nuts keep propping him up.

  2. “He cannot pardon himself for state crimes.” While this is true, I have serious doubts about a Georgia sheriff being able to arrest Donald Trump down at Tubb-o-Lardo. How would they bring him in?

    1. Remember: Trump is a short-term thinker. He thinks these indictments are good for him politically. He’s surrender himself twice. Unless things change, he’ll do it in Atlanta as well. No need for an arrest at MAL.

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