Dems can crow all they want about those New York trials that could lose on appeal, the ones they REALLY care about are still pending.
The Georgia RICO case is in doubt as Fani Willis and her team go under the microscope for allegations of their own.
That leaves Jack Smith’s Mar-A-Lago documents case as the ‘last best hope’ Dems have for destroying Trump’s ability to run as the GOP candidate for President.
With reports about changes in the court docket, even that plan is now in doubt.
The initial court date was scheduled just one day before Super Tuesday, which would have provided an absolute media gold mine of leverage for Nikki Haley’s campaign on the day even she has acknowledged as the most important date on her radar.
But that court appearance has been pulled from the docket. The exact reasons are unclear. But we do have some initial theories.
An obvious reason would be still-unanswered questions about Trump’s immunity status as it pertains to this case. His defence team, obviously, would need to adjust any strategy on how they defend their client depending on how that status is ruled. A fair judge would insist that adequate time would be granted to his legal team to prepare accordingly.
That is not the only possible explanation.
Rep Luna notes that something else happened just a few hours before any change to the docket was noticed. She sent Smith a letter asking a few very specific questions about his own legitimacy in prosecuting this case.
Smith came to this position as a private citizen appointed to the job, not as an appointee who fulfilled the Senate’s advise and consent process of a formal nomination.
That detail has called the validity of the entire criminal case he has prosecuted against Trump into question.
Her questions ask for clarification about the grand jury that led to these charges against Trump… and on whose authority he claims to have performed actions related to that jury.
Within hours of my office sending a letter asking Jack Smith to produce information regarding his investigation, his case against Trump is removed from the docket. Jack Smith owes the American people and Congress answers. https://t.co/zGvI2UJ6Q2 pic.twitter.com/dFw05ELmNR
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) February 2, 2024
If it turns out that the grand jury that handed down the Trump indictment was not lawfully constituted, that could be a problem for Biden’s DOJ.
Remember Emily Kohrs, the giggling witch who served as forewoman in the Grand Jury? (No, really, an actual ‘witch’.)
Giggling grand jury foreperson Emily Kohrs brings scrutiny to Trump’s Georgia lawsuit. With Kohrs at the helm, it is difficult to trust how seriously the jury took this case.#News #EmilyKohrs #BreakingNews #Trump pic.twitter.com/h3RE4Jcvt8
— News Rollup (@NewsRollup) February 23, 2023
Just as this story was nearing completion, another story giving more complete details about the ‘why’ behind this docket change has come out. We cite it as follows:
The case will not resume until the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals resolves the question of whether the former president is immune from criminal prosecution. His attorneys have argued that this is because his activity after the 2020 election was part of his official duties.
When the appeals court, which hasn’t signaled when it will issue an order, renders its decision, President Trump will likely appeal the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court. If that happens, it’s not clear when the election case will resume.
“The timing of a decision by the panel will indeed be a critical determinant of whether the case can go forward expeditiously, Daniel Richman, a Columbia University law professor, told Politico this week. “Quite a few stars would have to align before the trial can proceed,” he added. — Epoch Times
The legitimacy question of the Grand Jury itself is not mentioned in that reporting — but depending on how it is resolved, it could still play into how (if?) this case is heard.
It’s hard to know who is going to take this news hardest…
Nikki Haley’s campaign team?
Or Biden’s shamelessly sycophantic media?
As for Garland and Biden?
Their frustration will be a given.
Good. May they choke on all the bile they’ve been spewing.
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