The Identical Outdated, Identical Outdated Deja Vu

Legal professional Basic Merrick Garland has simply introduced the appointment of particular counsel Jack Smith.

However Smith’s workforce is not going to look into the Biden household quid professional quo syndicate nor its incriminating confessionals on Hunter Biden’s laptop computer.

As a substitute, it’s going to additional examine Donald Trump’s possession of presidential data that had been hauled off from Mar-a-Lago, in addition to his purported function within the January 6 “revolt.”

We all know the script that can comply with as a result of we suffered by way of it for 22 months and spent $40 million for it underneath Robert Mueller’s particular counsel workforce.

First, the Smith investigation will bear no resemblance to particular counsel John Durham’s probes. The media ignored Durham. His workforce didn’t leak to the press. And neither a Washington, D.C. nor northern Virginia jury was ever more likely to convict any perceived enemy of Trump.

Second, upon the announcement of Smith’s authorized staffers, the media will develop giddy that their resumes portend one other “dream workforce,” “all-stars,” or “a hunter-killer workforce.”

Puff items will blanket the media. They are going to attest, similar to “good Ol’ Bob Mueller,” that the previous Obama Justice Division public integrity unit lawyer Smith is “an outdated hand,” “robust however truthful,” “nonpartisan,” and a “prosecutor’s prosecutor.”

Weeks into the investigation, the New York Occasions, Washington Submit, CNN, or MSNBC will darkly inform their audiences that “unnamed sources near the investigation inform us that “a bombshell” is about to go off.

Maybe the “gorgeous growth” might be much like the faux “partitions are closing in” scoop in regards to the conspiratorial pinging in Trump tower from the Alfa Financial institution in Russia, or the “game-changer” Christopher Steele-fed, pee-pee, Moscow lodge room fable.

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But one factor that might be totally different this time round is that the Biden administration is in energy. Garland stays an unapologetic, embittered partisan. He’s contemporary off siccing a now-weaponized FBI on college youngsters’ mother and father and numerous MAGA enemies of the state.

After two prior failed impeachment trials, a failed particular counsel’s investigation, and a failed and biased January 6 committee probe, Washington authorities legal professionals know that their final and solely Wile E. Coyote likelihood of catching the Roadrunner and now presidential candidate Trump is to get a minimum of one thing into the palms of a Washington, D.C. jury.

We additionally know the script of the 2024 election from the final two elections. Election Day 2004 might be an afterthought. Election Night time might be an introduction to Election Month.

Sudden poll “drops” will begin pouring in in the course of the wee hours. Voters who went to mattress watching many Republican candidates with sizable leads will awake to magical Democratic “comebacks.”

We are going to once more endure by way of early voting, mail-in voting, ranked-choice voting, and majority-only voting. The extra who vote, the extra we might be warned of “voter suppression” and “election deniers.”

“Get out the vote” left-wing, electronically fueled tasks like this 12 months’s “Thoughts the Hole” involving Sam Bankman-Fried’s household, or Mark Zuckerberg’s 2020 $419 million de facto absorption of balloting assortment in key precincts, will merely get replaced by new names.

There might be new, even richer virtue-signaling billionaires. However in any other case, the identical outdated Silicon Valley-Wall Road font will vastly out-raise pathetic Republican efforts.

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Sadly for Individuals, the 2024 economic system will probably nonetheless be wounded by practically 4 years of inflation. Excessive-interest fee correctives will nonetheless have choked off the housing market.

Unemployment and stagflation will nonetheless be termed “transitory.” Development will proceed to be gradual however dubbed “regular.” Excessive fuel and power costs might be close to everlasting however “coming down.” A large-open border will nonetheless be termed “safe.” Discuss of historic crime charges will nonetheless be “racist.”

President Joe Biden will nonetheless shake imaginary palms, speak of passing laws by way of the Congress that he bypassed with government orders, and nonetheless declare fuel was $5 a gallon when he entered workplace. Truth-checkers will ignore all that mythology and nonetheless obsess over Republican “lies.”

The left-wing nexus will nonetheless warn of back-alley abortions that threaten thousands and thousands of girls, of youngsters nonetheless more likely to die if “Mega-MAGA” voters win, of yet one more January 6 within the wings, and of the risks of “semi-fascist” Trump.

There might be extra pre-election October surprises, such because the spurious narrative that the person who assaulted Paul Pelosi—David DePape—was a captive of right-wingers. Who knew that the hemp-jewelry maker, unlawful alien, nudist, and resident of a BLM/Satisfaction-flagged commune was supposedly addled by “un-American” Trumpism?

There can even be extra post-election, November surprises—just like the mysteriously sudden discovery simply days after the voting that Sam Bankman-Fried was a multibillion-dollar con artist and big Democratic Get together donor, and the appointment of particular counsel to research Trump.

Who would have recognized that previous to Nov. 8, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago presidential papers proved neither “nuclear secrets and techniques” nor designed for his private sale in spite of everything?

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But the one thriller might be why Republicans will nonetheless be shocked by deja vu.


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