[ Editor’s Note: The virtual Trump Tower is crumbling before our eyes with a growing pool of felony charges making its way to the DoJ for hopeful indictments. We are way past the time of determining if there was a seditious conspiracy. The evidence has been in plain sight.
The challenge now is where the legal manpower is going to come from to handle the huge prosecution logistics due to the number of people involved in the crimes.
I have been waiting month after month for the DoJ to ask Congress for special funding to pull retired investigators and prosecutors back into the department for a two-year hitch to have enough manpower to get the job done.
Glenn Kirschner has complained for some time about the DoJ slow pace, some of it unavoidable, but as more crimes and perpetrators are uncovered, more work is created that is just piled onto what is already waiting.
The recently spurned Mo Brooks, when Trump withdrew his support, is an example of a new prosecution front opening up, the political elite looking to throw others under the bus as diversions from their own misdeeds to become ‘defacto’ DoJ prosecution assets.
I suspect that many of Trump’s train of grifters are talking to their attorneys about how best to save themselves by cooperating with the DoJ to get a reduced sentence, and the timing, as those that flip on the big fish first historically get the best deals.
This is going to be fun to watch as the smirks are removed from the faces of those who deemed themselves untouchable when the judges read out their sentences. This will be a great time for America. I will buy the popcorn… Jim W. Dean ]
The Jan. 6 panel had cooled focus on GOP lawmakers. Then Brooks happened
from Politico, First published … March 29, 2022
The Jan. 6 select committee seemed close to concluding that compelling Republican lawmakers to testify wasn’t worth the inevitable ugly fight. Then Rep. Mo Brooks dropped a bomb.
The Alabama Republican revealed in a public statement last week that former President Donald Trump had repeatedly, and recently, raised the idea of attempting to rescind the 2020 election results and reinstall him as president.
It was a stunning allegation that would show Trump not only attempted to subvert the 2020 election while in office, but that he is extracting promises from allies to try again if they take power in 2023.
“I will take that under advisement if they ever contact me,” he said.
“Congressman Mo Brooks’ admission that Donald Trump asked him to attempt the illegal overthrow of the U.S. government is enormously important,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) “We need dates and details of these conversations, and we need them under oath. Brooks must testify.”