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45 more charges? Jack Smith isn't finished investigating Donald Trump's document-theft crimes
subpoenas and dockets and counts, oh my
when this week started, I didn’t imagine for one second that I’d be writing about Donald Trump four times out of the last five days — but Trump’s shitty criminality is the gift that is never going to stop giving, and events are beginning to pick up speed as we move from the fucking around part of Donald’s life to the finding out.
after the guy who convicts war criminals in The Hague handed down that 37-count indictment on June 8, it was logical to assume that the Florida documents investigation had ended and that Jack Smith would be focusing his attention on the January 6th probe.
logical, but wrong as fuck.
because Jack Smith is continuing to hand out documents-case subpoenas like they were going out of style.
In recent days, the grand jury has issued subpoenas to a handful of people who are connected to the inquiry, those familiar with it said. While it remains unclear who received the subpoenas and the kind of information prosecutors were seeking to obtain, it is clear that the grand jury has stayed active and that investigators are digging even after a 38-count indictment was issued this month against Mr. Trump and a co-defendant, Walt Nauta, one of his personal aides.
shoot that shit straight into my veins.
you’ll note that the first three words in the headline for this post are “45 more charges.” now, where did I get that number from?
The team of federal prosecutors working under Special Counsel Jack Smith is currently prepared to add an “additional 30 to 45 charges” in addition to the 37-count indictment brought against Mr Trump on 8 June, either in a superseding indictment in the same Florida court or in a different federal judicial district.
now, I usually caution against putting faith in single-source reporting. I even wrote whole thing about it — but this reporting comes from the Independent, and the Independent was the only paper to correctly forecast the day Trump would be indicted, at a time when everyone else (including me) was insisting that an indictment couldn’t happen as soon as June 8th. so, who know the hell knows? maybe the Independent has an inside source on Jack Smith’s team. this time, I’m going to keep my fingers crossed.
meanwhile, late yesterday, this happened:
three new sealed entries, hmm.
there’s no way to know what this is all about, but it’s more proof that there’s ongoing activity in the documents case.
one thing we can be sure of, the sealed entries are not Jack Smith ordering ice cream and pony rides for Donald Trump and Walt Nauta.
the weekend weather forecast for the Bedminster golf motel is a 99% chance of ketchup tornadoes.
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