Donald Trump is scared shitless right now. he has every fucking reason to be
indictment season heats up
things are not looking good right now for the once-indicted twice-impeached popular-vote-losing insurrection-leading serial-sexual-predating casino-bankrupting hush-money-paying real-estate-scamming classified-war-plan-thieving weather-map-defacing tax-cheating charity-defrauding money-laundering fluorescent tangerine fuckface holed up in his shitty vermin-infested Florida golf motel.
allow me to explain.
yesterday morning, Donald Trump’s dime-store lawyers were seen entering DOJ headquarters.
why is this bad news for Donald?
because they were there to beg Jack Smith not to indict their client.
how do we know this? because a meeting between prosecutors and their target’s legal team is generally the one of the last things that happens before indictments are handed down.
let me turn to an expert who can explain this much better than I can: Renato Mariotti, former federal prosecutor, current practicing lawyer and, with Asha Rangappa, co-host of the It’s Complicated podcast.
here’s Mariotti on the June 2 episode of the podcast, explaining:
“it is very commonplace — in fact, it is, I would say, expected — that before a defendent is charged by a prosecutor, the prosecutor usually lets the defense attorney know. defense attorneys usually come in and they make what’s called a ‘pitch’ to some sort of group of supervisors in that office, to basically try to convince them that actually they’re making a big mistake, and that their guy doesn’t deserve to be charged and that there are all these things they’re missing, and so on and so forth.”
“most of the time, these pitches are, ‘my client’s a fantastic person, Donald Trump has got a great charitable foundation, he’s a great father, he’s very old, he’s going to die in prison,’ all of these things — and it doesn’t persuade them. that’s usually how these go. but you have to go through the motions and take your shot.”
so, that’s what happened yestereday morning. Donald Trump’s lawyers went through the motions, and took their shot.
and how did the meeting go, Donald?
oh dear. enjoy prison, my dude.
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