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    Default Was appointing a Special Counsel for Trump the right thing to do?

    The right won't be appeased. Should Garland have taken the responsibility himself?

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    Probably the smart play from Garland's perspective.
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    ROFL.. at least you are asking the right question,, very good

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    It does not change much. Garland is still overseeing it. But Smith can focus directly on those specific crimes that Trump did.

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    It is an old school approach, preTrump era, when appointing a third party meant an outside nonpartisan review. Theoretically, it still does, but it is not applicable today, if it were possible and Garland appointed Mother Theresa special council the right would immediately portray her as biased and the effort totally political, hell they even said the same thing when Trump’s own hand pick assistant AG appointed Mueller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    The right won't be appeased. Should Garland have taken the responsibility himself?
    On the stolen top secret documents I kinda think so… bite the Bulleit and indict him. It’s not a questionable case.

    The insurrection case is questionable, it’s a harder case. On a judgement call the SP is reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    On the stolen top secret documents I kinda think so… bite the Bulleit and indict him. It’s not a questionable case.

    The insurrection case is questionable, it’s a harder case. On a judgement call the SP is reasonable.
    Trump clearly committed sedition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Trump clearly committed sedition.
    I think so, but from the facts I know now, because of the free, speech, implications, I think it’s a judgment call.
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    to eliminate doubts about the politics, yes, it was a good move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    The right won't be appeased. Should Garland have taken the responsibility himself?
    I doubt Garland thought they would, or cared much either way. He made the decision based on what he thought best for the integrity of the investigation. Garland is as apolitical as Barr was and still is political.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    The right won't be appeased. Should Garland have taken the responsibility himself?
    Yes, appointing the Special Counsel was the right thing to do.

    Yes, the right won't be appeased. Fuck them.

    Garland has the responsibility no matter what. He will accept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    I think so, but from the facts I know now, because of the free, speech, implications, I think it’s a judgment call.
    How does free speech have anything to do with the fact Trump organized the coup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    I doubt Garland thought they would, or cared much either way. He made the decision based on what he thought best for the integrity of the investigation. Garland is as apolitical as Barr was and still is political.
    Garland is not political.Hhe is not expounding about anything, unlike Barr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    How does free speech have anything to do with the fact Trump organized the coup?
    Part of the evidence that he was involved in the planning is his public speech
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    Part of the evidence that he was involved in the planning is his public speech
    Free speech is irrelevant.

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