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Trump’s Week Was So BAD that CNN Panel Debates Which Part Was the Worst
One wonders if it is even possible to count the number of attorneys that must be working for Trump right now. He has so many different legal cases going on in so many different jurisdictions, it is really hard to imagine who keeps track of it all, other than Trump’s accountants.
By sheer number alone one might think that Trump would get a positive ruling this week, but nope, he got blanked, which led to a discussion between Wolf Blitzer and analysts Gloria Borger (Political) and Jeffery Toobin (Legal) as to which part of which case hurt Trump the most
Wolf asked Borger:
“What do you make of this draft executive order instructing the Defense Secretary to actually go out and seize voting machines?”
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Borger didn’t have much trouble:
“Well, it is more evidence about what the state of mind was inside that White House. It is more evidence pointing to the fact that people were interested in promoting a coup.
“When you look at what happened this week, Wolf, take a look at the committee. Winning that really important case in the Supreme Court. Getting the 700 packages of documents. I’m told there’s possibly more to come from archives. This is a committee trying to reconstruct what happened the day before January 6, for those 187 minutes on January 6 before Donald Trump acted and the aftermath of January 6.”
Blitzer then went to Toobin for the pure legal analysis:
“A lot of legal problems for the former president. Let’s discuss this horrible week for the former president, Jeffrey. Which poses the biggest threat to Trump?”
Toobin couldn’t come up with one:
“Georgia and New York both. We talked about time pressures on Congress, but it is worth pointing out that in both Georgia and New York there are not particular time pressures. James will be there and the new district attorney in Manhattan, they are both — they have years to conduct this investigation and proceeding methodically. Donald Trump is the target clearly of both. James is with the new district attorney Bragg in Manhattan, a criminal case. The Georgia case is a criminal case. And they are both serious and ramping up.”
Well, Toobin is right about timing with respect to the statute of limitations, but from a purely political view, indicting Trump toward the end of 2023 (Or even after the 2022 elections) is going to get the MAGAs howling about political arrests, even if the evidence is on an audiotape.
But with respect to which part of Trump’s week was the worst? Probably the part about being awake through any of it.
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