Monday night, we got the first reports that something might be happening in Florida—a grand jury was meeting there on a matter related to Trump and the documents. That wasn’t the big news everyone was geared up for, with most of the media on Trump indictment watch in Washington, D.C. But by Tuesday morning, members of the media were hightailing it to the federal courthouse in Miami in search of the proceedings. There are two other courthouses in the district, notably one in the West Palm Beach division where Mar-a-Lago is located, that have space designated for a grand jury.
"Today, Wednesday, June 7, is the anniversary date for Civil Discourse. We’re one today! Wouldn’t it be great if today was The Day? "
~ Here's hoping it a happy birthday for all of us!
Who better than a former prosecutor to analyze the crumbs of information falling from the plates of the DOJ, the courts and multiple reporters with their multiple sources and constructing most plausible explanations for what appears to be happening. We are the anxious public who want to know yesterday what is happening today in the halls of justice. We seem to have a voracious appetite for this justice, after being used and abused as vassals by an elected official who should have behaved as a public servant rather than an emperor. Why this particular official above all others? Because he slithered his way to the pinnacle of our political and governmental system, while behaving childishly, boorishly, proudly and shamelessly, flaunting his power over others as well as his power to scandalize and outrage the public. We desperately want and need to know that the right will prevail.
Happy Anniversary! I do hope Jack Smith marks the day in some significant way. I expect him to make it rain indictments at some point.
Keith Olbermann pointed out in today's podcast that Trump committed stochastic terrorism again, urging his followers to "fight" before or if he gets indicted. Somebody really ought to put a stop to that. I think Trump's camp already knows it's coming.
In terms of timing, I'd like to see Smith's cases rule the month of June to keep us busy until Fani Willis goes RICO on Trump's entire cabal of traitors and losers in July. This has been a long time coming, and it will take many months to go through the system, but Indictments are real acknowledgment that crimes were committed and !o amount of spin can erase that.
I was glad to see Mark Meadows finally surface. He used to be my Representative, the snake in the grass. I wondered when he ran to ground whether or not he would be turning(or ratting)tfg out in exchange for a sentence a lot cushier than what he was most likely facing. The fact that he wasn’t charged with being registered to vote in three different states told me a lot. So now all we have to do is hang around and wait for something to happen somewhere. That Florida may be yet another venue adds another layer to the Trump cake. There are so many now. Who would have thunk it? With trump it’s always got to be bigger and better so here we find ourselves; guessing, guessing, guessing.
Thank you Joyce for your detailed analysis of the days events and possible further events this week in Palm Beach County. Since I am a Palm Beach County resident, I don't think I will head downtown West Palm Beach anytime soon! KARMA is coming to TFG! Can't wait. Happy Anniversary Civil Discourse. Peace
I’m growing weary of the dribs & drabs that are being reported in these matters. For the love of God, when are they bringing out the power washer of indictments?! (Not soon enough!)
Mark Meadows wasn’t really a “public” servant. That’s a quaint phase that should be retired. These politicians are servants to their money sources.
Happy Anniversary, everyone! Thank you, Joyce, for sharing your wisdom & empowering all of us to research & prepare ourselves to participate in the election season. I’m so blessed that you are doing this. You calm me. Have a great day today!
This is illuminating and an insight to a remarkable Institution of Justice. I hope that Meadow’s testimony covers the complicit roles of the GOP congress.
It says a lot about a person who will tell the truth only when legally obligated, and not because it's a morally correct thing to do. He must not care much about this country, unless, of course, he is legally obligated to.
What a dirt bag.
Thank you for the explanation of venue. I always wondered how that works. And Happy Birthday! This is a wonderful, informative newsletter. And we get chickens :D
In both Guam and Hawai'i the first birthday is the day of greatest celebration for the baby's families.
Sincere congratulations to you Joyce.
And Professor Heather Cox Richardson for introducing us.
Happy anniversary! Civil Discourse is so important and informative in this fragile democracy. You are my hero!
Happy Birthday to Civil Discourse with Joyce. I'm really grateful to Joyce for her detailed explanations and the chickens.
The former guy's birthday is coming up. Sometime between today, June 7, and his birthday on June 14 would be a fabulous time to indict him, send him up to DC for arraignment, and lock him up. He should not be given bond. He continues to be a terrible danger to our country with his rants on his failing social media network and at his rallies. He is continuing to incite his far right wing militias to "fight back". This alarms me. I'm concerned about the security after sitting at home frozen in terror watching January 6 unfold. There seem to be very few leaks from DOJ and the Biden administration. I'm trusting there is a plan to implement immediately should the far right attempt another violent incident. I know I worry quite a bit, as do many of us who follow Joyce. Thank you again.
Happy Anniversary Civil Discourse! I'm very happy that I found you, and eagerly read you when you post. Thanks for helping us understand the ins and outs of the law.
Remarkable piece of work, a stunner. What a contribution to democracy. It’s birthday cake for the soul. 🎉