HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Garland will not indict T...

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:47 AM

Garland will not indict Trump, and here's why...

If they indict him, he will not be a viable candidate in 2024. If they leave him as is, then he splits the republican party and DeSantis doesn't have a chance of winning. If the republicans take Trump out of the mix, then DeSantis becomes a strong contender and possibly unites the party and wins in 2024.

Just a theory, but plausible. Personally, I think they should lock Trump up and throw away the key and then the Dem's should crow about being the law and order party. Unfortunately, the red part of this country isn't all that bright and would probably be corralled by Fox news into voting against their best interests as usual.

29 replies, 2023 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 29 replies Author Time Post
Reply Garland will not indict Trump, and here's why... (Original post)
infullview Nov 17 OP
hlthe2b Nov 17 #1
3Hotdogs Nov 17 #16
malaise Nov 17 #2
JohnSJ Nov 17 #3
bucolic_frolic Nov 17 #4
MuseRider Nov 17 #5
newdayneeded Nov 17 #6
Demsrule86 Nov 17 #10
Emile Nov 17 #22
48656c6c6f20 Nov 17 #7
Beastly Boy Nov 17 #8
Demsrule86 Nov 17 #9
Tetrachloride Nov 17 #11
msfiddlestix Nov 17 #13
gab13by13 Nov 17 #12
Goodheart Nov 17 #14
marble falls Nov 17 #15
gab13by13 Nov 17 #17
3Hotdogs Nov 17 #19
Earth-shine Nov 17 #24
fightforfreedom Nov 17 #18
infullview Nov 17 #20
Genki Hikari Nov 17 #21
Zambero Nov 17 #23
LuckyCharms Nov 17 #25
Fiendish Thingy Nov 17 #26
Tommy Carcetti Nov 17 #27
treestar Nov 17 #28
jcgoldie Nov 17 #29

Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:50 AM

1. There is absolutely NOTHING in Garland's history and record to show such partisan motives

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:35 AM

16. Either way, we win. Who doesn't want to see Trump in orange? But

a loose Gropenfuhrer, ruining the Republican Party: SWEET !

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:52 AM

2. This post won't wear well

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:53 AM

3. If there is evidence, which there is, and witnesses, which there are, for multiple crimes, if the AG

refuses to indict, then he is not doing his job, and would need to be removed

There is nothing to indicate that is the case as of yet

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:56 AM

5. Nope.

That is not how this is supposed to work and no matter what you or anyone things of Garland there is no reason to think he would do this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:58 AM

6. I agree he won't indict trump,

but it would never be for partisan reasons. It's simply because of the risk of civil outbreak with MAGA running around with AR15s. I hope I'm wrong, but I think it'll never happen.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to newdayneeded (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:04 AM

10. No, not true...Garland isn't scared of the rightwing scum...he will base his decision on the

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:48 AM

22. Evidence like top secret documents?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 07:59 AM

7. Garland moves slow, but

 

I've seen nothing in his work or character that says he would base his decision off of pure politics. Feels like a bomb tossing post.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:00 AM

8. I see no reason why Garland is going to start playing politics all of a sudden.

He will go wherever the facts lead him, as he has done so far. He is no Bill Barr.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:01 AM

9. Garland is not political and will decide to convict based on evidence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:11 AM

11. The primary situation is military. Those nuclear documents

are the lead. Regardless of any other issue, the military / intelligence community is coming for Trump.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:31 AM

13. Interesting theory

I grew up in the military, but it seems to have radically changed since the 50's and 60's it seems.
.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:23 AM

12. I am as tough on Garland as anyone,

but one thing for sure, Garland is no Bill Barr, there isn't a partisan bone in his body.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:32 AM

14. Er, no.

Garland might not indict trump, but that won't be for the reasons you state. Garland seems quite apolitical to me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:32 AM

15. You're over thinking this stuff. It's not 3D chess, it's a criminal prosecution. Indicting him ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:35 AM

17. Something else,

I don't even know if Garland is a Democrat or a Republican, if I had to guess, I would guess he is a Republican.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gab13by13 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:39 AM

19. If I recall, he was nominated to the Supreme Court by Obama because he was a centrist Republican.

Obama figured he could get Garland past the Repukes in the senate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 09:28 AM

24. Garland was recommended to Obama by Orrin Hatch.

In early 2016, after Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) suggested then-President Barack Obama nominate Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. The Democratic president took the advice and sent Garland -- to borrow McConnell's phrasing, a "qualified, experienced, and mainstream nominee" -- to the Senate for consideration.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-acts-if-its-completely-forgotten-merrick-garlands-nomination-msna1147411

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:37 AM

18. No. Garland does not work that way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:39 AM

20. And I hope to god the majority of you that Garland will act is true

as I said this is just a theory - I hope I wrong, but we are living in unsteady times right now. A split republican party would certainly be a good thing heading into the next election cycle.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 08:44 AM

21. None of this has anything to do with why Garland can't indict anyone

 

He can't indict anyone--not a mafioso or a serial killer or even that local gangbanger caught selling drugs by the DEA.

Only grand juries can indict for federal crimes.

Maybe if people understood that, they'd stop expecting the impossible of someone like Garland.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 09:08 AM

23. If Trump is somehow not indicted, this will not be the reason

Say what you wish about Garland, but he has a history of being far more judicious than partisan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 09:36 AM

25. Consider this:

If Garland does not indict, he will have to explain his reasoning for not doing so.

With so much evidence right in front of the world's nose, what is he possibly going to say to support his lack of indictment?

How will he explain that tfg is above the law without telling the entire world not to believe their lying eyes?

My opinion: He will follow the law. Period. Politics will not be a consideration.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 10:20 AM

26. You're right Garland won't indict him...

But a grand jury will.

Garland’s team seek indictments from the GJ, and once the evidence is available, the GJ will grant the request.

Your political theory on withholding indictments is not supported by the facts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 10:21 AM

27. Whatever he does, Garland's not going to play politics.

He's not Bill Barr or any other of Trump's toadies.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 10:25 AM

28. Not sure he would not be a viable candidate

MAGATs will not care and will say it is persecution.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to infullview (Original post)

Thu Nov 17, 2022, 10:26 AM

29. I do not believe politics motivates Garland

If it did he would have indicted him prior to the midterms.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread