The investigation started in Reagan’s second term. By the end of GHW’s first term, the special prosecutor was issuing indictments, which Poppy cut off with pardons on his way to retirement.
Good interview here on @cafedotcom between @PreetBharara and @CarolLeonnig which seems to lean towards recent DOJ movement on Trump being a result of the Jan. 6 lighting a fire under them rather than a longstanding effort 1/ https://t.co/s9GFE5kDWs— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 28, 2022
I’m not sure how much of this information we the public are entitled to. And now, as those questions indicate, we have to be reassured DOJ can actually do the job, that Trump hasn’t overwhelmed them:
This from @AWeissmann_ identifies the key Qs.👇— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) July 30, 2022
- How many prosecutors are assigned to investigation of Trump’s actions? How many AUSAs, agents, analysts?
- Since when?
- What's the scope apart from attack on Capitol and false electors? (Georgia?)
I suppose this is still “pressure” on Garland, but it’s starting to resemble Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition bringing out the comfy chair to force a confession.
.@ryanjreilly on concerns about DOJ resources as the Jan 6 investigation expands: "It's sort of like the conveyer belt in I Love Lucy... if you keep these cases coming in, [the system] is going to get overwhelmed." pic.twitter.com/QZRtdYMUp6— Yasmin Vossoughian Reports (@YasminMSNBC) July 29, 2022