Merrick Garland, Jamie Gorelick, and the truth
“Crises of institutional integrity are beyond partisanship. They cannot be fixed by elections.”
Biden may indeed be a placeholder.
Garland has been a nightmare. I feel like the nation is sleepwalking into Hell.
If I did not have trouble falling asleep before reading this, I do now. I wondered way so many investigations never materialized with the obvious evidence seemingly right there. Thank you for the deeper unsettling perspective.
So glad you put all of this research you've done on Jamie Gorelick into this essay, Sarah. It's a thorough diagnosis that helps to understand why the 21st century has hurt so much. I'm sharing this with friends and family who like me, are wondering why they have to mobilize and "vote harder" again in 2024.
My eldest son was born in 1986 in Greenwich Ct. And in his baby book , along with his newborn photos and hospital bracelet, I included the other big Greenwich news of the day: Resident and "Famed attorney" Roy Cohn died the same day my son was born. (That way my son could look back and see what else was going on that day.)
Cohn's obit in the Tuesday Aug 5th Greenwich Times reads: (because I have it handy) "With only a few friends and relatives in attendance...(Cohn) was buried yesterday in a private service at an undisclosed location..." (He died) age 59 "of cardiac arrest, with dementia and infections associated with a virus that doctors believe causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome." which prompted horror from my Mom, not because Cohn had AIDS, but because even to unsophisticated hard working farmer Republicans like my parents - Cohn was known as an amoral crook.
"Why are you putting THAT MAN'S obituary in Zack's baby book?"
Because one evil guy has died and a good guy's been born, is what I told her.
"It's a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club. And by the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe..." Spoken decades ago by Mr. Carlin. My question is, is Jack Smith playing the mafia state game as well?
Phenomenal work. Thank you ,Dr. K. 🙏🏼
The splashy news about Trump and his "legal woes" - as if the serious crimes he's been charged with are nothing more than a nuisance - are meant as cathartic theatrics to anesthetize us, dope us up on contrivances.
The thing is, then judges can set aside jury verdicts and appeals can be argued through the federal circuit - with a *lot* of rubber-stamped, barely mediocre stuffed shirts - up to a Supreme Court up to it's eyeballs in corruption, complicit with the criminal leadership infesting our institutions, these court theatrics are also 8ntended to set precedent and codify the crimes of a dictator. Trump won't last, and they're scrambling to prop him up again so they can cement their places and shield themselves from accountability.
The way you describe her coverups is the same way the illegal Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams operated until I outed them. Then DHS just legalized the same teams under CBP OPR with the same investigators. They fill DHS OIG & CBP OPR, oversight agencies, with CBP & Border Patrol agents as investigators which is why few are ever held accountable.
We are being slow walked into a Trump led dictatorship😕
Garland’s slow walking process has always mystified me! Thanks Sara for the enlightening post!
In his book, “Powershift”, Alvin Toffler argues that all Power is backed by violence, and the law is just sublimated violence.
I discharged from the U.S. Air Force in the fall of 1984. Shortly thereafter I met a girl and we married in the summer of 1985. I married well above my station. My new father-in-law was a big name in my new home state’s Legal community. His daughter, my new partner, also worked, first in the law firm where her father was a Partner, then for the County Prosecutor, eventually winding up in Superior Court as Court Clerk. I was there when he, my father-in-law, was appointed to the state’s Supreme Court, and a year later when he had to run for the seat against a former state Governor. He later became Chief Justice. It was strange and enlightening being an Outsider. I still believe he, and a few of the younger attorneys I met were good people. There are always exceptions. But, I witnessed the “Power”, or, I should say the abuse of power, Toffler describes.
But the profession, well, Mafia describes it perfectly. I know there’s some quote about power corrupting that would fit here.
Ah yes, the optics of "justice". These grifting sell-outs think we're all a bunch of moronic rubes. Just makes ya sick. Always was one big club. Same as it ever was, only the depravity and the stakes are so much higher now while the middle class's incomes are continually widdling away.
The biggest problem is how do we get the TRUTH out. Are there any leaders business or political that care enough to acknowledge this attack on our COUNTRY? Who are the champions of democracy, can you put names to anyone.
I had hope in ‘68. We know how that ended. Perhaps an economic and social version of the French resistance to the Vichy fascists? Wait, that’s you, Sarah!
I’ve missed you Sarah. It’s great to have you back
“They can only begin to be remedied when the rot is revealed”.
Sarah, thank for continuing to dedicate your life to being a “rot revealer”. The obvious long term roadblock is the rot is at all the highest levels of the following (DOJ, congressional leadership, Supreme Court, POTUS (current and just former), Mass Media, Software CEOs, FBI, CIA, etc). One of my small contributions is to forward your articles to my friends and family in hopes they provide them a clearer view though all the BS being force fed by mass media. But in the meantime I’m prepping for my New Years Eve 2023... thanks to Mr Placeholder...
“Say, say, 2000-24, party over
Oops, out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999”
These are scary times with some very bad people doing awful things feels like the 1930s . Info is power keep giving us as much as you feel we need . Thank you as always for your writing. Feels like our democracy is in trouble certainly under attack. Autocracy on the march everywhere.
Sad that this history is no longer shocking. Pay no attention to the man and women behind the curtain. “The only way to win is not to play.”