This evening Donald Trump publicly posted a letter that his attorneys have sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, seeking an emergency meeting to discuss the supposed injustices involved in DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith’s classified documents probe. Trump’s lawyers also got the Wall Street Journal to publish an article tonight stating that Trump will likely be indicted soon, while spinning it as supposedly being good for Trump because he’ll be able to fundraise off it.
In other words, Trump’s attorneys now fully expect him to be indicted in the classified documents probe at any moment. They’re using the newspaper article to try to put a positive spin on it, and they’re using the DOJ letter to try to convince Trump that they’re doing something. But in reality they’re not doing anything, because there’s nothing they can do.
Garland’s office told the media this evening that he won’t be taking any such meeting, stating that this is Jack Smith’s case. That’s no surprise. Garland appointed Smith to indict Trump as he saw fit, and now Garland is indeed letting Smith run the show.
So how soon will the DOJ indict Donald Trump? Trump’s attorneys wouldn’t know the precise date unless Smith has informed them of it. But Trump’s attorneys do have a front row seat for this case, and their behavior suggests they expect Trump to be indicted in perhaps as little as a week. Stay tuned. We’re getting to the good part.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report