How the DOJ ensured Matt Gaetz is going down


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The DOJ has now obtained full cooperation from three of Matt Gaetz’s alleged co-conspirators, thus ensuring a nearly 100% chance of conviction when they indict him and put him on trial. Even as folks out there have been yelling “what’s taking so long” or “it’ll never happen,” the DOJ has clearly been doing its job – successfully.

When Joel Greenberg flipped on everyone, it meant Gaetz was going down for sure. But if the DOJ had indicted Gaetz at that point, with just Greenberg’s cooperation, its case would have depended on a trial jury believing the testimony of a confessed child sex trafficker.

Instead the DOJ did what it always does with these kinds of cases. It waited to indict the big fish (Gaetz) until after it had used Greenberg’s cooperation to successfully pressure two other witnesses into also cooperating: Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend and right wing pundit Joe Ellicott. Now the DOJ gets to have all three witnesses testify at Gaetz’s trial. That’s how the DOJ wins for sure.

In spite of the hysteria out there about how we’re always doomed unless something happens by this time tomorrow, there was never any reason for the DOJ to rush the Gaetz case and risk reducing the odds of conviction in the process.

The fact that Gaetz has been on the loose all this time, and nothing bad has happened as a result, is proof that there was no reason for the DOJ to risk rushing things. It’s surely been surveilling Gaetz, and would have picked him up if he had attempted any new crimes.

In fact there’s still no rush. The case against Matt Gaetz now appears complete, and the ex-girlfriend’s testimony suggests the grand jury is now in the indictment stage, which would mean the whole thing is very near the finish line. But it’s less important when Gaetz is indicted, and more important that he clearly is being indicted – and with the kind of case that’ll win.

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