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The Curious Case of Mar-A-Lago and the Memo: A Timeline of Intrigue, Injustice, & malfeasence.
In the annals of American jurisprudence, few cases have garnered as much attention, speculation, and controversy as the ongoing investigation into documents found at President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate. The case has become a political Rorschach test, revealing more about the observers than the observed. But as we peel back the layers of this intricate onion, a timeline emerges that raises more questions than it answers.
The Mar-A-Lago Raid and the Memo
On August 9, 2022, federal agents descended upon Mar-A-Lago, the palatial residence of former President Trump. The raid set the stage for what would become a legal and political maelstrom. Fast forward to November 4, 2022, when a document known as the "Mar-A-Lago Model Prosecution Memo" first appeared, authored by Norm Eisen of Just Security. Curiously, the memo was shelved until after Trump announced his run for the presidency on November 16, 2022. A day later, the memo was splashed across media outlets.
The Special Counsel Appointment
Three days post-announcement, on November 20, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Special Counsel Jack Smith to oversee the criminal matters related to the case. The timing is, to put it mildly, intriguing.
The Memo's Anatomy
The Mar-A-Lago Model Prosecution Memo is a hefty 174-page document. It outlines the federal case against the documents found at Mar-A-Lago, divided into several parts, including an executive summary, relevant federal offenses, and potential defenses. One section even delves into FBI misconduct—a curious inclusion.
The NYU Connection
Norm Eisen co-authored the memo with Ryan Goodman, a law professor at New York University. This is noteworthy because Just Security is funded through NYU Law, which recently exceeded its fundraising goal by raking in more than $540 million. One wonders why an institution flush with cash needs taxpayer dollars for grants. And how are these funds being allocated?
The Left-Leaning Landscape
NYU Law is also home to other organizations like the Brennan Center for Justice, known for its left-leaning publications. The question arises: How much influence do individuals like Norm Eisen wield over these indictment cases?
The Unanswered Questions
As we move forward in the timeline, Just Security released a second edition of the memo on June 2, 2023. Six days later, Trump was indicted on charges eerily similar to those outlined in the memo. Is Special Counsel Jack Smith merely a puppet, with the strings pulled by Norm Eisen and NYU Law?
The Constitutional Quandary
Amidst this whirlpool of speculation and maneuvering, one fact remains sacrosanct: President Trump and other defendants have the Constitutional Right to a Fair Trial. This is a hurdle that the architects of this legal labyrinth have yet to consider seriously.
The Final Word
As Norm Eisen recently tweeted, "There's so much going on—but don't take your eye off the MAL docs trial." One can't help but wonder if this entire saga is less a pursuit of justice and more a scripted drama, with the ending yet to be written.
In the end, the timeline speaks volumes, but what it's saying is open to interpretation. One thing is certain: this case will continue to captivate and polarize the nation, as we all watch to see if life imitates art—or in this case, a very detailed memo.
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