The J6 Committee’s unfounded criminal referrals would go to Jack Smith, the special counsel named to take charge of the politicized investigations into Trump but who has consistently avoided appearing in public since his appointment. He reminds movie buffs of the “George Kaplan” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Cold War thriller North by Northwest, in which a U.S. intelligence agency created a non-existent decoy to divert attention from its real double agent.
The phenomenal Julie Kelly of the American Greatness website exposed how the Attorney General pretended to turn over the Trump investigation to a special counsel to shift attention from the Democratic hacks who are really running it. Merrick Garland’s announcement that Jack Smith was taking over the investigation was a public relations stunt, designed to pretend that there would be independent oversight of the investigation of the leading Republican candidate for president. In the absence of meaningful supervision, the DOJ served subpoenas on officials in all seven battleground states where Trump supporters properly questioned the election results.
CNN reports that 20 prosecutors within the DOJ have been assigned to investigate January 6. That’s a larger team of prosecutors than is used for real crimes, and if the mysterious Jack Smith is really in charge, then he is not reining them in. It is impossible to miss the fact that Democrats on Capitol Hill are using the DOJ as their club to intimidate Republicans, even as those Democrats sit in the minority.
Thankfully, the Republican Congress is not obligated to take this beating indefinitely. They can employ the power of the purse to punish the DOJ’s abuse of taxpayer funding anytime they choose to. The only question is whether those Republicans will have the backbone to do what they are constitutionally-empowered to do or if they will revel in their own distress in order to generate more fundraising campaigns. As grassroots Americans, we have to see through both the charade of the J6 committee and the charade of majority Republicans pretending to be helpless victims. Our nation is hungry for real answers, and for the champions who will boldly proclaim them. Will any Members of Congress rise to the challenge?