For John, BLUF: Sure, I am convinced Mr Paul Manafort (as was the key witness against him) guilty of financial shenanigans, but I also wonder if the culture at DOJ is more about justice or more about counting Coup? Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is a Tinker to Evers to Chance kind of thing, starting with a blog post by Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, that starts with:
From PJ Media, by Mr Roger L Simon, 17 August 2018.
Here is an interesting paragraph from Mr Simon, talking about the Democrats, and those who run with them:
This, of course, comes from the very people who themselves were colluding with the Russians only minutes ago, but that is the nature of groupthink. A healthy amount of self-delusion is necessary. The party line is ever moving. Don't panic. Just stay with the nomenklatura. They're always right. (If you don't think we have our own nomenklatura, you're not paying attention.)In his blog post Professor Reynolds then links to a Power Line post on seven news agencies asking for the names and addresses of the jokers in the Paul Manafort case.
Yes, I can see some legitimate news gathering purpose in interviewing the jourers after the trial. However, I can also see some Rep Maxine Waters inspired public harassment of the jurors if the don't return the "right" verdict. That would be a major injustice to the jurors, and it would damage our justice system.
As Professor Reynolds says in his post:
Once I would have thought this paranoid, but I’ve learned that this is how they operate.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff