Over at Ace HQ, Ace is writing about it too. With a question at the end that we should all ponder.
McCabe’s Plea to Avoid Prosecution? Denied.
—Ace of Spades
I think they do realize that their recent policy of zealously prosecuting the Commoners while permitting the Gentry to merely retire with their full pensions intact was beginning to spur the Commoners into considering a revolution.
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official.McCabe — the former deputy and acting director of the FBI — appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but the department rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.
McCabe has already previewed his defense: It’s the Orange Man Bad defense. He’ll claim it wasn’t his self-dealing and leaking and lying that spurred this prosecution, but the Bad Orange Man. He claims he was only fired for his (very brave and very principled) “refusal to pledge allegiance to a single man.”
They’ll all be running this defense — and it will almost certainly work if they’re tried in liberal areas.
I don’t believe anyone has ever authorized a change of venue based on the fact of very high partisan bias. So liberal politicos will always be tried in liberal areas, and they’ll almost always be acquitted by Susan McDougal-style juries.
And here’s a good question: If our leftwing alleged fellow citizens will no longer do their duty as jurors and render verdicts in cases based on the facts rather than on tribal loyalties, do we really have a country any longer?