Not counting the Jan. 6th Committee which can’t issue indictments but is still of major importance as an investigative body, Trump is facing three investigations which could result in legal charges being brought against him:
- Merrick Garland’s DOJ investigation into the mishandling of top-secret government documents
- Fani T. Willis, Fulton County, Ga. DA’s investigation into election tampering
- New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigative probe into the Trump Organization
There is yet another investigation that may be underway that the public is not aware of, and that I think Trump ,if he’s not totally delusional, ought to be very, very worried about. You know what this could be from my illustration. Of course that Washington Post edition was preceded by one of the most historic Washington Post front pages ever with this article:
Here’s how I put my thought about this in a tweet before I decided to expand on my speculation and write this diary.
Newspapers like The Washington Post and The New York Times have some of the best investigative reporters in the world. Some are veterans and some are eager young dogged reporters like these two were 50 years ago:
These are the first paragraphs of story above:
One of the five men arrested early Saturday in the attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters is the salaried security coordinator for President Nixon’s reelection committee.
The suspect, former CIA employee James W. McCord Jr., 53, also holds a separate contract to provide security services to the Republican National Committee, GOP national chairman Bob Dole said yesterday.
Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, head of the Committee for the Re-Election of the President, said yesterday McCord was employed to help install that committee’s own security system.
My hunch is that if journalists are investigating some yet to be revealed crime committed by Trump, or new damning evidence for which “they have the receipts”* proving crimes already in the news, there won’t be an article like this one alerting the Trump legal team that these hound dogs are on the scent and closing in on him.
I’ll go out on a limb here and add another speculation just for bragging rights if it happens. We all know that Rachel Maddow just stepped down from hosting her show five nights a week to only do a show on Mondays “to work on other projects.” She had a large staff of investigative journalists working on her show. She may still have them working for her.
What if one of the so called “other projects” involves tracking down leads that came to her about Trump that could lead to his ultimate downfall. She said she wanted to focus on podcasts and a film directed by Ben Stiller. No matter what she’s said these project are they could be a diversionary smoke screen.
If this was true I have no doubt that MSNBC would provide her with all the resources she needed. Who knows whether or not Rashida Jones, the current president of MSNBC who succeeded Phil Griffin, is playing the role the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee played with Woodward and Bernstein.
If there is an investigation by a newspaper or a television network, I only hope that one of these is fruitful.
Maybe this is all wishful thinking on my part, As the saying goes…
chose your ending.
Take the poll and let us know how likely you think it is that one of these days Trump will be hoist by the petard of the news he calls fake whenever it reports a truth he doesn’t like.
* I don’t recall the saying “they have the receipts” or “I” or “we” have them being used so frequently in the news, or even at all, until the Jan. 6 Committee hearings.