By Harold Meyerson in The American Prospect
So the January 6th Committee subpoenas Donald Trump...
The committee concluded today’s hearing by voting to subpoena the former president, thereby upsetting both Trump (who surely will refuse to appear) and Attorney General Merrick Garland, who now must decide whether to prosecute Trump for blowing off the subpoena. Worse yet, Garland must decide before the next Congress, which has a 69 percent chance of being Republican according to FiveThirtyEight, convenes in January and abolishes the committee, rendering the subpoena moot.
To descend into the crassly political (that’s in my job description), should Garland decide to prosecute before the midterms, he might drive more Trump fanatics to the polls. Then again, he might drive more Trump critics to the polls, too.
Poor Merrick. If only the state of American democracy didn’t depend on his executing the law.
Read Harold's full run-down of the Jan 6 committee here:
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