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Charlie Pierce: We Now Know What Jack Smith’s Case Against Trump Looks Like

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Charlie Pierce: We Now Know What Jack Smith’s Case Against Trump Looks Like
Charlie Pierce Esquire

Sometimes, within the blizzard of legal papers occasioned by the crimes and sedition of the former president*, you have to step back and filter all the filings and rulings and counter-filings to find the hidden significance of any single item. Over the weekend, special counsel Jack Smith filed what is officially titled a GOVERNMENT’S NOTICE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULE OF EVIDENCE 404(b). This boringly captioned document nonetheless gives us a very clear look at the outlines of what Smith seeks to prove when his case finally goes before the court in Washington. And, quite honestly, Smith is shooting the moon. He is going after both the duckboot and white-shoe elements of the attempted coup, and he’s obviously planning on pinning the whole thing on Fulton County (Ga) Inmate No. P01135809 and the upper echelons of his scurvy minions. Deep in the filing, we find this piquant passage concerning the attempted violent ratfcking of the effort to count votes in Michigan.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics