And while we are on the DOJ, Joel triggered the “fact checkers” with these stories
Joel pointed out that the 1870 statute that the DOJ’s Jack Smith used to charge President Trump includes the possibility of the death penalty. This caused the fact checkers at AFP and Reuters to swing into high gear, query the DOJ, and then come back with “THE DOJ IS NOT SEEKING THE PENALTY.” We naturally updated our stories – because that was news! – but it certainly makes one question the defensive posture. Joel noted that America will be happy to know the DOJ does not intend to pursue the death penalty against Trump!