The Electric Kool-Aid Trump Indictment
Special prosecutor Jack Smith's January 6th case is a surreal mix of conventional law and authoritarian lunacy
The United States of America v. Donald J. Trump may be the trippiest read since Cat’s Cradle, and not in a good way.
Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment is a case within a case, a prosecutorial enchilada filled with things for people of all political persuasions to hate. The outside is a shell of a conventional conspiracy prosecution, and these parts are genuinely damaging for Donald Trump. Inside, it’s a deranged authoritarian fantasy, at times reading more like a 45-page Louise Mensch tweet than an indictment.