Special Counsel Jack Smith has been on the job for a little over a month. And, quite clearly, he rolled up his sleeves and got right to work when he took over the investigation into Donald Trump, the 1/6 insurrection, election interference, etc. And, as with the partial Georgia grand jury report (see above), there is a trail of clues that is tantalizing, but that points to information currently not available for public viewing.
Prior to yesterday, it was already known that Smith was locked in legal battles with all manner of Trump insiders, largely with an eye toward compelling testimony, or the surrender of evidence, or both. The subjects of those suits include former Mike Pence chief counsel Greg Jacob and chief of staff Marc Short, former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone, former Trump deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin, and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA).
And yesterday, CNN revealed that they've managed to dig up at least eight other court cases that Smith and his team have filed, and that are currently under seal. CNN and other media outlets are pushing for details and documents to be released, as with the Georgia grand jury report, but there's been no real movement on that front thus far.
There's not much else for us to say, since so little is known about the eight newly revealed cases. However, if we were up against someone who had brought more than a dozen legal actions in a month (far, far ahead of the pace of Robert Mueller), we certainly wouldn't be sleeping well at night. (Z)