Trump’s lucky Merrick Garland is the one deciding whether to indict him

B. Jay Cooper
4 min readSep 1, 2022

Donald J. Trump doesn’t know exactly how lucky he is that Attorney General Merrick Garland will make the ultimate decision on whether the former president is indicted.

Garland by various measurements done when he was nominated to the Supreme Court by then-President Obama was a moderate. At best, or worst depending on your view, he was moderate-to-liberal. His record as a judge, the clerks he hired and other measurements used make him a solid moderate. Yes, he was nominated by the liberal Obama but it’s not…

B. Jay Cooper

Former deputy White House press secretary (Reagan and Bush 41) and former head of communications at Republican Natl Committee. My blog: