Paper Fail

Nobody asked but …

One of the oldest lawyer dodges is to hit somebody with a massive demand for a document dump.  It is obfuscation!  POTUS opened his mouth and inserted foot about voter fraud some time ago.  When asked to put up or shut up, the response was to appoint a commission to bury the inquiry (at taxpayer expense), then the commission made an onerous data request (which locally would cause 50-fold taxpayer expense).  The commission knew that most states would not, probably could not, comply with the demand.  Therefore, they have a perfect set of excuses for all the politicos involved — others failed to cooperate.

— Kilgore Forelle