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  #2743592 13-Jul-2021 11:47
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🤣 Trump cuts off Rudy Giuliani, irked that he asked to be paid for his work. Meanwhile Rudy has started a crowdfunding page for his own legal defense, currently at US$10K, 0.2% of its $5M goal 😕

 

Rudy Crowdfunding

 

Trump has also reportedly asked his advisors if they "know any good lawyers". Ouch...


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  #2743600 13-Jul-2021 12:06
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arcon:

 

🤣 Trump cuts off Rudy Giuliani, irked that he asked to be paid for his work. Meanwhile Rudy has started a crowdfunding page for his own legal defense, currently at US$10K, 0.2% of its $5M goal 😕

 

Rudy Crowdfunding

 

Trump has also reportedly asked his advisors if they "know any good lawyers". Ouch...

 

 

 

 

Good lawyers are far more common than good lawyers who would work for Trump.


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  #2743603 13-Jul-2021 12:12
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sir1963:Good lawyers are far more common than good lawyers who would work for Trump.

 

Not in his circle!


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  #2743604 13-Jul-2021 12:16
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msukiwi:

 

sir1963:Good lawyers are far more common than good lawyers who would work for Trump.

 

Not in his circle!

 

 

 

 

I read somewhere that Trumps lawyers actually take their own lawyers along. They got sick of Trump changing what he said, and also being shafted on the bill.

 

Trump is the kind of guy that its cash up front, or you don't do business with him.


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  #2743662 13-Jul-2021 14:18
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NY Times: Trump organization strips Chief Financial Officer Weisselberg of roles after indictment

The removal of Allen Weisselberg from dozens of subsidiaries could signal a looming shake-up in former President Donald Trump’s family business.

A week after state prosecutors in Manhattan indicted Donald J. Trump’s family business and its chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg, the company began removing Mr. Weisselberg from every leadership position he held atop dozens of its subsidiaries, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The move could be a potential precursor to a wider shake-up at the former president’s company, the Trump Organization, as the reality of the indictment takes hold for Mr. Trump and his senior executives. While Mr. Weisselberg continues to work at the Trump Organization, and there is no indication that Mr. Trump wants to cut ties with him, the company might seek to move him into a lower-profile role.

The Trump Organization set the change in motion last week as it began to erase Mr. Weisselberg’s name from subsidiaries or corporate entities affiliated with him, the person with knowledge of the matter said, and public records on Monday reflected that he was no longer linked to at least 20 Trump companies incorporated in Florida. As the records are processed in other states in the coming days and weeks, the full scope of his removal will come into focus.

The decision to remove Mr. Weisselberg, who has faced mounting pressure from prosecutors to turn on Mr. Trump and cooperate with the investigation, represents the latest fallout from the criminal tax charges unveiled on July 1 against him and the Trump Organization.

The indictment outlined what prosecutors described as a 15-year scheme to pay Mr. Weisselberg and other employees through off-the-books perks and bonuses. That enabled Mr. Weisselberg to evade nearly $1 million in federal, state and local taxes, prosecutors said.
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  #2743677 13-Jul-2021 14:40
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Politico: Trump Organization faces potential business risk over indictments

Experts say that lenders could pull financing or demand loan repayment as legal charges swirl around the company.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s criminal charges against the Trump Organization don’t just create legal jeopardy for the former president’s company. They also could damage its business interests — regardless of whether or not a jury ultimately finds the company guilty.

Multiple experts on white-collar crime told POLITICO that it’s unclear how exactly Thursday’s legal developments will impact the company. But they agree that the charges — alleging conspiracy, grand larceny and tax crimes — could bring serious risk to the Trump Organization’s future.

“Depending on the charges, the mere fact of a criminal indictment could potentially devastate a business, even before trial,” said Murad Hussain, a partner in Arnold & Porter’s white-collar defense practice. “Beyond the adverse publicity, an indictment might trigger a lender’s rights to call outstanding loans, or give a government agency grounds to suspend a business license or the ability to participate in public programs. This isn’t always guaranteed to happen, but if it does, it’s an uphill battle to undo the damage.”

One of the biggest risks involves the company’s debt — and the Trump Organization’s debts are reportedly immense. A Forbes investigation published in October 2020 calculated that Trump owes his creditors at least $1 billion.

...The indictment could make it harder for the company to get loans in the future, according to former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade.

“Even if they are ultimately acquitted, they’re going to have to spend a lot of time and money on their defense,” she told POLITICO. “And if they are convicted it could mean substantial fines that could make them less able to repay loans.”
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  #2743778 13-Jul-2021 19:24
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The Washington Post - ‘This is really fantastical’: Federal judge in Michigan presses Trump-allied lawyers on 2020 election fraud claims in sanctions hearing

 

today

 


The latest effort to hold former president Donald Trump and his allies accountable for months of baseless claims about the 2020 election played out Monday in a Michigan courtroom, where a federal judge asked detailed and skeptical questions of several lawyers she is considering imposing sanctions against for filing a suit seeking to overturn the results.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Linda V. Parker said she would rule on a request to discipline the lawyers in coming weeks.

 

But over and over again during the more than five-hour hearing, she pointedly pressed the lawyers involved - including Trump allies Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood - to explain what steps they had taken to ensure their court filings in the case filed last year had been accurate.

 

She appeared astonished by many of their answers.

 

While their suit aimed to create a broad impression that the vote in Michigan had been troubled*, the affidavits filed to support those claims included obvious errors, speculation and basic misunderstandings of how elections are generally conducted in the state, Parker said. ...

 

 

 

 

*  In one of a series of lawsuits known as the “Kraken” cases - when Sidney Powell promised that her lawsuits would amount to releasing the mythical creature in Trump’s defense - the Michigan suit filed by the Trump allies argued that the election had been marred by widespread fraud.

 

 





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  #2743854 13-Jul-2021 22:42
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Surprised Rudy even got that much. Remember - in Trump's eyes - he's a bad guy.


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  #2744252 14-Jul-2021 20:03
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Banker convicted of bribery and conspiring with Manafort to land Trump admin. job

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Rachel Maddow reports on the outcome of the trial of banker Stephen Calk, who was convicted of bribery with millions of dollars in loans to Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with the expectation of receiving a position in the Trump administration.


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  #2744253 14-Jul-2021 20:10
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Well, in good news, the US mostly survived the 4 year stress test.


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  #2744462 15-Jul-2021 10:38
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If you're a lawyer, and you see Trump even from across a court, run away.

Not blaming porn star Stormy Daniels, but everyone except Trump, has been tainted by Trump's affair.

See wikipedia

USA, ABC news: Michael Avenatti, one-time foe of President Trump, sentenced to 30 months in prison for Nike extortion scheme

Avenatti once represented Stormy Daniels and regularly attacked Trump.


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  #2744962 16-Jul-2021 07:55
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Everyone should read this. It is not surprising, but it is pretty amazing. 

 

 





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  #2745253 16-Jul-2021 17:45
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And this:

 

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House

 

Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents.

 

[...]

 

They agreed a Trump White House would help secure Moscow’s strategic objectives, among them “social turmoil” in the US and a weakening of the American president’s negotiating position.

 

[...]

 

There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”.

 

[...]

 

A Trump win “will definitely lead to the destabilisation of the US’s sociopolitical system” and see hidden discontent burst into the open, it predicts.


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#2745532 17-Jul-2021 09:38
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neb: And this:

You missed the best bit..

There is also apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on the future president, collected – the document says – from Trump’s earlier “non-official visits to Russian Federation territory”. The paper refers to “certain events” that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow. Security council members are invited to find details in appendix five, at paragraph five, the document states.

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