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  #2969240 16-Sep-2022 16:16
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Sound like Trump is worried about the counterfeit electors in the coup attempt.

And no, no one has ever put forward an "alternate electors / slates", except perhaps in an alternate reality.

From an interview in Ohio

Host: "They are attempting I think to indict people for plans to select alternative electors. Have you received a target letter Mr. President?"

Trump: no I haven't at all and frankly uh when you look at alternate slates that way that's been done for decades and decades many many years alternate slates are actually common.

I wasn't involved with alternate slates but I can tell you many people have been for many many years doing alternate slates."

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  #2969244 16-Sep-2022 16:20
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The NY Times - Judge Keeps Block on Inquiry Into Mar-a-Lago Files and Names Special Master

 

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WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Justice Department’s request to resume a key part of its inquiry into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of sensitive government records and appointed an outside arbiter to review thousands of documents seized last month from his Florida residence.

 

The judge, Aileen M. Cannon, declined to lift any part of an order she issued last week that barred the department from using the documents, including about 100 marked classified, in its investigation until the arbiter, known as a special master, had completed a review.

 

In her 10-page decision, Judge Cannon appointed a special master suggested by the Trump legal team and agreed upon by the government: Raymond J. Dearie, a semiretired judge from the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

 

Judge Dearie will now have the authority to sift through more than 11,000 records the F.B.I. carted away from Mr. Trump’s estate, Mar-a-Lago, on Aug. 8. 

 

The move was a blow to the Justice Department, almost certain to significantly delay its investigation* into whether the former president unlawfully retained national defense records or obstructed repeated attempts by federal officials to retrieve them.

 

 

* as probably intended - 11,000 documents could take months to sift through  😕

 

and:  BBC News - Raymond Dearie: Special master named to oversee Donald Trump Florida files  (no paywall)

 

 

 

 





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  #2969250 16-Sep-2022 16:37
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Florida governor, and possibly the next US president being a dick. Of course Texas governor also wanting to get in on "being a dick" action.

Ron DeSantis sends migrants to Martha's Vineyard

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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  #2969319 16-Sep-2022 20:24
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https://news.yahoo.com/save-america-pac-pays-attorney-021041381.html

 

Here's (at least) one lawyer that's wise to Trump's bs of not paying lawyers and won't do anything without being paid first.

 

If Trump loses I wonder if the lawyer has to pay it back? 😁


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  #2969324 16-Sep-2022 20:53
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A lawyer named Foonberg wrote a book about starting a law practice.

A rule: is known as “Foonberg’s Rule”: Cash up front.

“The client who can’t or won’t pay you cash at the beginning of the case is the same client who can’t or won’t pay you cash during the case and is the same client who can’t or won’t pay you cash at the end of the case,”

Perhaps I should send his book to Trump's lawyers.

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  #2969341 16-Sep-2022 22:03
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Rudy must be pretty unhappy, he did all that election fraud bs work for $0, basically. Of course, he'd still lick Trump's boots if he asked him to.


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  #2969344 16-Sep-2022 22:08
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quickymart:Rudy must be pretty unhappy, he did all that election fraud bs work for $0, basically. Of course, he'd still lick Trump's boots if he asked him to.

 

Rudy doesn't need to be asked. Just needs the opportunity!


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  #2969381 17-Sep-2022 08:39
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The Washington Post - The 5-Minute Fix: Trump investigations heat up

 

17 September  (highlights)

 


1. Trump successfully delays the investigation of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

 

This will delay the broader criminal investigation of what government documents Trump took to his clubhouse by months, potentially longer.

 

2. Could Trump be charged or could his allies go to jail over false election-fraud claims in Georgia?

 

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) ... thinks serious crimes could have been committed and that someone might go to jail as a result of her investigation. But it’s not clear when it will wrap up, or how much it will target Trump himself.

 

3. What is the Justice Department investigating in regard to Trump and Jan. 6?

 

Prosecutors seem to be consistently focusing on who set up slates of illegitimate electors in states that Trump lost - and then whether they tried to use them as a pretext for the Jan. 6 attack.

 

 

 





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  #2969383 17-Sep-2022 08:49
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Apparently Trump is required to pay for the special master's time or at least half. I can't see that ending well.

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  #2969389 17-Sep-2022 09:01
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gzt: Apparently Trump is required to pay for the special master's time or at least half. I can't see that ending well.


... for the special master. Hope he's used to doing pro bono work.

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  #2969410 17-Sep-2022 10:48
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I did read somewhere that Trump must actually be quite worried about his legal situation, given that he's paying this lawyer in actual money (not horses).


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  #2969453 17-Sep-2022 16:06
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gzt: Apparently Trump is required to pay for the special master's time or at least half. I can't see that ending well.


Never bite the hand that feeds you. Not because the feedings might stop, but that the next feeding could be poisoned.


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  #2969617 18-Sep-2022 09:27
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The Guardian: Is Truth Social another of Trump’s bungled businesses?

It takes a brave investor to go into business with Donald Trump.

The former president’s hotels and casinos have declared bankruptcy six times. Trump’s short-lived airline crashed. He paid out millions of dollars to settle multiple lawsuits for running an unlicensed “university” that the conservative National Review called a “massive scam”. And then there is the Trump Organization’s looming criminal trial for tax fraud.

For all that, a business built around Trump’s famed ability to rile up millions of people online must have seemed a good bet to those who poured money into backing the company behind his rival to Twitter, Truth Social.

Now that too has run into trouble as more than a billion dollars in investment has stalled amid shareholder hesitation and a federal investigation into whether Trump Media and Technology Group broke the law in its dealings with a company set up to provide the money.

As so often with the former president, it’s not immediately clear what is going on.

Trump launched Truth Social in February after he was thrown off of Twitter for inciting violence after he lost the presidential election. He previously ran a blog, From the Desk of Donald Trump, but it shut down after less than a month because almost no one was reading it.
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  #2969696 18-Sep-2022 12:18
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Another turn of the screw ...

 

The NY Times - Trump’s Former Accounting Firm Begins Turning Over Documents to Congress

 

17 September

 


WASHINGTON - Mazars USA, the longtime accounting firm for former President Donald J. Trump that cut ties with him and his family business this year, has begun turning over documents related to his financial dealings to Congress.

 

After a long legal fight, the House Oversight Committee has received a first trove of documents from the firm, which recently entered into a legal settlement agreeing to produce a range of financial documents from several years before Mr. Trump took office and during his early presidency. 

 

Mazars said in February it could no longer stand behind a decade of annual financial statements it had prepared for the Trump Organization. ...

 





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  #2969702 18-Sep-2022 12:25
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Is the January 6 commission going to get everything done before the end of the term? Of course the cowardly Republicans will just close it down if they take over the House (which looks likely), and then they've said they'll start their own investigation into...something...Hunter Biden, I think? Yes, because that's what all Americans are 100% occupied with at the moment 🙄


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