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  #3198329 21-Feb-2024 13:18
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kingdragonfly: NPR: Trump faces some half a billion dollars in legal penalties. How will he pay them?

Former President Donald Trump owes legal penalties totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in two civil cases recently decided in New York, raising questions about how he'll pay the staggering amount.

The short answer is that Trump, whose political persona is tied to his career as a wealthy businessman, will either pay himself or have other entities post bond on his behalf.

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The judge approved the continued oversight by an independent monitor, a former federal judge who basically has veto power over many Trump Organization actions, and required the Trump Organization to hire a new compliance officer.

He also temporarily banned Trump and his two eldest sons from leading their own businesses or applying for financing from any institution that does business in New York.

That "obviously limits the universe of potential financers for things like the bond, but also for additional financing for any of the Trump ventures," Wheaton explained.
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I would be shocked if the donation drive towards his most braindead worshipers to cover these debts hasn't been in full swing for the last year.





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  #3198339 21-Feb-2024 13:57
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kingdragonfly: That "obviously limits the universe of potential financers for things like the bond, but also for additional financing for any of the Trump ventures," Wheaton explained.

 

 

I'm sure Sberbank would be more than happy to lend him the money.

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  #3198361 21-Feb-2024 14:21
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SaltyNZ:  I would be shocked if the donation drive towards his most braindead worshipers to cover these debts hasn't been in full swing for the last year.

 



 

The Columbian -  The more Trump gets in trouble, the more money his fans donate

 

14 Feb 2024

 


Of all the unusual aspects of the Donald Trump phenomenon, the one I find the most perplexing is the zeal with which his supporters continue to send him money.

 

Federal campaign finance reports, released last week for the second half of 2023, show that they’re often working-class or retired folks who engage in what amounts to a near-daily Trump tithing, often in $5 or $10 increments. ...

 

These appeals really work, even as they become more untethered from reality. Trump’s various PACs and committees raised nearly $200 million last year, with earlier estimates that 80 percent of it came from people giving less than $200 at a time.

 

The problem is that huge amounts of Trump’s campaign accounts are being spent on legal fees (nearly 50 different law firms got paid), as well as ludicrous expenditures like an $18,000-per-month retainer for Melania Trump’s clothing stylist. ...

 

Given how much of it is funneled into Trump’s lifestyle and lawyers who don’t seem to know what they’re doing, it’s plain we’ve long since departed the realm of politics.

 

It’s a mass confidence game.

 





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  #3198379 21-Feb-2024 14:55
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AlterNet - Trump’s longtime 'spell' on New York 'has finally worn off': former mayor 

 

18 Feb 2024

 

New York's ex-mayor, Bill de Blasio, recounts the five decades that it took for Trump to face consequences for his actions:

 

 

The pattern became clear to so many of us: Trump believed that the laws of New York simply didn’t apply to him. He has treated our city like his personal playground. It is no surprise that he would later boast, as a presidential candidate, that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it.

 

And for far too long, the authorities never proved him wrong.

 

And so, throughout the 1990s and into the current century, the pattern continued. Trump exaggerated his assets. James’ investigation concluded that he had cheated his business partners. He walked away from contractual obligations. He created an entire university based on fraudulently preying on low-income students seeking a better life. And nothing happened to him that would actually change his behavior.

 

Until now.

 

 





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  #3198563 21-Feb-2024 21:24
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Journeyman:

 

The gold sneakers are limited to 1000 and they've all sold out. At $400 each he's going to have to sell a lot more than sneakers and the other assorted crap on his website 😂 Selling some property is a tantalising prospect.

 

 

https://plus.thebulwark.com/p/trump-sneakers-are-the-perfect-con

 

Indeed!


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  #3198569 21-Feb-2024 21:51
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The gall of this idiot: Trump compares his legal troubles to the persecution of Alexei Navalny | Donald Trump | The Guardian

 

 

Donald Trump has used an interview with Fox News to compare his own legal troubles to the persecution of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who died in prison last week.

 

“He was a very brave guy because he went back. He could have stayed away, and frankly, probably would have been a lot better off staying away and talking from outside of the country.”

 

Trump added: “It’s happening in our country, too. We are turning into a communist country in many ways. I have eight or nine trials all because of the fact that ... I’m in politics.”

 





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  #3198576 21-Feb-2024 22:54
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Donald Trump 2016:

NPR: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump remarked at a campaign stop at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. "It's, like, incredible."

Maybe true but he would still be prosecuted for it and in all likelihood jailed for it.

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  #3198663 22-Feb-2024 10:58
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AC\DC?

 

Nope, just AC!





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  #3198722 22-Feb-2024 12:24
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https://plus.thebulwark.com/p/stick-around-nikki >> I hope Nikki sticks around too, especially since she's getting under Trump's skin and he hates it 🙂


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  #3198723 22-Feb-2024 12:27
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quickymart:

 

https://plus.thebulwark.com/p/stick-around-nikki >> I hope Nikki sticks around too, especially since she's getting under Trump's skin and he hates it 🙂

 

 

 

 

I don't know; didn't she say last week that she would pardon Trump if he was convicted? That makes her as bad as the rest, if outwardly less insane.

 

 

 

EDIT to add: "As bad as the rest" because this is effectively the same as saying the President has unlimited immunity to do crimes.

 

All you have to do is make sure your crimes ensure that if anyone succeeds you, they are an ally, and you will be pardoned. If you commit a bunch of crimes and don't succeed in making sure your successor is an ally then you're literal dead meat anyway because you've already destroyed any fig leaf over the dictatorship. If your successor is an enemy then their first crime will be to get rid of you.

 

EDIT to EDIT to correct "emeny" to "enemy".





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  #3198745 22-Feb-2024 13:13
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By those criteria Trump is a big success. Haley has the position required to win Republican voters.

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  #3198770 22-Feb-2024 14:12
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SaltyNZ:

I don't know; didn't she say last week that she would pardon Trump if he was convicted?

 

 

"Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” while looking for a bigger stick” - Joseph Stalin.

 

 

(Stalin didn't say that, but it's been attributed to so many different people I thought I'd add him to the list).

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  #3198796 22-Feb-2024 15:36
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neb: "Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” while looking for a bigger stick” - Joseph Stalin. (Stalin didn't say that, but it's been attributed to so many different people I thought I'd add him to the list).

 

Stalin didn't think up pithy aphorisms. He just executed people.

 

 





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  #3198797 22-Feb-2024 15:52
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Rikkitic:

Stalin didn't think up pithy aphorisms. He just executed people.

 

 

He had a few notable quotes, although a lot of the more Stalinesque things ascribed to him he never actually said, the tragedy vs.statistic one being one famous example, which is why I added one more to the list of things he didn't say. But stuff like "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance" and the one about education being a weapon were his.

 

 

Or at least someone wrote them for him and he made them his.

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  #3198806 22-Feb-2024 16:42
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The Washington Post - Trump lawyers seek delay in enforcement of $350 million fraud judgment

 

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NEW YORK - Donald Trump’s attorneys Wednesday requested a month-long delay in enforcement of a civil fraud judgment of more than $350 million against the former president, saying they had concerns with a proposal drafted by the state attorney general’s office.

 

 

Surprise!   🤫

 

Donald is too important to pay a fine. And he didn't do anything wrong. And he's the victim of a witch hunt. And it's not fair. And ...





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