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  #3201006 28-Feb-2024 18:44
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The Guardian -  Star witness for Trump defendants in Georgia fails to give damning testimony

 

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Lawyers for Donald Trump’s co-defendants charged in Georgia over efforts to overturn the 2020 election were unable on Tuesday to get their star witness to repeat in court what he had previously alleged about the Fulton county district attorney’s affair, as they seek to have her thrown off the case.

 

I was speculating and I never witnessed anything. It was speculation,” Terrence Bradley said about text messages he sent to one of the defense lawyers in January that alleged the district attorney Fani Willis and her deputy Nathan Wade were romantically involved earlier than they had claimed.

 

Bradley’s inability to confirm anything about the affair meant there was no new evidence introduced at the hearing in Fulton county superior court as the presiding judge, Scott McAfee, weighs whether there was a conflict of interest requiring Willis’s disqualification.

 



Another Trump BS "delay" defense shot down  😐

 

 

 

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  #3201009 28-Feb-2024 19:03
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The relationship does not actually have any bearing on case against Trump.

 

Prosecution will either have ducks in a row for their case to win in front of judge and jury or they won't. They have to present appropriate evidence and witnesses.

 

Indeed if a lessor Prosecutor was employed due to a relationship it hurts the case against Trump and makes it easier for Trump to defend and win.

 

Somewhere around the start of this I did hear an item that a number of other Prosecutors were further up the selection list having more experience etc.
However probably due to not wanting to live under witness protection etc they declined.


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  #3201121 28-Feb-2024 22:12
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Forbes: Trump’s leadership Political Action Committee, PAC. Likely committed felony, bipartisan ethics group says

An investigation by the bipartisan Wisconsin Ethics Commission determined the Save America committee, state Representative Janel Brandtjen (Republican) and Adam Steen circumvented campaign donation limits by moving at least $40,000 to Steen, who was endorsed by Trump as a challenger to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Republican), according to records released Friday.

Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws limit donations by PACs for state assembly representatives to $1,000, while local party offices can receive up to $6,000, depending on the county’s population

Steen and his campaign aides allegedly ordered donors to give money to local party offices, who would then give the funds to Steen’s campaign or his vendors, according to the commission.

Save America donated $5,000 each to the Republican parties in Chippewa, Florence and Langlade counties before those funds were given to “Friends of Adam Steen,” the commission claims.

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission recommended local district attorneys investigate and pursue the unspecified felony charges. If the district attorneys don’t file charges or begin an investigation within 60 days, the Wisconsin Ethics Commission can refer its request to Attorney General Josh Kaul, according to the commission.
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  #3201236 29-Feb-2024 07:22
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It will be difficult to tie such orders directly to Trump but even so, if it ties his money machine up in criminal charges then so much the better. The top dogs will happily squeal to save their own skins just like all the other ones so far, and more will come out.





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  #3201295 29-Feb-2024 09:44
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The NY Times - Trump Says He Might Have to Sell Properties to Pay $454 Million Penalty

 

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Donald J. Trump offered a New York appeals court on Wednesday a bond of only $100 million to pause the more than $450 million judgment he faces in his civil fraud case, saying that he might need to sell some of his properties unless he gets relief.

 

It was a stunning acknowledgment that Mr. Trump, who is racing the clock to either secure a bond from a company or produce the full amount himself, lacks the resources to do so. 

 

Without a bond, the New York attorney general’s office, which brought the fraud case, could seek to collect from Mr. Trump at any moment.

 

In a filing with the appeals court, Mr. Trump’s lawyers also asked to delay a wide range of other punishments that the trial judge in the fraud case, Arthur F. Engoron, levied in a decision this month. They include a prohibition on obtaining a loan from a New York bank for three years and a ban on running a company in the state during that same period.

 

One appellate court judge was hearing the request from Mr. Trump on Wednesday afternoon and was expected to issue a decision by the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

Trump’s lawyers disclosed that he would be unable to secure a bond for the full $454 million, raising the prospect that he might soon default on the judgment if the appeals court denies his request. 

 

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  #3201306 29-Feb-2024 10:05
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Trump’s lawyers disclosed that he would be unable to secure a bond for the full $454 million, raising the prospect that he might soon default on the judgment if the appeals court denies his request. 

 

Watch this space!   😦

 

 

 

 

But he bragged during his trials that he had plenty of cash on hand. Surely ... surely he didn't lie about that, did he?





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  #3201434 29-Feb-2024 10:52
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The plot thickens ...

 

The Washington Post -  Judge won’t delay Trump financial penalty but lets sons temporarily remain atop company

 

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NEW YORK - A New York judge [Associate Justice Anil C. Singh] on Wednesday rejected a request from former president Donald Trump to delay enforcement of a judgment totaling at least $450 million while he appeals that order, but did allow his adult sons to remain in leadership positions atop the Trump Organization for the time being. ...

 

The moves on Wednesday came only from Singh, and they could be altered or undone in the coming weeks.

 

A full panel is expected to review the case and issue a decision on March 18.

 

 

 

 

Delay, delay, delay ...   🙄

 

 

 

 





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  #3201439 29-Feb-2024 11:03
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SaltyNZ:   But he bragged during his trials that he had plenty of cash on hand. Surely ... surely he didn't lie about that, did he?

 

 





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  #3201465 29-Feb-2024 11:22
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Delay, delay, delay ...   🙄

 

 

 

 

Oh, this is the opposite of a delay - it means everyone can start going after their money right now. He's still free to appeal - they'll just have to pay him back (with no interest) in the unlikely event he wins. In the meantime the court-appointed monitor who is now effectively running the company is not going to put up any roadblocks for EJC or NY to start forcing the sale of property or whatever it takes to get the cash. Note - the ban on taking loans was stayed but, at this point, who is going to loan Trump $500M knowing they have a 100% chance of losing it?





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  #3201466 29-Feb-2024 11:26
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Breaking - NY Times headline:

 

Unlocked link here

 



EDIT :  This will cause an 8-week delay (at least) to the subversion trial.

 

 





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  #3201518 29-Feb-2024 11:36
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On the Internet, nobody knows you're a Trump attorney

CNN: Key figure in fake electors plot concealed damning posts on secret Twitter account from investigators

Kenneth Chesebro, the right-wing attorney who helped devise the Trump campaign’s fake electors plot in 2020, concealed a secret Twitter account from Michigan prosecutors, hiding dozens of damning posts that undercut his statements to investigators about his role in the election subversion scheme, a CNN KFile investigation has found.

Chesebro denied using Twitter, now known as the platform X, or having any “alternate IDs” when directly asked by Michigan investigators last year during his cooperation session, according to recordings of his interview obtained by CNN.

But CNN linked Chesebro to the secret account based on numerous matching details — including biographical information regarding his work, family, travels and investments. The anonymous account, BadgerPundit, also showed a keen interest in the Electoral College process and lined up with Chesebro’s private activities at the time.

The Twitter posts reveal that even before the 2020 election, and then just two days after polls closed, Chesebro promoted a far more aggressive election subversion strategy than he later let on in his Michigan interview.
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  #3201519 29-Feb-2024 11:39
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And yet these guys are still walking free. 

 

"Justice delayed is justice denied"





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  #3201587 29-Feb-2024 14:11
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Judge Orders Trump Removed From Illinois Primary Ballots - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

 

A state judge in Illinois ruled Wednesday that former President Donald J. Trump had engaged in insurrection and was ineligible to appear on the state’s primary ballot.

 

The decision by Judge Tracie R. Porter of the State Circuit Court in Cook County was stayed until Friday. Judge Porter, a Democrat, said the State Board of Elections had erred in rejecting an attempt to remove Mr. Trump and said the board “shall remove Donald J. Trump from the ballot for the General Primary Election on March 19, 2024, or cause any votes cast for him to be suppressed.”

 

Early voting in the Illinois primary is already underway. Because Judge Porter stayed her order, Mr. Trump can remain on the ballot at least until Friday, giving him a chance to appeal the order.

 





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Supreme Court to Hear Trump’s Immunity Claim, With Arguments Set for April - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald J. Trump is immune from prosecution on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election, further delaying his criminal trial as it considers the matter.

 

The justices scheduled arguments for the week of April 22 and said proceedings in the trial court would remain frozen, handing at least an interim victory to Mr. Trump. His litigation strategy in all of the criminal prosecutions against him has consisted, in large part, of trying to slow things down.

 

The Supreme Court’s response to Mr. Trump put the justices in the unusual position of deciding another aspect of the former president’s fate: whether and how quickly Mr. Trump could go to trial. That, in turn, could affect his election prospects and, should he be re-elected, his ability to scuttle the prosecution.

 

The timing of the argument was a sort of compromise. Jack Smith, the special counsel overseeing the federal prosecutions of Mr. Trump, had asked the court to move more quickly, requesting that the justices hear the case in March.

 

Mr. Trump, by contrast, had asked the court to proceed at its usual deliberate pace and to consider the case only after he asked the full appeals court to review the decision of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 





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Judge Orders Trump Removed From Illinois Primary Ballots - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

 

Do that actually mean anything though or is it just posturing?

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