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  #3201658 29-Feb-2024 16:11
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3rd State Judge removes his "right" to ballot today, as per prior posts. Question is, will this stick at Federal level.

 

Not sure if this from NY times is appropriate, but is interesting reading state by state comments.

Tracking State Efforts to Remove Trump From the 2024 Ballot - The New York Times (nytimes.com)


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  #3201667 29-Feb-2024 16:29
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TeaLeaf:

 

3rd State Judge removes his "right" to ballot today, as per prior posts. Question is, will this stick at Federal level.

 

Not sure if this from NY times is appropriate, but is interesting reading state by state comments.

Tracking State Efforts to Remove Trump From the 2024 Ballot - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

 

Seems to me that, because SCOTUS has delayed ruling on this 14th Amendment crucial point, a bunch more states could now move to block Trump from the ballot. And if enough do that, it could force SCOTUS to address the issue earlier than they'd planned.





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  #3201691 29-Feb-2024 16:54
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geekIT:

 

a bunch more states could now move to block Trump from the ballot. And if enough do that, it could force SCOTUS to address the issue earlier than they'd planned.

 

 

Yes good point. and I did wonder if this could become a domino effect.

 

Who benefits from SCOTUS drawing out case to the point it wont even be decided before the election is over?  



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  #3201752 29-Feb-2024 19:13
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TeaLeaf:

 

geekIT:

 

a bunch more states could now move to block Trump from the ballot. And if enough do that, it could force SCOTUS to address the issue earlier than they'd planned.

 

 

Yes good point. and I did wonder if this could become a domino effect.

 

Who benefits from SCOTUS drawing out case to the point it wont even be decided before the election is over?  


 

 

 

 

The Trumpian judges on SCOTUS. They can draw it out to the point where it literally doesn't matter, then find he shouldn't have been on the ballot in the first place. They made the "right" decision, but they also didn't stand in Trump's way. Win-win!





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  #3201755 29-Feb-2024 19:21
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The NY Times - In Taking Up Trump’s Immunity Claim, The Supreme Court Bolstered His Delay Strategy

 

today

 


By scheduling a hearing for late April on the former president’s assertion that he cannot be prosecuted for his actions in office, the justices increased the chances that he will not face trial by Election Day.

 

The Supreme Court that former President Donald J. Trump helped to shape tossed him a legal lifeline on Wednesday night, making a choice that substantially aided his efforts to delay his federal trial on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election.

 

By deciding to take up Mr. Trump’s claim that presidents enjoy almost total immunity from prosecution for any official action while in office - a legal theory rejected by two lower courts and one that few experts think has any basis in the Constitution - the justices bought the former president at least several months before a trial on the election interference charges can start. ...

 

With each delay, the odds increase that voters will not get a chance to hear the evidence that Mr. Trump sought to subvert the last election before they decide whether to back him in the current one.

 

 

... and there is no guarantee that the trial could be completed by Election Day.   😟





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  #3201792 29-Feb-2024 20:39
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This is a mean video! Ouch!

Trump Lashes Out After Failing To Post Bond

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  #3201795 29-Feb-2024 20:54
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Scottish Author Sir Walter Scott: "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"

or in MAGA speak: "Shiiiiiiiiiiit, y'all all cattywampus when y'all start fibbin’ and foolin’"

Trump co-defendant is in big trouble after recent damning discovery

Talking Feds with Harry Litman

An exclusive CNN report revealed that Kenneth Chesebro, one of Trump's former lawyers, had a secret twitter account in which he concealed his identity and posted about the fake electors plot — an account he hid from investigators.


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  #3201877 1-Mar-2024 08:26
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The US supreme court announced on Wednesday evening that it will consider Trump’s claim of presidential immunity after an appeals court ruled against him, creating a delay that will either push the DC criminal trial over Trump’s attempts to overturn his 2020 election loss late into the 2024 presidential election – or derail the case entirely.

 

The court had the option of rejecting Trump’s appeal without hearing the arguments. Instead, it set oral arguments for the week of 22 April. That means even if the justices come to a speedy decision – say, in early May – the trial would be pushed off until mid-summer at the earliest. That might not be enough time to actually hold the trial before the election, and plays right into Trump’s explicit legal strategy of trying to delay his criminal trials.

 

The court will consider whether, and to what extent, “a former president enjoys presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office”.

 

Lower-court judges have unanimously ruled against Trump, writing withering opinions of his arguments; legal observers widely expect that the US supreme court, which has a six to three conservative majority, will agree.

 

The issue is the timeline.

 

The DC trial is on hold until the justices issue a ruling – and as the Guardian’s Hugo Lowell wrote on Wednesday, the best estimate of the trial date will come “by adding 87 days to the date of the supreme court’s final decision”.

 

By those calculations, even if the court issues a rapid decision in early May, the case may not be ready for trial until August.

 





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  #3201920 1-Mar-2024 10:27
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Good thing Trump has his own company that does nothing but handle his legal troubles.

Otherwise he'd lose track of all the cases he's losing.

CNN: Trump pays $392k in legal fees to New York Times after failed lawsuit over disclosure of his tax documents

Donald Trump has paid $392,000 to The New York Times to cover the legal costs from his failed lawsuit against the newspaper and its journalists over a 2018 investigation into his finances that included confidential tax records, a spokesman for the Times told CNN on Monday.

Trump was ordered to pay the money in January, more than eight months after Judge Robert R. Reed granted the Times’ motion to dismiss the case against it and its journalists, concluding the journalists’ conduct was protected by the New York Constitution.

Among the claims that Trump brought against the Times was the accusation that the journalists were liable for “tortious interference”
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The reporting series, authored by David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner, went on to win the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting.
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  #3201930 1-Mar-2024 10:43
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I just want him gone. I am so over Trump. He is a proven liar, cheat, fraudster. Just put him in jail and throw away the key. The world really needs to move beyond him. I am so tired of all the time-wasting manoeuvrings and shenanigans. I am infinitely weary of his endless whining. I don't care if it is unfair. He is a bad faith actor if there ever was one. Just please shut him up and be done with it.

 

 





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  #3201961 1-Mar-2024 11:59
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CREW * - Trump’s mounting court fines make him an even bigger threat to national security

 

February 29, 2024

 


After multiple losses against E. Jean Carroll and New York Attorney General Letitia James, Donald Trump is facing judgements that could end up costing him upwards of $600 million.

 

But these rulings are more than a financial headache for Trump, they are an unprecedented opportunity to buy influence with a leading presidential candidate and a sitting president should he be re-elected. 

 

Trump came into office in 2017 carrying huge amounts of debt and at least two years of eight-figure losses while overseeing a struggling international business empire. ...

 

Trump left the presidency with at least $1.1 billion dollars in debt tied to the COVID-weakened commercial real estate market, the vast majority of which would come due in a hypothetical second term in office. ...

 

But the recent judgment in New York may change things – and may make it a whole lot harder to find a bank to loan him money. 

 

In order to appeal, which his lawyers say he plans to do, he must put the full amount of the verdict in escrow or secure a bond – which makes him a massive target for corruption.

 

As Forbes explains:

 

The New York judgment barred him from borrowing from any financial institution 'chartered by or registered with' the state. But a friendly fellow billionaire, a bank that doesn’t do business in New York or even a foreign entity could all do the trick, especially if they’re hoping to curry favor with the former - and potentially future - president.

 

 

*  CREW = Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington





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  #3202075 1-Mar-2024 14:51
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Aside from sneakers there is some funny stuff going on with Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) planned merger with the former president's Trump Media & Technology Group Corp (TMTG)

 

Action by two former Apprentices that setup DWAC.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-architect-trumps-social-media-220143012.html

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They pair said they obtained their TMTG stock for helping launch the company.

 

They allege that Trump's TMTG authorized a potential hike in its equity capital from 120 million shares to 1 billion shares to enrich Trump and dilute their 8.6% stake to less than 1%. They called it a "last-minute stock grab" by the former president at a time when he is facing soaring legal bills.
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I don't quite understand it but its similar to how Zuckerberg diluted the shares of his partners while benefitting himself and major new investors.
So partners would end up with tiny $ share of company.

 

Now this all seems crazy no one would invest.
Guess its kinda like NFT, and Coin territory where value is what the other guy will pay, not inherent on a P&L statement.

Well in the collapse of his Casinos it was his investors that took the big hits and Trump seemed to walk away.
Spray and Walk Away.


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  #3202157 1-Mar-2024 17:23
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Ah, the fulfilling loving relationship between Trump and Melania makes me feel so warm and fuzzy ;)

Daily Mail: Melania Trump went to war with Ivanka over her office and constantly had lawyers in the White House to discuss her prenup, new book reveals

Melania Trump spent her four years in the White House in an epic internal battle with her step-daughter Ivanka, met repeatedly with her lawyers about her pre and post-nups, and used her clothing - including that jacket - to speak for her.

The Slovenian-born first lady spent her time in the role 'bucking expectations,' notes Katie Rogers in her forthcoming book 'American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden.'

She was rarely seen in public, gave few interviews and even her signature initiative 'Be Best' left people wondering exactly what it meant (and hoped to accomplish).

And, as Donald Trump runs for a second term, she has refused to campaign with him, leading to speculation she could be a first lady from Palm Beach if he wins the 2024 election.
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'Melania had been adamant that wrenching children away from their parents was wrong,' Rogers writes.

Melania decided to visit a shelter for herself, but she undermined her own trip with her curious clothing choice: a $39 jacket from Zara with a divisive message: 'I really don't care. Do U?'
explanation for the jacket would be that Melania was speaking directly to the media.'
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But much of Melania's time as first lady was holding 'meetings with teams of lawyers to examine her assets and attend to matters associated with her pre- and postnuptial agreements with her husband,' Grisham told Rogers for her American Woman book.

Melania had re-negotiated her prenup with Donald after he won the presidency, Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan revealed in her biography of Melania called 'The Art of Her Deal.'
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  #3202177 1-Mar-2024 17:53
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And on the subject of women who hate Trump.

In 2023, a jury found Trump liable for defamation and sexual abuse against Carroll and awarded her $5 million in damages. Because Trump can't STFU, on January 2024, a jury found Trump liable for defamation against Carroll regarding his remarks after the first verdict, and awarded her an additional $83.3 million in damages.

The Guardian: E Jean Carroll says Trump has no legal basis to delay paying $83.3m judgment

On Thursday, Carroll’s legal team argued that Trump had no legal basis for requesting a delay in his payment to Carroll. Her legal team also alleged that Trump had not provided additional information on how or when Carroll would be paid.

“The reasoning Trump offers in seeking this extraordinary relief boils down to nothing more than ‘trust me’. He doesn’t offer any information about his finances or the nature and location of his assets. He doesn’t specify what percentage of his assets are liquid or explain how Carroll might go about collecting,” reads the 36-page opposition document.

“He simply asks the Court to ‘trust me’ and offers, in a case with an $83.3 million judgment against him, the court filing equivalent of a paper napkin; signed by the least trustworthy of borrowers,” the document continues.

The latest opposition is in response to a motion filed by Trump’s legal team to delay his payment to Carroll.
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  #3202272 2-Mar-2024 08:57
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Have you ever watched a video where the camera looks into the eyes of a deer? You know there's intelligence in there, but there's vacuous, hyperactive, skittish underpinnings. That's how I see Trump's New York lawyer's eye, Habba.

“I don’t think I’d be on TV or sitting here if I didn’t look the way I look. I think I caught attention.

“I’m very honest about that and I don’t mind. I’m not a feminist, I believe in strong women but I want my door opened [for me].”

She continued: “Somebody said to me ‘Alina, would you rather be smart or pretty?’ and I said ‘Oh easy, pretty… I can fake being smart’."

Anyhow the video below a good summary of Trump not being as rich as he says.

Plus to appeal he'll need a bond, in the full amount. No bondman will take on Trump as a client, so Trump will have to sell/mortgage something substantial like a building or golf course. If he doesn't pay the bond willingly, New York will take it forcefully this month.

If he was financially smart, he's sell a golf course, as these are notoriously low profit. Of course, he'll be humiliated: "Trump sells golf course to pay bond on New York fraud case"


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