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Trump's legal troubles

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    I only hope these lawyers can do their work and don't get "obstructions" because of our terrible weak law structure. The "corrupt lawyers" of Trump's side will always find "loopholes" in our convoluted laws, so he may still get of the "hook" as he did for many years.
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    Lonely bird, congratulations for one of the most insightful observations I have seen on this forum for:

    "He can certainly whip up the Trump/Republican base to cause insurrection. Somehow I doubt that will happen because if he does he will go down in history more ignominiously........."

    As more details come to light Trump's plan to become a dictator show the importance of identifying Trump's role and punishing him and accomplices. Ted Cruz's public display of radical oratorical rantings reveal how certain he was of a successful coup and how deserving he was of a prominent position. P

    Paying $20000 and $10000 a month to the girls of the organising entity for the 06 rally is going to start nailing the top of the coup's coffin.

    Lindsey Graham doth protest too much will tie him securely to the coup.

    Matt Gaetz is placing too much faith on Trump's nazi future.

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    Will warrants be sworn out for Trump when he's no longer immune to the laws he's broken? I'd like to see him in an orange jumpsuit.
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    I posted a blog about 4 years ago about some of Trump's legal problems in an article titled "Donald Trump, slum lord".

    As it turns out, his legal problems will really "come home to roost" in he near future.

    All the more reason why Donald Trump is demanding that he's legally entitled to keep his lifetime access to classified documents. He's going to need the income from selling them to Russia, China, North Korea, etc to pay his legal bills from the massive lawsuits that are waiting for him starting Jan 20th, 2021.

    Trump might not understand what in those classified docs, but he knows they are worth $10s of millions to foreign governments. And just like Pardons, its a never ending supple of free money that doesn't cost him anything nor any work, and best of all, the buyers come to him with offers. CIA might as well send the information directly to Putin.

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    And this country still calls itself number one in the world? Yes in"stupidity". Even the transfer of the "nuclear codes" did not take place, which normally is done at the inauguration, which Trump will not attend. Sorry people the "laws" here or "transfer of "power" should be in an "procedure manual" and be made an "law" with penalties if not adhered to.

    Sorry this country is like an "lame duck", it just quacks and hobbles all over the place without any direction.

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    George T. Conway III posted a lengthy, but thoughtful, letter about Trump's legal troubles in yesterday's Washington Post. Here's a few highlights:

    From the earliest days of his administration, it became painfully apparent that in all matters — including affairs of state — Trump’s personal well-being took top priority. Four years and two impeachments later, he has managed to avoid the full consequences of his conduct.

    But now that run of legal good fortune may end. Trump departed the White House a possible — many would say probable, provable — criminal, one who has left a sordid trail of potential and actual misconduct that remains to be fully investigated.

    President Biden himself should stay out of it, and rightly seems intent on doing so. His Justice Department, however, can’t and shouldn’t. Previous presidents and previous prosecutors gave former presidents a break for their misdeeds: President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard M. Nixon; independent counsel Robert W. Ray (Kenneth W. Starr’s successor) reached a plea deal with President Bill Clinton on Clinton’s last day in office.

    Trump deserves no such grace.

    Even before he incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Trump had amassed an impressive slate of potential criminal acts — from before his presidency and during. His life amounts to a virtual issue-spotting exercise for any student studying criminal law.



    Pre-presidential conduct: Campaign finance laws

    Pre-presidential conduct: Bank, insurance and tax fraud

    Clinton and Nixon were relieved of criminal liability, but at least they paid a price — and admitted some fault.

    Trump has done neither.

    Even before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Trump engaged in what was quite possibly criminal conduct in attempting to overturn his electoral defeat. With his recorded attempt to bully Georgia’s secretary of state into trying to “find 11,780 votes,” just enough for Trump to win the state, he may well have crossed the line. So, too, weeks before, he pressured a Georgia elections investigator into trying to “find the fraud” that didn’t exist.

    The failed putsch that prompted Trump’s most recent impeachment likewise presents Trump with potential criminal peril.

    No doubt that was a major consideration in appointing a federal judge of utmost integrity — in the eyes of Democrats and Republicans — to serve as attorney general. To help ensure fairness and the perception of fairness, Merrick Garland should invoke the Justice Department regulations designed to deal with politically charged investigations: the rules providing for appointment of a special counsel. Those require the appointment of outsiders to investigate, and, just as important, require the preparation of reports that explain what an investigation found and did not find. That’s critical here because the main point of proceeding with an investigation is to vindicate publicly the rule of law.

    But here’s the rub: With Trump, there’s so much to investigate criminally that one special counsel can’t do it all.

    Three or four special counsels are needed. Under the regulations, each would be accountable to the attorney general.

    If that feels like overkill, hark back to the reason it’s required.

    The laundry list of potential crimes is the product of the brazenness of Trump’s behavior over decades. Trump’s modus operandi has been to do whatever he considers necessary in the moment and thinks he can get away with. It worked for far too long. Trump has managed to avoid serious legal repercussions — not just during his four years as president, but throughout his life.

    Trump’s presidency has ended. So, too, must his ability to dodge the consequences.