that guy in AZ Wrote:How long? In some respects forever as long as there is a Trump cult, excuse me, Republican Party. Perhaps he will get nailed on tax issues. I would also like to see a R.I.C.O. action against his organization.
Mafia boss John Gotti, who was nicknamed the “Teflon Don” after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. Moments after his sentence was read in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, hundreds of Gotti’s supporters stormed the building and overturned and smashed cars before being forced back by police reinforcements.
On April 2, 1992, John Gotti was found guilty on all counts and on June 23 was sentenced to multiple life terms without the possibility of parole. While still imprisoned, Gotti died of throat cancer on June 10, 2002.
Trump has been involved in over 3500 suits in his long and unsavory career.
Sometime he wins.
Sometimes he loses.
He is the only president in the history of the United States that was impeached twice. Despite his obvious guilty, he was not convicted either time.
During his presidential campaign, the "Access Hollywood" tape was released, and many people believed his campaign was doomed.
By an amazing coincidence, a day later, information that had been stolen from the Clinton campaign was released by Wikileaks, who conveniently did not reveal the fact that Russia helped him get the information.
When the election was held, he lost BIGLY (by 3,000,000 votes) but managed to get sworn into office because he managed to eke out enough electoral college votes to get in.
In 2020, he lost even more BIGLY (by 7,000,000 votes) , but Joe Biden got EXACTLY the same number of electoral college votes that Trump did in 2016, and all of us sighed in relief - until January 6.
The Trump campaign filed 60 lawsuits challenging the results of the election, and lost 59 of them.
For some reason, Trump himself, and nearly 50% Republican voters, still think that Trump won.
Arizona has already had 2 audits of the ballots, and concluded that Joe Biden DEFINITELY won Arizona.
Karen Fann, the senate president, was still not convinced, so she hired a firm that had NO prior experience in conducting audits to conduct ANOTHER audit. In addition to examining ballots with blue lights, and looking for watermarks and bamboo in the ballots, they barred almost all observers from the coliseum where the "audit" is being conducted.
The last paragraph explains why the Department of Justice recently send a "what the fuck?" letter to Ms. Fann.
The paragraph below explains one of the concerns of the Department of Justice:
The Arizona Senate is dropping, for now, a controversial plan to go door-to-door to ask local residents about their voting history as part of its audit of Maricopa County's election.
The decision, which Senate President Karen Fann included in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, comes after federal officials raised concerns that the canvassing could violate civil rights laws aimed to prevent voter intimidation.
Do remember when John Gotti's supporters stormed the building?
Trump's supporters are just as crazy.
Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered Arizona Department of Public Safety protection for Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and her family after she received death threats related to the Senate contractor's ongoing audit of the November presidential election in Maricopa County.
C.J. Karamargin, a spokesperson for Ducey's office, on Friday confirmed that Ducey ordered the protection.
Trevor Noah had a few comments about the "audit" last night:
"Now, you might think it's crazy to have election conspiracy theorists in charge of an election audit," Noah said. "But to me, this makes perfect sense. Because don't forget, this is the third audit they've done in Arizona. At this point, you aren't going through the effort of counting again unless you know the guys you're hiring are going to give you the result you want. This is just smart."
Not long after Trump got elected, news broke that he had had sex with Stormy Daniels, and adult porn star, when his son Barron was less than a year old. He instructed his long-time attorney, Michael Cohen, to pay hush money to Daniels so that she would not reveal the affair. Eventually, she received $130,000, which many people thought was a clear violation of election laws.
We all have pretty much forgotten about Stormy - until yesterday.
The Federal Election Commission announced Thursday that it won't proceed with a case examining whether former President Trump violated election law with 2016 a hush-money payment made through his then-lawyer Michael Cohen.
For now, he's still "Teflon Don" , but he's still facing legal challenges from Scotland (money laundering) , New York (tax evasion) and Georgia (violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act) and possibly from members of the Capital police, who were injured during the insurrection of January 6.
How long do you think his luck is going to last?