Lets get something straight….
Donald Trump IS guilty of posseion of stolem Government property….
He’s admitted it…..
The Feds took the their property back….
He says he STILL wants it….
He has help in trying to beat the rap…..
Federal Judge Cannon is helping the stall by inventing reason for a Special Master….
The Specail Master seems to NOT have gotten the memo…
He’s asked WTF Trump is talking about classified when NOBODY else kno0ws what he did….
I’m no lawyer but this does seem to be a open/shut case…..
It is reported that Trump’s lawyers ARE acknowledging that an indictment from the Fed’s Grand Jury IS coming….
Trump may say his minions will rise up if he is charged…
But that’s proabaly NOT gonna happen since the last time he tried this resulted in over 800 people getting arrested and some going to jail….
Donald Trump’s trial would be Wash DC…..
Not down South….
He’d be smart to cut a plea deal….
This case and the HUGE Jan. 6 case is NOT gonna put Trump in jail….
That’s just too much I think for America to swallow….
Cause he IS an ex-President…
It’s gonna be up the Attorney General Merrick Garland to do a vast service for the Unted States of America ….
Do pleas deals that will PREVENT Donald J. Trump from EVER becoming President again…..
Because Donald Trump, with the help of a hungry media just wants to keep stalling and prolnging things with the hope that he can beat the law again and he almost always does to get his way…
A second term might mean The Donald for Life….
Nevermind the rules and the Constitution….
Trump’s lawyers are not making arguments about law.
If there were lawyers concerned about principles of justice participating in his defense, they’d be stridently advising him to work on a plea deal admitting guilt to 18 USC 2071, removing government documents, maybe even agreeing to the probably unconstitutional part of the law that would prohibit him from running for President again, in exchange for removing the more serious 18 USC 793 and 1519 charges from consideration. Such a plea deal is never going to happen. Win or lose, Trump is pursuing power, not adjudication under the law, not even recognition of the law.
One way you can be certain about that is because Evan Corcoran, who got his and Steve Bannon’s asses handed to them in Carl Nichols’ courtroom making legally ridiculous arguments that treat Executive Privilege as a theory of impunity applicable to everyone who is loyal to Trump, has taken from that setback not that his claims about Executive Privilege are ignorant and wrong. Instead, he has doubled down on that approach with Eric Herschmann (and probably the Two Pats, Cipollone and Philbin), undoubtedly believing that so long as he can delay the time until Bannon reports to prison and Trump’s former White House Counsels testify about what really went down on January 6, his people can reclaim Executive authority and make all this go away…..
Stall the investigation past the election, and then (seemingly confident that Republicans will win at least one house of Congress, by democracy or by deceit) flip the entire investigation into yet another example where Trump has not flouted the law, but instead the law has failed to recognize Trump’s impunity from it….
Trump’s goal here is not any final determinations from Dearie (absent a determination that the FBI was mean to Trump just like they were to Carter Page). Cannon’s order fairly obviously invites Trump to contest Dearie’s ultimate decisions so she can de novo decide the issues. Trump’s goal is undoubtedly (because it always is) to create conflict, to sow an invented narrative that DOJ is out to get him. And Trump’s optimal outcome is not necessarily even that Cannon will say Trump declassified all these documents, including some of the Intelligence Community’s crown jewels. Such a proposition might even piss off a few of the Republicans who’ve not entirely lost their mind, until such time as Trump convinces them through the process of repetition and demonization that the IC should never have been spying on (say) Russia in the first place.
Trump’s goal here is to sustain the conflict until such time as Jim Jordan can save him, and the two of them can resume their frontal assault on rule of law again….
A Republican House will also work to help Trump stall things so that he can get started for 2024 , which he would ALSO use to portray himself as the aggrieved …’The Government is out to get me’…..Nevermind that he’s guilty of a list of crimes including stealing government files and trying to steal and election?
The lying continues….
What will the judges do?
Trump’s 40-page response to the government’s request makes three absolutely extraordinary claims: That Trump owns these documents; that if Trump scribbled on something, it’s privileged; that the government has to ‘prove’ classified documents are classified…
The statement that the president has “broad authority” in determining who has access to classified information is true enough, but here’s the big shocker: TRUMP IS NOT PRESIDENT. He holds no office at all and has zero authority in this matter. …
— U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie for the Eastern District of New York injected some normalcy into former President Trump’s civil case against the Justice Department during a Tuesday court hearing.
Dearie chastised attorneys for Trump during the hearing, held in federal court in Brooklyn, for refusing to produce any evidence that the records seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago in August had been declassified.
Jim Trusty, a Trump attorney, told Dearie that he wanted to examine the records taken by the government as he decided whether to make that assertion.
“You can’t have your cake an eat it too,” Dearie replied.…