A history professor who has predicted every presidential election correctly since 1984 said that he believes former President Donald Trump is “done” in politics and may not escape jail time after he was sued in New York for alleged real estate fraud.
Source: Trump Is ‘Done,’ Says Presidential Historian | Crooks and Liars
AG Letitia James’ entire press conference read like a criminal’s grocery list from the Trump family.
“Mr. Trump also blatantly ignored legal restrictions at Mar-A-Lago. Mar-A-Lago was valued on the false premise that it sat on unrestricted property and could be developed for residential use. however, Mr. Trump knew that Mar-A-Lago was subject to a host of onerous restrictions and limitations,” James stated..
“Despite these significant restrictions,Mr. Trump valued the property based on the false premise that it was an unrestricted 18-acre plot of land that could be sold and used as a private home,” she said.
“The valuations represent that these restrictions don’t even exist. The club generated annual revenue of less than $25 million and should have been valued at more than — valued about $75 million. However, Mar-A-Lago was valued as high as $739 million,” James said.
Source: LOL: Trump Claimed Mar-A-Lago Was Worth 739M; It’s Worth 75M | Crooks and Liars
Trump whined on Truth Social about the right-leaning tabloid’s “obnoxious reporter” and her dispatch on his rally’s visibly less-than-sold-out attendance.
The Daily Mail quietly scrubbed its own dispatch from former President Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Ohio, removing all references to the “uncharacteristically thin crowd” at the event.
The right-leaning tabloid wholesale excised several paragraphs from the story without any editor’s note or update and the reporter’s name was removed and replaced with a generic “DailyMail.com Staff Reporter” byline. The headline was also completely changed to a more neutral framing of Trump’s event.
Source: Daily Mail Quietly Scrubs Article About Trump’s ‘Uncharacteristically Thin Crowd’
His Lawyers are saying that if they reveal that Trump didn’t declassify any documents, that could subject him to legal action for stealing and holding highly classified information. Which he did. And if Trump claims he did declassify documents, then he’ll have to prove that in court, and also be subject to possible charges over failure to follow the law regarding declassification. Plus, there’s the whole perjury issue—and the issue of Trump obstructing an investigation—that comes with lying about the whole thing.
Source: Whoops! Trump’s ‘Special Master’ Is Holding Him Accountable | Crooks and Liars
I don’t know about you, but if I were waking up every morning and writing checks to lawyers — even super PAC checks — I wouldn’t be a happy camper. At this point, I’m thinking that maybe what they call a global plea deal made by Trump, to wrap up all his federal and state criminal investigations in return for not running for president, might be his best bet. Right now it looks like if he doesn’t make such a deal, he might lose his golf, his money and his freedom.
Source: They have him surrounded: Trump now faces legal troubles in three states, plus D.C. | Salon.com
Hewitt: I do. That’s what I wanted people to understand. That would not take you out of the arena.
Trump: It would not. But I think if it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.
Hewitt: What kind of problems, Mr. President.
Trump: I think they’d have big problems, big problems. I just don’t think they’d stand for it. They will not, they will not sit still and stand for this ultimate of hoaxes.
Source: Analysis: Trump on what would happen to the U.S. if he were indicted | CTV News
The News Most Recent Threads The Blogs Most Recent Threads The Forums Most Recent Threads Home » blogs » Robert Reich’s blog Trump’s Latest Threat Is a Doozy Robert Reich’s picture Robert Reich Article Tools E-mail | Print Comments (0) FB comments (1) Donald Trump by Robert Reich | September 16, 2022 – 7:28am — from Robert Reich’s Blog Yesterday, Donald Trump threatened that if he is indicted on a charge of mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House, there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before,” adding “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.
” These words followed on last month’s threat by Senator Lindsey Graham that if Trump is prosecuted, there would be “riots in the street.” Trump appeared to endorse Graham’s threat, sharing a video link on his Truth Social platform.
Trump’s latest threat requires four responses:
Source: Trump’s Latest Threat Is a Doozy | The Smirking Chimp
I what universe is this rational?
As Donald Trump faces mounting allegations of impropriety, experts say even a prison sentence wouldn’t necessarily stop him becoming US president for a second time.
Source: Donald Trump could become president of the United States again — even if he’s in jail – ABC News
Trump praised Putin, calling his military moves “genius.”
Eric Trump said on Sunday that if his father was president, “Do you think Russia would’ve invaded Ukraine? No way! No way! Trump would’ve called up Putin and said, ‘Listen, don’t play games. We’re not gonna do this.'”
Yeah, sure thing, buddy. The guy that withheld military aid for Ukraine before asking Zelensky to announce an investigation of his political opponents would be really tough with a genocidal maniac like Putin by saying those two sentences.
Source: Zelensky Has Some Thoughts On Why Trump Kept Praising Putin | Crooks and Liars
The United States Department of Justice responds to Trump’s special master request for Mar-a-Lago documents
Source: Justice Department leans in on Trump’s special master request for documents | Salon.com
The ex-president—who stands accused of inciting the deadly January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol—said the investigation will spark “a backlash the likes of which nobody has ever seen. S
” Reacting to that remark by Trump, Abramson said that “everything he is saying bespeaks future violence.”
Source: Trump Calls Biden ‘Enemy of the State’ in ‘Fully Unhinged’ Speech
On January 6, 2021, Trump organized a mob to try and physically prevent the orderly transfer of executive power. We should expect him to mount a similar initiative regarding his intensifying criminal investigations. The rule of law in America – already teetering on the ragged edge of a breakdown – hangs in the balance.
Source: Mobilizing the Mob – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Former President Donald Trump has a long history of promoting far-right conspiracy theories. During the Barack Obama years, he promoted the racist and totally baseless claim that then-President Obama was really born in Kenya — and after being sworn in as president in January 2017, he had no problem with Alex Jones’ Infowars being granted White House press credentials. Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be voted out of office only to spend month after month falsely claiming that the election was stolen from him through widespread voter fraud — a claim that has been repeatedly debunked.
But journalist Stuart A. Thompson, in an article published by the New York Times on September 2, warns that Trump’s fondness for outlandish conspiracy theories has grown even worse than it was when he was president.
Source: Trump goes on a conspiracy theory binge as his legal exposure intensifies: report – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism
Trump has burned so many bridges that it is hard to see how he could ever quietly work out such a deal with the Justice Department.
Source: Trump’s “Better Call Saul” Performance Isn’t Going Well
…it’s his future plans for a would-be second term that should scare the ever-loving shit out of everyone in this country, and then make them shit some more.
Source: Trump’s Authoritarian Plans for a Second Term Should Scare the Crap Out of You | Vanity Fair
Why is it that Murdoch escaped jail in the UK but his staff didn’t? All he had to do was sacrifice News of the World? Autocrats have a political network of privilege that ensures their protection. The hearings he faced and his Alan Bond show of dementia absolved all. Murdoch was allowed to leave the UK. Not required to change he simply moved to ply his trade elsewhere, the USA. China kicked him out the UK didn’t why?.
Trump is protected in much the same way. He’s too dangerous to charge, bring to trial and destroyl in a Nation so divided. Too much a psychopath to self-destruct in a world, he believes so small it’s his toy in which he pulls the strings. Trump cheats in all aspects of his life, and has always done. He was raised to do just that. Murdoch assisted and provided him the means by which to do it.
The hearings of the January 6 committee, including Hutchinson’s testimony, have been must-see television, depicting Trump as a psychopath and a criminal who sought to turn the U.S. into a dictatorship.
Source: Donald Trump Is Even More Unhinged Than We Thought
Founding member of the Lincoln Project George Conway
Newsroom George Conway reacts to Axios reporting that Trump and his allies are secretly making plans to fire thousands of career civil servants and install Trump loyalists if he wins the presidential election in 2024.
Source: See George Conway’s reaction to Trump’s reported plan if he wins again – CNN Video
Now American politics is so broken it will keep him safe from justice. It’s called American Democracy and Australia’s Morrison/ LNP wanted to replicate it here and still do.
Donald Trump is a murderous cult leader who incited the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, hoping that his supporters would kill his own vice president, Mike Pence, and as many members of Congress as possible so that he could become a dictator.
Source: The Cult of Donald Trump
At the end of Tuesday’s hearing of the House January 6 committee, Rep. Liz Cheney revealed yet one more bombshell from a congressional investigation that has been full of them.
Source: Donald Trump Is Even More Unhinged Than We Thought
The idea is to distract Americans from details emerging from the congressional hearings on the January 6 Capitol uprising now taking place in Washington.
Charging a presidential candidate with a crime, this logic goes, would be inescapably partisan and fundamentally suspect – even if there’s growing evidence that candidate was trying to foment a violent coup.
Such a prosecution, it follows, would destabilise the very foundations of our democratic institutions – a pretty neat trick coming from a guy who’s never been very big on democratic institutions.
Trump’s other reason for announcing would be to smother potential Republican challengers in their respective cribs, gobble up fundraising dollars and force party leaders to pledge allegiance early.
It’s a nightmare for many Republicans, who were hoping to minimise Trump as they head into what should be a very successful Congressional mid-term election in November.
Source: Why Donald Trump may be about to announce another run for president
After Cassidy Hutchinson, there’s not much doubt: Federal charges will happen — but Georgia may get there first
Trump is a veritable Houdini of white-collar crime, a master of lawlessness and impunity. Not only has he never been convicted of any crime, he has never even been charged with a felony..
As a litigator, Trump is in a league of his own. Since 1973 he has been involved in more than 4,000 lawsuits, and in some 60 percent of those as the suing plaintiff.
Until now, his litigation has almost always been about attracting attention and wearing down opponents. As the great litigator James D. Zirin, author of “Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits,” wrote of Trump: “What was important was to use the lawsuit to attract attention, to exert economic pressure, and to prove he was the kid on the block not to be messed with.”
The impending criminal charges to be filed against Donald Trump by the district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, and the U.S. Department of Justice are both very different from the thousands of previous lawsuits in Trump’s career. Those civil cases, both past and present, have always been about money. The soon-to-be criminal cases will be about Trump’s personal freedom — and whether he will be wearing an orange jumpsuit for the next several years.
Source: Indictments are coming: At long last, criminal justice will catch up with Donald Trump | Salon.com
In case America forgets: Mary told you all the time who her uncle really was but you chose not to listen.
As we have learned from the committee hearings, Trump also understood that his Big Lie about election fraud presented him another opportunity for grift. He reportedly brought in some $250 million from his supporters for a nonexistent election defense fund (which was supposed to investigate nonexistent election fraud), emailing his small-dollar donors dozens of times a day.
Source: Donald J. Trump, meanest of mean girls: He so doesn’t want to be our friend anymore | Salon.com
This was once the President of the USA. Just listened to him and the meaning of “whack job” becomes clear, apparent, and self-explanatory.
A visibly agitated Trump complained about Hutchinson’s recounting of his behavior during the insurrection.
Source: Donald Trump’s Terrified and Frazzled Newsmax Interview Prompts New Witness Tampering Allegations | The Smirking Chimp
Trump is still crying out for War, “stand back” and “stand by”. If nothing untoward occurred why did so many of his activist supporters beg for pardons well before the Committee even came to being?
Carpenter, in a listicle published by the conservative website The Bulwark on June 21, lays out three ways in which Trump continues to prove that the committee’s arguments against him are spot on: (1) “Trump is still targeting Pence,” (2) “Trump is still defending the rioters,” and (3) “Trump is still using inciteful rhetoric.”
Source: Trump Continues To Build the Jan. 6 Committee’s Case Against Him | The Smirking Chimp
Trump too two steps forward to reverse ROE v WADE and now has tried to take 3 steps back saying not my call but “Gods”
Trump reportedly told people in private that a reversal of Roe will anger Republicans and anger women
Despite the fact that he helped facilitate today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, former President Donald Trump has said privately reversing the landmark ruling wouldn’t be a good thing for the Republican Party, The New York Times reports.
After a draft of the coming decision was leaked in May, Trump reportedly told people repeatedly that he believes it will be “bad for Republicans.”
“The decision, Mr. Trump has told friends and advisers, will anger suburban women, a group who helped tilt the 2020 presidential race to Joseph R. Biden Jr., and will lead to a backlash against Republicans in the November midterm elections,” The Times reports. “In other conversations, Mr. Trump has told people that measures like the six-week abortion ban in Texas, which allows people to file lawsuits against those who enable abortions beyond that time-frame, are ‘so stupid,’ according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions. The Supreme Court let the measure stand in December 2021.”
In an interview with Fox News about the ruling, Trump dodged a question about the role he played and instead said “God made the decision.”
Source: Trump initially said ending Roe v. Wade would be bad for Republicans | Salon.com
It’s a great day for politics but hell of a day for the Republican Party that got what they wished for but lost voting women in the base by doing it. Even Trump is denying he had any part in this decision but was “doing gods will”. What coward the man in fact is.
After today, young women will come of age with fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers had. The majority accomplishes that result without so much as considering how women have relied on the right to choose or what it means to take that right away. The majority’s refusal even to consider the life-altering consequences of reversing Roe and Casey is a stunning indictment of its decision.
Source: ‘Fewer rights than their grandmothers’: read three justices’ searing abortion dissent | Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan | The Guardian
The Two-Faced President does it again.
Publicly, former President Donald Trump is taking credit for the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade and ultimately revoking women’s rights to legal abortions. But, behind closed doors, he reportedly is not thrilled about the ruling.
Source: Trump Reportedly Is Not Thrilled About the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Although He Contributed to It | The Smirking Chimp
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was shocked by the results of a new poll showing a majority of Americans — including one in five Republicans — think Donald Trump should be prosecuted.
Source: Truth about Trump “starting to sink in” for Republicans, says Morning Joe | Salon.com
According to a new poll from ABC News/Ipsos, 58 percent of US adults support prosecuting Trump for the riot—including 91 percent of Democrats and 19 percent of Republicans. (About 60 percent of independents believe Trump should be charged.)
Source: New Poll Finds 6 in 10 US Adults Support Prosecuting Trump for January 6 Capitol Attack – Mother Jones
When John Lennon said the Beatles had a bigger following than Christ he was right but misunderstood. Trump actually believes he has a bigger following than MLK. He’s speaking to Southern Christian Evangelists and wants them onside. They fill his coffers with gold and believe they are America.
Speaking to a crowd of evangelicals at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Nashville on Friday, Trump claimed his speech at the outside the US Capitol on January 6 was more massive than Martin Luther King’s I had a dream speech.
This is sick on so many levels.
Source: Trump Compares Himself To Martin Luther King | Crooks and Liars
The Patriot Front’s fascist rhetoric could make it a natural successor to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers as Donald Trump’s favorite white nationalist group.
Source: In the Shadow of Jan. 6 Hearings, Right-Wing Militancy Is on the Rise
” No no no, you don’t understand Mike, you can do this,” he reportedly insisted, adding, “I don’t want to be your friend anymore if you don’t do this.”
Source: ‘Schoolyard Bully’ Donald Trump Mocked for Telling Mike Pence ‘I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Anymore’ | The Smirking Chimp
Donald Trump said Friday that he would look “very, very seriously” at pardoning his supporters who were charged in last year’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol if he’s elected president again.
Source: Trump Says He’ll Look ‘Very Seriously’ At Pardoning Jan. 6 Defendants If Reelected | HuffPost Latest News
Former President Donald Trump’s social site describes itself as “Truth Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating on the basis of political ideology.” However, unsurprisingly, that’s not true.
Conservatives pretend they are staunch First Amendment supporters, but that isn’t true either. Trump exploded on Truth Social last night during the first of a series of Jan. 6 hearings which revealed that even Bloaty McBatshit’s daughter, Ivanka, didn’t believe the 2020 election was stolen. And over Bill Barr’s testimony. So, Trump’s site started banning anyone that mentioned the hearing because he has tender feelings.
Source: Truth Social Is Banning Anyone Who Mentions The Jan. 6 Hearing | Crooks and Liars