Category: Trump

Trump’s new legal troubles mount — even as Russia probe officially runs out of steam | Salon.com

Donald Trump; Robert Mueller (Getty/Chris Kleponis/Andrew Burton)

If last week was considered Joe Biden’s no-good, very bad week, there’s a case to be made that this week was Donald Trump’s no-good, even worse week.

Source: Trump’s new legal troubles mount — even as Russia probe officially runs out of steam | Salon.com

Trump insists his phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state was ‘perfect’ after Fulton County DA requests a special grand jury in criminal probe

Trump on phone

From Ukraine to Georgia USA all my calls were “Perfect”

He released the statement after it was reported that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested the formation of a special grand jury to help her office with its ongoing investigation into whether Trump’s efforts to pressure Raffensperger constituted criminal conduct. Prosecutors found “possible criminal disruptions … to unlawfully alter the outcome of the 2020 elections in this state,” Willis’ office said in its letter to a judge requesting the special grand jury. In his phone call to Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, Trump repeatedly asked the secretary of state to “find” an additional 11, 780 votes — one more than the number of votes Joe Biden won Georgia by in the 2020 election — to swing the state’s election results in Trump’s favor. “The people of Georgia are angry — the people in the country are angry,” Trump said during the call, which was first reported on by The Washington Post. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”

Source: Trump insists his phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state was ‘perfect’ after Fulton County DA requests a special grand jury in criminal probe

Eric Trump’s Deposition? He Pleaded The Fifth 500 Times | Crooks and Liars

Eric Trump's Deposition? He Pleaded The Fifth 500 Times

Former President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 500 times over the course of a six-hour deposition to avoid answering questions as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ ongoing civil probe of the Trump Organization.

Source: Eric Trump’s Deposition? He Pleaded The Fifth 500 Times | Crooks and Liars

Newly Released Documents Show Just How Much Trump Officials Meddled With the Census – Mother Jones

While Trump was yelling “The Steal is on”. He was setting up the  Big Steal all along. But he simply ran out of time. As a consequence Pence and Jan 6th became his last chance. However the “look over there” scam hasn’t stopped. He accused the Public Service of being corrupt and meanwhile the Republicans are insuring it is.

Former president Donald Trump made no secret of his interest in meddling with the 2020 Census. But newly released documents show the extraordinary measures his political appointees took to alter the outcome—and the strong pushback they encountered from Census Bureau career staff.

Source: Newly Released Documents Show Just How Much Trump Officials Meddled With the Census – Mother Jones

The Full Extent of Jeffrey Epstein’s Crimes Are Slowly Being Revealed

Was Q’s rumour of pedophelia from a pizza shop a measure to counter trafficking from Epstien’s?

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell was disappointing for those hoping it would blow the lid off the Jeffrey Epstein sex ring. But the trial and new reporting have shown Epstein’s relationship with political elites runs even deeper than we already knew.

Source: The Full Extent of Jeffrey Epstein’s Crimes Are Slowly Being Revealed

One year on from 6 January, another ‘coup’ looms

6 January 2021: America's new 'day of infamy'

lmagine if those in the anti war community, or those advocating “Black Lives Matter” even attempted such an action at the Capitol Building. There likely would have been a mass slaughter. Government forces would have opened fire like never before. lmagine the outrage by those very Republican officials, the ones who were cheering the insurrection last 6 January, if the shoe was on the other foot.

Source: One year on from 6 January, another ‘coup’ looms

Trump’s troops: The far-right has a tight grip on too many in uniform | Salon.com

 (Getty/Spencer Platt)

Where would Australia be if Trump wins and the Military assisted him in a coup? Morrison has modeled his Government far more on Trump than he has Biden.

He’s right of Trump on Climate Change an an anti- Mandater on vaccines and  lockdowns, “let it rip” his pandemic message. He’s far more aggressively anti- China a manufactured message for domestic  politics. He fundamentally is a Trumpster on borders, media, education, and health. Even the 200% increase in government debt is no longer an issue. By and large, the likelihood of us participating in a war and being a greater target than we were in 2013 has increased insurmountably. Our reliance on a Trump America has been welded by Morrison’s LNP. Unfortunately We saw what happened to the Kurds in Syria, those left behind in  Afghanistan, and weakening ties to the EU under Trump while he cozied up to Russia, Nth Korea, Hungary, and other dictators. Morrison and Abbott have dragged Australia’s reputaion in the eyes of the world to the worst it’s ever been.

The prospect of members of law enforcement agencies and the military breaking off into rogue commands seems like something out of a political thriller. And it’s probably not very likely. But then the election of Donald Trump was unlikely as was the insurrection of January 6th. I would have thought it unlikely that police officers would defend a vicious mob beating other cops with flagpoles or that active duty military would boldly participate in it. We all should recognize by now that anything can happen.

Source: Trump’s troops: The far-right has a tight grip on too many in uniform | Salon.com

Donald Trump should be very afraid: This anniversary was not good news for him | Salon.com

President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. | US Vice President Mike Pence presides over a joint session of Congress to count the electoral votes for President at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021.  (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Will Bannon result in Trump being ultimately charged with multiple felonies?

Trump is going to end up charged with a felony, or multiple felonies. He made clear that he thinks the House Jan. 6 committee is being thorough, almost to a fault, in the way they’re going about their investigation of the events before, during and after the day itself. Woodward is a Washington Whisperer par excellence. He’s been at it for almost 50 years. He is one of the least excitable guys I’ve ever met. But on Thursday, as he was being interviewed by Lawrence O’Donnell, he looked like he was about to levitate out of his chair.

That’s why for Donald Trump, Jan. 6 this year was even worse than Jan. 6 last year. As Richard Nixon discovered, when Bob Woodward says you’re in trouble, you’ve really got something to worry about.

Source: Donald Trump should be very afraid: This anniversary was not good news for him | Salon.com

Trump’s former spokesperson reveals that he was “gleefully” rewinding Capitol riot footage on Jan. 6 | Salon.com

Former President Donald Trump and Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

​Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Thursday that Donald Trump watched the Capitol riot unfold “gleefully” on January 6, proudly rewinding footage of the insurrection on his television. “All I know about that day was that he was in the dining room, gleefully watching on his TV as he often did, ‘look at all of the people fighting for me,’ hitting rewind, watching it again — that’s what I know,” Grisham told CNN’s “New Day.” Her remarks, made on the anniversary of the riot, align with past reports about Trump apparently glued to the TV screen as the riot played out. Last year, Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig said in a CNN interview that the president was in the dining room of the Oval Office” during the insurrection, “watching it and almost giddy.”

Source: Trump’s former spokesperson reveals that he was “gleefully” rewinding Capitol riot footage on Jan. 6 | Salon.com

The Damning Evidence Against Trump and His Allies Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg | The Smirking Chimp

Meanwhile Murdoch Media is declaring none of this ever happened

The big picture This is all just the tip of the iceberg. What we know is this: Trump and allies plotted a coup. They were in frequent contact with the individuals who would ultimately attack Congress. At the very least, Trump and allies knew this attack would advance their aims while it was underway. Trump and allies also repeatedly resorted to pressuring the Department of Defense to involve itself in their seizure of power. Some at DoD may have supported this scheme; others resisted it. In the coming months, as we learn more information, it is crucial to tie these threads together, because, unfortunately, the Republican Party now has what they ran out of last January: time. They are using this time to restructure state elections and install Trump loyalists, thus laying the groundwork to make their next coup more successful.

Source: The Damning Evidence Against Trump and His Allies Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg | The Smirking Chimp

Trump’s coup failed — but January 6 was a success | Salon.com

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. A large group of protesters stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. Trump supporters had gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

History does Repeat!

So many people feel it’s in their individual interests not to stop fascism that they’re failing to see that the long-term collective interest is in doing something to stop this — before it’s too late. Many historians and researchers see strong parallels between January 6 and Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, in which the Nazi leader and a couple of thousand followers tried to overthrow the Weimar Republic. Hitler failed, and much of the press treated the attempt like a joke. But it ended up being a galvanizing moment for Nazis to move forward and seize power through legal means. The same thing is playing out now, with Republicans rewriting state election laws and purging election officials who are disloyal to the fascist cause. It’s all with an eye towards making sure that, next time Trump wants to be declared the winner of an election he lost, there’s no one to stop him. Every day that plan isn’t thwarted, he gets closer to success. One year later, time is only running out.

Source: Trump’s coup failed — but January 6 was a success | Salon.com

There are encouraging signs that Trump may finally be headed for his day of legal reckoning – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

There are encouraging signs that Trump may finally be headed for his day of legal reckoning

As we embark on a new year, we find ourselves asking the same old question about the disgraced 45th president of the United States: When—if ever–will Donald Trump be brought to justice? As president, Trump weathered both the Mueller investigation and two impeachment trials. And to this day, he has yet to be charged with a single criminal offense, whether for his attempts to undermine the results of the 2020 election; his role in sparking the January 6, 2021, insurrection; or his sordid history in the private sector as a marketing con man and real-estate huckster. Understandably, many Americans have become cynical about the prospects of holding Trump to account. Many fear that Trump has forever damaged what remains of our collective commitment to the rule of law.

Source: There are encouraging signs that Trump may finally be headed for his day of legal reckoning – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

‘Backed into a corner’ Trump is having a ‘meltdown’ over the direction of the Capitol riot committee: journalist – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

The emperor has no clothes: Trump supporters are abandoning former president as his weaknesses are exposed

Speaking with host Lindsey Reiser, the political analyst stated that his sources claim Trump is having a “meltdown” and is furious with former aides who have been providing the bipartisan committee with information about White House doings related to the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the riot. “You have some new reporting about what’s unfolding in Trumpworld as this investigation ramps up,” host Reiser prompted. “You write the former president appears deeply unnerved. You wrote, quote: ‘Donald Trump is increasingly agitated by the House select committee investigating the capitol attack according to sources familiar with the matter and appears anxious he might be implicated in the sprawling inquiry into the insurrection even as he protests his innocence. What more do you know about what’s going through his head right now?” RELATED: ‘Increasingly agitated’ Trump is growing ‘anxious’ over House riot committee revelations: report 00:27 01:43

Source: ‘Backed into a corner’ Trump is having a ‘meltdown’ over the direction of the Capitol riot committee: journalist – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump’s Covid Army Turns Against Him | The Smirking Chimp

This week, Trump told another audience that he had received the booster after all — and he got booed. He took the opportunity to once again try to make the case that he should get credit and that his supporters are “playing into [the Democrats’] hands” by booing him. “Take credit for it. What we’ve done is historic,” Trump told an audience over the weekend. “If you don’t want to take it you don’t have to, you shouldn’t be forced to take it, no mandates. But take credit because we saved tens of millions of lives, take credit, don’t let them take that away from you.” He meant, “don’t let them take that away from me.” Many people have seen those comments as Trump encouraging people to get vaccinated, but it really wasn’t and I doubt any of his followers saw it that way. In fact, he made it clear that he doesn’t care if they do it or not and that all that matters is that he is acknowledged as a big hero. In other words, his comment was really just more of his partisan politicization of the pandemic that’s gotten us into this mess in the first place. And even if he did make an explicit pitch for people to get vaccinated, it’s unlikely that it would make a difference. Polls show that the resistance to vaccines is now baked into the MAGA psyche, with him or without him. He may have created this problem but he has no power to fix it and I imagine that’s intensely frustrating for him.

Trump yearns to be worshiped as the great leader who single-handedly saved the world but his followers are all inexplicably offering themselves up as human sacrifices instead.

Source: Trump’s Covid Army Turns Against Him | The Smirking Chimp

Trump’s 2024 Campaign Will Likely Be: “I Did the Vaccines All by Myself!” | The Smirking Chimp

…and you know what? Fine. Let him try. We need all the help we can get. At present, those who are dug in against the vaccines refuse to listen to anyone in science or government advocating for the shots. They are not to be trusted, as Trump gamely taught his supporters for years. He is greatly responsible for this, and if his own blistering self-interest causes him to act in the self-interest of his countrymen for a refreshing change of pace, I see no sense in trying to thwart him because of his original culpability. If Donald Trump praising the vaccines (and himself) serves to get a few needles into the arms of a few vax-deniers, he will have performed the best act of his life since entering politics.

Source: Trump’s 2024 Campaign Will Likely Be: “I Did the Vaccines All by Myself!” | The Smirking Chimp

Trump asks supreme court to block release of 6 January records | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Donald Trump speaks during a rally on 6 January 2021.

Donald Trump must go down in the Guinness Book of Records as the single and biggest loser of cases brought before the the American courts in history. Yet he walks free and untouched despite being a vexatious litigant who often doesn’t pay his costs. Will his appointed Supreme Court now protect him?

The House committee has said the records are vital to its investigation into the run-up to the deadly riot that was aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Source: Trump asks supreme court to block release of 6 January records | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Donald Trump Sues New York AG Tish James for Asking Too Many Questions – Mother Jones

American Justice is an Oxymoron

Trump claims in the lawsuit that James knew her investigation was “unsupported, unjustified, and unfounded in fact or in law.” Trump’s attorneys say that other state attorneys general—citing Louisiana’s Jeff Landry, a close Trump ally—think it’s a politically-motivated “fishing expedition.” The entire investigation, Trump’s suit contends, is “motivated by malice, political animus, and a desire to harass, intimidate, threaten, oppress, coerce, injure and/or retaliate against Trump and his business, the Trump Organization.”

Source: Donald Trump Sues New York AG Tish James for Asking Too Many Questions – Mother Jones

“Don’t, don’t, don’t”: Trump lashes out after crowd boos him for getting COVID booster | Salon.com

Donald J. Trump, with a bandage in his hand, removes his face mask as he arrives to speak to supporters from the Blue Room balcony during an event at the White House on Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 in Washington, DC.  (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

when O’Reilly asked him if he’d received a booster, Trump responded, “Yes.” “I got it, too,” O’Reilly added, after which the crowd began to boo. “Don’t, don’t, don’t,” Trump said to the crowd. “That’s alright, it’s a very tiny group up there,” he added, pointing to a section of the crowd

Source: “Don’t, don’t, don’t”: Trump lashes out after crowd boos him for getting COVID booster | Salon.com

The Truth About Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Network – Progressive.org

Even before anything is actually unveiled or proven successful, the venture is valued at over a billion dollars. There is, however, an extremely good chance the whole thing will be a flop, in which case Trump and his pals will still make hundreds of millions of dollars thanks to the way the deals are structured . . . and of course the average investor/Trump supporter will be left with little of value.

Source: The Truth About Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Network – Progressive.org

Appeals Court Rules Trump Must Turn Over Documents to Jan. 6 Committee – Mother Jones

Trump just works to delay. Delay is the only tactic he knows and Democracy gives him the space that he doesn’t give to those who work for him. They are simply get declared persona non grata by Trump who acts as police judge and jury whenever their useby date is up. Has anybody really ever profited from working for Trump? Many have despite o him if they weren’t essential or didn’t hang around too long but more often than not none did.

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled against former President Donald Trump, demanding he turn over White House records to the congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.

Source: Appeals Court Rules Trump Must Turn Over Documents to Jan. 6 Committee – Mother Jones

Trump Continues to Glorify the January 6 Insurrection – Mother Jones

Trump repeats what he said about Charlottesville “good and bad on both sides” and Americans have a right to protest.

“It was a massive rally, with hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people,” Trump claimed in response to Farage’s question. “I think it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken before. And the real—I reverse it—the insurrection took place on November 3rd, that was Election Day, and before and after. That was to me, the insurrection. And January 6th was a protest.” Trump then reiterated his claims about crowd size along with another familiar tactic meant to deceive the public about the horrific events at the Capitol: “And then, unfortunately, some bad things happened,” he told Farage, “but also, the other side had some very bad things happen.”

Source: Trump Continues to Glorify the January 6 Insurrection – Mother Jones

Once Again, Trump Admits He Fired Comey To Protect Himself | Crooks and Liars

Once Again, Trump Admits He Fired Comey To Protect Himself

Trump continued, “So you’re coming into a hornet’s nest. I was gonna say before, if I didn’t fire Comey. They were looking to take down the president of the United States. If I didn’t fire him.”

Source: Once Again, Trump Admits He Fired Comey To Protect Himself | Crooks and Liars

Former federal prosecutor: We’ll see ‘a tidal wave of criminal charges against Donald Trump’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Former federal prosecutor: We'll see 'a tidal wave of criminal charges against Donald Trump'

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has been speaking the blunt truth about Donald Trump’s criminal conduct for years. He’s not stopping now just because most of the media, and most Democrats in Congress for that matter, have moved on. I spoke to Kirschner, who is now an NBC News legal analyst…

Source: Former federal prosecutor: We’ll see ‘a tidal wave of criminal charges against Donald Trump’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump Was ‘Fact Free’ During Briefings, Says Former Intel. Director – Rolling Stone

Trump Was 'Fact Free' During Briefings, Says Former National Intelligence Director

Even once Trump started receiving the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), a daily summary of high-level national security and intelligence issues, Trump chose not to read it, according to Ted Gistaro, a career CIA analyst who frequently briefed Trump. This backed up earlier reports that Trump did not read the PDB. “He touched it,” Gistaro said when asked how closely Trump read the briefs. “He doesn’t really read anything.”

Source: Trump Was ‘Fact Free’ During Briefings, Says Former Intel. Director – Rolling Stone

Leaked text messages: Right-wing group coordinated with Trump for Jan 6 rally | Salon.com

President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rolling Stone obtained text messages that show the coordination between Jan. 6 attackers of the U.S. Capitol and to former President Donald Trump’s White House.

Source: Leaked text messages: Right-wing group coordinated with Trump for Jan 6 rally | Salon.com

Trump Lies About Gas Prices | Crooks and Liars

Trying to brag about his energy policies Trump said, “Wind is ruining our country, our beautiful prairies, our beautiful fields, and lands and, everything else.

“It’s killing our birds…” Trump said.

(As an aside, America has roughly 7.2 billion birds and losses are attributed to climate change, not wind turbines.)

In October of 2021 the average gas price across the country was $3.38.

Average gas prices in Los Angeles in January were $3.15 a gallon and now have risen to October as $4.28 a gallon.

Where Trump gets his almost 8 dollars a gallon pricing is a symptom of his Goebbels-like attempts to lie about every single issue he’s asked about on Fox News.

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Donald Trump meets with Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse at Mar-A-Lago – World Socialist Web Site

Turning the USA upside down. Discombobulating a nation, the purpose being to fragment the nation mentally. To raise the intensity of emotion to diminish, no destroy any sense of rational objective analysis of proven sentient facts . Yes, thats simply the purpose of getting up close and personal with Rittenhouse and support him in the loudest of possible ways. he really couldn’t give a fuck about the kid he’s using as a tool.

Trump’s existence has been based on nondiscovery of any personal real from fake facts in order to blur and control the noise and consequently the narrative, and if that didn’t work just delay by throwing  everything into the mix like a stun grenade, relying on time, a  human sacrifice, or the 24/7 news cycle to do the rest. Grab the media space, the ratings, and the promise of profitand the media will be your dancing bears. Let your band of advisors like Steve Bannon et al do the rest.

Trump hasn’t changed he simply lost the Presidency for now.

On Wednesday, QAnon supporter and January 6 coup-plotter Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia introduced a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor of the legislative branch of the US Congress, to Kyle Rittenhouse. Although the full text of Greene’s proposed legislation has yet to be drafted, an official summary states, “H.R.6070 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H. Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020.”

Source: Donald Trump meets with Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse at Mar-A-Lago – World Socialist Web Site

New Revelations Emerge on How Donald Trump Killed 400,000 (or More) Americans – Mother Jones

We  saw Systemic Mass Murder committed under TRUMP. That patterned system of behaviour,the American institutions failed under Trump’s command. He pushed the red button do-nothing button on America and 400,000 died.

a different congressional investigation, with much less notice, has been pursuing another profound betrayal committed by Donald Trump and his crew: the lethal mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis. That inquiry broke into the headlines a few days ago with the news of more evidence that the Trump White House impeded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to warn Americans about the pandemic.

Source: New Revelations Emerge on How Donald Trump Killed 400,000 (or More) Americans – Mother Jones

Bad news for Trump now that the ‘courts have wised up’ to his game: legal analyst – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Bad news for Trump now that the 'courts have wised up' to his game: legal analyst

it seems maybe the courts have wised up and maybe the courts are done letting nefarious litigants like Donald Trump weaponize the court delay to run out the clock. Because Donald Trump rarely has a meritorious lawsuit to bring. He is always trying to weaponize the delay and it looks like his luck may run out.”

Source: Bad news for Trump now that the ‘courts have wised up’ to his game: legal analyst – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

New Report: Trump Trashes DeSantis | Crooks and Liars

New Report: Trump Trashes DeSantis

Trump really doesn’t believe he has the chops. He needs 100% guarantees! What was a game in 2016 isn’t today. He knows and believes 2016 was an accident. His life has been one of covering up losses rather than one of wins. If a brick inherited $250M it would be worth over $12bn today and Trump’s only worth an  estimated at $2.5bn. With a trail of millions left dead, battered, injured, and unpaid in his wake according to all of America’s respected media. His relations, and those up close and personal have all testified to his madness. Ask the good people of Atlantic City about the decades of damage done. Why did Trump desert Mar-a-Lago an Florida?

Tara Palmeri reports, ” DONALD TRUMP has been complaining to members and guests at Mar-a-Lago that Florida Gov. RON DESANTIS still hasn’t joined the other 2024 hopefuls in pronouncing that he won’t run for president if Trump runs. One guest suspects that Trump’s gripes are so frequent because he is planting them in hopes that they’ll get back to DeSantis. Trump has told his advisers that DeSantis privately assured him that he won’t run if Trump does, but that’s not enough for the former president — he wants DeSantis to say it in public. Trump has even suggested that DeSantis shouldn’t underestimate his Democratic challenger CHARLIE CRIST, calling him a “killer.”

Source: New Report: Trump Trashes DeSantis | Crooks and Liars

Rudy Giuliani: Where Is Trump’s Former Attorney Today?

According to the Times, the order to bilk Giuliani came right from the top: Mr. Trump later told his advisers he did not want Mr. Giuliani to receive any payment, according to people close to the former president with direct knowledge of the discussions. Before Mr. Trump left the White House in January, he agreed to reimburse Mr. Giuliani for more than $200,000 in expenses but not to pay a fee. Some of Mr. Giuliani’s supporters have blamed Mr. Trump’s aides — and not the former president — for the standoff. However, people close to Mr. Trump said he has stridently refused to pay Mr. Giuliani. Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in federal prison in 2018 for crimes related to his work with the former president, noted that he habitually stiffs attorneys. “Donald Trump wouldn’t pay [Giuliani] two cents,” Cohen told MSNBC. “His feeling is, it is an honor and a privilege to go to prison for him, to do his dirty work.” Thus, Giuliani has been forced to fend for himself — and it seems his efforts have been largely unsuccessful. A “Rudy Giuliani Legal Defense Fund” launched in June with the goal of raising $5 million in two months, but the

Source: Rudy Giuliani: Where Is Trump’s Former Attorney Today?

The Fatal Flaw in Donald Trump’s Claims of Executive Privilege | Washington Monthly

Delay and threat have always been Trump’s strategy never right, wrong or justice. Simply what it is he can gain and seem a winner. It’s been the same since puberty. As long as he could outlast paying fully for the negative consequences of his actions till his inevitable death he’d be somewhat satisfied,and he’s paid and not paid others to assist to do that to date. So is that a “Fatal Flaw” that he really doesn’t care about his legacy? Only that he can continue to outlast and avoid the consequences of his actions now and see what he can  continue to get away with now? Fame and noteriety his sufficient reward. Yes, its always only been about the ratings.

As we have seen before, the purpose of litigation by Trump and his associates in resisting congressional oversight seems to lie more in the capacity for delay than in the hope of legal vindication. Delay might be the inevitable by-product of Trump’s litigation strategy now. Ultimately, however, Congress should get hold of the documentation it seeks concerning Trump’s involvement in the events of January 6. As Trump—aided and abetted by his acolytes—persists in purveying his election fraud lies, fidelity to the Constitution requires that Congress and the public get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about January 6.

Source: The Fatal Flaw in Donald Trump’s Claims of Executive Privilege | Washington Monthly

Trump’s new social media platform could face legal issues after allegedly ripping off code | Salon.com

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during a news conference at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House February 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Before his stint as ruler of the free world, former President Donald Trump made a fortune slapping his name on buildings other people had built. Now, he’s being accused of doing the same thing with his social media platform. Users who were able to access and create accounts on a beta version of Trump’s “TRUTH Social” through a backdoor immediately noticed that it bore an uncanny resemblance to Mastodon, an alternative social network known for its focus on privacy and “free speech” values. The company’s founder and lead developer, Eugen Rochko, pointed out to VICE News’ Motherboard that the error message on Trump’s new social platform used his site’s elephant mascot. In fact, one user even snapped a screenshot of the site’s HTML code that explicitly mentioned Mastodon, leading many to surmise that it had lifted the company’s code directly.

Source: Trump’s new social media platform could face legal issues after allegedly ripping off code | Salon.com

Inside the “weird” world of DWAC, Trump’s already soaring social media SPAC | Salon.com

US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania on September 22, 2020. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

DWAC and SPAC are the sounds you’d expect to see in a cartoon voice bubble. DJ Trump is currently the total commercialized product of a comic character like the Joker, an entertainer, a fraudster, a wannabe politician and the living head character in a updated version of Springtime for Hitler on Wall st. He’s the total package and he’s being marketed by people far smarter than him. Money Guns and Lawyers are all involved and are there to protect their asset.

DWAC is what’s known as a “SPAC,” or special purpose acquisition company. The strategy, which has become popular in recent years as a way to sidestep the typically onerous regulatory process of taking a company public, typically occurs when a non-public company merges with a shell company that is already public. In this case, DWAC is set to merge with “Trump Media & Technology Group.”

Source: Inside the “weird” world of DWAC, Trump’s already soaring social media SPAC | Salon.com

One Day Later Fake Accounts On Trump’s ‘Pravda’ Are Hilarious | Crooks and Liars

One Day Later Fake Accounts On Trump's 'Pravda' Are Hilarious

Trump’s new “come in suckers” scam is about to sink the myth that “Trump was ever Midas” and on the day it opened he showed just what a tech head he really is. Trump however didn’t invest a single cent of his own money in it. Anyone can register on Trump’s “Truth” ( Pravda) and apply with any email address that doesn’t even exist.

This dude has often proved he’s not a businessman’s jockstrap. He’s lost more money, other people’s, including his own than he has ever made. He has  proved the rule that “inherited wealth” is extremely difficult to lose and that inherited capital and property even if protected is a path to borrowed money,other people’s which you can take use, abuse and lose . He was Atlantic City’s human wrecking ball and just kept on keeping on.

Aw, Trump’s “Truth Social” is having problems and it’s only one day old! Tengrain noted he successfully signed up for the username “Wilma Ballsdrop” at YabbaDabba @ doo.com. Apparently the social media site about to give “big tech” a run for its money isn’t filtering non-existent email addresses? Oh noes.

Source: One Day Later Fake Accounts On Trump’s ‘Pravda’ Are Hilarious | Crooks and Liars

A ‘non-cancellable’ community: the ‘truth’ about Trump’s social media platform | Donald Trump | The Guardian

The TRUTH is out there … in the ‘non-cancellable’ community.

The TRUTH is out there, according to known factualness provider Donald Trump. On Wednesday the former president, who has been banned from the major social media platforms since January, announced that he will be launching his own social media company called Truth Social. Although, in typical Trump style, it’s styled TRUTH Social.

Source: A ‘non-cancellable’ community: the ‘truth’ about Trump’s social media platform | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Donald Trump launches Truth Social App as rival to Twitter and Facebook

Donald Trump has replaced his  Twitter feed with a stream of press releases and campaign-style rallies.

It’s got Trump’s Brand on it but offers nothing promises everything and protects Trump from any liability. Trump’s credits of Atlantic City Casinos and other failed brands are left off the prospectus. It must be remembered he too $82 mill out of Atlantic C which like Nero he left burning for decades after along with a trail of human destruction. Another Wolf on Wall St boiler room scam.

Nine months after being expelled from Twitter and Facebook for his role in inciting the January 6 Capitol insurrection, former president Donald Trump has announced he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform.

Source: Donald Trump launches Truth Social App as rival to Twitter and Facebook

Inside the “weird” world of DWAC, Trump’s already soaring social media SPAC | Salon.com

US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania on September 22, 2020. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

To be precise Trump has done Nothing and Wall St Wolves have done everything. The numbers he cited $1.7 billion are huge for a company without any apparent cash flow. Like ” a lot of things that happen with Trump are not great with details and formalities, it’s perhaps not surprising.” However it’s not the norm in SPACs.”

 Classic Scam Warning

For many investors, it apparently doesn’t matter that former President Donald Trump’s new media venture has yet to create, well, anything.

DWAC is what’s known as a “SPAC,” or special purpose acquisition company. The strategy, which has become popular in recent years as a way to sidestep the typically onerous regulatory process of taking a company public, typically occurs when a non-public company merges with a shell company that is already public. In this case, DWAC is set to merge with “Trump Media & Tec

It’s also important to note that a key feature of SPAC deals are the unique incentives that protect company insiders while other investors bear much of the risk if a deal fails to garner expected returns.

Trump’s last publicly traded venture, a casino company called Trump Entertainment Resorts, also ended in heartbreak for investors after it lost hundreds of millions of dollars in just over a decade, a period during which it filed for bankruptcy numerous times. Though if the past is any indication, Trump will likely come out on top — Fortune Magazine reported at the time that he earned more than $82 million from the company before it went bust.

Source: Inside the “weird” world of DWAC, Trump’s already soaring social media SPAC | Salon.com

Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) walks into the State Dinning Room to have lunch with Mohammed bin Salman (C), Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump’s gift of a free hand to America’s foreign partners enabled, among other things, accelerating Israeli colonization of the West Bank and Jerusalem; a Turkish-backed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia; and an escalated Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen that killed thousands of civilians. Feeling little need to compromise, regimes on good terms with Trump pressed their advantages to the fullest.

Source: Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump

Trump Sues Jan. 6 Committee To Block Archived Presidential Documents | HuffPost Latest News

The former president tried citing executive privilege in his attempt to keep information out of the hands of those investigating the insurrection.

Source: Trump Sues Jan. 6 Committee To Block Archived Presidential Documents | HuffPost Latest News

Trump’s Suicidal Gut Instinct at Work: “Fix Those ‘Rigged’ Elections or We Won’t Vote.” | The Smirking Chimp

Beware billionaire control freaks Though not all that exceptional for egocentric billionaires, every one a self-declared know-it-all, Trump cannot abide that the populace, especially disreputable, undeserving minorities, can determine where he lives, what he does, and whom he abuses. Like other Robber Barons, Trump has the snobbish mania to make himself an entitled aristocrat, a master of the universe whose only complaint is why it took so long to award him the emperor’s throne. Like irrational anti-vaxxers, he can’t stand being told what to do – stopped only when richer, higher powers he can’t intimidate dismiss his arrogance, “We won’t remain winners if we back your serial bad investments, appalling staff choices, and vulgar, infinite presumptions.”

Source: Trump’s Suicidal Gut Instinct at Work: “Fix Those ‘Rigged’ Elections or We Won’t Vote.” | The Smirking Chimp

This Trump claim of ‘voter fraud’ in Pennsylvania blew up in his face in spectacular fashion: Senate report – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

This Trump claim of 'voter fraud' in Pennsylvania blew up in his face in spectacular fashion: Senate report

But a new report released by the Senate Judiciary Committee detailing the former president’s efforts to overturn the election demolishes this claim.

Source: This Trump claim of ‘voter fraud’ in Pennsylvania blew up in his face in spectacular fashion: Senate report – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump hid losses of $70m at DC hotel during his presidency, records reveal | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Trump Hotel in Washington DC.

Trump the businessman and President drowned more people than the Titanic

According to the House committee: “On his federally mandated financial disclosures, President Trump reported that the Trump Hotel earned him over $150m in revenue during his time in office. “However, the records obtained by the committee show that the Trump Hotel actually incurred net losses of over $70m, leading the former president’s holding company to inject at least $24m to aid the struggling hotel. “By filing these misleading public disclosures, President Trump grossly exaggerated the financial health of the Trump Hotel. He also appears to have concealed potential conflicts of interest stemming not just from his ownership of this failing business but also from his roles as the hotel’s lender and the guarantor of its third-party loans.”

Source: Trump hid losses of $70m at DC hotel during his presidency, records reveal | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Trump hasn’t been a good businessman for years. We just got more proof.

While many of his peers have seen their wealth skyrocket during the pandemic, Donald Trump’s has stayed stagnant.

It’s been said he was shyte for years yet he was the media’s darling and they certainly wanted him to stay that way. It’s always been said that if you owed the banks a little you have a problem but if you owed a lot the banks had a problem. Alan Bond certainly proved that and he and Trump were in that regard doppelgangers. Meanwhile, his investors, lenders, contractors, and employees lay eviscerated  in his wake. Ask the good people of Atlantic City what the brand Trump did to them and ask if they have ever recovered generations later. Trump wasn’t a businessman but more a NOSFERATU who has no regard for Trumpsters.

If you want to see how Donald Trump has talked a much better financial game than he played, all you need to do is examine the numbers behind his fall from the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest Americans.

Source: Trump hasn’t been a good businessman for years. We just got more proof.

Top Trump aides set to defy subpoenas in Capitol attack investigation | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, with Donald Trump and Mike Pence in Traverse City, Michigan in November last year.

Trump’s school results his taxes and so much other information about him is withheld a common practice for DJ Trump? He often threatens to sue those that want to reveal any information.

All four Trump aides targeted by the select committee – Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel – are expected to resist the orders because Trump is preparing to direct them to do so, the source said.

Source: Top Trump aides set to defy subpoenas in Capitol attack investigation | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

Donald Trump drops off Forbes 400 rich list for first time in 25 years

Forbes estimates that Trump’s net worth fell by about $US600 million  during the pandemic, leaving him with $US2.5 billion.

Donald J. Trump, a businessman, entertainer and then president whose personal brand has always been closely intertwined with his wealth, is no longer considered one of America’s richest people. At least not according to Forbes. The former president was left off the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people for the first time in a quarter-century, the magazine reported on Tuesday (US time).

Source: Donald Trump drops off Forbes 400 rich list for first time in 25 years

Trump’s demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly ‘unlawful’ as ‘more facts comes to light’: former prosecutor – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump's demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly 'unlawful' as 'more facts comes to light': former prosecutor

“If you just look at his [Trump’s] conduct on his face, calling state officials, asking them to find additional votes that he needs, you know, that’s the sort of conduct that clearly rings the bell for criminal interference with an election,” Vance explained. “It’s complicated, because there are difficulties involving the First Amendment, involving official power, and frankly, it is a big burden to put on a district attorney in one county in Georgia to ask her to shoulder that burden when others haven’t. But Alex, I still have taped to the wall in my office the exact number of votes he asked for: 11,780. It’s been in front of me all these months, because if you simply think about what he did, asked them to find him one more vote than he needed to win Georgia, a crucial state, there is no way that we can ignore that conduct. Perhaps it’s lawful, but awful. But increasingly, as more facts come to light, it looks like it’s simply unlawful.”

Source: Trump’s demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly ‘unlawful’ as ‘more facts comes to light’: former prosecutor – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Donald Trump is on a fringe right-wing media tour pushing election fraud conspiracy theories | Media Matters for America

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Over the past few weeks, former President Donald Trump has appeared on a number of fringe right-wing media outlets to push election conspiracy theories and other misinformation, using news events to advance his election lies while attacking President Joe Biden and laying the groundwork for another presidential campaign.

Source: Donald Trump is on a fringe right-wing media tour pushing election fraud conspiracy theories | Media Matters for America