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Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Bob001
The question is whether a former President should...

The question is whether a former President should be prosecuted, and for what. That's a decision made by U.S. attorneys and district attorneys, not judges. They decide what goes to trial, and they...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
They would certainly have tried, and it would...

They would certainly have tried, and it would also have been tremendously destructive and divisive for the country, much more so than Clinton's impeachment, which should never have happened. I'm all...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,606
Posted By Bob001
In effect the new law lifts the statute of...

In effect the new law lifts the statute of limitations for an existing crime. It doesn't create a new crime. And it is a civil case.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Easy to say, but convicting Trump of actual...

Easy to say, but convicting Trump of actual crimes -- proving responsibility and intent for violating specific elements of specific laws -- won't be a slam dunk. He could be prosecuted and acquitted....
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
It's almost impossible to believe a president...

It's almost impossible to believe a president could be sentenced to actual prison. I could imagine house arrest in a property controlled by the government, maybe on a military base, or even a...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 169,136
Posted By Bob001
Michael Cohen weighs in: ...

Michael Cohen weighs in:
...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Any charges relating to Jan. 6 would originate in...

Any charges relating to Jan. 6 would originate in Washington. That's where the crimes were committed. And the likelihood of a diehard Trumper appearing on a D.C. jury is pretty small.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob001
Why do you insist on the that? This is a civil...

Why do you insist on the that? This is a civil suit, not a criminal trial. Proving that Trump benefited from lying about matters of fact really shouldn't be hard. He lost on his scam foundation and...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob001
A basic tool in real estate is comparables. An...

A basic tool in real estate is comparables. An appraiser or assessor looks at the actual sale prices of similar properties in the same place. Every property is unique, but when Trump claimed values...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob001
Pretty basic summary here: ...

Pretty basic summary here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/21/letitia-james-trump-marketing/

If he lied about the value of his assets -- up or down -- to borrow more money, to...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Bob001
Apparently at least one more Jan. 6 hearing is...

Apparently at least one more Jan. 6 hearing is coming up. For anyone who wants a refresher, all the previous hearings are on a House website.
https://january6th.house.gov/legislation/hearings
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob001
A judgment or settlement could shut down his...

A judgment or settlement could shut down his business and cost him hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. His lenders might call in their outstanding loans. The impact could be more severe than a...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,606
Posted By Bob001
E. Jean Carroll plans to sue Trump under new NY...

E. Jean Carroll plans to sue Trump under new NY law for raping her.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/20/politics/e-jean-carroll-trump-new-york-adult-survivors-act/index.html
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,606
Posted By Bob001
NY AG sues Trump and the kids for fraud. ...

NY AG sues Trump and the kids for fraud.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/21/trump-sued-new-york-letitia-james/
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 61,857
Posted By Bob001
Is it possible that MTG is really doing a comedy...

Is it possible that MTG is really doing a comedy routine?
...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 169,136
Posted By Bob001
Trump openly embraces Qanon. ...

Trump openly embraces Qanon.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bc-us-trump-qanon_n_63248b35e4b082746be99f3a


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/19/trump-qanon-song-rally-video-ohio-vance
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
I don't want to step too far into this. But...

I don't want to step too far into this. But "non-white" is not the same as "black." The three-percent claim was about "black persons." The UK itself says that 3.3% of the population of England and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Well, there's no doubt about what killed JFK. It...

Well, there's no doubt about what killed JFK. It was actually filmed. The debate is about all the conspiracy theories around it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
I think most Americans would accept the results...

I think most Americans would accept the results of an autopsy, most likely conducted at Bethesda Naval Hospital. But there would be an autopsy, and the results would be released.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Considering that she was one of the most public...

Considering that she was one of the most public figures in the world, there is a broad need to know. Old or not, she was as vulnerable as anybody else to bad medical care, prescription errors, a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Considering that she was conducting her normal...

Considering that she was conducting her normal official business in front of media without apparent impairment two days before she died, it's a fair question. "Being old" doesn't usually appear on...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th September 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Seems like the questions to ask are whether...

Seems like the questions to ask are whether Victoria really needs a $1b hospital and where's the money coming from? Naming rights don't seem as important.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th September 2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Here's something to think about: ...

Here's something to think about:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/15/queen-queue-coffin-westminster/

That creates a personal connection, at least in the minds of the people who met...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th September 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
You don't know any Americans, do you?

You don't know any Americans, do you?
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Latest development: Trump claimed that his boxes...

Latest development: Trump claimed that his boxes of documents were just newspaper clippings.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/16/trump-records-archives-clippings/
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 169,136
Posted By Bob001
Two new interviews with Dr. Trump: ...

Two new interviews with Dr. Trump:
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/09/mary-trump-judge-aileen-cannon-maralago-doj-enablers.html...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Why? You don't seem to understand that Trump is...

Why? You don't seem to understand that Trump is the plaintiff. He sued the DOJ to try to get his papers back and block the investigation. He demanded a special master. This is Trump's project. And...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,551
Posted By Bob001
I have nothing good to say about Starr, but the...

I have nothing good to say about Starr, but the reports are that he died during surgery. It chills me to think that you could go into a hospital to treat a problem and never wake up. I knew someone...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 169,136
Posted By Bob001
He probably wasn't the only person with a copy of...

He probably wasn't the only person with a copy of the book. From your link:
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bob001
FBI seizes Pillow Guy's cell phone. ...

FBI seizes Pillow Guy's cell phone.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/09/14/mike-lindell-phone-fbi-mypillow/

Question: How much information can be recovered from a cell phone?...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th September 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Sure, but the same week the top boss died?...

Sure, but the same week the top boss died? British labor law probably says something about timely notice, but I can't imagine it requires anything like this.
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 61,857
Posted By Bob001
Did she report it to the church instead of the...

Did she report it to the church instead of the police? I have never really understood why assault victims will complain to their church, their employer, their school instead of going straight to the...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,606
Posted By Bob001
He's got his own plane. He's not under...

He's got his own plane. He's not under indictment. He can fly anyplace he wants.

Some speculate that he's trying to invite himself to the queen's services....
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Rohde is a serious journalist. Pulitzer for...

Rohde is a serious journalist. Pulitzer for international reporting, escaped from Taliban captivity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_S._Rohde
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Are you maybe thinking of New York magazine? The...

Are you maybe thinking of New York magazine? The New Yorker is a legendary literary publication with clever cartoons. They both do important journalism.
https://nymag.com/...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 113,606
Posted By Bob001
Trump wanted Justice to prosecute John Kerry. ...

Trump wanted Justice to prosecute John Kerry.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2022/9/8/23342623/geoffrey-berman-book-trump-doj-prosecutions
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
I think you might be misreading your link. It...

I think you might be misreading your link. It says that when Trump was President, the SS protected 42 officials and family members, and the number is down to 33 for Biden. Nothing about how many...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th September 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
In practical terms, what would a change mean to...

In practical terms, what would a change mean to the average Australian? Do you pay extra taxes to the Crown? Does the monarch have any veto power over the Australian government? Or would it just be...
Forum: USA Politics 11th September 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
I just note that it's probably because it was the...

I just note that it's probably because it was the primary federal law enforcement agency at the time. There was no FBI, for example. The alternative to the SS might have been to create some kind of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
That's the point of the discussion. The President...

That's the point of the discussion. The President is the head of the government and the head of state (representing the U.S. in the world and at moments of universal national concern, like 9/11) and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
There's no mechanism in the Constitution to...

There's no mechanism in the Constitution to separate the roles. There's no way to do it in the U.S. That doesn't mean a head of state is a bad idea in the many countries where they have it, often by...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
I just note that while the Congress makes laws,...

I just note that while the Congress makes laws, the Senate alone approves treaties (technically not "ratify"; they are ratified separately after the Senate approves them).
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Actually the President's signature on a treaty...

Actually the President's signature on a treaty means nothing until the Senate approves it. And many international agreements are not treaties. Trump could unilaterally withdraw the U.S. from the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Stories like this are a reminder to keep our...

Stories like this are a reminder to keep our affairs in order -- or bury them in places no one will ever find.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Why do you insist on your restrictions? Having...

Why do you insist on your restrictions? Having someone symbolize the stability of the nation beyond party or policy is valuable. One of the failings of the U.S. system is that the President wears...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Question: The Queen greeted the new PM Tuesday...

Question: The Queen greeted the new PM Tuesday afternoon in the traditional manner. She wasn't bedridden, she wasn't in a wheelchair, no one has claimed that she appeared impaired. By Thursday she...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
Why would he change the name he has lived with...

Why would he change the name he has lived with for 70+ years? What has been the practice with past monarchs?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,178
Posted By Bob001
She's been a respected international figure for...

She's been a respected international figure for longer than most of us have been alive. Not really a time to sneer.

And latest official announcement refers to "the King and Queen Consort." Sounds...
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 61,857
Posted By Bob001
Worse than stupidity: Repub leaders dream of...

Worse than stupidity: Repub leaders dream of replacing democracy with an American Caesar.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/07/jd-vance-fascist-roman-imperialist-caesar/
Forum: USA Politics 7th September 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,349
Posted By Bob001
Post reporters answer reader questions about the...

Post reporters answer reader questions about the papers.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/07/trump-file-questions-answers/
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