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Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Segnosaur
Trump apparently has been trying to contact...

Trump apparently has been trying to contact Garland through intermediaries:

From: Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-asked-ag-garland-fbi-raid-warrant-2022-8)
Trump attempted...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,243
Posted By Segnosaur
Portland would be glad to host the trial. Or...

Portland would be glad to host the trial. Or Seattle. Or LA. Or Honolulu.[/QUOTE]
I'm not sure exactly what the rules are, but I suspect there probably has to be a rational reason for selecting a...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:26 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,146
Posted By Segnosaur
Ha ha! From: Politico...

Ha ha!

From: Politico (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/15/judge-orders-graham-to-testify-in-atlanta-area-trump-probe-00051818)
A federal judge on Monday turned down Sen. Lindsey Graham’s...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:18 PM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Segnosaur
I seriously doubt it would take place in Florida....

I seriously doubt it would take place in Florida.

The crime was actually committed in the Washington DC jurisdiction during the time when The Fat Orange Turd resided there. For example, if a...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,243
Posted By Segnosaur
Would the diplomatic one be considered "valid"? ...

Would the diplomatic one be considered "valid"?

I have friends that worked for various governments, and they often get special passports to use on government business. I assume Trump's...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
So we've had the "Planted" excuse, we've had the...

So we've had the "Planted" excuse, we've had the "Already declassified" excuse.

Time for the "no big deal" excuse...

From: Yahoo (originally 'insider')...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Well, according to the documentary I saw called...

Well, according to the documentary I saw called "Lord of the Rings", there are large bands of roving Orcs in New Zealand. Maybe that's the source of the Trump support.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,243
Posted By Segnosaur
It depends on the crime, and the location...

It depends on the crime, and the location involved.

SOME of the crimes that Trump has been involved with, such as instigating the Jan6 terrorist attack, tax fraud, ARE complex. (On the other hand,...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
If Trump got convicted on this and thus would,....

If Trump got convicted on this and thus would,. under the law, forfeit his right to become President, he would have a good case for the SC to challenge this provision of the Law: arguably, the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th August 2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
That is largely the issue. Plaintiffs got a...

That is largely the issue. Plaintiffs got a default judgment, in part, because Jones did not turn over documents he was required to turn over. Plaintiffs again requested the documents for the...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Another problem with Trump's claim that...

Another problem with Trump's claim that "everything was declassified"....

From: CBS News (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-classified-records/)
...none of the statutes cited in the warrant rely...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 127,608
Posted By Segnosaur
Recall that Trump is not directly indicted here,...

Recall that Trump is not directly indicted here, just his company. Better than nothing but recall that this AG has the potential to pick up a case directly against Trump that he backburned earlier in...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Don't forget, his "advisor" Steve Bannon was...

Don't forget, his "advisor" Steve Bannon was found guilty of contempt, he actually has 2 legal cases in New York (the civil case and the tax fraud case involving Weisselberg), and there is still an...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 127,608
Posted By Segnosaur
Just remember, this case is still going on. And...

Just remember, this case is still going on. And Trump just lost in court... again...

From: CNN (https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/12/investing/trump-org-allen-weisselberg-tax-fraud-hearing/index.html)
...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
And of course the GOP has been demonizing the...

And of course the GOP has been demonizing the democrats for so long (with all sorts of falls accusations), you wonder how many of them have started to believe the bunk they are pushing.

When you...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Probably depends on where the trial is held. ...

Probably depends on where the trial is held.

Washington DC? Can probably pick a jury with only a low risk of MAGAchud infestation. Florida? Get ready for a deadlocked jury and a mistrial.

Sent...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Why does he need to tell someone. He is the boss,...

Why does he need to tell someone. He is the boss, he isn't accountable to that junior person.[/QUOTE]
Nobody says the president's decision about what to declassify is dependent on a junior person.
...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 09:58 PM
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Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Well technically we don't know if it was about...

Well technically we don't know if it was about American nuclear weapons or the weapons programs of foreign countries.

(I could see him taking US intelligence data about Iran's nuclear program to...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Who knows? Being involved in the Jan 6...

Who knows?

Being involved in the Jan 6 terrorist attack seems like a more significant crime. But, its also probably trickier to convict them in a court of law. (You have issues like free speech to...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Wait a second.... does that mean the documents...

Wait a second.... does that mean the documents themselves were nuclear (like, written on slabs of uranium) or that they were documents ABOUT nuclear stuff.
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 02:26 PM
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Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Maybe one might hope it would shut up at least a...

Maybe one might hope it would shut up at least a few republicans.

Ok, the standard Trump cultists will never shut up. But I'm thinking people like Moscow Mitch (who probably would prefer Trump to...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Why do you say that? There were supposedly...

Why do you say that? There were supposedly classified documents in the last batch that was taken from Mare a Lago.

I think its pretty expected.

If Trump showed the warrant and/or the list of...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Except for the lack of evidence part[/QUOTE] ...

Except for the lack of evidence part[/QUOTE]
Except we do have evidence.

We have known cases where Trump has revealed government secrets (either to Russia, or just to the public in general). We...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,195
Posted By Segnosaur
In criminal cases no inference can be made, in...

In criminal cases no inference can be made, in civil cases the jury is free to infer what they choose.[/QUOTE]
Yes, I know in civil cases the jury can make the inference. My question is whether the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th August 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
"Right now, I'm trying to figure out what I can...

"Right now, I'm trying to figure out what I can raid from his carcass before everyone else tears him apart."[/QUOTE]
If the weather turns cold she could cut him open and live inside him....
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 11:24 AM
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Views: 94,195
Posted By Segnosaur
My question is.... Is the...

My question is....

Is the plaintiff/prosecutor allowed to bring up that possibility during any court proceedings? (For example, can they say "do you trust the person who claimed the 5th"? Or can...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th August 2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
I had mentioned that way back in post 1035...

I had mentioned that way back in post 1035 (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13874178&postcount=1035)

When asked about it, she said: "I am upset that he took privilege to...
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Nobody is suggesting the DoJ and FBI should...

Nobody is suggesting the DoJ and FBI should always be trusted at all times.

But there are currently checks and balances in the system.

The FBI could not execute the search warrant against Trump...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 10:56 AM
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Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
Meanwhile I wonder how many republicans are...

Meanwhile I wonder how many republicans are actually hoping that this latest 'event' actually causes Trump to be arrested?

I am sure Moscow Mitch would rather not have Trump fouling up any plans...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 9th August 2022, 10:43 AM
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Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
Apparently she didn't.... From: Yahoo...

Apparently she didn't....

From: Yahoo...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 07:36 AM
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Views: 34,146
Posted By Segnosaur
Or, more likely... - A republican-led state...

Or, more likely...

- A republican-led state that HAD at some point joined the compact finds that a Democrat won the popular vote, but that the old distribution of electoral college votes would...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 07:28 AM
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Views: 94,195
Posted By Segnosaur
I don't know if we know exactly what polling data...

I don't know if we know exactly what polling data was passed on, but it might have been internal polling data which might examine issues in more detail.

538 aggregate polling data might provide...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
From: Wikipedia...

From: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mens_rea)
..."mens rea" is the mental element of a person's intention to commit a crime...
...
...the Supreme Court holds that required mens rea is...
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 49,280
Posted By Segnosaur
Wasn't that Trump's actual campaign spiel back in...

Wasn't that Trump's actual campaign spiel back in 2015/2016 regarding tax law?[/QUOTE]
Something like that. (Although Trump didn't claim he broke tax laws, only that he would know about loopholes...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,451
Posted By Segnosaur
How about the actual pee tape?

How about the actual pee tape?
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 07:52 PM
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Views: 49,280
Posted By Segnosaur
From: Reuters...

From: Reuters (https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-trump-backed-michigan-attorney-general-candidate-involved-voting-2022-08-07/)
The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 06:57 PM
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Views: 94,195
Posted By Segnosaur
Good point. It would be fantastic if Trump...

Good point.

It would be fantastic if Trump ended up going to jail over the Jan6 terrorist plot, based on evidence that was found because he just had to keep that love letter he got from Kim Jeun...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th August 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
I guess she must have done otherwise why would he...

I guess she must have done otherwise why would he admit it on his show? [/QUOTE]
Might have done it as a case of "this is going to get out anyways so I will try some damage control".
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,146
Posted By Segnosaur
True. And some pessimism is warranted. (The U.S....

True. And some pessimism is warranted. (The U.S. does have a poor history of dealing with white-collar crimes, especially those involving wealthy people.)

But on the plus side, it is more pressure...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,195
Posted By Segnosaur
Re: Raid on Trump property... That appears...

Re: Raid on Trump property...

That appears to be the case.

From: CTV News (https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/trump-says-fbi-is-conducting-search-of-his-mar-a-lago-estate-1.6019160)
Former U.S....
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th August 2022, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Segnosaur
I hope it was JUST pictures of Jones' wife....

I hope it was JUST pictures of Jones' wife. Otherwise there is the possibility of a naked Alex Jones as part of the official congressional records.

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Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,146
Posted By Segnosaur
As mentioned in the Trump thread... It is...

As mentioned in the Trump thread... It is possible that this was related to the theft of classified documents from a while ago. Maybe they expect to find other items taken from the government and...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
They aren't? That sucks. Maybe that is why...

They aren't? That sucks.

Maybe that is why the initial 4 million was so low... Jury thought plaintiffs deserved more but thought they could make it up on punitive damages.

Hopefully the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 04:19 PM
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Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
Is that even possible? I can't wait to see...

Is that even possible?

I can't wait to see what idiocy is coming next then....[/QUOTE]
Does Rudy Guilliani have a license to practice law in Texas? (I can guarantee he won't text files to the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
That's a lot better than the ~4 million...

That's a lot better than the ~4 million compensation (although still below what was asked for).

Does anyone know why the amount is so much more than the "twice the damages" figure that we had...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 02:05 PM
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Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
With our luck Jones will sue his lawyers and end...

With our luck Jones will sue his lawyers and end up winning more (because they caused damage to his supposedly valuable reputation) than he has to pay out to the sandy hook families.

Sent from my...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,195
Posted By Segnosaur
Grifters gonna grift... From: Alternet...

Grifters gonna grift...

From: Alternet (https://www.alternet.org/2022/08/trump-pac-melania-trump-designer/)
The political fund created to push former President Donald Trump's claims of widespread...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,464
Posted By Segnosaur
Society has, by and large, deemed rape and incest...

Society has, by and large, deemed rape and incest such heinous acts perpetrated on a woman, to thereafter force her by punishment of law to carry a resultant pregnancy to term might be considered...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2022, 07:45 PM
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Views: 189,277
Posted By Segnosaur
Think it depends on the state. Texas only allows...

Think it depends on the state. Texas only allows up to twice the compensatory damages.

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Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Segnosaur
Am I a bad person if my first thought after...

Am I a bad person if my first thought after hearing about this accident was "what type of person was Walorski" before I decided if sympathy was warranted?

"I feel so bad that a person who tried to...
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