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Old 10th June 2023, 05:41 PM   #121
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Interesting is just how much Donald lies to the public. During two rallies Trump has spoke about Biden's unsecure 1800 boxes of documents. A total false equivalency.

The 1800 boxes were documents that he accumulated while in the Senate. He donated them to the University of Delaware back in 2012. There is no Senator Papers Act. Senators own the papers they create. Presidents do NOT! They are governed by the Presidential Papers Act which clearly states that records and papers belong to the people. And since the investigation into Trump began the FBI went and looked at those documents. None were found with classified markings.
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Old 10th June 2023, 06:03 PM   #122
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I have a gut feeling that Mar-a-lago is pretty much a full on show theater, a Potemkin Village at this point. You take one step outside the gilded hallways mean to show power and opulence and the thing is probably held together with duct tape.
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Old 10th June 2023, 06:12 PM   #123
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LOL! True!

Every reference I can find says "his bedroom, but only "a" bathroom and "a" shower. Nothing says it was in his bathroom or shower. I'm just curious where these were.
You're suspicious that they were in rooms much more easily accessible to the general public than his personal quarters, in short? If they were in a shower, specifically, that does strongly suggest that they were not in his quarters, because presumably, he would be using "his" shower.
I'm not suspicious about anything. I simply said I can find no reference to where that bathroom and shower are. As for "that does strongly suggest that they were not in his quarters, because presumably, he would be using "his" shower,": not necessarily. I'm sure his private quarters has more than one bathroom/shower.

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Old 10th June 2023, 06:16 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
Interesting is just how much Donald lies to the public. During two rallies Trump has spoke about Biden's unsecure 1800 boxes of documents. A total false equivalency.

The 1800 boxes were documents that he accumulated while in the Senate. He donated them to the University of Delaware back in 2012. There is no Senator Papers Act. Senators own the papers they create. Presidents do NOT! They are governed by the Presidential Papers Act which clearly states that records and papers belong to the people. And since the investigation into Trump began the FBI went and looked at those documents. None were found with classified markings.
FACTS are just troublesome things that can be ignored when it comes to Trump and his cultists.
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more curious why he had classified documents in the shower at all
He wanted to hamper the investigation.
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Not to mention dampen the documentation.

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Originally Posted by dirtywick View Post
more curious why he had classified documents in the shower at all

Because keeping them in the dishwasher would be a stupid idea.
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
LOL! True!

Every reference I can find says "his bedroom, but only "a" bathroom and "a" shower. Nothing says it was in his bathroom or shower. I'm just curious where these were.
I really hope that wasn't his personal toilet in the photos. Something tells me he's a splasher.
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I really hope that wasn't his personal toilet in the photos. Something tells me he's a splasher.
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Old 10th June 2023, 08:25 PM   #130
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I think you got it all wrong:

if pressed, Trump supporters will admit that he stole secret information and hid it - but nothing he does matters, positive or negative. He really could shoot someone and wouldn't lose votes. And ignore the fact that the Swamp drained him, not the other way around.

At this point, he is not a candidate but a Religious Idol, a focus for their combined will for power over everyone else. They all would vote for Putin if they could and he promised to take on the Deep State.
Putin? Pshaw! They would vote for Satan himself, horns, hooves, tail and all.
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Old 10th June 2023, 08:39 PM   #131
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I never denied the possibility that there is additional evidence out there. (Not everything gets reported in the media and I am sure there is some stuff Smith is keeping close to his chest.)

I'm just saying the issue of "free speech" makes conviction more difficult, and simply saying things that appeal to the MAGAchud alone would not secure a conviction. Maybe we're lucky and there is an unbroken chain of communication between Trump and the oathkeepers. (I know they tried to contact Trump....) Or maybe there are tapes that suggest he was planning for their violence. (His order to remove metal detectors at his pre-attack rally hint at that.)

Actually I pay a lot of attention, thank you very much... My opinions on the problems with the "free speech" aspect of Trump's culpability come from a youtube video by the Legal Eagle.

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I know Trump and his minions have been trying to undermine democracy for years... denying that he lost, attempts to convince officials in Georgia to "find votes" (something I hope he gets nailed for soon), his role (whatever it is) in the fake electors scheme..

I am only referring to the narrow set of crimes specifically surrounding his actions regarding the Jan 6 terrorist attack. I do not doubt that he acted to inflame the crowd. I do not doubt that he WANTED chaos, and had no concerns if people were hurt/killed. The problem is making the case that he gave specific-enough directions to the crowd over what to do to charge him directly for the attack.


From a moral point of view, Trump's refusal to try calming the crowd is evidence of his guilt. The question is, from a LEGAL point of view, does failure to act count as something a person can be blamed for.

Don't overlook that some number of J6 defendants stated unequivocally that they were following the directives as they gleaned them from Trump. They were heeding his call. It beggars sensibility to disregard the statements of the criminal underlings as to whom they crimed, stringently adhering, in a hermetically sealed vaccuum, to the specific verbiage employed by the instigator. An holistic appraisal of the full picture and the dynamics is required.
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Old 10th June 2023, 08:43 PM   #133
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You're suspicious that they were in rooms much more easily accessible to the general public than his personal quarters, in short? If they were in a shower, specifically, that does strongly suggest that they were not in his quarters, because presumably, he would be using "his" shower.
If the state of his Roosevelt desk is any guide, Drumpf couldn't abide the clutter of stacks of boxes anywhere in his personal space.
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Old 10th June 2023, 08:53 PM   #134
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Counts 1-31 are Willful Retention of National Defense Information
Presumably, this means that there were 31 documents recovered from Trump that the govt. is willing to risk being exposed to the public during the trial.
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Don't overlook that some number of J6 defendants stated unequivocally that they were following the directives as they gleaned them from Trump. They were heeding his call. It beggars sensibility to disregard the statements of the criminal underlings as to whom they crimed, stringently adhering, in a hermetically sealed vaccuum, to the specific verbiage employed by the instigator. An holistic appraisal of the full picture and the dynamics is required.
They should get a few of the ones who got the longest sentences to testify under oath at Trump's trial.

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Convicted insurrectionist: "Because President Trump told me to".
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If the state of his Roosevelt desk is any guide, Drumpf couldn't abide the clutter of stacks of boxes anywhere in his personal space.
That suggests he never goes near a bathroom...
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I suspect the filthy Russian whore is going to do something stupid (if he doesn't off himself) and go into pretrial confinement. The dumb **** will probably not veil a direction to his followers to engage in violence and he'll get put in custody.

He's far too much of a narcissist to ever even contemplate such an action.
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I think an overlooked factor is the presence of Nauta in the indictment.

Could be that Smith wants to avoid a repeat of the Cohen verdict. in which the henchman went to prison while his crime boss and acknowledged co-conspirator went scot-free.

A pro-Trump jury would have to justify to themselves why they would give Trump a lighter sentence than Nauta, who they would happily throw under the bus.
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I think an overlooked factor is the presence of Nauta in the indictment.

Could be that Smith wants to avoid a repeat of the Cohen verdict. in which the henchman went to prison while his crime boss and acknowledged co-conspirator went scot-free.

A pro-Trump jury would have to justify to themselves why they would give Trump a lighter sentence than Nauta, who they would happily throw under the bus.

Can you hear yourself?

When have MAGACHUDs ever had any difficulty justifying anything to themselves, no matter how inconsistent or stupid?

Assuming they would bother in the first place, which is a bet I wouldn't even take with someone else's money.
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Presumably, this means that there were 31 documents recovered from Trump that the govt. is willing to risk being exposed to the public during the trial.
And are easy for a Jury to grok how serious the crime is.

Since Trump would serve any sentence concurrently, it doesn't matter if he gets convicted for 1 or 100 willful retentions, prison -wise
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Cannon got her arse thoroughly paddled by her colleagues in public the last time out involving Trump, and, as a result, desperately back-pedaled her early decisions to something between genuine legal propriety and a panicked attempt at face-saving. This despite her public pro-Trumpery position and how she was given the actual job.

So I would not expect her to come out of the gate with an instant dismissal of the case leading to Trump's glorious triumph on the courthouse steps. While she may feel like she wants that, she also knows now all eyes are on her, especially those of much more senior and learned colleagues. So one step out of a strict line of process and it could be an instant legal-profession career-limiting move. These days, with Trump being such a massive loser in public and the seriousness of the case, I suspect she values her career more than she values paying out Trump favours.
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He's far too much of a narcissist to ever even contemplate such an action.
I'm not so sure. Going to prison where he is at beck and call of the staff, restricted from social media, his contact with the outside world closely limited, he might decide to go out before he is convicted in the belief his supporters will burn the country down.
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I don't think any of his lawyers "volunteered" any information. What happened was that the lawyers were helping him commit crimes. Doing so pierces the the attorney-client privilege...

Federal Rules of Evidence 502(d)(1): If an attorney-client relationship has been misused by a client in furtherance of a crime or fraud, there is no attorney-client privilege

The DoJ went to court and claimed this was happening, and the court ruled in their favour, resulting in the subpoenaing and deposition of his lawyer Evan Corcoran et al.

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And even at that stage the lawyers didn't have to say anything. Even when offered under inducement, what the lawyers did was volunteer the information.

Anyway, my point is that what your lawyer says to a third party in an outside setting isn't privileged as they're not talking to you.
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From gold plating everything, to business and personal finances, to ketchup on steak, to his hair styling, to spooging out Don Jr., wouldn't it be easier to compose a list of things he hasn't crimed?
I don't think he's either committed barratry or unlawful carnal knowledge of a goat. The second because he's still alive and his supporters wouldn't care about the first because it's admiralty law.
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For those who cannot see the image properly in d4m10n's post.
Thanks for that.



Does anyone really expect J6 charges to drop from the special counsel?
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Does anyone really expect J6 charges to drop from the special counsel?
There are not really any commands to quote other than "Hang Mike pence" and the like. Everything was pretty much in the public rallies. There is no conspiracy to dig up. His mere suggestion did the trick.

Is Trump responsible for the actions of his hard core followers?
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Is Trump responsible for the actions of his hard core followers?
Morally, yes. Legally, the Incitement TestWP is a steep climb for a prosecutor.
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There are not really any commands to quote other than "Hang Mike pence" and the like. Everything was pretty much in the public rallies. There is no conspiracy to dig up. His mere suggestion did the trick.

Is Trump responsible for the actions of his hard core followers?
They wouldn't, or at least likely wouldn't, have been there at all had he not invited them in the first place, so he must bear some responsibility for their actions.
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Morally, yes. Legally, the Incitement TestWP is a steep climb for a prosecutor.
Reading that, and the principle of "imminent lawless action", it doesn't seem all that steep.

Kind of like the mob bosses not explicitly saying they wanted violence done.

ETA: E.g., Trump knew there was a riotous mob at the capitol, he knew people at his crowd on the ellipse had firearms, and he urged them to go to the capitol.
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On the right the threats are being ramped up. Kari Lake delivered an ominous message at the Georgia Republican Convention Friday night.


She said her message was "for Merrick Garland and Jack Smith and Joe Biden — and the guys back there in the fake news media, you should listen up as well, this one is for you.” This kind of mindless rhetoric at a Republican state convention? Convention goers cheered her.

Long gone are the days when GOP officials might have commented:
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I think the indictment is really an overreach on the part of the federal prosecutors. I look forward to former President Trump mounting a vigorous defense and ultimately being acquitted.
That kind of reasoned reply is too civilized for the thugs and barbarians who have infested today's GOP.
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I hate to tell her, but the NRA only has about 5% of the membership she's claiming there.
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On the right the threats are being ramped up. Kari Lake delivered an ominous message at the Georgia Republican Convention Friday night.


She said her message was "for Merrick Garland and Jack Smith and Joe Biden — and the guys back there in the fake news media, you should listen up as well, this one is for you.” This kind of mindless rhetoric at a Republican state convention? Convention goers cheered her.

Long gone are the days when GOP officials might have commented:


That kind of reasoned reply is too civilized for the thugs and barbarians who have infested today's GOP.
I already see discussions about hypothetical violence on gun forums. If specific names or targets are mentioned I will report it to the FBI.
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I think an overlooked factor is the presence of Nauta in the indictment.

Could be that Smith wants to avoid a repeat of the Cohen verdict. in which the henchman went to prison while his crime boss and acknowledged co-conspirator went scot-free.

A pro-Trump jury would have to justify to themselves why they would give Trump a lighter sentence than Nauta, who they would happily throw under the bus.
So do I. He's got to be far from the only possible co-conspirator, including most of Trump's lawyers. But he may be the only one who hasn't yet turned on Trump and provided information. I rather suspect his indictment is intended to pressure him into rolling over.
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Actually, they're going to go through Ms. Lake like a butter knife through a stick of butter left on an Arizona countertop. All she'll get is what she has now: a spread of media coverage on her burnt toast.

Alas, there will be some individual fools who'll resort to gun violence.
They'll be turkey stuffing.
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
On the right the threats are being ramped up. Kari Lake delivered an ominous message at the Georgia Republican Convention Friday night.


She said her message was "for Merrick Garland and Jack Smith and Joe Biden — and the guys back there in the fake news media, you should listen up as well, this one is for you.” This kind of mindless rhetoric at a Republican state convention? Convention goers cheered her.

Long gone are the days when GOP officials might have commented:


That kind of reasoned reply is too civilized for the thugs and barbarians who have infested today's GOP.
******* Nazis.
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Cannon got her arse thoroughly paddled by her colleagues in public the last time out involving Trump, and, as a result, desperately back-pedaled her early decisions to something between genuine legal propriety and a panicked attempt at face-saving. This despite her public pro-Trumpery position and how she was given the actual job.
If we're allowing MeidasTouch's claims, there's also the distinct possibility that Cannon will simply not be allowed to keep the case, given the extreme bias in favor of this defendant that she's shown before and prior precedent of judges being switched out for exactly that.

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ETA: E.g., Trump knew there was a riotous mob at the capitol, he knew people at his crowd on the ellipse had firearms, and he urged them to go to the capitol.
One can easily add that he had a hand in knowingly inciting the mob there beforehand and shaping the situation so that otherwise normal fiery language was very clearly intended to incite criminal action, in this case.
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
On the right the threats are being ramped up. Kari Lake delivered an ominous message at the Georgia Republican Convention Friday night.


She said her message was "for Merrick Garland and Jack Smith and Joe Biden — and the guys back there in the fake news media, you should listen up as well, this one is for you.” This kind of mindless rhetoric at a Republican state convention? Convention goers cheered her.

Long gone are the days when GOP officials might have commented:


That kind of reasoned reply is too civilized for the thugs and barbarians who have infested today's GOP.
Someone should tell her that have already got to Trump.
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******* Nazis.
I hate Nazis.
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I think what is needed is a group of top-notch paintballers going around and hitting all these "2nd amendment solution" nutcases.
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