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Alvin Bragg Hid Exculpatory Evidence From Donald Trump; Knew That Michael Cohen Was Directly Contradicting His Previous Claims Made to Prosecutors, But Presented His New, Improved Testimony While Hiding His Orginal Testimony

That's why Rudy Giuliani' attorney Robert Costello insisted on testifying -- to tell the grand jury the things that Soros DA Alvin Bragg was hiding from them.

On Monday night, during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Robert Costello, the surprise witness in the case, discussed his testimony before the Manhattan Grand Jury earlier in the day. Costello stated that he testified for two hours in front of Soros-funded DA Alvin Bragg's grand jury and claimed that during that time, he came to the conclusion that the DA's office was not interested in discovering the truth.

"I just spent two hours or so testifying before the grand jury in downtown Manhattan, and I got my point across," Costello said. "Although it was clear to me that the Manhattan DA's office did not want to get to the truth. I need to explain that a little bit. I called them up after I saw Michael Cohen on TV, stating things that he said he was going to tell the grand jury and had told the grand jury that were contrary to what he told us when we first represented him in April of 2018. So I'm sitting at home watching these lies, and I said I've got to do something about it. I don't represent Donald Trump, but I do stand for justice. And I think I have a legal obligation to inform both sides. So that's what I did."

Fox News legal commentator Gregg Jarrett says that Bragg's hiding of evidence from the grand jury could be a disbarrable offense. I mean, of course it's not, he's in New York City and acting to further The Regime, but for other people it could be a disbarrable offense.


As I explained in my last column, the DA invented his case against Trump by taking an alleged misdemeanor business records violation and supercharging it into a felony by citing an imagined second crime arising out of a supposed campaign finance violation. The novelty of such a charge is exceeded only by its absurdity.

The indictment appears to hinge on the DA's argument that a 2016 payment made to porn star, Stormy Daniels, was intended to help Trump's presidential bid and should have been accounted for as a campaign contribution, not legal fees, when he reimbursed his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid Daniels to keep her mouth shut about a purported 2006 affair that Trump vigorously denies. Confused yet? You should be.

The flaw in Bragg's tortured logic is two-fold. First, non-disclosure agreements in exchange for money are perfectly legal. Second, Cohen long ago stated that the payment had nothing to do with the campaign but was made to protect Melania Trump from an embarrassing, albeit false, accusation. As such, it is not an illegal campaign donation under the law. Hence there is no crime.

It appears that Bragg's star witness is none other than Cohen who has performed an astonishing pirouette by recanting his earlier statements. He now claims that the money was intended to help Trump's campaign fend off a damaging story. Reliance on such a disreputable character as Cohen is a clear sign of the DA's desperation. Cohen's hatred of Trump is well known. He has carved out a career of trashing his former boss.

Cohen has always had a warped relationship with the truth. He peddled so many lies that there is no way to know whether the disgraced and disbarred lawyer even understands the concept of honesty. Among the smorgasbord of crimes that sent him to prison was lying to congress.

In a sudden turn of events, Cohen's former attorney Robert Costello --no longer bound by the attorney-client privilege that was waived by his ex-client-- testified before the grand jury on Monday. According to Costello, in April of 2018 Cohen repeatedly stated that the Daniels payment was intended to protect the candidate's wife, not the campaign. Moreover, Cohen insisted that he acted all on his own and not at the behest of Trump. While testifying for over two hours, Costello said he realized that Bragg had been hiding from the grand jury nearly all of the files he had previously turned over to the DA that corroborated Cohen's original story.

He points out that Hillary Clinton, of course, proveably lied on federal financial disclosure forms:

Consider the case of Hillary Clinton who secretly funded the anti-Trump dossier in 2016 by deploying campaign lawyers to pay ex-British spy Christopher Steele more than $1 million dollars to compose his phony document. Candidate Clinton listed it as a "legal expense," even though its sole purpose was to advance her campaign against Trump, her opponent. The Federal Election Commission fined Hillary for brazenly violating campaign finance laws.

But New York prosecutors never even thought about bringing criminal charges because it involved, well... Hillary.

A lot of Cohen's original claims were from emails sent to Costello and Giuliani, who represented him at that time. Bragg cherry-picked six emails to show the grand jury, and suppressed 330 emails where Cohen made statements inconsistent with his new story, Costello says.

That last clip explains why Costello is able to disclose information damaging to a former client. Apparently Cohen waived attorney-client privilege, signing a document saying he waived it 22 times.

Now, Bragg thinks that Cohen was lying before, and telling the truth now.

Fine. Then make that argument.

But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.


Posted by: Ace at 01:00 PM




Comments

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1 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD). Speaking with Punchbowl News, each senator had a varying degree of indifference to calls for transparency from House leadership.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 01:00 PM (DMyTF)

2 Bragg is just a non-partisan guy doing his job, ace.

The New York Times told me so.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 01:01 PM (LvTSG)

3 Fox News legal commentator Gregg Jarrett says that Bragg's hiding of evidence from the grand jury could be a disbarrable offense. I mean, of course it's not, he's in New York City and acting to further The Regime, but for other people it could be a disbarrable offense.
++++
He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)

4 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (Zz0t1)

5 This is all so frustrating to have zero power over these turds. And let's be real, voting doesn't matter...anymore.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (DcKNO)

6 Noodlum issued.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:03 PM (Zz0t1)

7 Trump sure knows how to pick 'em. It's hard not to hold his hiring of Cohen against him. That ain't like his political appointments, which he can legitimately argue were excessively constrained.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:03 PM (ppBhU)

8 Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) looks like a trans person.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 01:03 PM (DMyTF)

9 Why does ANYONE talk to Cohen at this point?

That dude has completely nuked his reputation.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:04 PM (Zz0t1)

10 2017: Arresting a presidential candidate for selling favors from the office of Secretary of State, which we all admit she did, would have a chilling effect on our sacred democracy

2023: Arresting a presidential candidate for something that has never been considered a crime before is what we need to do to protect our sacred democracy

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 01:04 PM (lc5cP)

11 A lot of Cohen's original claims were from emails sent to Costello and Giuliani, who represented him at that time. Bragg cherry-picked six emails to show the grand jury, and suppressed 330 emails where Cohen made statements inconsistent with his new story, Costello says.
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It might be ham-fisted and unsophisticated, but control of the institutions means you don't have to be careful.

People often expect criminals to sneak. To try to put one over on the victim. To act in the shadows because they're guilty and trying to achieve something they know to be wrong. This is how normal criminals operate, and so people often assume that government criminals will be the same.

It is not so. Official criminals operate in a different context, and they all have each others' backs. It's a rotten system but the benefit to it is that the criminals do not have to sneak. They do not have to be clever. They do not have to put one over on anyone. They can operate more or less in the open because there's no downside risk to doing so.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:04 PM (t0OGg)

12 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)


Hey, that rhymes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (DRSnL)

13 If the shit don't stick, you must acquit!

Posted by: Johnny Cockrun at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (SYTee)

14 I'll allow it.

Posted by: Judge Sullivan at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (hpjaB)

15 2 Bragg is just a non-partisan guy doing his job, ace.

The New York Times told me so.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 01:01 PM (LvTSG)

Agreed!

Posted by: Politico at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (53oGX)

16 Now, Bragg thinks that Cohen was lying before, and telling the truth now.

Fine. Then make that argument.

But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.

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"Trust me this time" is a hard argument.

Suppressing evidence is much easier.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (t0OGg)

17 Fucking circus.

We need to punch back at these leftist tyrants twice as hard.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (ufFY8)

18
Hey, that rhymes.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (DRSnL)



He's a poet, who just didn't know it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)

19 Sharing the evidence of his innocence would really hurt our case, though!

Posted by: Alvin Bragg at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (o1eXi)

20 Hey, that rhymes.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (DRSnL)
++++
It's almost - but not quite - like I intended it...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (t0OGg)

21 Are the WALLS still closing IN???

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (dKiJG)

22 Under normal conditions, Bragg would be prosecuted and lose his law license. In reality, he'll be feted.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (ynpvh)

23 Disbarred?

Hell, Bragg will be the next US Attorney General.
And 18 Republican Senators will vote for Confirmation.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (Z32m1)

24 I'm sticking with the theory that someone in the DA's office leaked word of the indictment because they know that it's a shitshow and were hoping the backlash would convince Bragg to drop it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (wmDcS)

25 This is all so frustrating to have zero power over these turds. And let's be real, voting doesn't matter...anymore.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (DcKNO)

I believe it was Chesterton who said that the real measure of democracy was not whether the people vote, but whether they rule.

Congress's approval rating paints a pretty dismal picture of that. We elect representatives, who only represent their own interests, at our expense.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (MIb2C)

26 Hardest hit: all the pathetic leftists making memes showing Trump struggling with cops and resisting arrest.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (0hOvj)

27 DA Nifong, the despicable DA in the Duke Lacrosse rape hoax, was disbarred for doing the exact same thing.

Will Alvin Bragg be disbarred? Or is he, instead, on a fast track to be our next Attorney General?

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (iKBwy)

28 Disbarred?

Hell, Bragg will be the next US Attorney General.
And 18 Republican Senators will vote for Confirmation.
Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (Z32m1)
++++
You think he's only getting 18?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (t0OGg)

29 3 Fox News legal commentator Gregg Jarrett says that Bragg's hiding of evidence from the grand jury could be a disbarrable offense. I mean, of course it's not, he's in New York City and acting to further The Regime, but for other people it could be a disbarrable offense.
++++
He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)

THis is the kind of behavior for which one LOSES immunity, but will never happen in Trump-hating NY.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (ynpvh)

30 THis is the kind of behavior for which one LOSES immunity, but will never happen in Trump-hating NY.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (ynpvh)
++++
He doesn't have immunity in the legal sense. He has immunity in the Party Man sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (t0OGg)

31 18-1, excellent. And while everything is obvious and tired, there's still some small dark amusement in juxtaposing the
"OMG, we don't do that in this country!" reaction to a SecState and dozens of her closest staff engaging in years' long serial systematic violations of the Espionage Act (and the Federal Records Act) and the absurd frivolous crap like this NYC thing and even the impeachments (or the indefensible FBI raid on MaL).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (OTzUX)

32 >>Will Alvin Bragg be disbarred?


Affirmative Action will be taken.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (o1eXi)

33 Biden's mouthpiece, John Kirby, is now whining that Xi hasn't visited Ukraine.

Just when you thought that we couldn't get any more pathetic...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (2tUFv)

34 Just think of all the highly-qualified candidates that are graduating from prestigious Ivy League law schools these days... /sarc

Most of them are probably cheering on Alvin Bragg and will see him as their hero of how the law works.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (YIVH2)

35 19 Sharing the evidence of his innocence would really hurt our case, though!
Posted by: Alvin Bragg at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (o1eXi)

-------

heh.

Why am I laughing, this is exactly what the douche was thinking.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (DcKNO)

36 Costello stated that he testified for two hours in front of Soros-funded DA Alvin Bragg's grand jury and claimed that during that time, he came to the conclusion that the DA's office was not interested in discovering the truth.


I knew that before his testimony.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (yQpMk)

37 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.

Unless you're the DoJ and/or FBI.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (Bd6X8)

38 24 I'm sticking with the theory that someone in the DA's office leaked word of the indictment because they know that it's a shitshow and were hoping the backlash would convince Bragg to drop it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex

Or someone wants his position.

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (SYTee)

39 Are the WALLS still closing IN???
Posted by: Patrick

What a BOMBSHELL!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (P5tqd)

40 never knew him

Posted by: Mikey Cohen at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (us2H3)

41 Look how easy it was to bury Biden mishandling classified documents.

Posted by: pawn at March 22, 2023 01:08 PM (kYVzH)

42 24 I'm sticking with the theory that someone in the DA's office leaked word of the indictment because they know that it's a shitshow and were hoping the backlash would convince Bragg to drop it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (wmDcS)

Bragg got over his skis. He's trying to make a name for himself while the junta wants to continue its failure theater in persecuting Trump. I'm guessing the leak was made so that higher authorities could step in and remind Bragg that the script was written by those much higher than he and it's time he start getting in line.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (KbCG3)

43 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.

No, you can't.

Posted by: Alvin Bragg at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (eOEVl)

44 Why can't Soros get any decent lawyers elected?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (UuD2k)

45 30 THis is the kind of behavior for which one LOSES immunity, but will never happen in Trump-hating NY.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (ynpvh)
++++
He doesn't have immunity in the legal sense. He has immunity in the Party Man sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (t0OGg)

Actions were seven years ago, and the statute of limitations on the state and fed levels are long past. His only chance of getting around this is if it is allowable to put a stay on the statute of limitations for "only being aware" of the issues within a time period less than the statute of limitations, but since the accusations have been out there for seven years, no good judge would accept it. Then again, liberal NY and its liberal Judges...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (ynpvh)

46 The delay of the GJ and the revelation of Cohen's lack of credibility (duh) is a trial balloon to try to walk away from all this.

Bragg is an incompetent retard who has backed himself into a corner with this charade and is now looking for an off-ramp. He all but promised an indictment to his drooling, rabid, Trump-hating constituency. But because he's a retard, he never really thought it through and now is having second thoughts.

I still think he indicts Trump because he almost has no choice at this point. He created this monster and his feral constituency will have his head if he doesn't. This is a trial balloon to see how badly they want his head.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (iFTx/)

47 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (wmDcS)

Or they suspected Trump would not be arrested but wanted to get it "out there" regardless. There's already "concept" pictures of it and everything.

It's sort of like it happened but without the icky consequences.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (XLSsA)

48 Why can't Soros get any decent lawyers elected?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (UuD2k)
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Because he gets spectacular political operators elected.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (t0OGg)

49 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.


Posted by: Ace at 01:00 PM




This is fine.

- - - - Hawaiian Judge Ho Don

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (Zz0t1)

50 They just want to see Trump in handcuffs, even if the case is total shiit and will be dismissed.

Posted by: runner at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (IetnX)

51 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)


That's suspiciously close to being part of a limerick.

Posted by: spindrift at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (h5TKJ)

52 Or, maybe Alvin Bragg got threatened by Russians, and as a simple powerless public official, he was thwarted by the supreme power of the russian/pussy-sayer alliance.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at March 22, 2023 01:10 PM (B8PGs)

53 44 Why can't Soros get any decent lawyers elected?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (UuD2k)

He only funds the indecent ones.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:10 PM (ynpvh)

54 One of the most disappointing things of the last few years is that in reaction to something like this the elected Rs in red states do...nothing.

The AG of Arkansas could have arrested Hillary and Bill Clinton at any point since 2016. She (and now he) choose not to.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 01:10 PM (lc5cP)

55 I'm sticking with the theory that someone in the DA's office leaked word of the indictment because they know that it's a shitshow and were hoping the backlash would convince Bragg to drop it.

Rumor has it that even Bragg's left-wing staff was on the verge of revolt, given how pathetic the evidence was against Trump.

Anything's possible, I suppose.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 01:10 PM (2tUFv)

56 @7
>>Trump sure knows how to pick 'em. It's hard not to hold his hiring of Cohen against him. That ain't like his political appointments, which he can legitimately argue were excessively constrained.

Sometimes you have to hire people who know how to get the job done.


Think of Rocky, Rocky was essentially a thumb breaker for the mob/bookies, but he was a thumb breaker with a heart of gold and big dreams.

Also, Cohen had Weisman and his crew come down on him like a ton of bricks, they threatened his wife, kids and family over f**king taxi medallions other meatball garbage.

We don't know what the Deep State is doing to Cohen or holding over his head behind the scenes.


The bottom line is the whole f**king nightmare we have been living through over the last, almost f**king decade now, is the result off Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the illegitimate junta running everything.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (up/3i)

57 Because he gets spectacular political operators elected.

Right. The people he gets in power do a lot of damage by choosing not to prosecute and ignoring crimes. But when they get into court they are hapless idiots

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (0hOvj)

58 Biden and Kamala will be out any day now. I was assured that Obama and the Deep State had decided to "get him" and that I was an idiot for claiming otherwise. Or just an idiot in general. Hard to tell.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (XLSsA)

59 Bragg is riding the tiger.

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (SYTee)

60 Just when you thought that we couldn't get any more pathetic...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 01:07 PM (2tUFv)

----

Is Kirby fucking retarded?? What does he think is happening? This absolute idiot is on our National Security Council?????? God help us.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (DcKNO)

61 Not aging well...

Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)

62 51. No one will prosecute him. Two tier justice is what I like

Posted by: Merrick Garland, fighter for inequality at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Zzbjj)

63 Actions were seven years ago, and the statute of limitations on the state and fed levels are long past. His only chance of getting around this is if it is allowable to put a stay on the statute of limitations for "only being aware" of the issues within a time period less than the statute of limitations, but since the accusations have been out there for seven years, no good judge would accept it. Then again, liberal NY and its liberal Judges...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (ynpvh)

When you get to the point where the law has no meaning, and can be reinterpreted on the spot to mean anything beneficial to the regime, the rule of law has fallen, and you have arbitrary rule wearing legalistic drag.

Arbitrary rule was the original definition of the word tyranny.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (MIb2C)

64 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD).

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 22, 2023 01:00 PM (DMyTF)

By which you mean card-carrying members of the Vichy GOP. It's hilarious to realize that failing to attack Bragg's case makes someone a total liability to the GOP, and not even Mike Pence took a path of aloof neutrality. Even considering sheer cynical political calculation, they should have explained the problems with the case. But the Uniparty and their less talented drones simply could not help themselves.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (DTm0P)

65 "Soros-funded DA" = "DA elected by voters in NYC"

Posted by: Reality Translator Output at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (OTzUX)

66 DA Nifong, the despicable DA in the Duke Lacrosse rape hoax, was disbarred for doing the exact same thing.

Will Alvin Bragg be disbarred? Or is he, instead, on a fast track to be our next Attorney General?
Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (iKBwy)



North Carolina v. New York.......What do YOU think?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Zz0t1)

67 He's a poet and not aware of it.

Posted by: A non-poet at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (ufFY8)

68 Power does what it wants, only now they're more naked about it.

Posted by: George Carlin at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (B0ahs)

69 In reality, he'll be feted.
Posted by: jim

Misspelled fetid.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (w9Wax)

70 Bragg, he kool

Posted by: Kim Gardener at March 22, 2023 01:12 PM (us2H3)

71 >>Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office


Projection. It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:12 PM (o1eXi)

72 Not aging well...

Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)



Yeah, this really needs to go viral.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:12 PM (Zz0t1)

73 I wonder if Soros's shadow groups funding this shit could legitimately be classified terrorist organizations

I dont understand how any of this funding of justice agencies from foreign influences is not a breach of national security

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:12 PM (VTu1l)

74 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.

In perpetuity!

Posted by: Jackie Chiles at March 22, 2023 01:12 PM (ppBhU)

75 Dis shit how it work.

You SLAY King!!!

Posted by: Kim Foxx at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (Zz0t1)

76 Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents.
---
Don't need to threaten. They just do it.

Posted by: screaming in digital at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (aBJcM)

77 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD).

In case there was any doubt (unlikely) we now know who should have NO power in the upcoming majority GOP Senate.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (eOEVl)

78
"But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury."
- - Ace

You can't rig a jury pool either. But that's something no doubt they will do, and should've stuck with that all the way.

As if the exculpatory evidence even matters. The verdict has been in for weeks if not months now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (x0n13)

79 Is Kirby fucking retarded?? What does he think is happening? This absolute idiot is on our National Security Council?????? God help us.

And Xi refuses to talk to Zelensky.

Why, he's risking his invitation to Davos next year by doing things like that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (2tUFv)

80 The AG of Arkansas could have arrested Hillary and Bill Clinton at any point since 2016. She (and now he) choose not to.

Let sleeping dogs lie, I always say.

Posted by: Zombie Vince Foster at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (Xrfse)

81 Not aging well...

Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)
++++
It's aging fine. They aren't threatening it. They're actively working toward it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (t0OGg)

82 Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office


So Holder is smarter than Bragg? Good to know.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (ZGrMX)

83 My favorite part of the Stormy Daniel's nonsense? Stormy getting sued by Trump for violating her NDA, and losing.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (2YtOq)

84 74 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.

In perpetuity!
Posted by: Jackie Chiles at March 22, 2023 01:12 PM (ppBhU)


"You cracka's all amateurs!"

- - Johnny Cochrane

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (x0n13)

85 We. Are. Not. Voting. Out. What. The. Left. Wants.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (17s+e)

86 The bottom line is the whole f**king nightmare we have been living through over the last, almost f**king decade now, is the result off Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the illegitimate junta running everything.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (up/3i)

The political junta are just frontmen. For instance, Hillary Clinton has been absolutely marginalized and humiliated, being likely to die of liver failure before 2030. Really, the oligarchy is shifting to an anti-China posture so completely that they may as well hand Trump the keys.

Except, of course, they're clearly showing him that he has to make Sulla-level purges of the government just to stay out of jail. So be it.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (DTm0P)

87
As if the exculpatory evidence even matters. The verdict has been in for weeks if not months now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Congrats to you and CBD on your Insty mentions once removed this morning. The Garland Archipelago indeed.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (eOEVl)

88 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD).

John Cornyn is a shambling husk. He no longer shakes hands with constituents because his dermis would slough off, revealing that he was plastinated in the late 1990s.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (ppBhU)

89 Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)

As Lizzy so astutely (as usual) pointed out this morning, Holder knew they were already doing this and more to Trump at the time, and this was a big guffaw tweet.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (vuX5O)

90 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)

A rhyme that's just in time.
Well done.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 22, 2023 01:15 PM (P5tqd)

91
You can't rig a jury pool either. But that's something no doubt they will do, and should've stuck with that all the way.

As if the exculpatory evidence even matters. The verdict has been in for weeks if not months now.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (x0n13)

Everything is rigged.
Everything is bullshit and lies.
Everything's a scam.
Everything's a rip-off.
Everything's an op.
Everything is fake and ghey.

Posted by: Always remember... at March 22, 2023 01:15 PM (B0ahs)

92 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX)...

He probably has the 2nd safest seat in the Senate after McTurtle. I'll vote against him in the primary and I'll vote against him the general but it won't matter.

Posted by: Oddbob at March 22, 2023 01:15 PM (nfrXX)

93 Once again.. to all the Trump-can-do-no-wrong supporters out there.. He sure knows how to pick 'em, doesn't he??

Oh, yeah.. but his next 4 years will be sooo much better! He'll really really drain the swamp this time! Swearsies! (instead of hiring them as advisors!)

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 22, 2023 01:15 PM (w/RvR)

94
Congrats to you and CBD on your Insty mentions once removed this morning. The Garland Archipelago indeed.
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (eOEVl)


Ooh, I missed that!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:15 PM (x0n13)

95 7 Trump sure knows how to pick 'em. It's hard not to hold his hiring of Cohen against him. That ain't like his political appointments, which he can legitimately argue were excessively constrained.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:03 PM (ppBhU)
_______________

I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well. But the feds targeted him because he was a Trump ally, and they went nuclear on him AND his family. They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (iFTx/)

96 Another Lucy holding the football for the Charlie dems.
What a shame. Again.
lol

Posted by: Bosk at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (ZVuYy)

97 Tee hee!

Posted by: ACLU at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (ID9nC)

98 atm, Bragg is firming up the trial jury and judge shopping

so cut him some slack

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (us2H3)

99 You can't rig a jury pool either. But that's something no doubt they will do, and should've stuck with that all the way.

***************

Trump has to be the most whistle clean New Yorker in history that the only case they could bring against him involves a bizarrely twisted legal theory that required hiding exculpatory evidence of a payment made to a ho

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (VTu1l)

100 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.

Unless you're the DoJ and/or FBI.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310


============

Motions in Limine.

IANAL, but I think a lot of trials are won and lost in the pretrial motions to limit and exclude evidence.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (Z32m1)

101 My favorite part of the Stormy Daniel's nonsense? Stormy getting sued by Trump for violating her NDA, and losing.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at March 22, 2023 01:13 PM (2YtOq)

She took it up the ass in a legal sense this time.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (ufFY8)

102 DU has no clue why the prosecution has paused, but it's probably nefarious!

Could be to ward off potential violence and displays of misguided support. Hey, these folks often have very limited finances and can't afford to stay away from home for very long.

It's probably over the kerfuffle of his lawyer. Conflict of interest charges were raised, and a judge may need to remove him and have tfg appoint a replacement.

what kind of a fucking joke is this. it's starting to feel like theater. WTF?!

Another disappointing day. I was looking forward to that perp walk but as the last three years have been just one disappointment after another. I'll put the popcorn and champagne away in the hope it will happen in my lifetime.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (IJcLC)

103 89 Eric Holder @EricHolder · Oct 9, 2016
In the USA we do not threaten to jail political opponents. @realDonaldTrump said he would. He is promising to abuse the power of the office

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (Vwz3I)

As Lizzy so astutely (as usual) pointed out this morning, Holder knew they were already doing this and more to Trump at the time, and this was a big guffaw tweet.
Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (vuX5O)

Big ol' asterisk from me. No one should be above the law. Break the law, go to jail. I don't give a flying F what you're running for. Threatening political opponents for being political opponents is one thing. If our power structure actually worked to hold those in power accountable, maybe our country wouldn't be the shit show that it is today, with a ruling class that lords over us and does as they please while sticking a thumb straight into our eyes.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (KbCG3)

104 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM (t0OGg)

A rhyme that's just in time.
Well done.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron
.......

Joe is really Zombie Johnnie Cochran!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (w/RvR)

105 I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well. But the feds targeted him because he was a Trump ally, and they went nuclear on him AND his family. They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (iFTx/)

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I believe this.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (DcKNO)

106
Why can't Soros get any decent lawyers elected?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe



Both of them are doing real estate legal work in Wyoming.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (n+4am)

107 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD).


Thune is a shithead RINO. I've never voted for him. I just don't vote in that race. Problem is he brings the grift to the Ag producers in the state - a huge powerful lobby that loves their corruption and sold their souls.

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (gmo/4)

108 Hey, what does exculpatory mean?

Posted by: former DA Mike Nifong at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (dTFZY)

109 What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.

*******************

He doesnt strike me as a very bright lawyer though

must have graduated from yale

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (VTu1l)

110 Just like some the jurors in various DC cases laughed and whooped it up after lying to get on various juries, these jurors are wondering if they will be forever scared if they indict just for politics.

Posted by: SMOD at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (RHGPo)

111 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:02 PM

I read that in Johnnie Cochran's voice. LOL

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (iKBwy)

112 Everything is rigged.
Everything is bullshit and lies.
Everything's a scam.
Everything's a rip-off.
Everything's an op.
Everything is fake and ghey.
Posted by: Always remember... at March 22, 2023 01:15 PM (B0ahs)

Everything is corrupt. That is my starting point everyday, then I have my coffee and I feel better about my hate.

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (QsZie)

113 Problem is he brings the grift to the Ag producers in the state - a huge powerful lobby that loves their corruption and sold their souls.

**************

I thought that was Iowa?

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (VTu1l)

114 Is Kirby fucking retarded?? What does he think is happening? This absolute idiot is on our National Security Council?????? God help us.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:11 PM (DcKNO)

It's not just retarded, but gives China an excellent opening to invite Zelensky to Beijing. This has a few minor advantages, like getting Zelensky away from his CIA entourage. At which point the curtain can be rung down on the whole Ukraine fiasco.

More likely, Zelensky's staff will refuse the offer, at which point China will declare the Ukrainian coalition of warmongering. At that point, China can make the sort of decisive intervention that will make any further support of Ukraine completely untenable. Europe can be persuaded to sacrifice vast amounts of money in the hope of exploiting Russia, true. But trying to outproduce China is so quixotic that regime change will likely hit any Euro governments that try it.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (DTm0P)

115 108 Hey, what does exculpatory mean?
Posted by: former DA Mike Nifong at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (dTFZY)


When you carve a sculpture out of your ex-wife.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (x0n13)

116 Lots of folks forget that Soros funded State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, of Baltimore fame was rejected for re-election by almost 70% of the voters in the city.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (uLr+K)

117 @93

>>Once again.. to all the Trump-can-do-no-wrong supporters out there.. He sure knows how to pick 'em, doesn't he??

Trump did wrong, but he also did right, in fact he did so much right that the controlling Junta had to literally bump up against, DESTROYING THE ENTIRE F**KING WORLD, to get rid of him.

And they were only able to do it by the skin of their teeth by changing the rules to, EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (up/3i)

118 What choice did he have?

He had the choice to be honest.

I'm a little tired of the endless excuse parade for people who opt to do bad things when under pressure. If you can only be good when it's painless to do so, then you're a piece of shit. And that goes doubles for members of the legal profession.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (ppBhU)

119 111 Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (iKBwy)


See me at 84.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (x0n13)

120 the payment had nothing to do with the campaign but was made to protect Melania Trump from an embarrassing, albeit false, accusation.

Naaaw ahhh! He's bad trumpy mans!!

Posted by: News Actors at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (nlLim)

121 Congrats to you and CBD on your Insty mentions once removed this morning. The Garland Archipelago indeed.
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM (eOEVl)


Ooh, I missed that!


Here's the link.

https://tinyurl.com/48b6utw2

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (eOEVl)

122 he came to the conclusion that the DA's office was not interested in discovering the truth.
-----------------
NO WAY

Posted by: MJ at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (zwDuR)

123 113 Problem is he brings the grift to the Ag producers in the state - a huge powerful lobby that loves their corruption and sold their souls.

**************

I thought that was Iowa?
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (VTu1l)

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Ever been to the Harry Reid Airport in Las Vegas? Yeah, they know how to bring grift to the state and they get awarded for it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (DcKNO)

124 116 Lots of folks forget that Soros funded State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, of Baltimore fame was rejected for re-election by almost 70% of the voters in the city.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (uLr+K)


And Chesa "son of the Weathermen" Boudin was recalled, although George Gaviscon (whatever) survived the recall.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (x0n13)

125 The process is the punishment, and meant to be a warning to anyone else who threatens to rock the board, or even complain about it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (ynpvh)

126 Braxton Bragg is widely considered one of the most incompetent commanders of the Civil War.

What is it with the surname “Bragg” and incompetence?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (ohFNB)

127 Elric, that's valuable direct info, but dude, pearls before swine here.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (OTzUX)

128 105 I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well.

until it didn't

he is a lying scumbag. He will do anything to save his ass

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (us2H3)

129 Why does ANYONE talk to Cohen at this point?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:04 PM (Zz0t1)


He's a good witness, IYKWIM. -- Democrat DAs everywhere

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (GYIa4)

130 board = boat. Damn fingers

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (ynpvh)

131 He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
-----------------
In perpetuity!
=========
Screwing the community! Ugh!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (Vwz3I)

132 Yeah.
You all recall Schiff saying, and I quote, "Eight times Trump demanded the president of Ukraine manufacture dirt on Biden."

He said that multiple times, "manufacture dirt."

Even after the full transcript came out and nothing close to that was said, let alone the words "manufacture" or "dirt."

Yet, he still claimed that in the impeachment trial

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (Xt3H6)

133
Was Larry Krasner in Philly given the boot or did he survive (rig) the recall?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (x0n13)

134 He sure knows how to pick 'em, doesn't he??

**************

I'm hoping this baptism of fire will give him all the drive he needs to burn the system down to ashes should he win again

I can't imagine The Donald going through this insane shit only to govern as a squishy RINO. He's going to be out for blood

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (VTu1l)

135 Test. Test. Test.
42nd Street Protectors.
The dog does not bark.
The dog does not bark.
End Test.

Interesting how a lot of folks have gotten feisty over this.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (anj39)

136 102 what kind of a fucking joke is this. it's starting to feel like theater. WTF?!

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (IJcLC)

========

Starting to feel like theater?

These people have real hopium problems.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (LvTSG)

137 "But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury."


That's not what Susan Rice and Lisa Monaco tell me.

Posted by: Merrick Garland at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (AMIL/)

138 Is TuCa done with the J6 videos now?

Producer: "Cripes, there's 40K hours here! Our staff can't possibly analyze it all."
TuCa: "Just do the Chansley bits. That should satisfy the rubes until the story cycles out of their attention span."

Dear GOP: Post *all* the videos to the torrents. What are you waiting for?

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (MvF+J)

139 129 Why does ANYONE talk to Cohen at this point?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:04 PM (Zz0t1)

He's a good witness, IYKWIM. -- Democrat DAs everywhere

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (GYIa4)

Because Avenati is unavailable?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (ynpvh)

140 Bragg had two towns named after him.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (OTzUX)

141 I believe Latisha James was also a Soros All-Star.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (o1eXi)

142 I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well. But the feds targeted him because he was a Trump ally, and they went nuclear on him AND his family. They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.
Posted by: Elric Blade


Donald J. Trump is a billionaire. I would not be surprised if he has spent $10 million dollars, maybe even $100 Million on legal fees since his June 2015 escalator ride.

Could DeSantis? Pence? Nikki Haley? No. They would have to fold, or surrender to the GOPe Establishment and seek sanctuary as their tool / vassal.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (Z32m1)

143 If Clinton had been tried and jailed, and her crimes did warrant that, most of this garbage would not be happening.

They have gotten away with so much, they think they are bulletproof.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (lTGtQ)

144
I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well. But the feds targeted him because he was a Trump ally, and they went nuclear on him AND his family. They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (iFTx/)

Well he certainly didn't seem to be a source of trouble until the feds went after him.

Cohen doesn't have a record of screwing things up for Trump in his business dealings does he? Never heard about it if so.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (eYoxG)

145 Ever been to the Harry Reid Airport in Las Vegas? Yeah, they know how to bring grift to the state and they get awarded for it.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (DcKNO)

Yeah, the House always wins.

I'm not modding FNV to change Camp McCarran to Camp Harry Reid though.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (Rl7KJ)

146 138 Is TuCa done with the J6 videos now?

Producer: "Cripes, there's 40K hours here! Our staff can't possibly analyze it all."
TuCa: "Just do the Chansley bits. That should satisfy the rubes until the story cycles out of their attention span."

Dear GOP: Post *all* the videos to the torrents. What are you waiting for?

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (MvF+J)

Shumer's threat had some teeth with Fox Execs, apparently. Or they were more than happy to shut TuCa down and just needed an excuse...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (ynpvh)

147 >> He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
-----------------
In perpetuity!
=========
Screwing the community!


Does he have an annuity?

Posted by: JG Wentworth at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (o1eXi)

148 Ever been to the Harry Reid Airport in Las Vegas? Yeah, they know how to bring grift to the state and they get awarded for it.

***********

No but I once saw a statue of Robert Byrd in West Virginia

Im thinking we need term limits

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (VTu1l)

149 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.

Oh Ace!!! You KILL me!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (wtvvX)

150 So where at we at today, I heard no Grand Jury, so Bragg & Co. must be thinking things over.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (76Foq)

151 Bragg had two towns named after him.
Posted by: rhomboid


Aren't they renaming the US Army Base named after him, because Alvin Bragg is such a Racist SOB?

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (Z32m1)

152 Because Avenati is unavailable?
__________

He can't talk right now.

He got somethin' in his mouth.

Posted by: Bubba, Cell Block D at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (lf83v)

153 The problem is not threatening to jail your political opponents, it's "threatening to jail your political opponents when you haven't proven they've broken any laws at all.

The day that the Attorney General of the United States stood in front of a camera and declared on live broadcast that Hillary Clinton had broken multiple laws, and that there was nothing that anybody could or would do about it, was the day that any pretext of "law" in this nation died. Everything since has been poorly written sequels.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (9UlRk)

154 "Trust me this time" is a hard argument.

Suppressing evidence is much easier.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (t0OGg)


It's NYC. Probably a carefully selected grand jury. I'm surprised he didn't just go with "Look, we all hate PDT, show of hands on who's for indictment."

Could have been done in an afternoon.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:24 PM (GYIa4)

155 When you carve a sculpture out of your ex-wife.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM (x0n13)

Just her excess adipose tissue, or what?

Posted by: Kinda gross at March 22, 2023 01:24 PM (B0ahs)

156 John Cornyn is a shambling husk. He no longer shakes hands with constituents because his dermis would slough off, revealing that he was plastinated in the late 1990s.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:14 PM


To my everlasting shame, I voted for that fuckwad in the last election. I wouldn't have gotten anything different from Cornyn if I had voted for the tattooed biker chick. She was at least honest about her agenda.

Posted by: huerfano at March 22, 2023 01:24 PM (dTFZY)

157 Donald J. Trump is a billionaire. I would not be surprised if he has spent $10 million dollars, maybe even $100 Million on legal fees since his June 2015 escalator ride.

Could DeSantis? Pence? Nikki Haley? No. They would have to fold, or surrender to the GOPe Establishment and seek sanctuary as their tool / vassal.


DeS could start a campaign for his legal bills, and accept only amounts under X. He would have no problem raising the money. Sorry to disappoint you.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:24 PM (eOEVl)

158 154 "Trust me this time" is a hard argument.

Suppressing evidence is much easier.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:05 PM (t0OGg)

It's NYC. Probably a carefully selected grand jury. I'm surprised he didn't just go with "Look, we all hate PDT, show of hands on who's for indictment."

Could have been done in an afternoon.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:24 PM (GYIa4)

They don't even have to ship them in from DC

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:25 PM (ynpvh)

159 No but I once saw a statue of Robert Byrd in West Virginia

Im thinking we need term limits
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (VTu1l)


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"A" Statue? Only one?

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:25 PM (Z32m1)

160 7. Bear , Cohen was one of dozens of lawyers working for the Trump Organization, which is not unusual for a business its size. I am not sure how Cohen ended up there , but most hiring does not go through the CEO unless it is on the level of the BOD and upper administration. It is also not unusual for payoffs like this to get rid of a nuisance to be considered part of doing business.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 22, 2023 01:25 PM (0Jx0i)

161 "Donald J. Trump is a billionaire. "

And he's NOT a lawyer.

These two things are at the top of my list of positives wrt Trump.

And now he knows for sure how deep the rot is.

Posted by: pawn at March 22, 2023 01:25 PM (kYVzH)

162 147 >> He's acting with impunity because he knows he has immunity.
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In perpetuity!
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Screwing the community!


Does he have an annuity?

Yes, and great acuity!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (wtvvX)

163 159 No but I once saw a statue of Robert Byrd in West Virginia

Im thinking we need term limits
Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (VTu1l)

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"A" Statue? Only one?

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:25 PM (Z32m1)

Do the pigeons shit on it?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (ynpvh)

164 what got Cohen in trouble is he pulled a Serge Muscat

never do the full Serge Muscat

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (us2H3)

165 Rumor mill is now saying that the grand jury has been canceled for today and more than likely won't convene for the rest of the week.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (wb1YC)

166 See me at 84.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:19 PM

That Hordemind. About ten of us made the connection. 😄

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (iKBwy)

167 Because Avenati is unavailable?

Avenetti literally said they have no case and cannot win

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (0hOvj)

168 Warai, exactly (about the obvious yuuuuge distinction between baseless/political, and well-founded, criminal prosecutions of public figures).

But it was the FBI director who did the live TV surreality show, right? I actually heard the audio as it happened. You can imagine my reaction.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (OTzUX)

169 Sloppy Daniels.

No Marilyn Chambers.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko solutions at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (nlLim)

170 Among the senators who shrugged off defending Trump from the potential “unprecedented abuse of authority” were Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and John Thune (R-SD).

This is why you’re slitting your own throat if you donate to or even vote for a Republican, Including the Republican golden boy du jour.

I except Trump from this because he obviously is not a republican, which is why they all hate him. The only Rs complaining about this are very few in number and not prepared to protest too loudly

Posted by: Joe from Scranton at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (YTBIQ)

171 Interesting. Cohen originally told his lawyers that he took out a personal heloc loan on his home without even telling his wife, to pay the money to the porn lady. He did tell trump first, he wanted to keep the whole thing secret. He later invoiced trump and sought reimbursement after the fact. He did it originally to spare Melania Trump the public spectacle, not because it was true or not and not because of the campaign. regardless, maybe they still say it was a improper campaign contribution. Given all the contribution issues over the years, when was the last time you saw a state attny gen'l indict anyone for that?

Posted by: The end is nigh - we have reached LUDICROUS SPEED at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (ahEfM)

172 "A" Statue? Only one?

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I left the state after that

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (VTu1l)

173 140 Bragg had two towns named after him.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM

And a military base, but we're going to change it to Ft. Liberty soon!

Posted by: General Milley's Base Renaming Commission at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (IJcLC)

174 It's almost - but not quite - like I intended it...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM


Sounds fine to me.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (FAGAJ)

175 Donald J. Trump is a billionaire. I would not be surprised if he has spent $10 million dollars, maybe even $100 Million on legal fees since his June 2015 escalator ride.
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This is the REAL reason Democrats hate him.

They are used to going after Republicans who don't have money to defend themselves. The liitle guys, like Joe the Plumber and the White House Travel Office guy. The Dems destroy their lives and careers and laugh about it.

Trumps has the financial means to fight them and they can't stand it. He has to be removed.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (lf83v)

176 Ever been to the Harry Reid Airport in Las Vegas?
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:20 PM (DcKNO)

Yes and recently.
The best part of being there was noting they didn't change most of the signs. Those still say McCarran, yea sanity.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (P5tqd)

177 Biden's mouthpiece, John Kirby, is now whining that Xi hasn't visited Ukraine did that thing in his mouth.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (GYIa4)

178 Joe Mannix has great perspicuity.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:28 PM (ohFNB)

179 173 140 Bragg had two towns named after him.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM

And a military base, but we're going to change it to Ft. Liberty soon!

Posted by: General Milley's Base Renaming Commission at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (IJcLC)

Ah, double-speak.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:28 PM (ynpvh)

180 144
I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well. But the feds targeted him because he was a Trump ally, and they went nuclear on him AND his family. They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (iFTx/)

Well he certainly didn't seem to be a source of trouble until the feds went after him.

Cohen doesn't have a record of screwing things up for Trump in his business dealings does he? Never heard about it if so.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:22 PM (eYoxG)
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Cohen never screwed anything up for Trump before this. To the contrary, I think he did a good job in tough situations as a fixer. Is he a great lawyer? No. But he was competent and loyal and got tough jobs done. Then the feds targeted him like he was a serial killer and his family were all serial killers. He eventually folded. Anyone would have.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (iFTx/)

181 The only Rs complaining about this are very few in number and not prepared to protest too loudly
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Which is exactly how you know they are REALLY UNIPARTY.

Because Tucker correctly pointed out, if they get away with this, its all over but the internment camps.

Posted by: The end is nigh - we have reached LUDICROUS SPEED at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (LGUAl)

182 This is a complete bullshit case.

But still not interested in making Trump the nominee to show the world how unfair he 's been treated. Same with Sarah Palin. It's over.

Looking forward to having a candidate we can maybe talk about public policy for 5 minutes instead of whether our candidate broke the law paying off a porn star to keep her mouth shut.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (LLNVL)

183 They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (iFTx/)

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I believe this.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:17 PM (DcKNO)



So he lied, lied and compounded the lies.

Yeah, sorry.

Posted by: Kim Foxx at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (Zz0t1)

184 178 Joe Mannix has great perspicuity.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:28 PM (ohFNB)

And perspicacity

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (ynpvh)

185 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.
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Of course you can!

Posted by: J6 Persecution Team at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (g839O)

186 Joe Mannix has great perspicuity.
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Right Guard can help.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (lf83v)

187 Harrumph.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (Zz0t1)

188 Dear GOP: Post *all* the videos to the torrents. What are you waiting for?

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (MvF+J)

Shumer's threat had some teeth with Fox Execs, apparently. Or they were more than happy to shut TuCa down and just needed an excuse...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:23 PM (ynpvh)

It would be unconscionable for Tucker to stop before getting to the meat. He's already put out videos with friends on YouTube obliquely decrying the situation. The fact many in the GOP leadership refrained from advocating the obvious innocence of the January 6th protestors is yet another sign of them failing the party base at an unacceptable level.

Donald Trump passed the test. Others in the party have failed it badly.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (DTm0P)

189 Congress's approval rating paints a pretty dismal picture of that. We elect representatives, who only represent their own interests, at our expense.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at March 22, 2023 01:06 PM (MIb2C)

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One little reform I would make is that Congressmen should be paid by their States and not the Feds.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (pOmz0)

190 Problem is he brings the grift to the Ag producers in the state - a huge powerful lobby that loves their corruption and sold their souls.

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I thought that was Iowa?

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (VTu1l)


Agriculture in South Dakota is a $32 Billion dollar industry. Our population is under 1 million.



Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (gmo/4)

191 Rumor mill is now saying that the grand jury has been canceled for today and more than likely won't convene for the rest of the week.

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Pity. Rob Reiner and Paul will have to put away their hand lube for a little while longer.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (sVtYq)

192 But it was the FBI director who did the live TV surreality show, right? I actually heard the audio as it happened. You can imagine my reaction.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (OTzUX)

Yeah, sorry, Comey is who i meant of course. Don't know why i said AG. But I can be forgiven since they're all crooks and bastards and liars who do whatever crooking and lying and bastardy needs doing the day, and their particular job title at any given moment means literally nothing anymore.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (9UlRk)

193 Bear , Cohen was one of dozens of lawyers working for the Trump Organization, which is not unusual for a business its size. I am not sure how Cohen ended up there , but most hiring does not go through the CEO unless it is on the level of the BOD and upper administration. It is also not unusual for payoffs like this to get rid of a nuisance to be considered part of doing business.

Lol.

What part of Trump's business was Stormy Daniels involved in?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (ppBhU)

194 Claudia Cowan on Fox

bears no resemblance to her mom

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (us2H3)

195 Soon.

Posted by: Fulton County DA at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (ID9nC)

196 Donald J. Trump is a billionaire. I would not be surprised if he has spent $10 million dollars, maybe even $100 Million on legal fees since his June 2015 escalator ride.

Could DeSantis? Pence? Nikki Haley? No. They would have to fold, or surrender to the GOPe Establishment and seek sanctuary as their tool / vassal.

DeS could start a campaign for his legal bills, and accept only amounts under X. He would have no problem raising the money. Sorry to disappoint you.
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:24 PM (eOEVl)


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Start a campaign? Seek Favors for Funding? Read what I wrote again please.

Yes they could raise money the first time. Probably two or three more times. But after the 5th or 6th lawsuit? they will need to seek help from the party establishment.

Remember Sarah Palin? What caused her to resign? Her family was being bankrupted, after she accepted MC Cain's VP offer.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (Z32m1)

197 Russia, having determined that the T-62 wasn't antiquated enough, is now pulling T-55s out of storage for service in Ukraine. The T-55 was designed in 1956.

https://tinyurl.com/4z9csucz

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (eOEVl)

198 And a military base, but we're going to change it to Ft. Liberty soon!
Posted by: General Milley's Base Renaming Commission at March 22, 2023 01:27 PM (IJcLC)

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This so enrages me I generally cannot think about it, however...

to think, a fucking American General would not understand history enough that he would want to erase it for liberal talking points. And fuck Lloyd Austin too.

This makes me say things in a spicy way.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (DcKNO)

199 You all recall Schiff saying, and I quote, "Eight times Trump demanded the president of Ukraine manufacture dirt on Biden."

He said that multiple times, "manufacture dirt."


Like any dirt about Biden is worse than the reality of him and his family.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (ZGrMX)

200 He's going to be out for blood

STEINER WILL COME

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko solutions at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (nlLim)

201 185 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.
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Of course you can!
Posted by: J6 Persecution Team at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (g839O)

You wouldn't need exculpatory evidence if you were innocent!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (Y5qcH)

202 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.

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In Soviet America, exculpatory evidence hide you! Specifically, away in Garland Archipelago ...

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (Jxsa3)

203 193 Bear , Cohen was one of dozens of lawyers working for the Trump Organization, which is not unusual for a business its size. I am not sure how Cohen ended up there , but most hiring does not go through the CEO unless it is on the level of the BOD and upper administration. It is also not unusual for payoffs like this to get rid of a nuisance to be considered part of doing business.

Lol.

What part of Trump's business was Stormy Daniels involved in?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (ppBhU)

Video sales

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (ynpvh)

204 I have a hard time believing that there was some morsel of integrity left in a Grand Jury impaneled by a Soros terrorist that they wouldn't have indicted Trump due to Cohen's former lawyer's testimony

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (VTu1l)

205 >>Agriculture in South Dakota is a $32 Billion dollar industry. Our population is under 1 million.


We have the same issues in MT.

Ag is no different than Labor Unions.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (o1eXi)

206 So one of the ironies about all this, apparently based on Bill Clinton's purgery in the 90s, it is a more serious crime to "lie about sex" in the court of public opinion then it is to "lie about sex" by purgering yourself in a court of law.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (lc5cP)

207 Because Tucker correctly pointed out, if they get away with this, its all over but the internment camps.

***

They're welcome to try.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (wb1YC)

208 He's going to be out for blood

STEINER WILL COME

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko solutions at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (nlLim)

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AND HELL'S COMING WITH HIM!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (kYesg)

209 Never underestimate the lengths to which "our betters" will go to coerce players in this drama like Cohen to toe the line.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (Xrfse)

210 it is a more serious crime to "lie about sex" in the court of public opinion then it is to "lie about sex" by purgering yourself in a court of law.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (lc5cP)


It's enough to make one retch.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (yQpMk)

211 @177

>>Biden's mouthpiece, John Kirby, is now whining that Xi hasn't visited Ukraine did that thing in his mouth.

Realistically, what does Xi gain from dealing with The Meat Puppet or his lackeys or taking a call from them?

Nothing, he doesn't need anything from them and the US is no position to be telling China jack squat about anything.

They already own all of our politicians, they manufacture and sell most of the sh*t the world buys, and any sanctions we place on them will only make the current self-inflicted economic and financial catastrophes we are living through much worse.

We are in a tight spot and we ain't getting out of it until at least January 21, 2025, if then.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (up/3i)

212 Cohen never screwed anything up for Trump before this. To the contrary, I think he did a good job in tough situations as a fixer. Is he a great lawyer? No. But he was competent and loyal and got tough jobs done. Then the feds targeted him like he was a serial killer and his family were all serial killers. He eventually folded. Anyone would have.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (iFTx/)

how do yo know this ?

maybe Cohen fucked something up that had to be fixed by others

Cohen is a lying scumbag, a wannabe and a putz, which made him a mark for the feds

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (us2H3)

213 Well if Bragg hid exculpatory evidence. It's OVER JOHNNY.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (GDJBM)

214 They threated him and his entire family with complete annihilation over total bullshit. What choice did he have? Of course he folded and copped to some bullshit.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:16 PM (iFTx/)


We learned that from the Mafia! - Feds

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (gmo/4)

215 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

216 But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury.
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New word "thaumaturgical", as in it was thaumaturgically disappeared.

(Thanks to Pateick O'Brian)

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (YdKSU)

217 "But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury."

Seems like evidence is often kept from juries, by judges and counsel working together, to keep the juries unprejudiced uninformed. But I am not a lawyer.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (MvF+J)

218 169 Sloppy Daniels.

No Marilyn Chambers.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko solutions at March 22, 2023 01:26 PM (nlLim)

My understanding that Trump is somewhat of a germaphobe. Besides, we all know he is a connoisseur of much higher end "talent" (Melania, for example). Who in their right mind would think Sloppy Daniels got so much as a whisper in her ear?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (N39Ws)

219 Bragg's IQ likely about 95. At best.

But he know who he hate, and that's all that counts.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (KiBMU)

220 ...Bragg is an incompetent retard who has backed himself into a corner with this charade and is now looking for an off-ramp. He all but promised an indictment to his drooling, rabid, Trump-hating constituency. But because he's a retard, he never really thought it through and now is having second thoughts...

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (iFTx/)



I see more of his type in our future. Many more. Law schools as well as medical schools are actually bragging about the type of students they're now favoring for admission. As are airlines for that matter.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (KDOzY)

221 I got your ham sandwich right here.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (sahHd)

222 199 You all recall Schiff saying, and I quote, "Eight times Trump demanded the president of Ukraine manufacture dirt on Biden."

He said that multiple times, "manufacture dirt."

Like any dirt about Biden is worse than the reality of him and his family.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (ZGrMX)

Schiff is a shitty liar. Needs plenty of tar and feathers, and a gibbet to hang from.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (ynpvh)

223 What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank

Soros funding and politics.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (P5tqd)

224 >>Nothing, he doesn't need anything from them and the US is no position to be telling China jack squat about anything.


As long as we keep the Sanctions Policies re Russia going, we are doing Xi and Putin's work for them.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (o1eXi)

225 This leggy brunette thinks that Alvin has nothing to Bragg about:
https://is.gd/vXrKvk

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (t0OGg)

226 Russia, having determined that the T-62 wasn't antiquated enough, is now pulling T-55s out of storage for service in Ukraine. The T-55 was designed in 1956.

https://tinyurl.com/4z9csucz
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (eOEVl)

I'm surprised they still have the gear necessary to keep T-55s active. You may as well use otherwise obsolete equipment instead of destroying it, but I imagine Ukraine would much rather have T-55s now than Abrams tanks next year.

Considering the volume of tanks in Russian storage, using T-55s indicates bad manners towards the AFU more than any sign of distress.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (DTm0P)

227 Start a campaign? Seek Favors for Funding? Read what I wrote again please.

Yes they could raise money the first time. Probably two or three more times. But after the 5th or 6th lawsuit? they will need to seek help from the party establishment.

Remember Sarah Palin? What caused her to resign? Her family was being bankrupted, after she accepted MC Cain's VP offer.


I read what you wrote. You mentioned "maybe even $100M". That amount is easily doable, just ask Bernie Sanders. Furthermore, we've been seeing people rally around Trump for this obvious injustice. We'd see something similar if and when they try the same tactics with DeSantis.

We keep hearing about how conservatives roll over and take it. I predict that wouldn't happen here.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (eOEVl)

228 How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank

The fact that law in America is arbitrary, now.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (iKBwy)

229 Trumps has the financial means to fight them and they can't stand it. He has to be removed.
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THe government refers to people like Donald Trump as SUPER EMPOWERED individuals. Normally, the government has the most resources in any legal battle and that almost always makes the decisive difference. Against a BIllionaire, the BIllioniare will sacrifice a LOT of his wealth to stay out of jail and the Justice Dept can not afford to put 50 million dollars into a prosecution. So those guys almost always get a sweet deal even if they are red handed. If it doesn't cost them too much freedom, they will trade treasure for prison. So you see big fines, and probation. . . if anything.

Posted by: FYI at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (0jcPT)

230 Biden's mouthpiece, John Kirby, is now whining that Xi hasn't visited Ukraine.

Why would Xi bother? You've seen one dick piano performance, you've seen 'em all.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (ZGrMX)

231 Agriculture in South Dakota is a $32 Billion dollar industry. Our population is under 1 million.
Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (gmo/4)


Just wait until you are required to cut "Nitrogen" by 30% like they are doing in Canada and Netherlands. All in the name of Climate Change and saving Gaia.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (Z32m1)

232 Just as the DOJ hides evidence from Jan6 Ralliers, it's the new Leftist motive

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (eehrA)

233 What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)
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Its Trump.

There is no statute of limitations.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (YdKSU)

234 213 Well if Bragg hid exculpatory evidence. It's OVER JOHNNY.
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (GDJBM)

By that you mean Bragg's career as lawyer, right?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (N39Ws)

235 219 Bragg's IQ likely about 95. At best.

can you make it 85 cuz I'm personally triggered

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (us2H3)

236 Looking forward to having a candidate we can maybe talk about public policy for 5 minutes instead of whether our candidate broke the law paying off a porn star to keep her mouth shut.
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Blago, President Trump was superb on policy - that was his biggest strength - except for the Wuhan Virus, and it wasn't clear that he had any good options with that lab-engineered scheme.

And whatever candidate you think is better - DeSantis? - will either have to be 100% aligned with the DC gangster regime or will be destroyed in very short order. The gangster regime spent years and $100s millions on "investigations" and schemes against Trump and Trump survived almost all of them. Do you truly believe that DeSantis doesn't have skeletons in his closet?

Posted by: Bamanarama at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (uH1aC)

237 Trump's old lawyer Roy Cohn was quite a character also.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (76Foq)

238 Remember Sarah Palin? What caused her to resign? Her family was being bankrupted, after she accepted MC Cain's VP offer.
Posted by: rd
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I never really bought into that excuse, I think she mostly wanted to make money and be a political celebrity.

Isnt it funny no other Governor has had this issue, either in Alaska or elsewhere since Sarah Palin?

Did Democrats stop using lawfare?

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (LLNVL)

239 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)


OrangeManBad

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (DRSnL)

240 Doesn't Xi meeting with Putin kind of tell us where his loyalties lie? WTF would Kirby expect Xi to meet with Zelensky and make nice?

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (DcKNO)

241 Ag lobbying is bizarre because overall, agriculture is not that big in the USA. But its HUGE in some states, which means that they can effectively control certain congressmen, who have a powerful voice over what the rest of congress does, even though they don't give a rip about ag.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (0hOvj)

242 >>This leggy brunette thinks that Alvin has nothing to Bragg about:
https://is.gd/vXrKvk


She's pretending to be horny.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (o1eXi)

243 128 105 I know Cohen. He works in an industry in which my clients also work. He is not a bad guy. He was unfailingly loyal to Trump and served him well.

until it didn't

he is a lying scumbag. He will do anything to save his ass
Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:21 PM (us2H3)

Cohen got caught pimping his over leveraged taxi medallions. And didn’t he take a half mil in fees from ATT for inside information on the administration. He’s a con. And his vulnerabilities were exploited by the feds, by Mueller by the media all in an effort to incentivize testimony against Trump. Problem was and remains now that he’s a serial liar. But hey, he’s not a bad guy

Posted by: 7man at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (qwO6y)

244 "This leggy brunette thinks that Alvin has nothing to Bragg about:
https://is.gd/vXrKvk"

Leggy? Look at her talons! She's trouble.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (MvF+J)

245 Bragg's IQ likely about 95. At best.

He and Obama are both Harvard law school graduates. You'd think Harvard would want that kept quiet.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (ZGrMX)

246 215 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

It's the Orangemanbad exception.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (eYoxG)

247
237 Trump's old lawyer Roy Cohn was quite a character also.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (76Foq)


He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (x0n13)

248 215 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

It's a Dem Op, so there are no limitations.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (ynpvh)

249 You know that tuba riff when the contestant loses on The Price Is Right. Yea,,whomp whomp wa wa. wahaa wahh. LOGF.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (GDJBM)

250 Do you truly believe that DeSantis doesn't have skeletons in his closet?
Posted by: Bamanarama at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (uH1aC)


Spill! What do you know?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (yQpMk)

251 54 One of the most disappointing things of the last few years is that in reaction to something like this the elected Rs in red states do...nothing.

The AG of Arkansas could have arrested Hillary and Bill Clinton at any point since 2016. She (and now he) choose not to.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2023 01:10 PM (lc5cP)

————

Agree. It is infuriating. Epstein and his good time buddies surely committed many crimes in many States. Yet not one bright red state AG has done anything.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (pOmz0)

252 Bragg's IQ likely about 95. At best.

////


soros DA's are SUPERB at not doing their job.

doing law stuff though, not so much

Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (MLrvz)

253 All this makes that Trump fellow seems like a shady scofflaw. I hope that nice, wholesome Pence guy runs in 2024 instead. He doesn't have a bad bone in his body, and is an honest, God-fearing Christian and family man!

Posted by: Clueless old granny voters in the GOP at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (IJcLC)

254 Could Trump have made up the whole 'Arrested on Tuesday' thing in order to force dumbass into taking some sort of action that he wasn't prepared yet to take?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (uLr+K)

255 Isnt it funny no other Governor has had this issue, either in Alaska or elsewhere since Sarah Palin?

Did Democrats stop using lawfare?


Alaska law presented them with a unique way to go after her. The same thing wouldn't work elsewhere. But other forms of lawfare are on the table - just ask Alvin Bragg.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (ZGrMX)

256 they don't give a rip about ag.

How dare they? Ag rips are bad!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (a3Q+t)

257 217 "But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury."

Seems like evidence is often kept from juries, by judges and counsel working together, to keep the juries unprejudiced uninformed. But I am not a lawyer.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (MvF+J)

Re: See J-6 defendants. Plenty of exculpatory evidence and witnesses, but judges have kept FIB agents and CIs form testifying and prevented evidence and arguments from being used.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (ynpvh)

258 @180

>>Anyone would have.

Exactly.

Everyone's a tough guy until the moment the LE/IC apparatus are holding a multi-decade count over your head and threatening your family to boot.

Oh and that LE/IC apparatus have limitless funds and can devote as many billable hours and man-power to make you "see the light."

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (up/3i)

259 and I'm sure it's pointed out:

no grand jury today per insty?

Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (MLrvz)

260 Ag policy in the US is a huge mess. And no one ever talks about the next Farm Bill when it comes up. But it's full of graft and handouts.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (Y5qcH)

261 He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.

GAAAAAAAAAAH.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (ZGrMX)

262 And whatever candidate you think is better - DeSantis? - will either have to be 100% aligned with the DC gangster regime or will be destroyed in very short order. The gangster regime spent years and $100s millions on "investigations" and schemes against Trump and Trump survived almost all of them. Do you truly believe that DeSantis doesn't have skeletons in his closet?
Posted by: Bamanarama
___

Not like Trump, no.

It's not the skeletons in the closet, its how you handle them.

Trump's morality doesn't bother me, I 100% think he fucked Stormy Daniels, paid her off to keep her mouth shut, and then was too cheap to actually incur the expense personally, so he wrote it off and committed fraud.

Then had the idiocy to sue her for breach of her NDA (which opened all this up)

It's Trump's stupidity that bothers me, I knew the guy was a tomcat and still voted for him multiple times.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (LLNVL)

263 "The statute of limitations clock was stopped for the duration of his presidency." -- Judge Kahmehameha

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (iKBwy)

264 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)
++++
I am sure that the Trump Clause applies to any argument about statutes of limitations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (t0OGg)

265 212 Cohen never screwed anything up for Trump before this. To the contrary, I think he did a good job in tough situations as a fixer. Is he a great lawyer? No. But he was competent and loyal and got tough jobs done. Then the feds targeted him like he was a serial killer and his family were all serial killers. He eventually folded. Anyone would have.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (iFTx/)

how do yo know this ?

maybe Cohen fucked something up that had to be fixed by others

Cohen is a lying scumbag, a wannabe and a putz, which made him a mark for the feds
Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:32 PM (us2H3)
_____________

Actually, the reverse is true. The feds targeted Cohen because he was a loyal Trump insider, and because he -- foolishly -- bragged that he would "take a bullet for" Trump or some such shit. The feds said "ok, challenge accepted." Then they went after Cohen and his family with merciless vengeance on total bullshit that had nothing to do with Trump. Up until that point, he was a hero to Trump supporters -- and a villain to Trump haters -- for his loyalty. But if you torture a man enough, he will eventually break.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (iFTx/)

266 Not that it matters, it per usual the GOP is covering itself in glory by staying mute.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (Vq2Tz)

267 You know that tuba riff when the contestant loses on The Price Is Right. Yea,,whomp whomp wa wa. wahaa wahh. LOGF.
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM (GDJBM)



https://youtu.be/_asNhzXq72w?t=2

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (Zz0t1)

268 "He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (x0n13)

Wasn't picky, men, women, ugly women, whatever.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (76Foq)

269 they just want to see trump in handcuffs

///////

redstate tourist destinations and second home areas need to start arresting blue birds fleeing their shitholes.

Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (MLrvz)

270 No fact, just Bragg.

Posted by: Zombie Walter Brennan at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (w9Wax)

271 Law schools as well as medical schools are actually bragging about the type of students they're now favoring for admission.
==
Disturbing experience with a younger physician, who was opposing expert. Simply ZERO intellectual humility, nearly completely incapable of conceding obvious errors, and a pathologically defensive need to be right, even though the question at issue involves an area that he admits is not something that he would become involved in the normal course of his work.

Posted by: FYI at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (CHmhO)

272
Probability that the soros DA will announce he is "temporarily" putting this "case" on "hold:" 90%

I suspect they will drop it completely but won't admit it -- and pretend like they're "...we're still watching you, Trump" and "You're not off the hook, Trump!"

It's All Bullshit.

There Will Be No Indictment. Thus, no bullshit "arrest."
BUT, the fake "investigations" and persecution and leaks and abuse of power will continue.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (8st8O)

273 NPR "News" host was chortling this morning that Trump said he would be indicted yesterday, but he wasn't!!

Wow, the whole newsroom must have put their heads together to come up with that insight! No doubt the audience was just gobsmacked!

What a national fucking treasure!!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (AcLxR)

274 He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.

GAAAAAAAAAAH.
Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (ZGrMX)


yeah, gross. I wouldn't want Fidel's sloppy seconds.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (yQpMk)

275 252 soros DA's are SUPERB at not doing their job.

doing law stuff though, not so much
Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 01:36 PM

They do what they were paid to do well, but maybe not what they were voted to do.

Posted by: Soros at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (IJcLC)

276 Take 2.

https://youtu.be/_asNhzXq72w

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (Zz0t1)

277 I've long had a theory that in NYC Giuliani was "allowed" to beat Dinkins because things had gone so tits up, that the people who REALLY run NYC--The Wasps, The Jews, The Irish--wanted him to clean it up.

I wonder if we're going to see a similar dynamic with the people who REALLY run the USA. They loathe Trump, but now things are so fucked up beyond their control that they are willing to allow Trump to win just so that he can clean it up--so that when THEY take over after he's gone, they can start fucking shit up again with a clean slate.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (mR6Gs)

278 263 "The statute of limitations clock was stopped for the duration of his presidency." -- Judge Kahmehameha

////


even though he wasn't president when the "crime" happened

Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (MLrvz)

279 Rob Reiner and Paul will have to put away their hand lube for a little while longer.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (sVtYq)

Doubtful

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (n3G+w)

280 Wasn't Cohen the first case where they broke attorney client privilege to Get Trump (tm)? Or maybe it was Rudy? And now they keep doing it, spying on Trump's current attorney(s?) I think.

And another special investigator without predicate.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (Cus5s)

281
He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (x0n13)



Who was the black guy she was banging?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

282
Same with the Georgia bullshit fake "indictment." Not gonna happen, but the "case" will never be closed.

Trump will be "under [fake] investigation" for the Rest Of His Life.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (8st8O)

283 257 Even in non-political trials. Jury can't hear evidence of prior convictions for X, even though the defendant is on trial for another damn X. Stuff like that. But I am not a lawyer.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (MvF+J)

284 TAKE 5 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Eh8wNMkw

Posted by: Dave Brubeck at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (o1eXi)

285 Everyone's a tough guy until the moment the LE/IC apparatus are holding a multi-decade count over your head and threatening your family to boot.

Oh and that LE/IC apparatus have limitless funds and can devote as many billable hours and man-power to make you "see the light."
Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (up/3i)
++++
It is surprising not that Cohen folded, but that Flynn kept fighting. Yes, Flynn copped a plea, too, but he never quit fighting the bastards.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (t0OGg)

286 They loathe Trump, but now things are so fucked up beyond their control that they are willing to allow Trump to win just so that he can clean it up--so that when THEY take over after he's gone, they can start fucking shit up again with a clean slate.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (mR6Gs)

What makes you think things are fucked up beyond their control?

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (n3G+w)

287 Rob Reiner and Ed Krassenstein on suicide watch

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (mR6Gs)

288 Why I oughta! Let me at 'im! LET ME AT 'IM!

Posted by: Al Bragg, Esq. being held back by the Manhattan Machine at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (Jg7EG)

289
yeah, gross. I wouldn't want Fidel's sloppy seconds.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (yQpMk)



That's just mean, man.....

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (Zz0t1)

290 @238

>>Did Democrats stop using lawfare?

No, they went after Rick Perry, the Governor of Virginia, Senator from Alaska, a Rep from NY and on and on.

They use lawfare every damn day.

It's just they do it so much that it just fades into the background noise.

Posted by: Thomas Bender - Trump Fanatic Since 2016, Now With More Fanaticisms at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (up/3i)

291 182 This is a complete bullshit case.

But still not interested in making Trump the nominee to show the world how unfair he 's been treated. Same with Sarah Palin. It's over.

Looking forward to having a candidate we can maybe talk about public policy for 5 minutes instead of whether our candidate broke the law paying off a porn star to keep her mouth shut.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (LLNVL)

Point me to the time you supported Trump, or have I imagined the past 3 years.
Trump does talk policy, which you likely know.
I'm sure you will be shocked to learn the media doesn't emphasize such matters. I hope you were sitting for that revelation.
I'm sure the next Republican will have the media's support though.

Posted by: Inogame at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (53oGX)

292 I like that brunette

Posted by: sockamster, gator at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (MLrvz)

293 soros DA's are SUPERB at not doing their job.

doing law stuff though, not so much


Exactly. They are really good at all the stuff that has nothing to do with their actual job. They're great at destabilizing society, encouraging crime, and destroying cities, but lousy at the actual day to day work of their job

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (0hOvj)

294 What part of Trump's business was Stormy Daniels involved in?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (ppBhU)

Video sales

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:31 PM (ynpvh)

---------

I assume that she modeled Trump Ties -- and their many uses -- in those videos.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (7HcSm)

295 TAKE 5 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Eh8wNMkw
Posted by: Dave Brubeck at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (o1eXi)



That's GREATNESS right there.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (Zz0t1)

296 This leggy brunette thinks that Alvin has nothing to Bragg about:
https://is.gd/vXrKvk
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (t0OGg)


Cute. Like a young Rhoda

Posted by: Doof at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (iY8R7)

297 What makes you think things are fucked up beyond their control?
Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (n3G+w)

Because there's no evidence that they are "controlling things."

Everything is falling apart.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (mR6Gs)

298 274 He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.
GAAAAAAAAAAH.
Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (ZGrMX)

yeah, gross. I wouldn't want Fidel's sloppy seconds.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM

They're not so bad...

Posted by: Justin Trudeau's Dad at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (IJcLC)

299 NPR "News" host was chortling this morning that Trump said he would be indicted yesterday, but he wasn't!! ...
Posted by: Ray Van Dune at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (AcLxR)
++++
Another in the long list of Trump's lies!!!!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (t0OGg)

300
Since Trump opened his yap, already, the smart thing for him to do now is INSIST on an "arrest," and TAUNT that soros muthafucka fake "DA."

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (8st8O)

301 I'm surprised they still have the gear necessary to keep T-55s active. You may as well use otherwise obsolete equipment instead of destroying it, but I imagine Ukraine would much rather have T-55s now than Abrams tanks next year.

Considering the volume of tanks in Russian storage, using T-55s indicates bad manners towards the AFU more than any sign of distress.
Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:34 PM (DTm0P)

---------------------
T-55's? I know they AND THEIR 4 MAN CREW will be destroyed likely before they wear the tank barrel out, probably before they fire off their entire first combat load.

Maybe the Russians plan to call up the 80 and 90 year olds that manned them when they were new?

The only thing T-55's will over awe is an unarmed rioting mob. And that will last until the mob discovers Molotov Cocktails.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (Z32m1)

302 Take 6
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i_avcdMEeCs

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (iKBwy)

303 257 217 "But you can't just hide the evidence from the jury."

Seems like evidence is often kept from juries, by judges and counsel working together, to keep the juries unprejudiced uninformed. But I am not a lawyer.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (MvF+J)

Re: See J-6 defendants. Plenty of exculpatory evidence and witnesses, but judges have kept FIB agents and CIs form testifying and prevented evidence and arguments from being used.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:37 PM (ynpvh)

----------------------------------------------

Public Defenders are the worst of all these. They pretend they're liberal and hate the government but if they did their jobs even close to competently, the government wouldn't have a 95% conviction rate at the state level and 99% at the federal.

Their clients, who are far more savvy about the government than they are, call them "Public Pretenders."

Posted by: Oschisms at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (0A5+1)

304 I think Blago is a plant. And I don't mean the kind that gets paid to show up somewhere and pretend to be legit.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (n3G+w)

305 Looking forward to having a candidate we can maybe talk about public policy for 5 minutes instead of whether our candidate broke the law paying off a porn star to keep her mouth shut.

Yeah, we'll definitely find a candidate that the leftist establishment does not destroy and dig up crap about to make the story every single moment of the day. Totally. We should definitely make our choices based on how the left reacts.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (0hOvj)

306 When Megyn Kelly was complaining about Trump, my wife theorized that it was because they had had an affair, and she was bitter about being dumped.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (ohFNB)

307 - bragged that he would "take a bullet for" Trump or some such shit.

which was a LIE

I can't believe anyone would defend this scumbag at this point

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (us2H3)

308 That's GREATNESS right there.
Posted by: Justin Trudeau at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (Zz0t1)


lulz

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (DRSnL)

309 "Among the smorgasbord of crimes that sent (Cohen) to prison was lying to congress."
____________

Fauci?

Brennan?

Clapper?

Posted by: Kam Fong as Chin Ho at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (gf7Ez)

310 Well shit.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

311 Yeah, we'll definitely find a candidate that the leftist establishment does not destroy and dig up crap about to make the story every single moment of the day. Totally. We should definitely make our choices based on how the left reacts.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (0hOvj)

-------
Exactly. Is he even paying attention?

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (DcKNO)

312
But doesn't it already feel like Trump has already been fake-indicted and arrested?

That's the point!



Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (8st8O)

313 Who was the black guy she was banging?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

Black Republican senator from Massachusetts whose name I can't recall.
This was in '60's

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (mR6Gs)

314 286 They loathe Trump, but now things are so fucked up beyond their control that they are willing to allow Trump to win just so that he can clean it up--so that when THEY take over after he's gone, they can start fucking shit up again with a clean slate.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM (mR6Gs)

What makes you think things are fucked up beyond their control?
Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (n3G+w)

They are sort of stumbling from crisis to crisis. I get that some people think every crisis is carefully manufactured and part of a larger plan, but that's generally not the case. Many times the crisis is set up well in advance by shortsighted actions and will blow up at an unknown times, their reactions are mostly opportunistic.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (eYoxG)

315 '...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.'
-every scumbag on the left to President DJT
(hat-tip to Herman Melville)

Posted by: Eromero at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (MF3yS)

316 I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-55 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (iKBwy)

317 my take away from having once been on a grand jury in nys (not nyc) a couple of decades ago is that the prosecution only needs convince a majority of the grand jurors that there is enough reason to go to trial. grand jurors are pretty much selected at random so finding 12 people to indict someone like trump in nyc shouldn't be so hard.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (kFrCu)

318 Spill! What do you know?
******************
I don't know any skeletons on DeSantis. Just saying that 99.99% of people have them. Trump is about as close to pristine as it gets . . . the best they could come up with was "grab her by the p---y" and that didn't work because it kind of fit with his "brand."
***********************
Blago, it's the Bush/Rove/et al connections with DeSantis that bother me. And, anyway, I thought you said you cared about POLICY, but apparently it's optics that bother you.

Posted by: Bamanarama at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (uH1aC)

319 Take 2.

https://youtu.be/_asNhzXq72w
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at March 22, 2023 01:39 PM

Thanks Sponge! LOL. I love it. I bet that was the theme in every dem's head today. LOLGF.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (GDJBM)

320 TAKE 5 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Eh8wNMkw
Posted by: Dave Brubeck at March 22, 2023 01:40 PM (o1eXi)
++++
Many disagree, but I think that the Reese's Take 5! is a fine candy bar.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (t0OGg)

321 Rob Reiner and Ed Krassenstein on suicide watch

***

Rob Reiner's got minutes left in him but I'd love to see someone lock Ed Krassenstein in a dumpster full of fresh horseshit and force him to eat his way out.

I'm pretty sure if that little shit stain had a work ethic he'd be a serial killer.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (wb1YC)

322 Everything is falling apart.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (mR6Gs)

Sorry, not seeing it at all.

The payments to Ukraine are getting there on time. Their own paychecks are in the bank every two weeks. The media is still singing in glorious chorus.

When any one of these things moves I could be convinced things are out of control.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (n3G+w)

323 Dear Blago,

Stormy said she did not have an affair with Trump, in case you missed it. It was a shakedown by her.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (6lj/r)

324 Alvin Bragg is a real pant load masquerading as a human.

He and all his compatriots are going to face a monumental reckoning at the end of their time on earth.

Even if we don't see it they certainly will experience it. So take comfort in that.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (KATBx)

325 All the hits going on in The Godfather on AMC right now, during the baptism, appropriately enough.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (Vwz3I)

326
Exactly. They are really good at all the stuff that has nothing to do with their actual job. They're great at destabilizing society, encouraging crime, and destroying cities, but lousy at the actual day to day work of their job
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:41 PM (0hOvj)

"The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies."

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (eYoxG)

327 281 That Republican Senator from Massachusetts? Edward Brooke?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (ohFNB)

328 grand jurors are pretty much selected at random so finding 12 people to indict someone like trump in nyc shouldn't be so hard.

You'll never convince me that the FBI and DOJ do not tamper with juries.

Posted by: Some Things Will Never Change at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (5Dk5y)

329 Bragg is a Confederate name. He should be forced to change it.

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (gmo/4)

330 And whatever candidate you think is better - DeSantis? - will either have to be 100% aligned with the DC gangster regime or will be destroyed in very short order. The gangster regime spent years and $100s millions on "investigations" and schemes against Trump and Trump survived almost all of them. Do you truly believe that DeSantis doesn't have skeletons in his closet?
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It doesn't matter if he does nor not. If not, they will make them up. They boost him to see if they can take trump out, but once he's the nom, he'll get the full treatment. So they can damage him as a brand going forward. They are going to cheat and will win no matter what happens. Trump will probably be indicted by that brain dead NYC grand jury. It will eventually blow up in their face, but will screw up the campaign until then.

The puppet masters are not going to stop pulling the strings. They are going to consolidate the power they have stolen. They are pathologically compelled to never stop.

Posted by: FYI at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (hBpR9)

331 Has anyone ever actually seen a womprat? I don't think they exist.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (yQpMk)

332 Greatness indeed. Paul Desmond really shined with Brubeck.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (o1eXi)

333
Yeah, sorry, Comey is who i meant of course. Don't know why i said AG. But I can be forgiven since they're all crooks and bastards and liars who do whatever crooking and lying and bastardy needs doing the day, and their particular job title at any given moment means literally nothing anymore.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 22, 2023 01:29 PM (9UlRk)

Didn't what's her name meet with Bubba on the tarmac of some airport? I thought she did make a statement too.. I admit (if you can't tell by my description of events) I'm a bit hazy...

Posted by: Inogame at March 22, 2023 01:46 PM (53oGX)

334 What part of Trump's business was Stormy Daniels involved in?

This is as silly as ACE claiming there's no possible reason that a CEO might pay off someone except for being guilty of what they are accused of.

The reputation and standing of the CEO is important to the business they are in charge of. CEOs regularly pay off people to just go away so that the story does not become prominent and harm the business.

You know this, all of us know this. I'm not arguing Trump didn't plook Stormy Daniels (although she said he did not). I'm arguing we know other reasons to pay off people other than guilt.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:46 PM (0hOvj)

335 331 Has anyone ever actually seen a womprat? I don't think they exist.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (yQpMk)

I've never even been to a womp.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:46 PM (UuD2k)

336 the thing about scumbags is they always have a good reason why they are scumbags

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:46 PM (us2H3)

337
btw, the idea of someone "honest" to testify to a grand jury to explain how the DA is screwing over the intended target (defendant) is absurd.

The grand jury is made up of secret Asshole Cocksuckers handpicked by the DA to give him an indictment. In other words, the grand juries are Always in on the Frame-Up.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 22, 2023 01:46 PM (8st8O)

338 but the important thing is that a district attorney got the case before the grand jury, so the geniuses at msnbc can endlessly tell their followers that trump must have been guilty of something

Posted by: gnats local 678 at March 22, 2023 01:46 PM (kFrCu)

339 Then had the idiocy to sue her for breach of her NDA (which opened all this up)

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:38 PM (LLNVL)

I’ll let you and others debate the idiocy comment, but as I recall Stormy/Avenatti initiated the NDA suit in California to have it lifted. Court found she violated the agreement,

Posted by: 7man at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (qwO6y)

340 T-55's? I know they AND THEIR 4 MAN CREW will be destroyed likely before they wear the tank barrel out, probably before they fire off their entire first combat load.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (Z32m1)


If you have a large number of motivated but ultimately expendable soldiers (the Donbas militias), providing them with any amount of needed armor is better than nothing.

The T-55 is absolutely a museum piece, but they have their uses. The unkind might say "attriting the expensive missiles used to destroy them," but to everything a season.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (DTm0P)

341 328 grand jurors are pretty much selected at random so finding 12 people to indict someone like trump in nyc shouldn't be so hard.

You'll never convince me that the FBI and DOJ do not tamper with juries.

Posted by: Some Things Will Never Change at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (5Dk5y)

They cerrtainly do with judges.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (ynpvh)

342 No, they went after Rick Perry, the Governor of Virginia, Senator from Alaska, a Rep from NY and on and on.

They use lawfare every damn day.

It's just they do it so much that it just fades into the background noise.
Posted by: Thomas Bender
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But none of these people resigned.

That's my point.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (LLNVL)

343 >>>Cute. Like a young Rhoda

>Rhoda? That was back before color TV, amirite?

Posted by: Al Bragg, Esq. being held back by the Manhattan Machine at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (Jg7EG)

344 331 Has anyone ever actually seen a womprat? I don't think they exist.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (yQpMk)

Not anymore.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (ynpvh)

345 Of course, I HAVE to indict Trump, he might win!

Of course, I CAN'T investigate Biden, he might lose!

Alvin Bragg, DA for New York and George Soros lap dog.

Posted by: JB1000 at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (Upp3f)

346 Only difference between DOJ and KGB forcing a confession is the KGB would shoot you anyway

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (eehrA)

347 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

348 He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.
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Who hasn't?

Posted by: zombie fidel castro at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (Vwz3I)

349 306 When Megyn Kelly was complaining about Trump, my wife theorized that it was because they had had an affair, and she was bitter about being dumped.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (ohFNB)

Neither Meagan or Stormy are anywhere near the normal Level of Trump Poon Tang.

Why would he mess with Meagan when he hangs out with Super Models? Why mess with Stormy, when he hangs out with SuperModels who have a much lower 'body count'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (oHd/0)

350 They are sort of stumbling from crisis to crisis. I get that some people think every crisis is carefully manufactured and part of a larger plan, but that's generally not the case. Many times the crisis is set up well in advance by shortsighted actions and will blow up at an unknown times, their reactions are mostly opportunistic.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (eYoxG)

When a state of constant crisis is a net benefit, each individual crisis does not need to be managed, just reacted to in beneficial ways.

The average citizen has zero sense of this "constant crisis".

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (n3G+w)

351 Spill! What do you know?
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I don't know any skeletons on DeSantis. Just saying that 99.99% of people have them.

Posted by: Bamanarama at March 22, 2023 01:44 PM (uH1aC)


So you're just farting out your mouth hole. Okay.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (yQpMk)

352 Alvin Bragg will put the Trump indictment on hold?

Why not? The Statute of Limitations expired two years and 5 years ago, so what is his hurry?

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (Z32m1)

353 307 - bragged that he would "take a bullet for" Trump or some such shit.

which was a LIE

I can't believe anyone would defend this scumbag at this point
Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (us2H3)
__________________

Ok Mr. Awesome. We'll see how long you hold out when you and your entire family are threated with decades-long jail sentences by a ruthless, vengeful federal LE cabal with endless resources and power to do whatever they wanted, in a jurisdiction crawling with leftwing potential jurors itching to feed you into a woodchipper. My guess is you'd last about 15 seconds before caving.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (iFTx/)

354 334 it’s called a nuisance settlement. Corps do it all the time because the cost of litigating is more than settling.

Posted by: Piper at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (ZdaMQ)

355 When Megyn Kelly was complaining about Trump, my wife theorized that it was because they had had an affair, and she was bitter about being dumped.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (ohFNB)

I'm convinced that a lot of the hatred against Trump by certain media and other famous figures IS personal in nature.

I've always thought there was more than politics at the root of Robert DeNiro's absolute batshit crazy hatred of Trump, like he got cucked on a woman or lost out on a real estate deal or something because of Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (mR6Gs)

356 Because there's no evidence that they are "controlling things." Everything is falling apart.

Look at the bigger picture, comrade!

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Joe Stalin at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (Xrfse)

357 And so it begins.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (2hlEI)

358 "As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him."

Or they might be holding back, to release it at the most strategic time.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (MvF+J)

359 So I'm waiting for the AoS post on the new DeSantis interview where he - RIDICULOUSLY - claims that had he been president, he would have fired Fauci.

Which fits in nicely with the - again RIDICULOUS - claims that magically, despite not being a billionaire, DeSantis could maintain his establishment independence in the face of multiple lawfare suits.

Just STOP. DeSantis may be many things. But suggesting he could or would be a more independent / outsider candidate than Trump is insulting and stupid. He can't and he won't. The man has never been anything but a politician, save for a single year teaching and his time in the military.

The man is a politician, first and foremost. The LAST thing he'll ever be is more of an independent DC outsider than Donald Trump. FULL STOP

Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (kYmXc)

360 340 T-55's? I know they AND THEIR 4 MAN CREW will be destroyed likely before they wear the tank barrel out, probably before they fire off their entire first combat load.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:42 PM (Z32m1)


If you have a large number of motivated but ultimately expendable soldiers (the Donbas militias), providing them with any amount of needed armor is better than nothing.

The T-55 is absolutely a museum piece, but they have their uses. The unkind might say "attriting the expensive missiles used to destroy them," but to everything a season.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (DTm0P)

How very Russian. Use men because you have plenty of them but too few shells.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:49 PM (ynpvh)

361 Looking forward to having a candidate we can maybe talk about public policy for 5 minutes instead of whether our candidate broke the law paying off a porn star to keep her mouth shut.
Posted by: Blago

Trump's 2+ years (before covid) accomplishments don't count?
https://tinyurl.com/2fc94d5x

Sex sells. Good/great achievements not so much.

Posted by: old chick at March 22, 2023 01:49 PM (sOete)

362 He supposedly schtupped Baba Wawa.

****

That has all the appeal of eating sheetrock.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 22, 2023 01:49 PM (wb1YC)

363 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

The Left held back the pussy tape until *October of 2016*. They kept Mitt Romney's 47% remark back for six months.

This idea that they are motivated only by blind rage needs to be shelved.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:49 PM (n3G+w)

364 Rhoda or Phyllis?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:49 PM (ohFNB)

365 As I understand it, in a criminal trial, the State must disclose all exculpatory evidence to the defense.

But, this is a grand jury. There is no defense. And I don’t think there is a requirement to show the grand jury anything except the State’s case.

Hence, the old saying, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich if he chooses.

I mean, this Trump case is bullshit, but it’s probably *legal* what this clown is doing.

Posted by: EFG at March 22, 2023 01:50 PM (Ae67h)

366 Ok Mr. Awesome. We'll see how long you hold out when you and your entire family are threated with decades-long jail sentences by a ruthless, vengeful federal LE cabal with endless resources and power to do whatever they wanted, in a jurisdiction crawling with leftwing potential jurors itching to feed you into a woodchipper. My guess is you'd last about 15 seconds before caving.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (iFTx/)



man, this Cohen really got his hooks in you

Posted by: REDACTED at March 22, 2023 01:50 PM (us2H3)

367 The T-55 is absolutely a museum piece, but they have their uses. The unkind might say "attriting the expensive missiles used to destroy them," but to everything a season.
Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (DTm0P)

Hull down... dug in... a T-55 may not take out Modern battle Tank... but would be effective against Infantry, and help against the limited amount of artillery the Ukes have.

You only need them mobile on the attack.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 01:50 PM (oHd/0)

368 When Megyn Kelly was complaining about Trump, my wife theorized that it was because they had had an affair, and she was bitter about being dumped.
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Considering Meagain's ego, maybe she tried flirting with him and he wasn't buying what she was selling. That would probably set her off as well. No need for an affair.

She's not his type either. Not enough boobishness.

Posted by: An observation at March 22, 2023 01:50 PM (K0m0i)

369 347 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

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And how many dark, dire secrets did you know about Trump in 2015 ???

Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (kYmXc)

370 Global media- Russia is a global threat that must be stopped and destroyed!
Reality- Russia can't conquer the 2nd(?) Poorest country in Europe after a year, and has OPERATIONAL T-55s they're mobilizing. I doubt the strongest military on the planet (US) has hundreds of M48s ready to roll....

Tangentially, T-55s would be more than enough when dealing with other very poor nations (see- Africa), and yet somehow Ukraine seems to be doing great. Weird.

Posted by: Military Moron at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (IJcLC)

371 344 331 Has anyone ever actually seen a womprat? I don't think they exist.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (yQpMk)

Not anymore.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (ynpvh)

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Luke Skywalker murdered them all. Environmental Genocide!

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (Z32m1)

372 So I'm waiting for the AoS post on the new DeSantis interview where he - RIDICULOUSLY - claims that had he been president, he would have fired Fauci.

Which fits in nicely with the - again RIDICULOUS - claims that magically, despite not being a billionaire, DeSantis could maintain his establishment independence in the face of multiple lawfare suits.

Just STOP. DeSantis may be many things. But suggesting he could or would be a more independent / outsider candidate than Trump is insulting and stupid. He can't and he won't. The man has never been anything but a politician, save for a single year teaching and his time in the military.

The man is a politician, first and foremost. The LAST thing he'll ever be is more of an independent DC outsider than Donald Trump. FULL STOP


I'll put you down as "undecided".

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (eOEVl)

373 If the Russians are using T-55s, can me bring back the anti-tank rifles? Those were cool.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (UuD2k)

374 ve always thought there was more than politics at the root of Robert DeNiro's absolute batshit crazy hatred of Trump, like he got cucked on a woman or lost out on a real estate deal or something because of Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (mR6Gs)

He threatens their worldview which, if you know any libs, they take more personally than anything.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (n3G+w)

375 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
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Christopher R Taylor, I think there is a big difference between the level of vetting done for state level politicians versus if a guy is potentially poised to become president yet is not aligned with the DC gangster regime. Leftists in Florida do not have access to the spook databases, etc., that "law enforcement" at the highest levels of clearance have, such as "terrorism surveillance" data that was not supposed to be used on domestic enemies but now is.

Posted by: Bamanarama at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (uH1aC)

376 347 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

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They are already trying to make DeSantis out to be a pedo or at least a luster of young girls. There's a pic of him on Twitter which is totally innocuous showing him with 3 girls/women. The title is DeSantis parties with underage girls while teaching at so and so.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (DcKNO)

377 Bragg is a Confederate name. He should be forced to change it.

Posted by: Archer at March 22, 2023 01:45 PM (gmo/4)

Bragg is the family name of the biggest black funeral home in my hometown of Paterson, NJ

They do a brisk business handling gang victims

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (mR6Gs)

378 365 As I understand it, in a criminal trial, the State must disclose all exculpatory evidence to the defense.

But, this is a grand jury. There is no defense. And I don’t think there is a requirement to show the grand jury anything except the State’s case.

Hence, the old saying, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich if he chooses.

I mean, this Trump case is bullshit, but it’s probably *legal* what this clown is doing.

Posted by: EFG at March 22, 2023 01:50 PM (Ae67h)

and a complete waste of money and resources. Then again, that is what is desired of him; don't prosecute the guilty (dem voters) and go after enemies of the state.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (ynpvh)

379 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)


1) Why waste revealing those secrets now? The FL governor's race was a joke, with a Dem party at the state level which is dysfunctional. Better to save anything for the presidential run which everyone knows is coming.

2) If he really is so squeaky-clean, that would almost be worse. The only people I've known, who were that clean, were all the worst sort of backstabbing social climbers. Trump has warts, but we know what they are because he hasn't spent his entire adult life preparing to run for higher office.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (wmDcS)

380 Trump's 2+ years (before covid) accomplishments don't count?
https://tinyurl.com/2fc94d5x

Sex sells. Good/great achievements not so much.
Posted by: old chick
___

He did basically the same thing that any Republican that wins office does. Tax cuts and appoints Republican judges.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with that, but I don't see his public policy wins being all that significant or any different if a real milquetoast Republican had won.

But Trump blew a very winnable election against a joke of a candidate. Biden is the worst Dem candidate in my lifetime.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (LLNVL)

381 I never really bought into that excuse, I think she mostly wanted to make money and be a political celebrity.

Isnt it funny no other Governor has had this issue, either in Alaska or elsewhere since Sarah Palin?

Did Democrats stop using lawfare?
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:35 PM (LLNVL)

Alaska had to amend the law that allowed this type of lawfare. After Palin Resigned.

Posted by: Inogame at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (53oGX)

382 349 I don’t know, Romeo. (Heh, I made a rhyme.) Megyn Kelly was pretty hot back in the day. Still is, I think.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (ohFNB)

383 I'll put you down as "undecided".
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (eOEVl)


*snort*

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (DRSnL)

384 Alvin Bragg will put the Trump indictment on hold?

Why not? The Statute of Limitations expired two years and 5 years ago, so what is his hurry?
Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (Z32m1)


Well, that's disconcerting.

Posted by: Captain Miller at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (4I/2K)

385 I think Blago is a plant.
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A ficus.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (Vwz3I)

386 Ok Mr. Awesome. We'll see how long you hold out when you and your entire family are threated with decades-long jail sentences by a ruthless, vengeful federal LE cabal with endless resources and power to do whatever they wanted, in a jurisdiction crawling with leftwing potential jurors itching to feed you into a woodchipper. My guess is you'd last about 15 seconds before caving.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (iFTx/)



man, this Cohen really got his hooks in you
Posted by: REDACTED
==
Redated translation: you are absolutely 10000% correct. I would go tits up faster that Stormy Daniels on set.

Posted by: its funny because its true at March 22, 2023 01:53 PM (ahEfM)

387 Ukraine is doing great?

This place is comedy sometimes.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:53 PM (o1eXi)

388 I'll put you down as "undecided".

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (eOEVl)

Not much of a rebuttal to a rather detailed thoughtful treatise. I'll mark this comment down as "noted". You are entering Blago territory. That's not good territory.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:53 PM (n3G+w)

389 "And 18 Republican Senators will vote for Confirmation."

And Congressman Repuke-i-can Pete Stauber also; then he'll smilingly campaign on how "Ima fightin' agin' de Dems an' expexshully Brandon."

What a tool.

Posted by: Ju at March 22, 2023 01:53 PM (aTmM/)

390 He threatens their worldview which, if you know any libs, they take more personally than anything.
Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (n3G+w)

True, but even their hatred of GW Bush, a professed Christian--unlike Trump--never reached that high a level

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:53 PM (mR6Gs)

391 You will know this case is dead when someone trots out it's racist to accuse him of sanctionable conduct

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at March 22, 2023 01:53 PM (Xt3H6)

392 >>He did basically the same thing that any Republican that wins office does. Tax cuts and appoints Republican judges.


Now do Foreign Policy.


I'll wait right here.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (o1eXi)

393 Russia, having determined that the T-62 wasn't antiquated enough, is now pulling T-55s out of storage for service in Ukraine. The T-55 was designed in 1956.

https://tinyurl.com/4z9csucz
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (eOEVl)


Everything you are told about the Russia/Ukraine conflict is a lie. Even if it's accidentally the truth, it's still a lie.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (GYIa4)

394 Roy Cohn was a piece of work , fucked everything . A friend of mine was reading a book about Cohn and a guy told the story that he was riding in a limo with Cohn when Cohn reached cup a pulled the air conditioning tube out of the limo walk and shoved it up his ass because his anal warts were burning so badly
Normal people do not think like that

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (udCMm)

395 "Robert DeNiro's absolute batshit crazy hatred of Trump,"

He called DJT "a mutt," which I gather is the most injurious insult traded among NYC folx.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (MvF+J)

396 376 347 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

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They are already trying to make DeSantis out to be a pedo or at least a luster of young girls. There's a pic of him on Twitter which is totally innocuous showing him with 3 girls/women. The title is DeSantis parties with underage girls while teaching at so and so.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (DcKNO)
_______________________

THIS. These pics and narrative are only the beginning. I can straight-up guarantee you that if DS gets the nomination, they'll find some TMU bimbo to (falsely) claim that DS groped her at one of these parties. I'll bet any amount of money on this.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (iFTx/)

397 Not much of a rebuttal to a rather detailed thoughtful treatise. I'll mark this comment down as "noted". You are entering Blago territory. That's not good territory.

Your concern is noted. But you should use more CAPITALS!

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:55 PM (eOEVl)

398 393 Russia, having determined that the T-62 wasn't antiquated enough, is now pulling T-55s out of storage for service in Ukraine. The T-55 was designed in 1956.

https://tinyurl.com/4z9csucz
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (eOEVl)

Everything you are told about the Russia/Ukraine conflict is a lie. Even if it's accidentally the truth, it's still a lie.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (GYIa4)

What is that quote from "V for Vendetta"?
They use the truth to tell a lie, I used a lie to tell the truth?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:55 PM (ynpvh)

399 I think Blago is a plant. And I don't mean the kind that gets paid to show up somewhere and pretend to be legit.
Posted by: ...
__

I've been posting for like 8 years, with a very long
pro-Trump post history.

It would be a very long con if I'm a plant, but believe whatever you want.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:55 PM (LLNVL)

400 396 376 347 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

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They are already trying to make DeSantis out to be a pedo or at least a luster of young girls. There's a pic of him on Twitter which is totally innocuous showing him with 3 girls/women. The title is DeSantis parties with underage girls while teaching at so and so.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 01:51 PM (DcKNO)
_______________________

THIS. These pics and narrative are only the beginning. I can straight-up guarantee you that if DS gets the nomination, they'll find some TMU bimbo to (falsely) claim that DS groped her at one of these parties. I'll bet any amount of money on this.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (iFTx/)

They'll have him snorting coke off the thighs of underaged teen by the time this is all over.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (ynpvh)

401 Your concern is noted. But you should use more CAPITALS!

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:55 PM (eOEVl)

I'm not concerned. Just observant. And patient.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (n3G+w)

402 I don't know if I like the UPS Track-Your-Shipment map or not. On the one hand, it's pretty cool. On the other hand watching the truck drive all around your neighborhood, but not get to your house is frustrating.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (yQpMk)

403 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

I've seen very few discussions about this tidbit of law. Trump would win on this alone.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (BdMk6)

404 The man is a politician, first and foremost. The LAST thing he'll ever be is more of an independent DC outsider than Donald Trump. FULL STOP
Posted by: deadrody at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (kYmXc)

Lighten up Francis

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (NtVYv)

405 It would be a very long con if I'm a plant, but believe whatever you want.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:55 PM (LLNVL)

I already specified which kind of plant I don't think you are.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (n3G+w)

406 "The T-55 was designed in 1956."

Mosin-Nagant in 1891(?) They're still using them. Much better than nothing.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (MvF+J)

407 I mean, this Trump case is bullshit, but it’s probably *legal* what this clown is doing.
Posted by: EFG at March 22, 2023 01:50 PM (Ae67h)

There is a lot of question as to the charge. The charge will be falsifying Business records. There are two versions of that... a misdemeanor one, where the statute of limitations has expired... and a felony one where it has to be done to cover up another crime.

Problem is, what crime is being covered up? Buying silence is not a crime. Campaign finances have been looked at by the FEC, and said they were OK... and besides, campaign finance law is Federal Law.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (oHd/0)

408 But none of these people resigned.

That's my point.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (LLNVL)

———

No, your point was that they didn’t do it to others and you were proven wrong.

I’ll point out Tom DeLay was eliminated by lawfare.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (pOmz0)

409 Why fire Fauci? You do that and then you own it. Leave the deep state 'expert' where he's been for the last fifty years and make him own it. He exposed himself, and in a sane world would be in prison for being a fucking charlatan.

The executive's role is to facility and provide the logistics for the experts. The executive is not an expert and would be foolish take on the additional responsibility in a pandemic. The experts told PDT the vaxx was the cure, why question that?

Posted by: Al Bragg, Esq. being held back by the Manhattan Machine at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (Jg7EG)

410 401 Your concern is noted. But you should use more CAPITALS!

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:55 PM (eOEVl)

I'm not concerned. Just observant. And patient.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (n3G+w)

Besides, most state capitals are shitholes; why would ANYBODY want to use those?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (ynpvh)

411 I'm not concerned. Just observant. And patient.

Until it's time, at which point you will STRIKE!

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (eOEVl)

412 I'm convinced that a lot of the hatred against Trump by certain media and other famous figures IS personal in nature.

I've always thought there was more than politics at the root of Robert DeNiro's absolute batshit crazy hatred of Trump, like he got cucked on a woman or lost out on a real estate deal or something because of Trump.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2023 01:48 PM (mR6Gs)


================

I thought it was because they thought "Donald Trump is one of US," and they felt personally betrayed when he was the Republican candidate against Saint Hillary Clinton, protector of randy old Billy Jeff.

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (Z32m1)

413 403 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

I've seen very few discussions about this tidbit of law. Trump would win on this alone.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (BdMk6)

Stay on the statute of limitations

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (ynpvh)

414 THIS. These pics and narrative are only the beginning. I can straight-up guarantee you that if DS gets the nomination, they'll find some TMU bimbo to (falsely) claim that DS groped her at one of these parties. I'll bet any amount of money on this.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:54 PM (iFTx/)

They'll have him snorting coke off the thighs of underaged teen by the time this is all over.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (ynpvh)
_______________________________

"So what? Who hasn't?"

-- Bill Clinton
-- Hunter Biden
-- Kamala Harris
-- Barack Obama

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:58 PM (iFTx/)

415 Alvin Bragg Hid Exculpatory Evidence From Donald Trump; Knew That Michael Cohen Was Directly Contradicting His Previous Claims Made to Prosecutors, But Presented His New, Improved Testimony While Hiding His Orginal Testimony
___

So?

Posted by: Alvin Bragg ESQ. J.D. (Harvard) at March 22, 2023 01:58 PM (fs1hN)

416 Until it's time, at which point you will STRIKE!

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (eOEVl)

Nah. It'll mostly just be a lot of ignoring.

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:58 PM (n3G+w)

417 Until it's time, at which point you will STRIKE!
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (eOEVl)



Ellipses doesn't sleep, he waits.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 01:58 PM (yQpMk)

418 Every 1st year law student knows the statue of limitations gets extended for Republicans.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (UuD2k)

419 I'm convinced that a lot of the hatred against Trump by certain media and other famous figures IS personal in nature.
JoeF

Some think Trump is the slut who wears her skirt too short, drinks wine all day, has fun with the poolboy and still gets half of everything in the divorce.


Posted by: old chick at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (sOete)

420 393 Russia, having determined that the T-62 wasn't antiquated enough, is now pulling T-55s out of storage for service in Ukraine. The T-55 was designed in 1956.

https://tinyurl.com/4z9csucz
Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 01:30 PM (eOEVl)

And we just flexed our military muscle by flying B-52s over Europe... and they were designed in?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (oHd/0)

421 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)


Because Trump.

Any time you're asking the question, "How can they do this", the answer is Because Trump.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (GYIa4)

422 Alvin Bragg Hid Exculpatory Evidence From Donald Trump; Knew That Michael Cohen Was Directly Contradicting His Previous Claims Made to Prosecutors, But Presented His New, Improved Testimony While Hiding His Orginal Testimony

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(checks to make sure Alvin Bragg is black)

It's cool.

Posted by: The pentagon can't account for 2.3T - D. Rumsfeld, 9/10/2001 at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (OEBvN)

423 Alvin Bragg needs serious punishment for withholding exculpatory evidence. May I suggest securely attaching him to a pole and place him horizontally over a low fire?
Hiding exculpatory evidence needs to be a death penalty offence or, at minimum, the maximum allowable punishment for which the prosecutor was trying the defendant.

Posted by: Ligma Balzak from Fuggencrass, Vulgaria at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (JNTt1)

424 Dammit, now the truck is driving back uptown.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (yQpMk)

425 403 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

It's not the guilt... It's the charge

Posted by: It's me donna at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (bs+z0)

426 >>> 380
==
But Trump blew a very winnable election against a joke of a candidate. Biden is the worst Dem candidate in my lifetime.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (LLNVL)

This explains a lot.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (llON8)

427 As far as I can tell DeSantis has no dark, dire secrets and if he did, they would have come up by now, because the left hAAAATES him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (0hOvj)

DS hasn't announced his candidacy. If he does, they'll have plenty of stories ready and waiting to print.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (BdMk6)

428 Lol
But bottom line is of course that the indictment(s) will only help Trump to be re elected, right?
So shouldn't all the really pro Trumper's be pleased ?
Are the people who do NOT want him to be arrested all NeverTrumpers or pro lil'Mestballers?

Posted by: Paul at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (eBM6r)

429 And we just flexed our military muscle by flying B-52s over Europe... and they were designed in?

Good point. The big difference is that the B-52 has been flying continuously, and has been continuously upgraded. The T-55s were moldering in a tank park, unchanged since they were built.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (eOEVl)

430 350 They are sort of stumbling from crisis to crisis. I get that some people think every crisis is carefully manufactured and part of a larger plan, but that's generally not the case. Many times the crisis is set up well in advance by shortsighted actions and will blow up at an unknown times, their reactions are mostly opportunistic.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 01:43 PM (eYoxG)

When a state of constant crisis is a net benefit, each individual crisis does not need to be managed, just reacted to in beneficial ways.

The average citizen has zero sense of this "constant crisis".
Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 01:47 PM (n3G+w)

It fractures them internally and does create serious problems they have to deal with.

Believe it or not, they identify as competent so a crisis, if acknowledged as one, undermines existing leadership within their group. It's why the media generally needs to give soothing messages about how things are going great and Biden is doing just fine. Continual failure is harder to cover up.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (eYoxG)

431 Nood

Posted by: RUReadingthis at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (RzLGh)

432 Shut up, Dunderhead.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (yQpMk)

433 I fully expect the left to use deep fakes in the next election cycle.

Posted by: MJ at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (zwDuR)

434 423 Alvin Bragg needs serious punishment for withholding exculpatory evidence. May I suggest securely attaching him to a pole and place him horizontally over a low fire?
Hiding exculpatory evidence needs to be a death penalty offence or, at minimum, the maximum allowable punishment for which the prosecutor was trying the defendant.

Posted by: Ligma Balzak from Fuggencrass, Vulgaria at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (JNTt1)

I've argued this for years. They should be made to serve out the sentence the other guy was sentenced to or would have been sentenced to. It's only fair.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (ynpvh)

435 at which point you will STRIKE!


What not pounce, or seize?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (ohFNB)

436 413 403 Serious question : How can these charges be brought, even if it's a felony, when it's been, I believe, 7 years since this occurred and the statute of limitations is 5 years. What am I missing?
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2023 01:33 PM (7MLuY)

I've seen very few discussions about this tidbit of law. Trump would win on this alone.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (BdMk6)

Stay on the statute of limitations
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:57 PM (ynpvh)
___________________

Agreed. There are various legal theories that allow claims brought after the SoL expired. Usually some version of "it wasn't possible to know about it until x date" so the SoL should start at X. Plus, in NY all SoL were tolled for almost two years during CV19. That alone could make the claims timely, depending on exactly what dates are in play.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (iFTx/)

437
DS hasn't announced his candidacy. If he does, they'll have plenty of stories ready and waiting to print.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 22, 2023 02:00 PM (BdMk6)

On that you can count on

Posted by: It's me donna at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (bs+z0)

438 But Trump blew a very winnable election against a joke of a candidate. Biden is the worst Dem candidate in my lifetime.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (LLNVL)


------

Now that's proof you're not really serious in your arguments. That's okay this place can be fun too.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (DcKNO)

439 428 what is a “mestballer”?

Posted by: Piper at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (ZdaMQ)

440 But bottom line is of course that the indictment(s) will only help Trump to be re elected, right?

--

Yes.

If Trump is arrested and the photos and videos plastered everywhere, no other candidate need bother running.

Posted by: The pentagon can't account for 2.3T - D. Rumsfeld, 9/10/2001 at March 22, 2023 02:01 PM (OEBvN)

441
But Trump blew a very winnable election against a joke of a candidate. Biden is the worst Dem candidate in my lifetime.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (LLNVL)

Aren't you asserting that Biden is the most popular Democrat candidate in your lifetime by a wide margin while also calling him the worst?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (eYoxG)

442 damn editor

Posted by: Al Bragg, Esq. being held back by the Manhattan Machine at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (Jg7EG)

443
No, your point was that they didn’t do it to others and you were proven wrong.

I’ll point out Tom DeLay was eliminated by lawfare.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken
___

Look, Palin cut and ran and went on Dancing with the Stars and signed a book deal. She didn't have what it takes to stand up to it.

It seems like Palin and Trump fans always have excuses for why their heroes are cowards.

Trump couldn't fire Fauci!!! It would have made Mitch McConnell angry!!! And only Trump can stand up to GOPe!!!

The idea she couldn't continue to be Governor and finish her term over lawsuits is just bullshit.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (LLNVL)

444 Serious question : How can these charges be brought

-

Because we're post-Constitution.

Next question.

Posted by: The pentagon can't account for 2.3T - D. Rumsfeld, 9/10/2001 at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (OEBvN)

445 Alvin Bragg needs serious punishment for withholding exculpatory evidence. May I suggest securely attaching him to a pole and place him horizontally over a low fire?
Posted by: Ligma Balzak from Fuggencrass, Vulgaria at March 22, 2023 01:59 PM (JNTt1)

This was not the spitroast I was expecting.

Posted by: Peter North at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (ufFY8)

446 They'll have him snorting coke off the thighs of underaged teen by the time this is all over.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 22, 2023 01:56 PM (ynpvh)

With AI increasingly able to generate deepfakes, the response to any such query should be to hand back an image of the accuser doing the same thing.

We will soon be in an age where photographic, video, and audio evidence will be inadmissable (in a legitimate court, anyway - kangaroo courts don't care) unless corroborated by other evidence.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (MIb2C)

447 The idea she couldn't continue to be Governor and finish her term over lawsuits is just bullshit.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (LLNVL)

———

Tom DeLay

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 22, 2023 02:03 PM (pOmz0)

448 Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (LLNVL)

And who are your guys again, exactly? The SuperCon heroes that all the Palin and Trump superfans missed out on?

Posted by: ... at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (n3G+w)

449 Buck fush!
Please clap.

Posted by: Jeb at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (M3hSG)

450 I've always thought there was more than politics at the root of Robert DeNiro's absolute batshit crazy hatred of Trump, like he got cucked on a woman or lost out on a real estate deal or something because of Trump.

I think DeNiro saw Trump as likely to bust him for being short eyes and was terrified.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 22, 2023 02:04 PM (0hOvj)

451 399 Don't sweat it, Blago. Everybody here gets poo flung at them from time to time.

AoSHQ 2002: "War War War War!"
AoSHQ ca 2013: "Wow, war sucks!"

AoSHQ 2002: "W rocks my world!"
AoSHQ ca 2013: "W really sucked, didn't he?"

AoSHQ ca 2016: "Trump Trump Trump!"
AoSHQ ca Dec 2022: "DJT really sucked, didnt he?"

Everybody on the 'wrong side' during each period got thoroughly Poo-Splattered. We're here for lulz and outrage. Once you learn to roll with it, this is fine.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at March 22, 2023 02:05 PM (MvF+J)

452 And who are your guys again, exactly? The SuperCon heroes that all the Palin and Trump superfans missed out on?
Posted by: ...
___

Right now... DeSantis over Trump.

And any other Republican in Alaska but Palin that just keeps losing over and over again.

But I know our side has a martyr complex and enjoys getting defeated because THAT will show them!

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (LLNVL)

453 Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin (born October 18, 1990) is an American public speaker, reality television personality, and real estate agent. She is the oldest daughter and second of five children of Todd and Sarah Palin.. Palin competed in the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars and reached the finals, finishing in third place. In summer 2011, Palin released a memoir.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 02:07 PM (Vwz3I)

454 385 I think Blago is a plant.
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A ficus.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (Vwz3I)

Really?

Posted by: H Weinstein at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (53oGX)

455 Alaska had to amend the law that allowed this type of lawfare. After Palin Resigned.
Posted by: Inogame at March 22, 2023 01:52 PM (53oGX)


Has there been a Republican Governor in Alaska since 2012? Serious question. i do not remember?

Posted by: rd at March 22, 2023 02:09 PM (Z32m1)

456 If he does, they'll have plenty of stories ready and waiting to print.

Tanned, rested and ready!

Posted by: Blasey-Ford at March 22, 2023 02:10 PM (ZVuYy)

457 The idea she couldn't continue to be Governor and finish her term over lawsuits is just bullshit.
Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 02:02 PM (LLNVL)

I'm sure Blago forgot that the governor of Alaska under Alaska law at the time could not use state funds to defend against lawsuits.
I mean this obtuseness couldn't be purposeful...

Posted by: Inogame at March 22, 2023 02:15 PM (53oGX)

458 Has there been a Republican Governor in Alaska since 2012? Serious question. i do not remember?
Posted by: rd
___

Yes, 2 of the last 3 were Republicans and easily releected.

One was an Independent after Palin.

None had to leave either before or after Palin because of lawsuits.

Posted by: Blago at March 22, 2023 02:17 PM (LLNVL)

459 Charges unlikely Wednesday in Trump hush-money probe as grand jury stays home

https://tinyurl.com/yrr5n3t3

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist to the Stars at March 22, 2023 02:20 PM (Vu7A1)

460 The world of Commander McBragg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2023 02:35 PM (63Dwl)

461 Who was the bad guy in Perry Mason? Bragg? Flagg?

Flagg was the bad wacko army intelligence guy in MASH, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 02:50 PM (kGtj5)

462 Oh, so we are taking shots at all of the republicans again? OK.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 22, 2023 02:51 PM (kGtj5)

463 I still think he indicts Trump because he almost has no choice at this point. He created this monster and his feral constituency will have his head if he doesn't. This is a trial balloon to see how badly they want his head.
Posted by: Elric Blade at March 22, 2023 01:09 PM (iFTx/)
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I'm assuming since Trump is a FLorida resident, he can bring civil suit against Bragg and the DA's office in Florida. With a very less friendly jury to democrats.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 22, 2023 03:17 PM (UVyKP)

464 Europe can be persuaded to sacrifice vast amounts of money in the hope of exploiting Russia, true. But trying to outproduce China is so quixotic that regime change will likely hit any Euro governments that try it.
Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2023 01:18 PM (DTm0P)
==
Exploiting Russia? They are terrified that Russia isn't going to stop with Ukraine. And with good reason. As for China outproducing anything, right now China is in a fight for its life to just meet the competitive threat Vietnam has become. Who hates their guts and with raiders could disrupt South China Sea trade routed quite simply. And of course, Mexico, who already is cheaper and more skilled than China and is cleaning their clock on capital capture to build more stuff.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 22, 2023 03:30 PM (UVyKP)

465 If you have a business in NYC it makes a lot of sense to get out.

Posted by: mogsmash at March 22, 2023 04:23 PM (FjI2V)

466 The Judge should dismiss all trumped up Charges and Charge Bragg for this whole Witch Hunt against Trump by the UN/CFR Globalists

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 22, 2023 05:16 PM (wGqjj)

467 Can't wait for the Mafia link stories about DeSantis or other standard Italian smears.

Posted by: TKO Steve at March 22, 2023 05:44 PM (QYuAC)

468 Omarosa, Machine Gun Mattis, Scaramucci, and many more. If Trump gets re-elected you know Sean Hannity and Kimberly Guilfoyle will have cabinet positions this time. Trump needs to have a serious discussion with real people outside his orbit; like you folks here.

Posted by: TKO Steve at March 22, 2023 05:51 PM (QYuAC)

469 Hey everyone, go check out RedState.com's very own Mike Miller, a man who is pychopathic in his hatred of President Donald Trump. Mike constantly likes to show off his NeverTrumper bonafides through some of the silliest rants you will ever read.
His latest take is that "sources" (likely the voices in Mike Miller's head), have confirmed that Trump wants to get arrested and perp-walked, because that will be media spectacle that will help Trump in the polls.
OooooKayyy there, Mikey. Did the nurses forget to give you your meds when the refilled your sippy cup? Dude, you're a raving lunatic. Of course, any person who gets his facts on the 2020 election from Yahoo, doesn't really qualify as a serious commentator on newsworthy issues. Yep, that's Mike Miller of RedState, ladies and gentlemen. Take a bow, Mike!
One has to wonder what brought Mike Miller to such a place, where all his energy is directed at hating on DJT? One has to ask. Did Trump bang his ex-wife or beat him in a game of barbershop checkers? Whatever the cause, let's all hope the RedState family gets their crazy Uncle Mike some help and soon. 😆😆😆

Posted by: Tracy at March 22, 2023 09:01 PM (x58Cx)

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