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Biden's poll numbers are improving just when he needs them to most. It's still unreasonably close though with it neck and neck, showing just how much of the population actually buy into Trump's bullshit.

 

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Another article on Biden's improving election chances. It's so hairline close though.

 

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If you've been thinking that Trump seems to be getting special treatment by government institutions all the time, you're not imagining it. This is why Trump's not down and out like any other regular person would be under the same circumstances.

The mystery lowering of that $454m judgement against him to a mere $175m at the very last minute without explanation by the appeals court two days ago is one of the most obvious examples of this. The article doesn't say it, but I think it's backroom bribes and perhaps threats that are achieving these results. I get why the article writer can't say it too, since without credible evidence, it's defamation and they would get sued into the ground, but read between the lines and it's clear that it must be this. Basically, the super rich can just buy themselves out of facing justice in many cases. Infuriating, isn't it?

Notwithstanding the prospect of one of Trump’s four criminal prosecutions potentially starting in the weeks to come, there is an unmistakable pattern that has emerged since he left office. Many of our institutions of government seem to have decided that the rules, the laws and the Constitution apply differently to Trump than they apply to the rest of us.

Having spent decades at the Justice Department, I have some thoughts about this phenomenon, namely on what I see as the special treatment afforded Trump.

 

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It's great to see Biden fighting fire with fire: using negative campaigning against Trump, like Trump has been doing since he first started campaigning in 2015 for the first election. Nice, low blows against the orange moron. I like it.

I've always believed in dishing all the crap from someone right back at them - with interest which can stop them in their tracks and it looks like Biden has finally gotten the idea. Good, keep it up. Trump won't like being made to look a fool and his weaknesses paraded for all to see. Perhaps Biden should make fun of his orange face too? It does look rather weird and everyone's noticed it, so then, whether Trump keeps it, or wipes it off, he loses; a nice playground style no-win situation for him.


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With November set to be one of the most consequential elections in US history, it would be understandable if Donald Trump and Joe Biden reached for soaring, lofty rhetoric: if they attempted to match the high-minded ideals of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the nation’s founding fathers.

American voters, and the country’s political class, are long used to Trump’s insult-laden and often crude rhetoric. “Everything Joe Biden touches turns to shit,” Trump said in Georgia earlier this month, during a rally at which he also also mocked Biden’s stutter.

But recently Biden and his campaign team appear to have decided to fight fire with fire, after previously seeking to stay above the fray. It’s a shift that seems to accept that Trump has moved the standards of US politics and that it’s more effective to embrace that notion than remain out of the fight.

 

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Finally, a criminal trial is due to start, no more delays: it's the porn star hush money trial that's scheduled for 15th April, the least serious of the four he's facing. Hopefully, the guilty verdict will be enough to taint him to put off a significant number of voters to help him to lose the election. Unfortunately, he's unlikely to see jail time for it and it's not the big trials like the insurrection or classified documents cases, which may well be delayed now until after the election in November. As long as he doesn't get into power, then America and the world is safe. The other trials can then proceed at leisure.

This is the month Donald Trump goes to trial. As far as criminal trials before the November presidential election, this could be it.

With his other cases engulfed in uncertainty, this single criminal trial, the first in history of a former U.S. president, might saddle Trump with an unwanted label entering the election: convicted felon.

It's an unanticipated twist for a case routinely described as the least serious among the four confronting Trump.

He's accused here of falsifying business records to hide payments to silence a porn star about their affair, and the felony charges hinge on a key accusation: that the scheme violated state and federal election laws in 2016.

Suddenly, it could become the most politically salient case in American history. His trial on 34 New York state felony charges begins April 15.

While polls are not prophecy, several surveys suggest a criminal conviction could hurt Trump in a close election, costing him at least a few percentage points.

 

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I've also been reading various articles about how the Biden campaign is making serious money, far more than Trump has to spend and its strategies are successfully turning the polls ever more in Biden's favour. I'm starting to feel more optimistic that Trump will be beaten and then be down and out when the various trials all find him guilty. He should then, finally, see jail time along with that fetching orange jumpsuit.
 

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I've also been reading various articles about how the Biden campaign is making serious money, far more than Trump has to spend and its strategies are successfully turning the polls ever more in Biden's favour. I'm starting to feel more optimistic that Trump will be beaten and then be down and out when the various trials all find him guilty. He should then, finally, see jail time along with that fetching orange jumpsuit.
There's always the October surprise which often is an unexpected event that can change a candidate's trajectory in the course of our elections near voting day....Trump has too many court dates and I'm sure a skeleton will be released in October.

Trump is now hawking bibles with his name on it now. I find that very distasteful.
 

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Here's another article explaining how his wealth lets him get away with all the shit that he does. Infuriating doesn't cut it.

Past a certain point of wealth, it becomes really, really hard to take down these scumbags and this particular one, called Donald Trump, is taking full advantage of it. It wouldn't have mattered so much if this guy wasn't threatening to lead the country and cause havoc.

The law was written by the few and stacked in favour of the few, which is how this happens, the crux of the problem:

But debating whether Trump’s situation reflects the current law misses the point. The fact is that the law throws the Larry Prices of the world in jail, while Trump gets chance after chance after chance to meet his bond. Can’t afford it? Don’t worry — here’s 10 more days to find a reduced amount. Submitted the wrong paperwork? Don’t worry — just resubmit. May have improperly collateralized the bond? Don’t worry — here’s another 10 days to get the spreadsheets in order. All the while, Trump and his wealthy friends have extra time to find the funds needed to stave off his self-made crisis.

 

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His business is in NYC commercial real estate which is incredibly corrupt, so he is very good at underhanded tactics. And more importantly, lawyering up.
 

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Yeah, he would do. In fact, I think he'd go one further and hand the whole of Ukraine to Putin on a plate. I do think he's Putin's sock puppet, so far down into his pocket that he can no longer see daylight.

 

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The Stormy Daniels hush money case could land him in jail. If that happens, I think the other trials will snowball and he'll finally be absolutely screwed, with even his extreme wealth unable to save him. Finally, his lifetime of crimes will catch up with him, at long last. No, I can't see him governing from prison as it's totally ridiculous, even if it's technically possible.

Donald Trump is charged in two criminal cases for his alleged attempts to overturn 2020 presidential election results, relying on pressure campaigns and baseless legal challenges to cling on to power after losing to President Joe Biden.

But his upcoming trial on charges connected to a so-called hush-money scheme to bury politically compromising stories of his alleged affairs is also an election interference case, one that stems from his efforts to win the White House in 2016 by any means, according to prosecutors and legal experts.

The trial, which is scheduled to begin on 15 April, serves as a “precursor” to his 2020 cases, all of which involve Mr Trump “deceiving voters to grasp power,” according to Norm Eisen, former special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee majority during Mr Trump’s first impeachment.

And it’s one that could land him in jail.

“Some might think this is a no-jail crime … but when you have falsification of business records associated with or intended to aid, conceal or commit serious crimes, that receives sentences of jail time regularly,” Mr Eisen told reporters on Thursday. “And this is the most serious falsifying business records case … that New York has ever seen.”

 

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If you ever needed more proof that Trump is nothing but a conman, a fraudster, this is it. No wonder he's on trial on massive fraud charges.

Former president Donald Trump's big bet on the stock market is still in freefall.

Even weeks after Truth Social owner Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) merged with a blank check acquisition company, effectively allowing the far-right social media platform to be publicly traded, shares are still plummeting.

Shares are now hovering just above $32 — below half of what they were worth a mere two weeks ago, in the immediate aftermath of the merger when they experienced a brief spike.

That means eager early investors have lost half their money — while the company's executives are lining their pockets and laughing all the way to the bank.

Other experts have accused Trump of running a get-rich-quick scheme, with the company's executives lining their pockets while fans foolhardy enough to invest saw their holdings wiped out.

In other words, Trump is still having the last laugh for the time being.

 

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So, today was Trump's first trial day in the hush money case. Jurors must be selected and of course Trump spouted his usual bullshit attacking the judge and the trial after the session adjourned for the day. Note that since this is a criminal trial, Trump is forced to attend court everyday.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to rip off his gullible supporters:

Investors who poured their hard-earned cash into former president Donald Trump's Truth Social meme stock — while ignoring an astronomical number of red flags — are experiencing a rude awakening.

As the Washington Post reports, Trump supporters are seething as the value of the social media platform's parent company Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) continues to plummet (it's fallen an astonishing 16 percent just since markets opened this morning.)

"Sick of MY investment money being stolen!!" one user wrote in a Truth Social post, as quoted by WaPo, accusing Wall Street of unfairly shorting the stock. "They’re stealing peoples [sic] money and you’re allowing it!!"

Analysts have been shouting from the rooftops that Trump's cash grab was nothing more than a "scam" and that investors should stay far away. Yet plenty of the former president's most diehard fans have yet to be dissuaded.

Yes, quite.

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This pic is actually part of the article!

 

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Investigate thoroughly before investing is my motto...those people that invested in Truth, made emotional decisions rather than logical decisions. Now they have lost significant hard earned money while Truth is going down the drain. Even my dogs would point the other direction and shake their heads "no" if I asked them investment advice on Truth. No way, plus investing in stock like Truth is very risky, unless it's a well established website like fakebook. 😝 Stick with magnificent seven if you want to invest "they" say.

This criminal Trump trial may rival OJ's trial? 🤐
 

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Tiffs, I so agree, especially this part:

those people that invested in Truth, made emotional decisions rather than logical decisions.

If I could double Like your post, I would! :cool:

Re Fakebook, yesterday I unfriended someone whom I have zero contact with nowadays and it felt good!
 

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Tiffs, I so agree, especially this part:



If I could double Like your post, I would! :cool:

Re Fakebook, yesterday I unfriended someone whom I have zero contact with nowadays and it felt good!
K, I wanted to give two reactions to your post, a like and a laughing emoji...so the laughing emoji is for you unfriending that fakebook contact....heck yeah, I'm sure it felt good...lol! :ROFLMAO:
 

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Special Council Jack Smith is now pushing back hard against the interminable delays of the classified docs case. Let's hope he's successful.

“Each time the Court sets a new deadline in this case and attempts to keep it moving toward trial,” he added later, “the defendants reflexively ask for an adjournment. That must stop.”

Smith went on to note that Trump chose to hire the same attorneys to represent him in multiple cases, and the lawyers agreed to do so.

“Having made such decisions, they should not be allowed to use their overlapping engagements to perpetually delay trial in this case,” he wrote. “The Court should reject the defendants’ latest delay tactic.”

 

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This is a great editorial by the Daily Beast about how Trump's MAGA supporters are extreme enough to do anything possible to get him off the hook, including violence and other illegal things.

Donald Trump’s New York hush-money-to-a-porn-star trial has barely begun, and already, his MAGA backers are trying to rig the outcome.

On Monday, conservative media personality Clay Travis sent the following tweet to his one million-plus Twitter (X) followers: “If you’re a Trump supporter in New York City who is a part of the jury pool, do everything you can to get seated on the jury and then refuse to convict as a matter of principle, dooming the case via hung jury. It’s the most patriotic thing you could possibly do.”

Make no mistake, this is a very dangerous and irresponsible message to send. It seeks to pervert the American legal system, a system where no man is above the law and the goal is to deliver blind justice.

 

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I like this judge: doesn't take any BS from Trump and his legal team.

The jurors haven’t even been selected yet. The trial really hasn’t even started. But as Donald Trump’s first day in criminal court wrapped up on Monday, the former president already seemed to be losing.

New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan displayed little patience for, as he insisted on calling him, “Mr. Trump.” That the judge is already over the former president’s antics is abundantly clear. And as Trump’s lawyers repeatedly tried to push the bounds of the trial’s restrictions, it became increasingly evident that the judge isn’t going to extend the former president the latitude he seeks—and is accustomed to expecting—for a trial that could extend past two months.

No, Trump can’t skip court to attend his historic showdown at the Supreme Court next week.

Yes, if he plays hooky, he'll spend the next few weeks in a New York City jail and be tried in absentia.

No, his lawyers can’t have an extra day to file paperwork that they should have filed two months ago.

And will he be able to attend his little Barron Trump’s high school graduation next month? Maybe, but don't count on it.

Good, I wish the other judges would be as strong as this one. Trump has already crossed the line several times now with all that leniency that they keep showing him and should be fined and put in prison for it. See my recent post about this:


 
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