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I am thinking he should buy an island and set up his own kingdom.
 

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I am thinking he should buy an island and set up his own kingdom.
And the movie they make of the day Isla Trump is repossessed for failure to pay.... Jimmy Kimmel as Trump. Lisa Lampanelli as Melania. Skeletor as Giuliani
Eric as Eric. Just don't tell him it's a movie.
 

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I am thinking he should buy an island and set up his own kingdom.
And the movie they make of the day Isla Trump is repossessed for failure to pay.... Jimmy Kimmel as Trump. Lisa Lampanelli as Melania. Skeletor as Giuliani
Eric as Eric. Just don't tell him it's a movie.
Can you imagine if he did such a thing and the MAGAts started immigrating to his island nation? His screams of "I don't want those low class losers in my country" would reverberate throughout the gawdy halls of his palace.
 

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I am thinking he should buy an island and set up his own kingdom.
And the movie they make of the day Isla Trump is repossessed for failure to pay.... Jimmy Kimmel as Trump. Lisa Lampanelli as Melania. Skeletor as Giuliani
Eric as Eric. Just don't tell him it's a movie.
Can you imagine if he did such a thing and the MAGAts started immigrating to his island nation? His screams of "I don't want those low class losers in my country" would reverberate throughout the gawdy halls of his palace.
Well, he'd welcome them to cut the lawns and gas the yachts, pick up trash in the marinas. But then he'd hike their rents, they'd want to talk about that, he'd revoke their isla subscription, they'd scream 'We have rights!', he'd say no, you do not, the shooting would start....
 

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I think indictment might be next....
Glenn Kirshner, former US prosecutor, said that after the first major indictment happens the floodgates will open and others will get the balls to act on the evidence of Trump's crimes.
 

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More from Barr's book:
Barr, who had a famous falling-out with Trump late in his presidency, writes that Trump’s “constant bellicosity diminishes him and the office,” and that in the final months of the administration, he came to realize that “Trump cared only about one thing: himself. Country and principle took second place.”

“We need leaders not only capable of fighting and ‘punching,’ but also persuading and attracting — leaders who can frame, and advocate for, an uplifting vision of what it means to share in American citizenship,” Barr writes. “Donald Trump has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed.”
Most notably, he unloads on Trump, casting him as an “incorrigible” narcissist who, “through his self-indulgence and lack of self-control,” blew the 2020 election and then did “a disservice to the nation” in falsely claiming his defeat was due to fraud.

“The election was not ‘stolen,’” Barr writes. “Trump lost it.”
He writes that the lawyers “operated like a tag team, so that neither of us would provoke too much of the President’s ire at one time.”

“We referred to this as choosing who would ‘eat the grenade,
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“People are worthwhile to Trump only as means to his ends — as utensils,” Barr writes. “When they don’t help him get what he wants, they are useless. In my case, Trump’s disenchantment started — as it was bound to — when he saw I was not willing to bend the law to do his bidding.”
“Covid was a staggering blow to the President’s political fortunes because, instead of serving as an opportunity to demonstrate his leadership qualities, it proved to be a stage on which he displayed some of the more alienating aspects of his behavior,” Barr writes. “In short, the pandemic threw into bold relief Trump’s deficiencies as leader — showcasing his failings, not his strengths.”
 

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I think indictment might be next....
Glenn Kirshner, former US prosecutor, said that after the first major indictment happens the floodgates will open and others will get the balls to act on the evidence of Trump's crimes.
IF an indictment comes down, what kind of “major” would it have to be to provoke an avalanche of further indictments?
Would an indictment related to financial fraud do it? Better or worse than a seditious conspiracy indictment?

I don’t see any limit whatsoever on what trumpsuckers and their GQP would thumb their noses at. Witch hunt has been well pounded into their tiny bird brains.
 

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Weisselberg was indicted for tax fraud but hasn't flipped.
 

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I think indictment might be next....
Glenn Kirshner, former US prosecutor, said that after the first major indictment happens the floodgates will open and others will get the balls to act on the evidence of Trump's crimes.
I don't think no one wants to be first to indict, i think everyone wants a slam dunk. They want a case so good that even if the jury lets him off, the judge sets that aside and convicts. And they keep asking their people, "Is it enough, yet?"
And no one will say it's there. So they continue piling up evidence.
But they do know there is a cut-off date.
There won't be any prosecution if Repugs take the White House.
They won't want to get too close to that election to look like political attack.
Someone has calculated a definite last chance date, and everyone's counting down the days.
 

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More from Barr's book:
Barr, who had a famous falling-out with Trump late in his presidency, writes that Trump’s “constant bellicosity diminishes him and the office,” and that in the final months of the administration, he came to realize that “Trump cared only about one thing: himself. Country and principle took second place.”
Wait, what?! It took to the final months of his Admin for Barr to realize that?
 

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I am thinking he should buy an island and set up his own kingdom.
And the movie they make of the day Isla Trump is repossessed for failure to pay.... Jimmy Kimmel as Trump. Lisa Lampanelli as Melania. Skeletor as Giuliani
Eric as Eric. Just don't tell him it's a movie.
It is painfully obvious Trump is a Putin wanna be. He thinks he is a king.

If I wanted to be malicious I would go online telling his followers Trump needs to be protected,he wnts you to go to Mira Lago with your guns.
 

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Weisselberg was indicted for tax fraud but hasn't flipped.
Duh! Pardon season is right around the corner.
Weisselberg was indicted by the State of New York, not the Feds, so Trump-47 won't be able to help him.

In tax fraud cases, the State and the Feds are usually both victims: Are charges usually filed in BOTH courts?

Weisselberg was given some sort of limited federal immunity when he was forced to testify against Michael Cohen. Does that prevent Federal prosecution?
 

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Weisselberg was indicted by the State of New York, not the Feds, so Trump-47 won't be able to help him.

That would be the case under a lawful regime. Cheato will, if re-installed as “President”, change those rules and probably usurp the powers of Governors. If not, he’ll get a toady installed as Governor.

I know that sounds pretty out there but I’m sure that’s how it will unfold. The Putin playbook will be back in force starting in January 2023, barring a miracle.

Plus … Weaselburg would be no better off turning on his master, unless he was offered blanket immunity in a huge guaranteed package that protected him, his family and associates. That may yet emerge, but as long as the promise of a Nazi resurgence remains alive, it won’t be a very enticing offer. He will be a major hero of The Don’s if things go to plan, and he’s not ready to throw that prospect away.
 

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Li'l Donnie had a really bad week. In yet another court loss the judge said that Trump's speech to the rioters on Jan. 6 "is the essence of civil conspiracy."

The funny thing is, even if the rioters had been successful in stopping the certification, the Biden campaign would have sued and the courts would have confirmed Biden as president anyway. That's the great thing about having three branches of government. The mass stupidity of the Trumpers is surpassed only by the stupidity of Trump himself.
um, no, the plan was to throw it to the House of Reps to decide--the Supremes would have gone along with that, I think.
 

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Li'l Donnie had a really bad week. In yet another court loss the judge said that Trump's speech to the rioters on Jan. 6 "is the essence of civil conspiracy."

The funny thing is, even if the rioters had been successful in stopping the certification, the Biden campaign would have sued and the courts would have confirmed Biden as president anyway. That's the great thing about having three branches of government. The mass stupidity of the Trumpers is surpassed only by the stupidity of Trump himself.
um, no, the plan was to throw it to the House of Reps to decide--the Supremes would have gone along with that, I think.
What they were planning is irrelevant. The SCOTUS declared the election final in 2000 when there were acknowledge legitimate concerns about the outcome Florida. No way in hell they would allow an election that had no question whatsoever be overturned because a fool refused to perform his ceremonial duty.

The Trumpsters lost 60 court cases for a reason. They would not win this one.
 

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Li'l Donnie had a really bad week. In yet another court loss the judge said that Trump's speech to the rioters on Jan. 6 "is the essence of civil conspiracy."

The funny thing is, even if the rioters had been successful in stopping the certification, the Biden campaign would have sued and the courts would have confirmed Biden as president anyway. That's the great thing about having three branches of government. The mass stupidity of the Trumpers is surpassed only by the stupidity of Trump himself.
um, no, the plan was to throw it to the House of Reps to decide--the Supremes would have gone along with that, I think.
What they were planning is irrelevant. The SCOTUS declared the election final in 2000 when there were acknowledge legitimate concerns about the outcome Florida. No way in hell they would allow an election that had no question whatsoever be overturned because a fool refused to perform his ceremonial duty.
On what basis? Pence says the EVs are out of order, SCOTUS has zero power to say otherwise. They can say the VP doesn't have authority to do this, but if the VP continues, it means no one gets the majority of EVs, we go to the House.
The Trumpsters lost 60 court cases for a reason. They would not win this one.
I don't think this ever gets to the Court.
 

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I don't think this ever gets to the Court.
This. Once it's in the House, they declare the votes fraudulent, any attempts to say they're valid are just further efforts to advance the fraud.
Any lawsuit, at county, state, federal level, is automatically prosecuted as a attempted voter fraud by the DoJ, plus billed for wasting the court's time with obvious chicanery.
 

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Li'l Donnie had a really bad week. In yet another court loss the judge said that Trump's speech to the rioters on Jan. 6 "is the essence of civil conspiracy."

The funny thing is, even if the rioters had been successful in stopping the certification, the Biden campaign would have sued and the courts would have confirmed Biden as president anyway. That's the great thing about having three branches of government. The mass stupidity of the Trumpers is surpassed only by the stupidity of Trump himself.
um, no, the plan was to throw it to the House of Reps to decide--the Supremes would have gone along with that, I think.
What they were planning is irrelevant. The SCOTUS declared the election final in 2000 when there were acknowledge legitimate concerns about the outcome Florida. No way in hell they would allow an election that had no question whatsoever be overturned because a fool refused to perform his ceremonial duty.
On what basis? Pence says the EVs are out of order, SCOTUS has zero power to say otherwise. They can say the VP doesn't have authority to do this, but if the VP continues, it means no one gets the majority of EVs, we go to the House.
The Trumpsters lost 60 court cases for a reason. They would not win this one.
I don't think this ever gets to the Court.

It would go straight to the SCOTUS on the basis that Pence had no constitutional right say that the EVs are out of order (something that Pence himself ultimately concluded). It went to the SCOTUS in 2000. I'm honestly surprised that people think it would not have in this case. There is a third branch of the government for exactly these types of situations. They wouldn't sit by idly while the election was stolen.
 

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The GQP would have declared Trump the winner. At that point SCOTUS becomes irrelevant. He’d have been sworn in and half of his second term elapsed before any case contesting the GQP’s decision even came before the SCOTUS.
 

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It would go straight to the SCOTUS on the basis that Pence had no constitutional right say that the EVs are out of order (something that Pence himself ultimately concluded). It went to the SCOTUS in 2000. I'm honestly surprised that people think it would not have in this case. There is a third branch of the government for exactly these types of situations. They wouldn't sit by idly while the election was stolen.
You're thinking how it SHOULD work in a democracy.
The WHOLE POINT of this exercise was to subvert democracy. Trump had coconspirators in House and Senate, DoJ, DoD, and his chosen judges in SCOTUS.
They'd been doing two things for four years.
1) screaming about the threat of a Deep State Conspiracy out to wrest the vote from the People
2) building up and appointing a deep state conspiracy to wrest control of the vote

If everyone that tried to sue for Biden's sake was arrested for electoral fraud, it would not have made it to the SCOTUS chambers.
 

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Li'l Donnie had a really bad week. In yet another court loss the judge said that Trump's speech to the rioters on Jan. 6 "is the essence of civil conspiracy."

The funny thing is, even if the rioters had been successful in stopping the certification, the Biden campaign would have sued and the courts would have confirmed Biden as president anyway. That's the great thing about having three branches of government. The mass stupidity of the Trumpers is surpassed only by the stupidity of Trump himself.
um, no, the plan was to throw it to the House of Reps to decide--the Supremes would have gone along with that, I think.
What they were planning is irrelevant. The SCOTUS declared the election final in 2000 when there were acknowledge legitimate concerns about the outcome Florida. No way in hell they would allow an election that had no question whatsoever be overturned because a fool refused to perform his ceremonial duty.
On what basis? Pence says the EVs are out of order, SCOTUS has zero power to say otherwise. They can say the VP doesn't have authority to do this, but if the VP continues, it means no one gets the majority of EVs, we go to the House.
The Trumpsters lost 60 court cases for a reason. They would not win this one.
I don't think this ever gets to the Court.

It would go straight to the SCOTUS on the basis that Pence had no constitutional right say that the EVs are out of order (something that Pence himself ultimately concluded). It went to the SCOTUS in 2000.
Florida went to SCOTUS, not Congress. The trouble is, if the EVs are contested, they are contested. The Constitution is clear on what to do if there is no majority vote taker.
I'm honestly surprised that people think it would not have in this case. There is a third branch of the government for exactly these types of situations. They wouldn't sit by idly while the election was stolen.
The trouble is, if the VP interferes, I'm not certain it matters what SCOTUS says. This becomes doubly a problem if the Senate is in on the steal... which takes the VP out of it.
 

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Haven't figured out the quoting on this version of the board yet, so
Jimmy Higgins said:
Florida went to SCOTUS, not Congress. The trouble is, if the EVs are contested, they are contested. The Constitution is clear on what to do if there is no majority vote taker.

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The trouble is, if the VP interferes, I'm not certain it matters what SCOTUS says. This becomes doubly a problem if the Senate is in on the steal... which takes the VP out of it.

The SCOTUS can and routinely does overrule the executive and legislative branches when they are behaving outside of constitutional requirements. All part of the checks and balance system. The courts had already ruled 60 times that the claims had no merit. Under a genuine constitutional crises it would reach the SCOTUS within days, if not hours. And as much as I disagree with politics of the current majority, I have no doubt that they would nullify the objections as meritless and confirm that Biden had been elected. The only "legal opinion" that claimed otherwise was written by mentally deficient Trump lawyers. Luckily Pence recognized that and spared the country of that crises.
 

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The SCOTUS can and routinely does overrule the executive and legislative branches
I think you mean “could and did”.
The government under trump had no branches or separation of powers.
 

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The SCOTUS can and routinely does overrule the executive and legislative branches
I think you mean “could and did”.
The government under trump had no branches or separation of powers.

Come on, they already had ruled against him on more than one occasion: US Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Backed Bid to Overturn Election.
The ruling was slightly longer than the one-sentence "motion denied" response in a Pennsylvania case earlier this week.
 

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The likelihood of a criminal investigation and charges against Donald Trump are rising due to allegations by a House panel of a “criminal conspiracy” involving his aggressive drive to overturn the 2020 election results, coupled with a justice department (DoJ) inquiry of a “false electors” scheme Trump loyalists devised to block Joe Biden’s election.

Former federal prosecutors say evidence is mounting of criminal conduct by Trump that may yield charges against the ex- president for obstructing an official proceeding of Congress on 6 January or defrauding the US government, stemming from his weeks-long drive with top allies to thwart Biden’s election by pushing false claims of fraud.

A 2 March court filing by the House January 6 panel implicated Trump in a “criminal conspiracy” to block Congress from certifying Biden’s win, and Trump faces legal threats from justice department investigations under way into a “false electors” ploy, and seditious conspiracy charges filed against Oath Keepers who attacked the Capitol, say department veterans.

The filing by the House panel investigating the 6 January assault on the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters stated that it has “a good-faith basis for concluding that the president and members of his campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States”.
 

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Can he appeal this?
 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Thursday sued his rival in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton, and several other Democrats, alleging that they tried to rig that election by tying his campaign to Russia.

The lawsuit covers a long list of grievances the Republican former president repeatedly aired during his four years in the White House after beating Clinton, and comes as he continues to falsely claim that his 2020 election defeat by Democratic President Joe Biden was the result of widespread fraud.

"Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty," the former president alleged in a 108-page lawsuit filed in a federal court in Florida.

The suit alleges "racketeering" and a "conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood," among other claims.

A Clinton representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Trump said he was "forced to incur expenses in an amount to be determined at trial, but known to be in excess of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) and continuing to accrue, in the form of defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses."

The defendants in Trump's lawsuit include Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer.

A dossier written by Steele, which was circulated to the FBI and media outlets before the November 2016 election, set out unproven assertions that Russia had embarrassing information about Trump and some of his Republican campaign's advisers and that Moscow was working behind the scenes to defeat Clinton.

A 966-page report issued by a Republican-led U.S. Senate committee in 2020 concluded that Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort and the WikiLeaks website to try to help Trump win the 2016 election.
This seems like a very bad idea for Trump.
 

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At least he finally admitted Russia was a hostile sovereignty.
 

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This will go nowhere. Basically he's accusing that these people are lying in a political campaign. I don't believe that has ever been prosecutable, be it civilly or criminally. Not to mention it opens up Trump and his campaign to discovery. I suspect when that happens they'll drop the lawsuit and act like it never happened.

Not to mention that Hillary could turn around and sue him for the same.
 

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Trump is motivated by three things.

Money
Fame
"Getting even" with people who get in his way for either of the above.

And he doesn't think very far ahead
 
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This will go nowhere. Basically he's accusing that these people are lying in a political campaign. I don't believe that has ever been prosecutable, be it civilly or criminally. Not to mention it opens up Trump and his campaign to discovery. I suspect when that happens they'll drop the lawsuit and act like it never happened.

Not to mention that Hillary could turn around and sue him for the same.
This will go nowhere because it isn't meant to.
He needs money. Idiots will send him money to sue Hillary, DNC, etc., but he does not dare actually enterring discovery.
And his lawyers won't want to face the same risks that kept Giuliani and his posse from actually saying 'election fraud' in court.
 

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Former President Donald Trump and two of his sons have agreed to appear for questioning in a yearslong lawsuit alleging the family participated in a fraudulent marketing scheme.

The former president will appear for his deposition on June 16, and his sons Don Jr. and Eric will be deposed on May 10 and May 12, respectively, according to Friday court filings with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ivanka Trump may also be called in for questioning, but a date has not yet been set.
The class-action lawsuit, filed in 2018, alleges the family used Donald Trump’s former reality TV show The Celebrity Apprentice to urge participants to invest in a telecommunications company while secretly pocketing millions of dollars. Plaintiffs say they were misled, arguing the former president used his reputation as a successful entrepreneur to convince them the investments would be worthwhile.
 

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Haven't figured out the quoting on this version of the board yet, so
Jimmy Higgins said:
Florida went to SCOTUS, not Congress. The trouble is, if the EVs are contested, they are contested. The Constitution is clear on what to do if there is no majority vote taker.

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The trouble is, if the VP interferes, I'm not certain it matters what SCOTUS says. This becomes doubly a problem if the Senate is in on the steal... which takes the VP out of it.

The SCOTUS can and routinely does overrule the executive and legislative branches when they are behaving outside of constitutional requirements. All part of the checks and balance system. The courts had already ruled 60 times that the claims had no merit. Under a genuine constitutional crises it would reach the SCOTUS within days, if not hours. And as much as I disagree with politics of the current majority, I have no doubt that they would nullify the objections as meritless and confirm that Biden had been elected. The only "legal opinion" that claimed otherwise was written by mentally deficient Trump lawyers. Luckily Pence recognized that and spared the country of that crises.

Judge Carter's ruling on admissibility of the emails planning Jan. 6th included this:
David O. Carter said:
In this email, a colleague forwards to Dr. Eastman a memo they wrote for one of President Trump’s attorneys. The memo sketches a series of events for the days leading up to and following January 6, if Vice President Pence were to delay counting or reject electoral votes. The memo clearly contemplates and plans for litigation: it maps out potential Supreme Court suits and the impact of different judicial outcomes. While this memo was created for both political and litigation purposes, it substantively engages with potential litigation and its consequences for President Trump. The memo likely would have been written substantially differently had the author not expected
litigation.

Even Trump insiders knew it would go straight to the SCOTUS. And they knew they would lose:

Ultimately, Dr. Eastman conceded that his argument was contrary to consistent historical practice,37 would likely be unanimously rejected by the Supreme Court,38 and violated the Electoral Count Act on four separate grounds.3
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Litigation was never Dr. Eastman’s motivation for planning the events of January 6, perhaps because, as he conceded, his legal
theories would be rejected “9-0” by the Supreme Court.

One has to wonder, what was his motivation?
 

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One has to wonder, what was his motivation?
I assume a claim of improper election mishandling, tossing the ball around u til Trump could justify staying in power, suspending litigation, and declaring all dissent part of the conspiracy.
 

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Donald Trump famously called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails ahead of the 2016 election. He’s now calling on Vladimir Putin to dig up dirt on President Biden’s family.

The ask came during an interview with Just the News on Real America’s Voice, with the former president citing a Senate report that found a Russian oligarch once gave $3.5 million to a company he claims was founded by Biden’s son, Hunter. “Why did the mayor of Moscow’s wife give the Bidens, both of them, $3.5 million? That’s a lot of money,” Trump said. “She gave him $3.5 million so I would think Putin would know the answer to that,” Trump said. “I think he should release it. I think we should know that answer.”

The Senate report to which Trump is referring is a partisan report Republicans released in 2020. The report found that Yelena Baturina gave $3.5 million to a firm called Rosemont Seneca Thornton in 2014. Hunter Biden was the co-founder of a firm called Rosemont Seneca Advisors. Biden’s lawyer told CNN that this is not the same firm that received the “consultancy agreement” payment from Baturina. There is no evidence the payment was corrupt or that Hunter Biden had anything to do with it.
 

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Trump Loses Attempt to Toss Eddy Grant’s ‘Electric Avenue’ Lawsuit Singer sued Trump in September for his campaign’s use of the song
A judge ruled Tuesday that a copyright lawsuit brought by “Electric Avenue” singer Eddy Grant against former President Donald Trump can go forward. The parties are now expected to proceed to discovery.

U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl rejected Trump’s motion to dismiss, which said the song’s use in an online ad for Trump’s unsuccessful re-election bid was “a different and transformed purpose from that of the original Song” and was useable due to fair use. Koeltl said the use was essentially “wholesale copying of music to accompany a political campaign ad.”
 

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If Trump had to pay court costs for all his frivolous lawsuits, he'd be billions in debt.
Instead, WE pay that bill, because - he cheats. At everything.
 

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N.Y. Attorney General Asks Court To Hold Trump In Contempt, Fine Him $10,000 A Day Until He Turns Over Records​


So… a paltry $3.6m/yr keeps him footloose and fancy free. He can collect that from his idiot followers in an afternoon.
 

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Speaking of Trump in court...


Former President Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been ordered to pay nearly $1.3 million in legal fees to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman by a New York court arbitrator.

The award, handed down on Tuesday, comes after Trump filed a complaint against Manigault Newman over her 2018 book, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," in which she called Trump a racist and suggested that he was in "real and serious" mental decline.

A source with the Trump campaign told ABC News that Trump intends to appeal the ruling.
 

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A New York judge has held Donald Trump in contempt and fined him $10,000 a day, following the former president’s failure to hand over documents to prosecutors investigating his business practices.

Letitia James, the New York state attorney general, had asked for the contempt finding this month stating that Trump had not complied with a subpoena requiring him to produce documents and information.

James’ civil investigation has focused on whether the Trump Organization misstated the values of its real estate properties to obtain favorable loans and tax deductions. Earlier in April James said investigators had found “significant evidence” of wrongdoing.
 

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Judge Refuses to Purge Contempt Order Against Donald Trump, as New York AG Sets Deposition Date

A Manhattan judge refused to formally purge a contempt order against Donald Trump on Wednesday, following months of bitter wrangling over the adequacy of the former president’s compliance with the New York attorney general’s subpoenas in a fraud investigation.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron indicated that he did not want matters to escalate to that point.

“It’s not my goal, my role to hold people in contempt,” Engoron declared at the start of Wednesday’s proceedings.

However, the judge ultimately elected to leave his order in place more than a month later, finding that Trump still hasn’t produced crucial documents to which New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) was entitled.
 

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I am thinking he should buy an island and set up his own kingdom.
And the movie they make of the day Isla Trump is repossessed for failure to pay.... Jimmy Kimmel as Trump. Lisa Lampanelli as Melania. Skeletor as Giuliani
Eric as Eric. Just don't tell him it's a movie.
Can you imagine if he did such a thing and the MAGAts started immigrating to his island nation? His screams of "I don't want those low class losers in my country" would reverberate throughout the gawdy halls of his palace.
Every Kingdom needs Mote Diggers.... They will call them Miggers.
 
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