Article's not very long, but if you want the reasoning, just read para 3, starting "The Supreme Court will not decide..." Hope they let the lower court stand.
#Sacklers #drug #peddlers #want #immunity to #save #their #criminal #fortune #overdose #murderers #dealers #killers #mothers #mourning #two #sons #lost #Purdue #Pharma #opioid #crisis #manufactured by #super #rich #profiteers https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/12/supreme-court-opioid-crisis-sacklers/
"Big losses for Trump."
“Defendant’s four-year service as Commander in Chief did not bestow on him the divine right of kings to evade the criminal accountability that governs his fellow citizens," writes Judge Chutkan.
~ Joyce Vance
"The history books are going to have to devote at least a chapter to what happened yesterday to Donald Trump. Trump’s motion to claim presidential immunity from civil suits was rejected by the D.C. Court of Appeals, and his motion to dismiss the federal charges against him brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith was denied too."
~ Lucian K. Truscott
"Judge denies two of Trump’s motions to dismiss his federal election interference case"
*McFee's notoriously abusive.*
#EdmontonPolice Service’s defensive response to a recent case in which an officer tackled & injured an innocent teenage girl exemplifies why #PublicTrust in #police is being eroded under Chief Dale McFee, according to both a prominent #criminal defence #lawyer & a #criminologist.
Police in north #Edmonton recently detained 17-year-old Haylie Nahamko-White because of what a police news release claimed was a case of mistaken identity.
2of2: The Graduate Degree.
#Kissinger #war #criminal #Pakistan #Chile #Nixon #foreign #policy #China #SovietUnion #Soviet #Union #socialism #communism #elections #coup #junta #military #ethnic #cleanse #invasion #American #exceptionalism #conservative #paranoid #wire #tapping #tapes #FBI #Humphrey #Pinochet #dictator #killer #Iraq #terrorism #Libya #UnitedStates #bombs #CIA #Latin #America #overthrown
1of2: The Primer
#Kissinger #war #criminal #statesman #secretary of #state #presidential #advisor #junta #coup #plotter #Argentina #Timor #Cambodia #Vietnam #Chile #Bangladesh #Nixon #Watergate #Ford #Obama #Clinton #president #communist #socialist #elections #capitalism #kills
Trump tries to delay trial with another spurious court filing, but this one’s a stinker https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/11/29/2208536/-Trump-tries-to-delay-trial-with-another-spurious-court-filing-but-this-one-s-a-stinker #USPOL #eyeroll #criminal
Section Three does not apply, because the presidency is not an office 'under the #UnitedStates States,' and #President #Trump did not take an oath 'to support the Constitution of the United States,'" the filing read.
The US Sun: Ex-cop started working at car dealership making sales – then $28k vanished and police set up a decoy to c...
This claim of racially motivated #prosecution is absurd. These two #black #Georgia defendants are being prosecuted by a black DA alongside 17 white co-defendants. Just because you're black and facing #criminal charges doesn't mean the prosecution is racially motivated. This just proves these two defendants are as #dishonest and #ridiculous as the rest.
In 1932-1933, the #criminal #soviet government in their efforts to "build" the "new people"(c), in hatred and fear against healthy and reasonable Ukrainian society and its real and anticipated resistance, with false claims of fight against "saboteurs", bourgeoises, #capitalism, "enemies of the nation" etc., exterminated a few millions of Ukrainians and other people of Ukraine, subjecting them to starvation via artificially organized famine.
This crime has never been punished. The political "grandchildren" of that criminals keep committing crimes against Ukrainians and are ready to extend their geography to any country without strong military force.
#russia must be destroyed, so that we all can live.
Knowingly making/touting/selling Teslas with a defective "autopilot" system resulting in death & great bodily injuries to those who used the autopilot system in reliance on Musk's & the company's assurances that it "worked" and were killed or suffered great bodily injury as a result sounds criminal" to me. 😡
LOCK HIM UP!!!!! 👮♂️
Kim Phoung Taylor — wife of #Iowa #Republican Jeremy Taylor — was found #guilty of 52 #criminal counts of 'false voting information', 'fraudulent registration' , and 'fraudulent voting' linked to the 2020 primary.
Surprise, surprise, surprise! Yet another Republican busted for voter fraud. 🤔
#IsaiahMikkelson of #Quincy, #Illinois #pleadguilty to 2 of 7#charges, involving #childpornography and #aggravated #criminal #sexual #abuse, one against a #minor of 13-years-old.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Religion #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #EmptyThePews #ThePartyOfHate
“Increased efforts [against] #MoneyLaundering from #China are of great significance to curb crimes in Southeast Asia,” as the region is one of the world’s hardest hit areas for money laundering and illegal financial activities, said Han Dongping, a lawyer specialising in financial crimes at Yingke Law Firm in Beijing.
He’s accused of running a $300M #Ponzi scheme. Now he’s vanished. Who — and where — is Greg Martel?
The #BritishColumbia #MortgageVroker denies it was a Ponzi scheme. #Investors claim they are owed $312 million. A #bankrupt Martel is now wanted on an #ArrestQarrant and was last seen in #Thailand.
Mafia and criminals remain active even on the holy festival of Chhath: Samrat Chaudhary.
#privacy is worth fighting.
Somethings are meant to be taken, no one will give it for #free.
“There has never been a criminal case in which a court has granted a defendant an unfettered right to try his case in the media, malign the prosecutor and his family, and…target specific witnesses with attacks on their character and credibility.”
~ Jack Smith
#Republicans are trying to pull the same #trick that failed when clips were released to #TuckerCarlson. They're #cherrypicking moments that don't show any overtly nefarious activity, and saying that proves the #Insurrection was really just a #peaceful #protest. As if #video of peaceful moments negate the video showing #disgraceful #criminal #behavior. But this is the game they're playing.
"In a six-page order on Friday, Justice Arthur F. Engoron responded to the Trump team’s latest request [to have his fraud trial declared a mistrial], calling the attempt 'nonsensical.'”
~ Jose Pagliery
“That a Trump victory next Nov is a coin-toss probability is beginning to sink in.
“#Trump dominates the #RepublicanPrimary. Several polls have him ahead of President Joe #Biden in swing states.… In the primaries, at least, #civil #lawsuits & #criminal prosecutions have only strengthened Trump. …In the next 12 mos a stumble by either candidate could determine the race—& thus upend the world.”
“It Can’t Happen Here”… If We Stop It
“Any activists who doubt Trump’s resolve in the slightest are making a drastic error,” “#Trump will unleash the vast arsenal of federal powers to implement the most spectacular migration crackdown.”
The disgraced former president’s promised second-term program includes "rounding up undocumented people already in the United States on a vast scale and detain[ing] them in sprawling camps while they wait to be expelled,”
From Seth Meyers:
"“The #GOP frontrunner is facing four #criminal cases and a civil #fraud trial, but that has not stopped him from laying out his plan for a second term,” said Seth Meyers... “complete his #authoritarian takeover of government and install an #autocracy of cronies and loyalists if he’s elected next year...
and it’s clear he’s got the support of the #Republican party, which has become a movement fundamentally opposed to #democracy "
Poor baby... “another one bites the dust…” As the biggest criminal anybody’s ever seen before is out doing hate rallies. (!)
George Santos knows more about ethics than ... any one of his personalities or influences! Like #TrumpVirus, "perfect really".
>> Another One Bites [the Dust)]
FBI Arrests Trio Accused of Bilking Banks Out of $10M, Converting Funds to Crypto - Three men duped New York-area banks into shelling out more than $10 million and tried to ... - https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/11/16/fbi-arrests-trio-accused-of-bilking-banks-out-of-10m-converting-funds-to-crypto/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=headlines #federalbureauofinvestigation #regulation #bankfraud #criminal #newyork #policy #news #sdny
#House #EthicsCommittee released a long-awaited #report saying it found #substantial #evidence of #uncharged and #unlawful #conduct by #GOP #criminal #GeorgeSantos In addition to the committee’s referrals to #DOJ, the #bombshell report will likely touch off fresh efforts to remove the #NewYork #Republican from #Congress. Corruption continues as he is still in office and will not leave until after "next election."
https://ethics.house.gov/sites/ethics.house.gov/files/documents/Committee%20Report_52.pdf #expulsion should be mandatory
House investigators found “substantial evidence” that Rep. #GeorgeSantos (R-N.Y.) knowingly violated a litany of ethics & #criminal laws, according to a #House Ethics Committee report released Thursday that prompted Santos to declare he would not seek reelection next year.
'Mutant Ape Planet' NFT Developer Pleaded Guilty in $3M Fraud - The developer behind the Mutant Ape Planet non-fungible token (NFT) collection – a knocko... - https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/11/14/mutant-ape-planet-nft-developer-pleaded-guilty-in-3m-fraud/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=headlines #departmentofjustice #regulations #criminal #pleadeal #rugpull #policy #news #nft
Trump "and his allies have already started to plot ways for the federal govt to punish his critics & opponents should he win back the #WhiteHouse...
#Trump — who faces 91 charges across 4 #criminal cases — is naming the people he wants to investigate & prosecute, and his associates are drafting plans to potentially invoke the #Insurrection Act on his first day in office, which would allow him to deploy the #military in response to #civil demonstrations."
From 08 Nov: Inside Illinois’ Youth Lockups, Children Go Without Basic Services and Face “Excessive” Punishments - by Molly Parker, Capitol News Illinois ... https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-kids-in-custody-go-without-basic-services-face-excessive-punishments #criminal-justice
"In something of a 'Perry Mason' moment in court, [Ivanka] helped establish that her father’s 'personal guaranty' to secure the loan was bogus. In fact, Trump had secretly made his own children, including Ivanka, promise to cover him on the guaranty. That meant it wasn’t really a personal guaranty at all. It was fraud, and Ivanka helped perpetrate it."
~ Jay Kuo
The #AllenWeisselberg testimony went very badly, especially because it was reported that he perjured himself on the first day which would violate his release from #jail for his #criminal #TaxFraud conviction.
"Here was the former president under oath in a trial that threatens to unravel his empire of fraud. And it went about as you might expect: the belligerent vitriol, bravado, grievance, and insults; the filibustering, logic-rapes, tangents, boorishness, bullshit, and, of course, the lies. Trump seethed and exploded.
As always, he played the alpha victim."
~ Charlie Sykes
"Professor of law and MSNBC legal analyst Joyce Vance, also a former U.S. Attorney, says Trump’s remarks, admitting his financial statements were created to 'induce lending,' is an 'astonishing admission' and will hurt any chance Trump might have had on appeal."
~ David Badash
"They prevent people like Trump from making wild, unsupported claims when they’re trying to obtain financing or insurance. In fact, when Trump tried to raise this argument again in his testimony, the judge cut him off and told him to go read his opinion which already addressed this argument."
"[Trump] regurgitated legal arguments on which the judge has already ruled against him. And he made startling admissions, including that the financial statements at issue and his personal guaranty were there to induce banks to lend him money.
That’s what you call a key admission. ...
Fraud laws exist to prevent these kinds of shenanigans."
~ Jay Kuo
#SpecialCounsel #JackSmith’s office called Trump’s motion a “meritless effort” to evade allegations that he was responsible for the attack at the #UnitedStates Capitol on #Jan6 because they were the "culmination" of his conspiracies to overturn the 2020 presidential election, special counsel says in a new filing in Trump's #federal #criminal #ElectionInterference case.
"Trump was forced over and over again to concede points critical to New York Attorney General Letitia James’s financial fraud case. Much of the coverage is going to be about Trump’s attacks on Engoron, Wallace, and James. But what happened in court on Monday was that Trump kept right on losing."
~ Mark Sumner
"The defendant stands alone in American history for his alleged crimes. "No other president has engaged in conspiracy and obstruction to overturn valid election results and illegitimately retain power.”
~ Jack Smith
Combative Trump on Witness Stand Admonished After Lashing Out at Judge
Just minutes into his sworn testify from the witness stand in the State of New York’s $250 million civil business fraud case against him, Donald Trump attacked the Supreme Court justice presiding over the trial and reportedly made several “non-responsive” and “repetitive” answers, earning him several admonishments and an order for Trump’s attorney to “control” his client.
"A California judge made a preliminary finding' Thursday that attorney John Eastman breached professional ethics when he aided Donald Trump’s bid to overturn the 2020 election, a significant milestone in the lengthy proceedings over whether Eastman should lose his license to practice law."
~ Kyle Cheney
"The California judge overseeing a misconduct trial against Trump attorney and coup-plotter John Eastman made a 'preliminary finding' of culpability on Eastman’s part for his attempts to halt the certification of the 2020 election results.
What’s the upshot? No, Eastman isn’t guilty of anything just yet. But he is now closer to being disbarred, and that could make it more likely that he flips."
~ Michael Tomasky
Both Judges #Cannon (#StateCourt, #Florida, #ClassifiedDocuments) & #Chutkan (#FederalCourt, #DC, #Jan6-#ElectionInterference) issued orders related to Trump's access to #classified #evidence in their respective #criminal #trials.
FYI Andrew Weissmann says:
This document could be hugely important to #JackSmith & #FaniWillis: it would show that #Trump knew, at least as of 1/15/21, that he had NOT WON the election & was returning to his private life & business.
In Judge #Chutkan’s decision to reimpose the restrictions, she wrote, “The #FirstAmendment rights of participants in #criminal proceedings must yield, when necessary, to the orderly administration of #justice,” She said Trump “simply fails to acknowledge … evidence” that his public statements are often followed by #harassment & #threats against the people he singles out.
"Anyone who doesn’t yet realize Trump would, quite literally, burn the country down to save his business and spare himself prison isn’t reading the room. And we enter dangerous terrain with Don Jr. testifying this Wednesday, Eric scheduled for Thursday, and Ivanka on Friday."
~ Joyce Vance
"In a shocking turn of events, the New York judge presiding over Donald Trump’s bank fraud trial ordered the former president to testify Wednesday over an insult Trump threw at the judge’s law clerk."
And then Judge Engoron fined Trump $10,000.
~ Jose Pagliery
Trump Watches Cohen’s Testimony Destroy Him, Implicate Ivanka
“Ivanka.” Ivanka has been subpoenaed to testify and this is a question that she will be asked, especially now. It’s well known that in trials of this type, the lesser fish are interviewed first and then it gets to the barracudas and the sharks and finally to the big orange whale himself.
Portions of what #MarkMeadows told investigators appear to align w/ #testimony that other WH aides, incl’g his fmr asst #CassidyHutchinson, gave to the #January6thSelectCmte, describing a president seemingly hesitant to take action to stop the violent mob on #Jan6, 2021.
Under the penalty of #perjury, #MarkMeadows offered a vastly different assessment to #JackSmith's investigators, telling them he's NEVER seen any #evidence of #fraud that would undermine the election's outcome.
#Trump even promoted the book, issuing a stmnt in Dec 2021 saying it "rightfully spends much time talking about the large-scale Election Fraud that took place ...aka the Crime of the Century."
But sources told ABCNews that when speaking w/ #SpecialCounsel #JackSmith's team, #MarkMeadows conceded that he doesn't actually believe some of the statements in his book. (probably more than “some” of them.)
On Jan 2, 2021, #MarkMeadows helped set up the now-infamous phone call between #Trump & #Georgia Secy of State #BradRaffensberger, during which Trump pressed #Raffensberger to "find 11,780 votes ... because we won the state."
#Meadows has said publicly that he essentially introduced everyone on the call -- which is corroborated by transcripts of the call that were made public -- & he has said he was simply trying to help them resolve a dispute over GA's election results.
#MarkMeadows repeatedly said publicly he thought "a number of allegations" warranted "further investigation," & that he "hadn't reached a conclusion" on the election by late Dec.
Still, Trump cont’d insisting there was widespread fraud but that the #DOJ wasn't "looking for it," Barr said.
But, as described to ABC, #MarkMeadows privately told #JackSmith's investigators that -- to this day -- he has yet to see any evidence of fraud that would have kept now-president Joe #Biden from the WhiteHouse,
& he told them HE AGREES w/a govt assessment at the time that the #2020election was THE MOST SECURE ELECTION IN US HISTORY.
ABC News ID’d several assertions in #MeadowsBook that contradict what he told investigators.
Acc/to #MarkMeadows’ book, the election was "stolen" & "rigged" w/help from "allies in the liberal media," who ignored "actual evidence of fraud, right there in plain sight for anyone to access & analyze."
"A country tt didn't hold accountable its leaders for an outcome like what has played out in the horrific scenes around Gaza would lose its claim to being a genuine #democracy. But #Netanyahu's machine of poisonous political #disinformation is already at work .. No one shld be surprised tt Netanyahu wld resort to the infamous "stab in the back" narrative -- a conspiracy theory also peddled by the Nazis in the 1920s & 30s. How else could the inciter-in-chief explain his #criminal negligence?"
"The top prosecutors in each of the four criminal cases against Trump now require round-the-clock protection—as the New York Times recently reported. This is something you would expect to read about in a case with a terrorist leader or mafia boss, but instead it involves the leading 2024 GOP presidential candidate."
~ Dean Obeidallah
I greatly appreciate New York Attorney General Letitia James, and her staff, doing the very dirty job of prosecuting a family of notorious criminals. This family has cheated, harassed, and stolen from, the people of New York for almost a century! Let the trial starting today be the beginning of a very public and permanent reckoning against the Mango Menace and his truly awful family! I am sick of them and their ugly, greedy, loathsome behavior. I look forward to the day, hopefully soon, that we no longer hear about any of them in the news.
And: "One judge rule he committed fraud. Another judge determined he committed rape. Yet, Trump leads in the GOP polls. A grifter and a rapist—that’s who they want to be president. Meanwhile, Republicans are doing their best to shut down the government so millions, including the military—won’t receive their pay."
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says that after Judge Engoron ruled that Trump is a fraud, he went online to see which major news outlets were covering the story. Almost all were — with the interesting exception of Fox.
Whose headline after the story broke was that Biden had nearly stumbled.
"Just as it’s hard to keep track of the felony charges Trump faces — he’s up to 91 now — the former president is also staring down so many civil lawsuits that you can be forgiven if your first question was, 'Wait, which case is this now?'”
~ Aaron Rupar and Lisa Needham
"A lot of coverage noted that Trump’s visit wasn’t really 'at the strike,' as a number of reports had it, but at a non-union auto parts manufacturer, Drake Enterprises. What’s gotten much less attention is that a substantial number of the 'auto workers' and 'union members' in the audience appear to have been phonies produced by the Trump campaign."
~ Josh Marshall
After Ken Mancini tried to enforce the policy, a parent he ejected pressed charges for harassment.
Witnesses tampering by prison Inmate # P01135809, the criminal defendant in four felony criminal trials on 91 felony crimes!
The Biggest Criminal in American history.
One question I have about Trump’s overnight attack on General Milley: Is he on the government’s witness list for Trump’s DC trial? He was a key Jan. 6 committee witness who said Trump privately admitted losing the election.
The reason it matters if Milley is a potential trial witness (which Trump would know based on discovery) is the part of his release conditions in which he specifically swore not to tamper with or intimidate witnesses:
Conditions of release from prison:
‘Woman Life Freedom,’ One Year Later
It has been a year since the women of Iran took to the streets to throw their headscarves into bonfires, while chanting, “Zan Zendegi Azadi” —“Woman Life Freedom.” Their fury was triggered by the killing of a young Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Jina Amini, who died in the custody of the Morality Police following her arrest for the crime of wearing a “bad hijab.”
"All for the Sin of Being A Woman"
President Biden’s son Hunter was indicted Thurs for allegedly making false statements & illegal gun possession — setting the stage for a possible #criminal #trial for the younger #Biden in 2024 while his father campaigns for re-election.
@w7voa Does the MSM know what will happen if #Trump gets elected again? Trump is a #fascist and a #criminal. Do they ever think about what they are normalizing? #meetThePress #uspolitics
Trump vows to lock up political enemies if he returns to White House https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/1105317-trump-vows-to-lock-up-political-enemies-if-he-returns-to-white-house
It’s so hush-hush that his spox, Steven Cheung, claimed no knowledge of its existence.
“I’ve never heard of a N Flagler office,” Cheung said, when… asked….
But it’s here, across the hall from an #IRS suite w/a door marked “#criminal investigation” & one floor below an outpost for #Trump’s #SecretService detail. 3 sources confirmed the location of the office.
"But, so far, no one has been willing to employ the power of the judicial system to stem the violent incitements and the danger they are to the process of justice and democracy.
That must change. Either there’s rule of law or there isn’t."
"In a sane world, neither the Russians nor a criminally charged ex-president of the United States would be in a position to endanger the lives of Americans performing this most fundamental task of citizenship."
~ Steven Beschloss
#PeterNavarro, a trade adviser to #Trump, was convicted on Thurs of 2 counts of #criminal #contempt of Congress over his defiance of a #subpoena from the House select cmte investigating the #Jan6 attack on the Capitol.
The verdict, coming after nearly 4 hours of deliberation in Federal District Court in Washington, made #Navarro the second top adviser of Trump’s to be found #guilty of contempt for defying the cmte’s inquiry.