Daddy's little helper: Trump Junior's attempt at legal strategy is to target judge's daughter

Originally published at: Daddy's little helper: Trump Junior's attempt at legal strategy is to target judge's daughter | Boing Boing


You would think that a guy with “Junior” in his name would know better than to advocate going after the children of key figures in these kinds of cases, but the “Donald Trump” before the “Junior” erases all assumptions of knowledge or common sense.


It’s like the entire family shares one brain cell. Maybe less.

Surely intimidation (of the judge presiding his father’s case, no less) is a chargeable offense?


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Karma is comin’ MF.


18 U.S. Code § 1503 - Influencing or injuring officer or juror generally

(a) Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, endeavors to influence, intimidate, or impede any grand or petit juror, or officer in or of any court of the United States, or officer who may be serving at any examination or other proceeding before any United States magistrate judge or other committing magistrate, in the discharge of his duty, or injures any such grand or petit juror in his person or property on account of any verdict or indictment assented to by him, or on account of his being or having been such juror, or injures any such officer, magistrate judge, or other committing magistrate in his person or property on account of the performance of his official duties, or corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b). If the offense under this section occurs in connection with a trial of a criminal case, and the act in violation of this section involves the threat of physical force or physical force, the maximum term of imprisonment which may be imposed for the offense shall be the higher of that otherwise provided by law or the maximum term that could have been imposed for any offense charged in such case.

(b) The punishment for an offense under this section is—

(1) in the case of a killing, the punishment provided in sections 1111 and 1112;

(2) in the case of an attempted killing, or a case in which the offense was committed against a petit juror and in which a class A or B felony was charged, imprisonment for not more than 20 years, a fine under this title, or both; and

(3) in any other case, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine under this title, or both.


Above may apply to federal courts. NY State has some codes relating to this kind of behavior. 195.07 is interesting - making it a class E felony if the perpetrator charged with “obstructing governmental administration” is “interfering by means of a telecommunications system”… but it has to affect a system owned by the state/local govt per 195.05.


At the very least could this not be construed as ‘Contempt of Court’? Tacitly, but obviously, it is a threat aimed at the judge and their family, and there is always the outside chance that one of Trump’s unhinged supporters will use this information to do harm. Not Trump Jr of course, he will exploit the simple-minded ‘little people’ to do his dirty work. Perhaps rather than “Lock Him Up” folk should be chanting “Lock Them Up”?


Did he also mention how Clarence Thomas’ wife worked multiple GOP campaigns, AND was a heavy promoter of the “stop the steal” lies that led to January 6th and the attempted insurrection? Or is it (as always) only judges and prosecutors who face conservatives in court who must be completely and always free of any ounce of potential conflict?

It wouldn’t matter. They’d find a distant third cousin on his wife’s side who once voted for a Democrat and claim that proves bias. They are ever and always so fucking full of their own shit.


Some light stochastic terrorism.

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Despicable. That whole rotten clan.


They may need to open a special “Trump wing” at Rikers Island just to find space for them all.


A family of Fredos.



They could be trying that One Weird Trick where they attack the judge and his family repeatedly, then ask that that he step down because he’s biased against Trump. They win a delay as the case goes to the next judge in the draw. (There’s probably no pro-Trump judge in the batting order.)

I image that has to be done with precision, and junior’s as dumb and clumsy as they come, so maybe not.

See also:

  • The Orphan Defense

yup. That really happened. Thanks for reminding us.


Remake Escape from NY where Trump Tower is turned into a supermax.


And instead of breaking him out, Snake Plissken’s job is to take him in and leave him there.


Didn’t a Trump supporter already shoot a judge’s son?


Weirdos, all of them: Trump Campaign Fundraises with Fake Arrest Mugshot


Goddamn these people. Every single judge, every single juror, and every single prosecutor will understandably have in the back of their mind the thought that if they cross these people they are putting their family directly in the crosshairs of these lunatics, literally.

At least the Sopranos were limited having to do it one-to-one by sending a thug to intimidate a juror, the Trumps have multi-national media conglomerates doing their work for them.


Junior clearly meant to intimidate or imply a conflict of interest but going after him or Trump for it would be difficult. In fact, if any charges like this were filed the ACLU or the EFF would be the first to cry foul.

The distinction being he didn’t directly post a photo of the judge’s daughter, he linked a publicly available story on Breitbart and Truth Social pulled a photo from the article. He knew what he was doing, using the press and platform to do it so he can say he didn’t do it himself.

I don’t like Trump, I don’t like Junior, I don’t like Breitbart, and I don’t like Truth Social, but who is liable here? If anything, go after Breitbart for a story that was meant to intimidate, but charges for linking a story because the platform added a photo would have a chilling effect on free speech. A successful legal action here would set a very bad precedent for sharing articles on social media.