Ongoing Trump raids

Sure there is: impeachment by the congress.

Of course since the GOP is now the party of hate and lawlessness, this poses a problem.

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Even without the current political climate, I have only heard of judges being impeached for misconduct unrelated to the content of their rulings, even rulings so mind-bogglingly stupid and one-sided that even the Eleventh Circuit says you are too Trumpy. The nice thing about the Circuit Court is that the judges are usually of higher caliber, crackpots are rarer, and decisions are made by three judge panels, which dilutes the effect of any crackpots who get through.

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Everything she does has to be appealed, and then the appeals court has to reverse what she did and instruct her to do better, and then she gets a do-over and when she fucks up again that has to be appealed, and then maybe the appellate court says both sides have to start over with a new judge

Nothing good comes from this trial—the best possible outcome is that everything is exactly the same at the end as it was at the beginning

Really the whole thing should just be thrown out as a frivolous attempt to obstruct justice, like it would be if any of us tried this same bullshit

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So he’s now at the point where he’s asking his friends on the Supreme Court for help:

Although the request is for a relatively focused technicality that apparently wouldn’t make a big difference even in the unlikely event that the court rules in his favor.

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NPR reported this morning that this appeal will go to Justice Thomas, so any expectation of rational jurisprudence is probably going to be in vain.

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Fffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Time will tell if we then post the result to the “This Is Fine” thread.

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He’s already ordered the DOJ to respond to the motion. :rage:

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Which he should recuse himself from. But of course he didn’t.

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Giving the opposition a week to respond suggests that even Thomas doesn’t consider this a real “fundamental rights are in imminent danger!” kind of situation.

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Probably golf scores.

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Of course zero documents would fall under executive privilege unless Biden stepped in and so designated them.

The only one in that list that might fall under attorney-client privilege would be the email about election fraud lawsuits in Georgia. Maybe.

Everything else is already clearly marked NARA or is just as clearly Presidential Records Act material, and also belongs to NARA.

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“… they gave him leverage to pressure the govt…”

Leverage.1

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When someone establishes his career making deals with mobsters (e.g. the NYC concrete industry in the 1980s) I’m sure one develops some unusual ways of doing business.

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Agreed that he’s become quite the criminal over the years. Still, why can’t I stop imagining some future lawyer of his arguing in court that none of this is his fault - because his actions are the result of how he was raised…and he’s just a victim of learning from a terrible business environment? :face_holding_back_tears: To which I hope a judge responds like this:

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Obligs:

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Worse - his mentors were Roy Cohn and Roger Stone!

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A Trump employee has told the FBI about being directed by the former President to move boxes out of a basement storage room to his residence at Mar-a-Lago after Donald Trump’s legal team received a subpoena for any classified documents at the Florida estate, according to a source familiar with the witness’ description.

The FBI also has surveillance footage showing a staffer moving boxes out of the storage room, the source told CNN.

The witness account of Trump’s actions after the subpoena was served in May coupled with the footage could be key to the federal criminal investigation that’s looking into a range of potential crimes, including obstruction, destruction of government records and mishandling of classified information.

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