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Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:46 PM

Donald Trump Is Drowning in Criminal Investigations and Legally Screwed

However this works, I will be watching with glee!

Levin Report
Donald Trump Is Drowning in Criminal Investigations and Legally Screwed
He’s also facing 29 lawsuits though it’s the investigations that could land him in prison he’s probably most worried about.
By Bess Levin
March 18, 2021


For much of his adult life, Donald Trump was known for going after his enemies with frivolous lawsuits, so much so that by the time he ran for president in 2016, he and his businesses had been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions. According to a 2016 report, Trump had no qualms about responding to “even small disputes with overwhelming legal force” and didn’t “hesitate to deploy his wealth and legal firepower against adversaries with limited resources,” sometimes refusing “to pay real estate brokers, lawyers, and other vendors.” In other words, he was a consummate bully who used his money and power to screw over little people, and never worried about the tables being turned, as he would simply countersue, like his family business did in the 1970s when the Justice Department accused it of discriminatory housing practices. But as the old saying goes, “karma is a bitch and she relishes the idea of a litigious a-hole living out his last days in prison."

On top of the well-publicized investigations into Trump out of New York—one from Attorney General Letitia James and the other from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.—the ex-president is facing no fewer than three probes concerning his attempt to overturn the 2020 election. Two of those investigations are based out of Georgia, where Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said in February she is looking into Trump’s infamous call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which the then president pressured Raffensperger to “find” him the necessary votes to win. Willis’s investigation is criminal in nature and will reportedly focus on whether or not Trump broke state laws against “solicitation of election fraud,” racketeering, conspiracy, or making threats related to the election administration. Separately, Raffensperger’s office is also probing Trump’s actions. Additionally, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has opened a criminal investigation into Trump’s actions on the day an angry mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol and tried to block the certification of Joe Biden’s win; according to a spokesperson for Racine, the A.G. is probing if Trump violated D.C. law by “inciting or provoking violence.” While Racine would not be able to charge the 45th president with a felony due to the limits of D.C. law, per The Washington Post, if charged, he could be arrested in the District of Columbia, effectively ensuring he’ll never step foot in the nation’s capital again. On top of that the Department of Justice has launched a broad investigation into the Capitol attack, which could mean it is looking into the ex-president’s role.

And then there are the lawsuits! Per The Washington Post:

Trump must defend himself against a growing raft of lawsuits: 29 are pending at last count, including some seeking damages from Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, when he encouraged a march to the Capitol that ended in a mob storming the building…. Among the 29 lawsuits Trump is facing, about 18 result from disputes with his properties: slip-and-fall suits, an allegation about bedbugs at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, a suit alleging that his Chicago hotel sucked out river water without a permit. These are the kinds of suits Trump might have faced whether or not he was president. But his single term may still hamper his ability to fight them: The law firm Seyfarth Shaw, which represented Trump in some of these disputes, quit in reaction to the events of Jan. 6. His lawyers in the Chicago River suit have also quit, though they declined to say why.

The rest of the suits seem to have been brought on by his presidency: They focus on Trump’s actions or on long-hidden business practices that were revealed while he was under the presidential spotlight.

In Washington, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, filed a suit accusing Trump of conspiring to intimidate and block Congress’s certification of the 2020 election. Thompson’s case relies on the Ku Klux Klan Act, enacted after the Civil War in 1871 to bar violent interference in Congress’s constitutional duties. It seeks unspecified monetary damages from Trump, Trump’s attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani and two far-right militant groups whose affiliates have been charged in the Capitol assault, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.


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Reply Donald Trump Is Drowning in Criminal Investigations and Legally Screwed (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 18 OP
marble falls Mar 18 #1
MyOwnPeace Mar 18 #10
wnylib Mar 18 #24
Vdizzle Mar 19 #26
dalton99a Mar 18 #2
lagomorph777 Mar 19 #34
sarcasmo Mar 18 #3
Deuxcents Mar 18 #4
sheshe2 Mar 18 #5
Faux pas Mar 18 #6
panader0 Mar 18 #7
wnylib Mar 18 #25
monkeyman1 Mar 19 #30
lagomorph777 Mar 19 #35
NJCher Mar 18 #8
MyOwnPeace Mar 18 #13
chriscan64 Mar 19 #32
Bluepinky Mar 18 #9
BigmanPigman Mar 18 #11
demtenjeep Mar 18 #12
evolves Mar 18 #14
ExTex Mar 18 #15
babylonsister Mar 18 #17
BobTheSubgenius Mar 18 #16
CrackityJones75 Mar 18 #20
BobTheSubgenius Mar 18 #23
monkeyman1 Mar 18 #18
brush Mar 19 #29
Roy Rolling Mar 18 #19
WarGamer Mar 18 #21
maxsolomon Mar 19 #28
CentralMass Mar 18 #22
Bayard Mar 19 #27
Blue Owl Mar 19 #31
Johnny2X2X Mar 19 #33

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:50 PM

1. I'm counting on it ...

... after this latest fall, if he makes another comeback, about the only thing left is a wooden stake and a cross.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:18 PM

10. After ALL that has taken place with IQ45.....

to think that they called Reagan "Teflon Ronnie."
Hell, he couldn't hold a candle compared to BunkerBoy.

YOU may be prophetic in your post - and should it happen..... Moscow Mitch will campaign to make sure that there is NO increase on taxes of wood.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:54 PM

24. Don't forget the silver bullet.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:13 AM

26. No no. Just give him a steak that is cooked properly medium-rare

with nice steamed veggies and a good red wine reduction. His toddler palette of well done with catsup would explode!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:53 PM

2. Hope the number goes up exponentially.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:12 AM

34. Yes - and DOJ should be looking at his actions BEFORE Jan 6th.

...as he plotted with cronies and donors to stage the event, and to prevent any response from the National Guard.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:56 PM

3. "Allegations about bed bugs." 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:02 PM

4. I'm counting on it, too

Gonna sleep better tonight

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:02 PM

5. Breaks my heart...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:08 PM

6. Kicketty Kickin'

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:10 PM

7. I'm kind of surprised that donnie hasn't made a run for it yet.

In this country he's f****d for the rest of his life. I really want to see him behind bars.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:59 PM

25. Today, NPR's Terry Gross interviewed the author

of an Atlantic article on the Trump investigations in NY. She quoted Michael Cohen saying that Trump will never serve time, but will skip the country as soon as it looks like he will be convicted.

whether Trump would ever serve time. Cohen said never.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:45 AM

30. all his aircrafts are grounded & some have engines missing!

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Response to panader0 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:14 AM

35. It would be smart to rescind his passport and put out an Interpol warrant.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:14 PM

8. I've gone through

lawsuits in my life and I can't even fathom dealing with 29 suits.

If your firm quits on you, as mentioned above, then you have to pay another lawyer(s) to get up to speed on the suit. The costs are astronomical anyway, let alone paying another firm to pick up from where someone else left off. I know of a suit that was $10 grand a month for lawyers (averaged out) for a period of 3 years. Can you imagine the billing for 29 suits?

Jane Mayer has also written a comprehensive article on Trump's ordeal with the lawsuits. It's at the New Yorker Magazine. Today she was interviewed by Teri Gross on Fresh Air. Here's a link if you'd like to hear the program:

https://www.wnyc.org/story/could-trump-be-the-1st-us-president-charged-with-a-criminal-offense

I listened to it and considered it well worth the time.


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Response to NJCher (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:29 PM

13. You would think......

what with ALL of the legal s**t falling down on him, along with the rest of things life throws at you, you know, like 81 million people saying that "YOU SUCK!" - it would perhaps get a bit depressing.

Just goes to show - this is NOT your normal guy.

He CARES not about ANYBODY but HIMSELF - and HE can DO NO WRONG!

The coming crash will be one for history......

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Response to NJCher (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 08:48 AM

32. The billing for the 29 lawsuits isn't your regular billing.

This is a client who would appeal a parking ticket to the Supreme Court simply on the grounds that he lost in the appeals court. He is like a hotel guest that eats everything room service has to offer oblivious to the fact that the bill will come later. He wants his attorneys to spare no effort and work as if money is no object. Then he fails to pay which I guess means that money really is no object.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:15 PM

9. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

Hope all this devastates him financially and personally.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:19 PM

11. His niece Mary said that he is more concerned with

losing Twitter and the 2022 golf tournament at his FL home/club. Since he never has had to pay for his crimes in court, he still isn't concerned. He just wants to grift more $$$ from his supporters who just got $1,400 to give to him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:20 PM

12. drown him in everything they can

don't let him get away

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:43 PM

14. Boo effin' hoo.

Can't happen fast enough!

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Response to ExTex (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:50 PM

17. Seems so many laughed all the way to the bank,

until it was no longer lucrative, either financially or ethically. Which means they have no ethics.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:49 PM

16. My great hope is that he takes his final breath in prison.

After years and years of breathing that same air.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:22 PM

20. Yes but I would like him to spend some time there as well.

I'd like acouple years at least.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:46 PM

23. OH, me too!

That's what I meant by "breathing that same air." The same air as his last breath, in other words.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:51 PM

18. bank's

all his loan's coming due , attorneys fee's ,bank's won't touch him, putin done with him , no more money for repub's & moscow mitch's aluminum con in Kentucky . the orange clown is at his end. assets getting seized , the fed's are breathing down his neck . i'd say his day's are numbered ! might even be rico time. oop's - forgot Georgia ag want's a shot at him . life is good . trump family & trump . org will be no more !!!

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:39 AM

29. His properties are not generating cash. His hotel in DC, once republican...

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central, is now nearly deserted. Doral in Florida is in such bad financial shape trump is trying to get the state to allow if to become a casino, as if he knows how to make money running casinos all of a sudden.

Vacancy rates are up in all of his resorts as his name is now mud.

I'd hate to be him right about now.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:56 PM

19. Happy to See Him Gone

This is pitiful. The man’s gonna have a thrombo. He has no escape, I can’t see him in a prison uniform. He’s too much of a coward to even go to jail.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:35 PM

21. we'll see... I'm doubtful.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:34 AM

28. you're not alone.

he's made it this far. why would his luck run out? what makes anyone think his most trusted employee would flip? vance has to prove mens rea. guilty mind. that's a high bar if the trump org omerta holds.

worst i can imagine is: he pays a fine.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:39 PM

22. It warms the heart.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:31 AM

27. Probably why Russia worked hard to get him re-elected

They don't want him trying to escape there.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 02:36 AM

31. I hope this ain't a Fatzmas disappointment

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 08:55 AM

33. No he's not

This is business as usual for Trump, he's spent the last 50 years of his life battling court cases both civil and criminal. He's now an ex President, he's not going to face any real legal jeopardy for anything, at worst he'll face some sanctions.

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