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Tom of Temecula

(1,083 posts)
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 11:29 AM Dec 2023

Neal Katyal singles out worst news for Trump after his immunity defense left in ruins

According to former Solicitor General Neal Katyal, Donald Trump's loss on Friday in an appeals court ruling on his presidential immunity defense claim was bad for the former president but what made it worse was who signed off on blowing it out of the water.

Appearing on MSNBC with host Jonathan Capehart, the legal analyst joked that the assertions by Trump lawyers that the president could commit illegal acts with impunity was so ridiculous a "fourth grader" could see through it, before pointing out that an appointee on the appeals court panel that ruled against him used to be one of Trump's top White House lawyers. That, he noted, does not bode well for the future of the embattled ex-president as even more lawsuits loom.

Speaking with host Capehart, Katyal smirked and explained, "I think the average fourth grader can tell you attempting to overturn a lawful election doesn't exactly fall within the job description of the president. This appeals court yesterday made that important distinction official," he added. "And, Jonathan, notably, on that appeals court was a judge, Judge [Gregory] Katsas," he pointed out, "who is not just a Trump appointee, he was Trump's deputy White House counsel, you know."

"So [he was] the number two lawyer at the White House and Katsas ruled against Donald Trump," he continued. "So, that tells you all you need to know. Trump can try to spin this as a bunch of Obama judges, but no, these are Trump judges."

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-immunity-2666421034/

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Neal Katyal singles out worst news for Trump after his immunity defense left in ruins (Original Post) Tom of Temecula Dec 2023 OP
Neal Katyal is one of my go to sources for news but, gab13by13 Dec 2023 #1
that always has been his plan throught his entire businness life , out spend and delay. AllaN01Bear Dec 2023 #3
I agree musclecar6 Dec 2023 #4
Thanks for this post - love Neal Katyal's assessments. n/t iluvtennis Dec 2023 #2
Tha's one smart SOB they got thar! PTL_Mancuso Dec 2023 #14
Wow!! Gives me hope PortTack Dec 2023 #5
Can't we just put him out of our misery? twodogsbarking Dec 2023 #6
KnR Hekate Dec 2023 #7
As events have highlighted since 2016, there is no "worst news" for tfg. Magoo48 Dec 2023 #8
THIS malaise Dec 2023 #9
K&R spanone Dec 2023 #10
They ALL know that if they lose in NOV. it's over for them. bluestarone Dec 2023 #11
Unless hes locked up before the end of august, hes likley to walk free till after the election. Volaris Dec 2023 #13
Isn't it sad BOSSHOG Dec 2023 #12
Unfortunately for the Tangerine Grifter, we've come a long way since Runnymede. BobTheSubgenius Dec 2023 #15

gab13by13

(21,218 posts)
1. Neal Katyal is one of my go to sources for news but,
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 11:35 AM
Dec 2023

Trump's strategy isn't to win these appeals, that would be a huge cherry on top, Trump's strategy is to delay all trials past the election.

Get back with me Neal when the Supreme Court takes its ever lovin' time to rule that Trump is not a king.

Time Matters.

musclecar6

(1,684 posts)
4. I agree
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 12:34 PM
Dec 2023

Just cause someone is a supreme court judge doesn’t mean they are any fucking good, just like any field of endeavor. Yes some are decent very competent balanced judges who try to do the right thing ( usually democrats). Some are not, like the ideological crazies we are all familiar with. As recent example’s, just look at some of the many federal judges the deplorable Orange Menace appointed along with the help of the weak and crazy MAGA nut jobs in congress.

Course if the voters are insane enough to re-elect our favorite would be modern day Hitler, who has already said he will declare the insurrection act in place on day one, the rule of law will be tossed out the window. Hopefully we have more sensible voters than numbskulls.
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PTL_Mancuso

(276 posts)
14. Tha's one smart SOB they got thar!
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 12:17 AM
Dec 2023

His explanations and descriptions are like fine music. They posses depth, nuance of thought, and humanity.

Go Neal!

bluestarone

(16,832 posts)
11. They ALL know that if they lose in NOV. it's over for them.
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 02:17 PM
Dec 2023

The courts have been deciding against him mostly. (except for one in Florida ofcourse. She is the STALLER) Deciding against him, BUT taking their sweet time between decisions! Every delay is a WIN for this bastard! I cannot wait for his FINAL court decision!!

Volaris

(10,266 posts)
13. Unless hes locked up before the end of august, hes likley to walk free till after the election.
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 12:07 AM
Dec 2023

And unless someone's taken his passport, even if he's been convicted, he won't be sentenced till after the inauguration. If he loses, he will flee the country...he'd be an absolute idiot to put himself within a hundred miles of a sentencing courtroom.

If he loses, he'll fled.

BOSSHOG

(36,987 posts)
12. Isn't it sad
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 10:45 PM
Dec 2023

That we applaud a judge for doing the right thing. Instead of being thankful for the proper ruling we are elated at the audacity that the judge didn’t rule in favor of the treasonous bastard, serial lying morally degenerate, convicted sex offender.

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