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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(110,696 posts)
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 02:26 PM Apr 2024

Former NY prosecutor on Trump hush money trial: 'He's going to have to sit there'

Former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Catherine Christian said she will be closely monitoring former President Trump’s behavior in his first criminal trial, scheduled for Monday.

Christian noted that unlike his previous civil trials, Trump will “have to sit there” and hear the things he may not want to.

“I will be watching for Donald Trump’s behavior,” Christian said Saturday on “NBC News NOW” “Unlike the civil case of E. Jean Carroll, where he got up and walked out the courtroom because he didn’t like what he was hearing, he can’t do that in a criminal trial. No one can do that.”

“None of the prosecutors, the defense attorneys or Donald Trump,” she continued. “He’s going to have to sit there. He will only be able to leave when there’s a break.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-ny-prosecutor-trump-hush-163555056.html

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Former NY prosecutor on Trump hush money trial: 'He's going to have to sit there' (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2024 OP
We need to start a pool... "When will trump stage his first outburst and flounce out of the courtroom?" nt albacore Apr 2024 #1
Depends. -nt CrispyQ Apr 2024 #3
I think they get regular bathroom breaks. (n/t) Iggo Apr 2024 #5
Can you imagine having to clean up the floors/walls/loo after trump evacuates? erronis Apr 2024 #7
How about putting DENVERPOPS Apr 2024 #10
Or a nice live video as it's happening? erronis Apr 2024 #11
I don't even want DENVERPOPS Apr 2024 #12
And he needs a bathroom for what? birdographer Apr 2024 #22
But will they be frequent enough? Maybe that's what he's truly worried about. Chakaconcarne Apr 2024 #48
I see what you did there. SergeStorms Apr 2024 #15
Don't like the word "flounce". When you weigh around 375 lbs, "flouncing" is not on the menu. Plodding or blustering, ok jaxexpat Apr 2024 #24
"Lumber?" Sparkly Apr 2024 #30
For one such as him, having but a thin and unfinished veneer, lumber is perfect. jaxexpat Apr 2024 #39
Oxford says: ... albacore Apr 2024 #36
That Oxford, they got the words. jaxexpat Apr 2024 #40
We've been living in Beckett's dimension since the Jan6th Impeachment. Hugin Apr 2024 #45
Touche. jaxexpat Apr 2024 #46
These stunts will hurt him with the jury LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2024 #2
Yes, they will. And then he will use a jury conviction wnylib Apr 2024 #28
Trump will be covered wall to wall on every media outlet in the world everyday of the trial. Barry Markson Apr 2024 #4
The Secret Service would be doing him a big favor Mr.Bill Apr 2024 #13
Doing us all a favor! ALBliberal Apr 2024 #16
I think bdamomma Apr 2024 #42
Sadly true. wnylib Apr 2024 #29
As I have suggested elsewhere, this should be archived as an example of someone going through a personal melt-down. erronis Apr 2024 #6
If TSF moves to get out, the DOOR opens for Judge Merchan Traurigkeit Apr 2024 #8
He'll be like a little kid in church. Fidgeting and telling mom he has to pee RIGHT NOW! Ping Tung Apr 2024 #9
I thought NewsMax has it live Captain Zero Apr 2024 #23
I'm glad it's not televised. COL Mustard Apr 2024 #26
Better double up.... SergeStorms Apr 2024 #14
Lol, just imagined all the crap Dave Bowman Apr 2024 #17
Stand back... SergeStorms Apr 2024 #38
Do you suppose it could be that the scrunchy-at-the-ankle style came out just for him, just for now? jaxexpat Apr 2024 #25
If only it could be televised..... toad-eye Apr 2024 #18
Trump's head will turn into a oasis Apr 2024 #19
Will it spin around like the kid in the Exorcist as the wnylib Apr 2024 #31
An evil demon couldn't oasis Apr 2024 #47
His blood pressure bdamomma Apr 2024 #43
Guns and ketchup will not be allowed in the Court. twodogsbarking Apr 2024 #20
Almost choked on my yogurt laughing birdographer Apr 2024 #21
Yup. Rules apply to everyone but TSF. TSExile Apr 2024 #27
I think that he will deliberately push the envelope hard wnylib Apr 2024 #33
I heard George Conway say that he will Quakerfriend Apr 2024 #34
And Trump has said that all hell will break loose on Monday. wnylib Apr 2024 #35
I hate to say this bdamomma Apr 2024 #44
I'm sure that security will be very high. wnylib Apr 2024 #49
Sit Ladythatvotesblue Apr 2024 #32
At the top of this thread, I suggested a pool on when trump would storm out of the courtroom... albacore Apr 2024 #37
well bdamomma Apr 2024 #41

erronis

(15,978 posts)
7. Can you imagine having to clean up the floors/walls/loo after trump evacuates?
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:22 PM
Apr 2024

Hazardous duty pay!

And lots of disinfectant!

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
10. How about putting
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:26 PM
Apr 2024

the poor person who has to clean up any bathroom he has used, on that Cable TV show of worst jobs????????

Or the person who has to do his laundry whenever he has a "blow-out" of his Depends......

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
12. I don't even want
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:36 PM
Apr 2024

the vision of that going thru my mind erronis.........

It's like the people that work for the companies that clean up crime scenes, etc

birdographer

(1,610 posts)
22. And he needs a bathroom for what?
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 04:17 PM
Apr 2024

From tales of the stench, that stuff just stays in there till he puts on his jammies at night.

Chakaconcarne

(2,553 posts)
48. But will they be frequent enough? Maybe that's what he's truly worried about.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:19 AM
Apr 2024

That he'll have an accident.

jaxexpat

(7,220 posts)
24. Don't like the word "flounce". When you weigh around 375 lbs, "flouncing" is not on the menu. Plodding or blustering, ok
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 04:23 PM
Apr 2024

Waddle,......I can, sadly, see that. But, Canter, sashay, leap, egress or even mosey are impossible, not happening for the way-too-obese, end-of-times wannabe villain exiting the court where we shall see if there is, at long last, equal justice under the law in America.

I'm still not certain if this isn't all a trick of my aged-alcoholic imagination or part of the script of a play by Henrik Ibsen or Neil Simon, maybe working together in the great playwrights great beyond or maybe Samuel Beckett. Yeah, Beckett sounds about right.

albacore

(2,439 posts)
36. Oxford says: ...
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 06:18 PM
Apr 2024

"Go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner.
"He stood up in a fury and flounced out"
And trump's flounce is bigger than anybody's!

wnylib

(22,912 posts)
28. Yes, they will. And then he will use a jury conviction
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 05:03 PM
Apr 2024

to enhance his victim image for his followers. "No other president has been so persecuted. I am being persecuted for your sake. It is a political witch hunt because I am representing you and your interests against the crooked socialist government."

There isn't anything that he won't spin to project a righteous image of himself.

But other people besides the jury will notice. Even without the trial being televised, the general public will get reports and descriptions of his courtroom behavior. It could weaken support for him among many people, even though the hardline MAGAs will double down on defending him.

 

Barry Markson

(280 posts)
4. Trump will be covered wall to wall on every media outlet in the world everyday of the trial.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 02:44 PM
Apr 2024

His caravan through the streets, his courthouse steps speeches morning, noon, and after the day's sessions.
All for free.
He can't buy that that kind of pub.

And it will suck all the air out of everything else like OJ Simpson.

Mr.Bill

(24,467 posts)
13. The Secret Service would be doing him a big favor
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:37 PM
Apr 2024

if they insisted the only safe way they can get him in and out of the courtroom is through a back entrance where the public is not allowed.

bdamomma

(64,613 posts)
42. I think
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:06 AM
Apr 2024

The Secret Service will take him through the back, it's when he comes out spewing his lies about being a "victim". He can go to hell, let him keep Roy Cohn company.

erronis

(15,978 posts)
6. As I have suggested elsewhere, this should be archived as an example of someone going through a personal melt-down.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:20 PM
Apr 2024

I'm sure there will be tons of analyses, reports, medical journal entries, dissertations, tragi-comical cartoons, etc. detailing his facial expressions, his utterances (within and outside of the courtroom), his body language, and perhaps (ewww) his smells.

And Fux/Newsmax/Pravda will report on the glorious leader (putin) and his wonderful mutt (trump).

Ping Tung

(991 posts)
9. He'll be like a little kid in church. Fidgeting and telling mom he has to pee RIGHT NOW!
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:25 PM
Apr 2024

I so wish this was going to televised.

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
14. Better double up....
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:38 PM
Apr 2024

on the "Depends" tomorrow, Donald. We wouldn't want anything dribbling down your legs during the trial. 💩

Either that or tape your pants down around your ankles.

jaxexpat

(7,220 posts)
25. Do you suppose it could be that the scrunchy-at-the-ankle style came out just for him, just for now?
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 04:28 PM
Apr 2024

Clothing designers, who knew they were in charge?

toad-eye

(23 posts)
18. If only it could be televised.....
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:55 PM
Apr 2024

I was pretty riveted to our television on Insurrection Day (Jan 6).
It was astonishing.
That day had a huge impact on all of us, which is why tRump will forever be a loser.
While the trial won't be televised, tRump's daily bloviation after every court appearance will be.

For that reason alone this trial should be televised.
Having said that, the extensive reporting on this trial should be fun.

wnylib

(22,912 posts)
31. Will it spin around like the kid in the Exorcist as the
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 05:14 PM
Apr 2024

evil demons inside Trump come to the surface in his rage?

bdamomma

(64,613 posts)
43. His blood pressure
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:09 AM
Apr 2024

will be sky high, and watch his face getting very red. He will be pouting too like a 2-year-old.

birdographer

(1,610 posts)
21. Almost choked on my yogurt laughing
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 04:16 PM
Apr 2024

"...He can't do that in a criminal trial. No one can do that."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA. Watch trump walk out. Watch nobody do anything to stop him. Watch him go home, after picking up a bucket of KFC.

wnylib

(22,912 posts)
33. I think that he will deliberately push the envelope hard
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 05:32 PM
Apr 2024

in the courtroom trying to force the judge to take disciplinary action that will build up the martyr image.

I don't know what the judge's disciplinary options are, but I think that he could remove Trump to a separate room where he could watch but not respond. He would need to have speaking access to his attorneys, but could be cut off from verbal disruptions of the trial. Also, no phone, tablet, or laptop access so that he can't try to film or stream parts of the trial, or post commentary on it while it is ongoing.

He will, of course, protest any and all restrictions on him, but some will be necessary.

I wonder if there will be room for spectators besides the press.

wnylib

(22,912 posts)
35. And Trump has said that all hell will break loose on Monday.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 06:05 PM
Apr 2024

Some DU posters and media commentators have compared that to the J6 invitation tweet "Will be wild." They thought that Trump was trying to get another J6 type crowd to take action.

But I think he might mean that all hell will break loose in the courtroom. I suspect that he has something planned to carry out in court. Don't know what it would be since my mind (fortunately) does not work like his.

Or, there might be multiple disruptive protests planned for around the country rather than a single gathering like J6.

albacore

(2,439 posts)
37. At the top of this thread, I suggested a pool on when trump would storm out of the courtroom...
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 06:25 PM
Apr 2024

Now, I want to suggest a pool on trump's blood pressure high point during the trial...especially Cohen's and Daniels' testimonies.
I want a high, high number in that pool.

I seriously think that fucker will vapor lock before November.

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