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marble falls

(58,773 posts)
1. He's out of road, his luck has run out. He's playing for a possible day or two delay. His lawyers might get sanctioned.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:27 PM
Apr 15

OAITW r.2.0

(25,230 posts)
6. The reality is, he has no evidence to refute the prosecution case.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:34 PM
Apr 15

He's all in on concerted, systematic Republican electoral fraud effort to get him in the Chair. Hope DOJ is gearing up with election prosecutorial assets for this election.

marble falls

(58,773 posts)
11. It's a thought, but they have to have something, like I'm protected as a President. Or he's going to say ...
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:51 PM
Apr 15

... through his lawyers: "I have Presidential Immunity, let's wait until the Surpreme Court says so."

Justice matters.

(7,006 posts)
13. Can't invoke 'immunity' for a crime conspired before the election.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:17 PM
Apr 15

Even if the crime of falsifying business documents was committed after he was elected, it was planned before that.

And it's a state case, not a federal case.

BOSSHOG

(37,402 posts)
4. It's a brilliant move
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:31 PM
Apr 15

Unprecedented. No one saw it coming. No former president has ever provided no evidence in a trial. One does not need to provide defense evidence about a witch hunt. It’s in the 17th century document quoted by the great sammy Alito to really fuck up my argument about abortion. DJT

magicarpet

(14,805 posts)
10. I know,... i know,...
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:48 PM
Apr 15

Rudy can sit at the defendant's table and act as co-council.

Rudy can fart and toot while trDUMP shits himself for the audio, visual, and olifactory enjoyment of the judge jury, and courtroom observers.

angrychair

(8,872 posts)
15. Not holding my breath
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 08:50 AM
Apr 16

It means anything. This guy has, very literally, spent decades walking between the legal raindrops and done so with barely a mark to show for it.
He always seems to walk away with a fine or a warning or nothing at all.

In the end it will be anticlimactic: he will just push delay after delay, change lawyers, come into court late, whatever it takes, file motion after motion, appeal after appeal or in the end date them to come arrest him.
I still have no confidence this means anything. That just isn't how the world works. People like Trump get everything and regular people get screwed over.

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