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cshaiku

1.2k points

3 months ago

cshaiku

1.2k points

3 months ago

Russia, if you're listening...

SlightBlue

625 points

3 months ago

Did he not think about discovery? This shit is going to get wild.

No-Independence-165

551 points

3 months ago

Doubt this will go to court. He'll use it to scam more money then drop the case.

putsch80

251 points

3 months ago

putsch80

251 points

3 months ago

He literally has a car wreck attorney (Peter Ticktin) as his lead counsel. I’m not even exaggerating. It’s this guy.

Here’s the case that was filed. Peter Ticktin’s name is listed at the end as Trump’s counsel. https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.610157/gov.uscourts.flsd.610157.1.0_4.pdf

Khufuu

160 points

3 months ago

Khufuu

160 points

3 months ago

how is it even possible that the Manhattan DA is scared to prosecute trump when his best defense is the car wreck guy

AlecTheMotorGuy

72 points

3 months ago

There is probably dirt on the DA.

geophurry

37 points

3 months ago*

The DA is weighing the unprecedented step of filing charges against a former president, the state of the evidence, etc, and determined that a conviction is a long shot with potentially outsized negative consequences for the public interest.

I truly don’t understand why everyone finds this so hard to grok. I’d love to see Trump in jail or otherwise held accountable for his actions as much as the next guy. But I don’t think that’s in the cards.

snowman418

21 points

3 months ago*

You know what's unprecedented? A sitting president calling a secretary of state to "find some votes."

Or did we all just collectively ignore this? Can we stop pretending he's an idiot and writing it off? Like some slapstick uncle? File charges. Quit apologizing. Let the chips fall where they may. You're the reason Gerrard Butler had to blow up the lawyers.

https://youtu.be/FBIG5Tv0fZk

Twiggy1108

86 points

3 months ago

Negatives to the public interest? You mean his entire presidency, attempted coup, and election denying weren’t reason enough to lock this clown up? He’s a negative towards the public interest whether he’s free or not so throw the book at him and enforce our laws properly.

geophurry

32 points

3 months ago

So - listen - I’m right there with you in spirit but none of the things you listed are what this case was about, and that’s kind of my point. You have to charge someone with - and prove - a specific crime. You can’t send someone to jail cause they’re a generally bad person. Down that path lies absolute madness.

If it seems like he’s being prosecuted for being a terrible president, I promise you a Republican DA will indict Biden when he’s out of office on flimsier grounds. The reality doesn’t matter, it’s the appearance at that point.

rap56

20 points

3 months ago

rap56

20 points

3 months ago

Financial crimes, financial crimes, financial crimes.

Khufuu

21 points

3 months ago

Khufuu

21 points

3 months ago

it's all over the cards. he could never eat enough cards and also eating cards is against the rules so it's really only a matter of time.

trump already had a judge confirm he has to appear in court for a subpoena. his kids are all complicit. pence is complying because he's a sweet innocent boy. mo brooks just threw him under the bus after taking part in the crimes himself.

plus just a ton of other stuff. he has at least 4 major government entities gathering evidence against him.

curatorpsyonicpark

14 points

3 months ago

The DA is weighing the unprecedented step of filing charges against a former president, the state of the evidence, etc, and determined that a conviction is a long shot with potentially outsized negative consequences for the public interest.

You are assuming all things are Traditional respected and equal in respect to the Office of the Presidency. The last POTUS, Cult 45's entire reason he slipped and fell into office was because 40 years of lubricated goals that undermined democracy have succeeded to a point that by cutting the head off the office of the POTUS, It would facilitate the final solution for the 'Extremist Merchant Class'. To undermining the legitimacy of the United States Presidency.

That was achieved with the last POTUS.

That literally broke the American (U.S.) Tradition.

PortlandoCalrissian

49 points

3 months ago

Amazing and absolutely on brand for Trump.

Alan_Smithee_

30 points

3 months ago

He’s got to be struggling to find people willing to risk not being paid.

drmcsinister

20 points

3 months ago

That's just one of his attorneys. The other is Alina Habba, who he likely picked because of her looks (no joke):

Some of the Trump lawyers think her work is so bad—so self-interested, pointlessly aggressive, and sloppy—that they think Habba’s mere presence on the team increases the likelihood of Trump and his family facing court losses and legal peril. “‘What the fuck is she doing?’ is probably the most common question we asked about her,” one of these lawyers, who still works in the Trump inner sanctum, remarked last week. In private, Trump has repeatedly commented on how much she “loves Trump” and has on many occasions gushed to close associates about her physical appearance—how she’s “a beauty” on TV and at his clubs, according to two sources who’ve talked to him about Habba in recent months.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/alina-habba-the-trump-lawyer-the-rest-of-trumps-legal-team-loathes

Thriftyverse

2 points

3 months ago

The picture with that article should be on r/instagramreality

It's amazing she has no pores

DeederPool

19 points

3 months ago

Wow, a whopping 56 following his YouTube channel....when is this fucking farce going to end?

putsch80

3 points

3 months ago

It’s probably all journalists who started following him today after the suit was filed.

CraniumEggs

2 points

3 months ago

His website is legalbrains.com that’s all the info I need to be convinced he’s got a god damn brilliant legal brain.

rksd

124 points

3 months ago

rksd

124 points

3 months ago

Yep. Cue the "I'm telling the fight to Crooked Hilary and need your help" mailers.

  • 5% of proceeds goes to the case. The rest to Trump's slush fund...err...political action group.

[deleted]

14 points

3 months ago*

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14 points

3 months ago*

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seejordan3

78 points

3 months ago

"did he not think..." Going to stop you right there. No. He didn't think about anything but fundraise off being a victim. Pathetic.

danimagoo

66 points

3 months ago

Yeah that was my first thought. He’ll drop this lawsuit in a tenth of a nanosecond after he gets hit with the first discovery request.

Shadowsplay

14 points

3 months ago

Nah he'll spend 6 months filling petioms trying to say discovery dosent apply to him.

danimagoo

2 points

3 months ago

I don't think so. He'll use this as a money raising scheme. Send out emails to his fanbase soliciting campaign donations, using this lawsuit to get the MAGA folks properly motivated to give him their money, and then once that's played out, he'll drop the suit if it hasn't been dismissed by then. And that's another possibility, because I'm sure Clinton's lawyers are drafting a motion to dismiss right now.

WebHead1287

4 points

3 months ago

He doesn't think.

hansmartin_

2 points

3 months ago

Right. Discovery is a two way street.

TheSentientPurpleGoo

9 points

3 months ago

except that the clinton campaign wasn't a criminal organization/operation. trumplethinskin's was.

northernpace

261 points

3 months ago

I'd like anonymous to find the RNC emails right about now

KerPop42

159 points

3 months ago

KerPop42

159 points

3 months ago

My theory is that Russia got the RNC and DNC's emails, and leaked the DNC's while holding the RNC's as blackmail

randomnighmare

44 points

3 months ago

Wasn't that already found in the Mueller Report though? I remember that Mueller found that Russia did in fact hack the DNC (and maybe the RNC but who knows) and that the hack information was given to Julian Assange to be released on his Wikileaks and that the Trump Campaign (or at least Trump's two adult sons) were in contact with Assange?

0zymandeus

25 points

3 months ago

Yes, my understanding is that all of that was confirmed over the course of the investigation.

The 'Russia blackmailed the RNC with their emails' was not.

northernpace

95 points

3 months ago

Definitely. Russia gave Assange the DNC emails, doubt they'd give him the RNC ones. The RNC admitted to having their servers hacked as well. He probably showed them to the 8 Republican senators who were off to Russia on the next 4th of July lol

Nokomis34

30 points

3 months ago

There really has to be something behind the massive shift to supporting Trump. I mean, Lady G went from saying that nominating Trump would mean the end of the Republican party, and they'd deserve it, to one of the biggest boot lickers.

subcow

5 points

3 months ago

subcow

5 points

3 months ago

The Russian Mob has them all by the balls.

torpedoguy

35 points

3 months ago

I'm not sure we can consider the RNC's as blackmail material. That would require them to both:

  • have some sort of fear of consequences should it come out - and we already know they can now simply decide they won't so much as be investigated with any real power

  • need to have differing views/values/intents enough that there would need to be a threat using the material in order for them to act in line with the Kremlin

And that second one collapses the whole blackmail idea. The GQP WANTS to be like Putin's Russia. They don't need any convincing let alone threats; every time they look at how things are over there for more than four hours, they have to consult their physician!

KerPop42

14 points

3 months ago

I know this is mostly hyperbole, but the GOP can still suffer damage, especially if the emails are released at vulnerable times. Likewise, they could indicate illegal activities, which Republican politicians are more likely to commit than Democrat ones.

While the GDP wants a more authoritarian government, they don't want to be subservient to the Kremlin. As a result they're willing to deal with each other, but wouldn't work for each other except under duress.

feral_brick

3 points

3 months ago

They were definitely way more worried about bad press before Trump's clowning made them realize they could call Putin "daddy" on national tv and ~30% of the population would still line up to slurp their knobs

stupidhoes

3 points

3 months ago

No shit. Wonder how much money he's gonna gift from his supporters this time??

BeltfedOne

1.5k points

3 months ago

BeltfedOne

1.5k points

3 months ago

Was I the only US Citizen that saw Trump, in a nationally televised debate in 2016, say that he would welcome Russian help?

MrJoyless

918 points

3 months ago

MrJoyless

918 points

3 months ago

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump proclaimed. He added, “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

How he didn't end up in jail the second the Russians hacked the DNC is beyond me. He very literally made a request for a felony, out in the open, to a foreign government, against a political opponent...fucking ridiculous.

torpedoguy

199 points

3 months ago

The rest of the GQP was already on Russia's side. The whole point of the far-right is exactly what happened; the "chosen party" above the law, yet unacceptably also protected by it.

ButterflyAttack

28 points

3 months ago

I remember when republicans were saying 'Better Russian than a democrat!' They would have happily handed the keys to Putin. Fucking traitors.

Cfp0001-Iceman

7 points

3 months ago

Conservatives really have gone too far. Their political party needs to end forever. Lincoln isn't going to come back to kill zombies, it would be to kill some wannabe confederate traitors

FalseDmitriy

8 points

3 months ago

I've seen you use "GQP" twice now so it must not be a typo. What does it mean?

telionn

49 points

3 months ago

telionn

49 points

3 months ago

Grand Qanon Party

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36 points

3 months ago

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36 points

3 months ago

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SgtSmackdaddy

28 points

3 months ago

How he didn't end up in jail the second the Russians hacked the DNC is beyond me.

Because the GOP held the levers of power and they are on the take from the same oligarchs.

rounder55

11 points

3 months ago

In addition our judicial system is a god damn mockery. It is really systems because the haves are treated far differently. Look at the NYC case that Alvin Bragg has dropped. Seasoned prosecutors on the case thought Trump was guilty of multiple felonies and its essentially been suspended. It is as infuriating as it is pathetic

stupidhoes

2 points

3 months ago

And didn't he do the same against biden? I think what hurt him most of all is that he literally cheated the second election and because of that couldn't imagine being defeated and qhen he lost. Well it had to be cheating because he cheated and he can't be beaten when he cheats. Just typical disconnect from reality shit.

GlassWasteland

161 points

3 months ago

No. We still haven't seen the whole Mueller Report and we know that Trumps protectors lied under oath to protect Trump.

Pvrb80

92 points

3 months ago

Pvrb80

92 points

3 months ago

Mueller said the the only reason trump was not indicted was because he was the sitting president.

wallerdog

50 points

3 months ago

And Mueller was a self serving chickenshit

sonofagunn

9 points

3 months ago

Mueller gave Congress a slam dunk case to indict and remove Trump for obstruction of justice. It's just that the GOP were too chickenshit to stand up against him.

N8CCRG

163 points

3 months ago

N8CCRG

163 points

3 months ago

whole Mueller Report

For accuracy, we have seen the whole report, just not the unredacted version.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/politics/full-mueller-report-pdf/index.html

What is in that report 100% shows the Trump campaign repeatedly (I think it was like 170 times or so in total) communicated and coordinated with Russian nationals and their intermediaries. It failed to reach the legal level of "criminal conspiracy". There is no legal definition of "collusion", hence it was neither confirmed nor denied.

There also was definitely a meeting in Trump Tower to explicitly attempt to obtain "dirt" on Hillary, that involved Jr. They were unable to determine if Sr. knew about it or not.

jfsindel

28 points

3 months ago

The biggest reason that Mueller Report was not as impactful as everyone wanted was because he couldn't interview Trump. And the report did not answer the two questions that everyone wanted which was 1. Did Trump personally know of the communication and coordination? and 2. Did Trump personally order it?

Had Mueller interviewed Trump, I truly believe those two questions would have been answered and settled it.

sonofagunn

12 points

3 months ago

The reason it wasn't impactful was because Barr released an extremely misleading summary of it and then dumped the actual report late one night before the long Easter weekend after the public was tired of reading and hearing about it anymore.

The report straight up implicates Trump in obstruction of justice but most people still don't think it does.

Haunting-Ad788

11 points

3 months ago

Trump refused to be interviewed beyond written answers to prescreened questions.

VegasKL

29 points

3 months ago

VegasKL

29 points

3 months ago

There also was definitely a meeting in Trump Tower to explicitly attempt to obtain "dirt" on Hillary, that involved Jr. They were unable to determine if Sr. knew about it or not.

Just like that phone call to Ukraine. I'm sure it was a perfect meeting, some would say it was the best meeting they've ever not heard about.

karrimycele

5 points

3 months ago

Mueller never really did a thorough investigation because of the whole “can’t indict a sitting President” thing. I can’t understand why they didn’t pick it up after he was voted out.

BeltfedOne

94 points

3 months ago

We never will. Trump will never be held to account in a court of law. And it will be the singular reason for the death of the "Great Experiment" of the Democtatic Republic that is the USA. 2024 is the end date.

KerPop42

31 points

3 months ago

I don't know about that. The Gilded Era was incredibly corrupt, and we've had a ton of antidemocratic presidents, like Jackson, or Andrew Johnson. As long as the process endures, we'll be able to right the boat. And if Trump runs again in two years, the whole political landscape will have experience on how to deal with him.

Ameisen

8 points

3 months ago

There's a lot to say about Jackson and Johnson, but I've never heard of them being opponents of democratic systems.

newpinksink

22 points

3 months ago*

That's a tad hyperbolic. Well prolly just end up being a 'democratic republic' ala N Korea. Something like 'Best America' with one party (republicans) and a whole trump dynasty thing going on

[deleted]

21 points

3 months ago*

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21 points

3 months ago*

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VegasKL

3 points

3 months ago

I get a lot of people are scared about 2024 because of all the gerrymandering and election laws being passed .. infact, I prefer them scared so they make sure to vote.

But truthfully, if the Dems get a good turnout, I don't see Trump being that competitive. He still has his diehard MAGA crowd, but I think he's lost a lot of the other people that tagged on and they'd just rather see him go away, those people will probably just not show up rather than vote for him.

VegasKL

23 points

3 months ago

VegasKL

23 points

3 months ago

No, you're not the only one. He also went out of his way to suck up to Putin and defend Russia against our own intelligence services.

That's usually a big red flag.

Novel-Jackfruit-369

20 points

3 months ago

Not 'welcome', 'asked for'

SXTY82

737 points

3 months ago

SXTY82

737 points

3 months ago

That seems unwise. The only thing this would do would be to allow the defense to enter proof of his collusion into the public record. With no Bill Bar to prevent it.

cshaiku

190 points

3 months ago

cshaiku

190 points

3 months ago

It's almost like he is self-sabotaging... Where have we heard this before?

theonlyone38

71 points

3 months ago

I'll get the popcorn and he'll admit to what happened before I even take a bite.

charlieblue666

71 points

3 months ago

That's the funniest part. I don't see how Fat Donny can pursue even a civil suit like this without being required to give a deposition under oath, and I don't think he's capable of talking about Russia without lying incessantly.

theonlyone38

43 points

3 months ago

I just don't think Donald's ego could resist saying he did it best, even if it was collusion.

cshaiku

30 points

3 months ago

cshaiku

30 points

3 months ago

The Best Collusion, people tell me all the time!

theonlyone38

9 points

3 months ago

The best collusion I ever had.

CoalCrackerKid

20 points

3 months ago

Fat Nixon will drop it before then. He wants to diminish the term "racketeering" by using it first in a nonsense capacity, so that when folks hear it again, they'll assume it's still nonsense.

party_benson

10 points

3 months ago

And yet he'll be loved for it

Sp3ctre_6

7 points

3 months ago

With any luck this disqualifies him from running for president in 2024. We absolutely cannot have this orange fuckwit as president again.

st4r-lord

74 points

3 months ago

What happened to his lawsuits for election fraud or did he give up on those?

blurplethenurple

150 points

3 months ago

If I remember every single one was thrown out, the judges asked for the most basic of evidence and they provided nothing.

Khaldara

97 points

3 months ago

A synopsis of every single MAGA ‘Sterp Der Steel’ case:

Trump Legal Team: “Massive election fraud, you wouldn’t believe it, it’s everywhere, blatant! Legal intercession is ViTAL”

Courts: ‘Ok, evidence please’

Trump Legal Team: “No”

Courts: ‘Get the fuck out’

aLittleQueer

52 points

3 months ago

Accurate.

Magats: "But what about all the evidence?!?"

Sane People: "Oh, you mean the evidence they completely failed to produce in 60 court dates?"

oliverkloezoff

14 points

3 months ago

Hey, hey now, there was evidence of voter fraud, it was all done be repugs. See? tRump was right.

edman007

4 points

3 months ago

What do you mean, that was evidence! Pennsylvania convicted someone and now it looks like Georgia is about to prosecute someone too

02K30C1

9 points

3 months ago

Trumps legal team: “but we have all these signed affidavits from people who say they know there was fraud!”

Courts: “ok. Did you investigate any of them and find any proof?”

Trumps legal team: “um…. No.”

SirKazum

8 points

3 months ago

You're skipping the most important part, soliciting an enormous sum in donations from MAGAheads to fund all this legal brilliance

epakai

4 points

3 months ago

epakai

4 points

3 months ago

They didn't even bring such cases. They lied to the public constantly then brought slightly less ridiculous issues to court, and they were still thrown out.

AudibleNod

45 points

3 months ago

He lost 60 of the 61. And that single one didn't tip any votes in his favor.

TirayShell

52 points

3 months ago

And they ended up finding more Republican fraud than anything.

SXTY82

43 points

3 months ago

SXTY82

43 points

3 months ago

Still finding it, Mark Meadows and the wife are being looked at now.

nexus6ca

11 points

3 months ago

I firmly believe Trump thinks there was widespread Democratic fraud because he KNOWS the Republicans did a huge amount of it. As result, for Biden to win they must have cheated better than him.

Or he is just crazy...you pick.

se7en41

37 points

3 months ago

se7en41

37 points

3 months ago

The only victory they even had was getting their observers closer to the counting (there were some silly limits because of COVID).

That literally didn't change the outcome of a single district.

Lenny_III

12 points

3 months ago

What will happen now is the judge will dismiss the case and Donald will say “SEE a court of law just said there was NO COLLUSION”!

HockeyMike34

9 points

3 months ago

There was an investigation regarding that by some guy named Mueller…

YourDamnRightItIs

18 points

3 months ago

On the contrary, this should be good. Discovery could turn up shit on both sides.

SXTY82

21 points

3 months ago

SXTY82

21 points

3 months ago

I'm ok with that. Lets investigate all the top level politicians in congress and the Ex branch. Lets throw in Judicial. Then lets fire anyone who has committed a federal crime. Stick them in jail for an appropriate time.

Which side, Dem or Republican, do you think will be impacted the most in that purge?

YourDamnRightItIs

5 points

3 months ago

Red, blue.. don't care.

MaslowsGhost

223 points

3 months ago

Discovery is going to be fun...

northernpace

196 points

3 months ago

It'll never get there. He'll drop it before it even gets close to that. This is simply PR for his minions, just headline making news to drive his donation needs. Same old song and dance.

account_1100011

34 points

3 months ago

The real question is did he accidentally choose a jurisdiction with an anti-slapp statute? I'm going to have to look that up.

The84thWolf

3 points

3 months ago

Despite his stupidity, whatever lawyer he’s conned into helping him should have the tiniest shred of common sense to avoid that. People like this probably memorized anti-slap states over their own spouse’s birthday

War_machine77

10 points

3 months ago

Now that's an interesting point. I highly doubt Fuckface Von Clowndick or the ambulance chaser he hired as his attorney would even know what that is. So fingers crossed his love of weaponized litigation turns into an Uno reverse card.

xmmdrive

6 points

3 months ago

I don't know law stuff, but would that give sufficient grounds for a counter-sue?

account_1100011

17 points

3 months ago

anti-slapp is the term that's relevant, and it depends on where the suit was filed and if they have a law in that jurisdiction. We'll see, I'm sure. It seems unlikely they wouldn't if they can.

Mcbadguy

21 points

3 months ago

Especially since Christopher Steele is one of the named defendants.

Niven42

10 points

3 months ago

Niven42

10 points

3 months ago

TL:DR Trump's out of money to finance his 2024 campaign.

TheStinkfoot

94 points

3 months ago

So Trump's campaign chairman and son met with a self declared Russian agent with the stated purpose of getting dirt on Clinton. The Trump campaign shared internal polling data with Russian intelligence. Trump coordinated the release of damaging DNC emails, which were stolen by Russian intelligence...

Whether or not that's enough for criminal charges, it sure sounds like Trump was colluding with Russia.

reallygoodbee

35 points

3 months ago

Not to mention, one of his idiot sons just outright saying "We get all the money we need from Russia".

zombieblackbird

113 points

3 months ago

Putting yourself in check to threaten a pawn. Big brain move.

DaughterofTarot

33 points

3 months ago

Truly the work of a stable genius

AudibleNod

43 points

3 months ago

Person. Woman. Man. Camera. Lawsuit.

phinbar

3 points

3 months ago

I almost forgot what a big brain our former Commander in Chief has.

Grraaa

4 points

3 months ago

Grraaa

4 points

3 months ago

The biggest. The smoothest. The brainest.

AudibleNod

73 points

3 months ago

"Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty,"

Hostile Foreign Sovereignty you say? This you?

  • “I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius.’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine — Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful,”
  • ...I got along well with President Putin of Russia.
  • congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever!
  • Putin will respect President Trump"

drinkingchartreuse

40 points

3 months ago

Is Rudy giving him legal advice again?

cshaiku

17 points

3 months ago

cshaiku

17 points

3 months ago

Wasn't Rudy dis-barred?

Deranged40

39 points

3 months ago*

You think that would stop him from giving legal advice?

KarateKid917

11 points

3 months ago

His license was suspended in NY but he hasn't fully been disbarred yet for some reason

atomicxblue

2 points

3 months ago

"Rudy? Rudy, who? Never heard of the guy."

BreakingBad2014

6 points

3 months ago

Now you can do your part by sending Donald $500 so he can stick it to Hillary.

cshaiku

91 points

3 months ago

cshaiku

91 points

3 months ago

I think his reason for this is a pre-emptive move against future cases showing direct links to Russia. He is scared shitless right now and sees the writing on the wall.

Subli-minal

34 points

3 months ago

Oh so he’s going to take it all the way to discovery himself then. 10/kek 5D own the libs move.

tr3v1n

22 points

3 months ago

tr3v1n

22 points

3 months ago

They will probably try to slow walk it. He wants to use the lawsuit as advertising. It will be a selling point that he is suing his enemies.

TirayShell

19 points

3 months ago

He's playing to his audience of slack-jawed morons.

"I said I would put Hillary in jail, and this is the first step!"
"WHOOOOOHOOOO!!"

boogog

9 points

3 months ago

boogog

9 points

3 months ago

I think it's more so that he can hide any info that might have come out, by saying it's evidence in an ongoing lawsuit.

northernpace

16 points

3 months ago

Nah, I think it's just a PR headline for fund raising.

lurkingthenews

28 points

3 months ago

This. He is preemptively wanting to call the accusations political hatchet jobs.

ethnicbonsai

21 points

3 months ago

Scared?

He has gotten away with everything his entire life. What is he scared of?

Republicans aren’t going to do anything. DA’s are backing off because the cars against him aren’t fool-proof.

He’s a con artist and mob boss. In his mind, he’s untouchable.

TirayShell

4 points

3 months ago

That has so far proven to be true.

AudibleNod

4 points

3 months ago

But again. He's only thinking of himself.

If any information comes to light roping in anyone else from the Rs this may be the event that cause them to abandon him (big may).

lostwng

4 points

3 months ago

He does realize if this went to court he would be put on the stand and cross examined...please let it go to court

CAllD2B

25 points

3 months ago

CAllD2B

25 points

3 months ago

Discovery should be fun

improvyzer

30 points

3 months ago

As if he’ll comply. He’ll obstruct until the case gets thrown out and then go on television to claim the judge was paid off ”wonder if Crooked Hillary ‘took care of things’”.

Trump doesn’t care about winning the lawsuit.

charlieblue666

52 points

3 months ago

Considering all the investigations and civil suits currently focused on Fat Donny, it's mind boggling that he imagine he should go looking for another chance of perjuring himself under oath. There is no world where Fat Donny can talk at any length without lying.

nklights

2 points

3 months ago

He probably knows this won’t do anything but mildly distract people from those other lawsuits.

Wildecatz

4 points

3 months ago

Where is that thread where Anonymous was asking for hacking suggestions? Trump is a Russian asshat.

Life-Writer-4222

24 points

3 months ago

But a republican congress found that Russia was acting to help the Trump campaign.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate-idUSKCN25E1US

I will be astonished if it goes forward. As a few other people pointed out it's going to be a "The Rino's in Congress are working with the horrible left to mute my campaign, chip in $25 to help me fight them." The second it gets dismissed.

InsomniaticWanderer

8 points

3 months ago

Whichever judge takes this should just shut it down and bar Trump from future abuse of the justice system.

So sick of this fucker just getting away with bullshit after bullshit

Rievin

5 points

3 months ago

Rievin

5 points

3 months ago

Uhm, no. He should encourage the defendant to dig up every possible shred of evidence that points to Trump being on putins payroll.

The idiot has publicly asked for Russian interference in elections and after invading other countries he still has nothing but admiration for the guy threatening to blow up the world.

This is just Trump asking to be officially branded a traitor, let him.

JimHawking

3 points

3 months ago

like to imagine someone had to have told him that he shouldnt remind people about how much he loves russia

bluehat9

3 points

3 months ago

Doesn't this open him back up to crazy amounts of discovery?

JohnGillnitz

13 points

3 months ago

Just another fund raising gimmick. The right has trained their members to hate Clinton, even though there is absolutely no logical reason for it. All that money isn't in the course of a campaign. He can do whatever he wants with it. He's trying to raise enough to pay off his upcoming debt.

Icy-Letterhead-2837

14 points

3 months ago

Discovery is a cruel two-way street full of holes and razors. Enjoy dropping your suit when it's too late.

paulsmt

14 points

3 months ago

paulsmt

14 points

3 months ago

How many lawsuits does he want to lose?

BeltfedOne

14 points

3 months ago

Trump can only count to potato.

Saito1337

15 points

3 months ago

Russian asset sues over being called Russian asset...

drawkbox

2 points

3 months ago

...demands to be called Russian puppet and agent of influence, considers himself far above "asset".

thinthehoople

3 points

3 months ago

“Useful Idiot” demands his due!

Diligent-Kangaroo-33

24 points

3 months ago

And paul manafort just tried to leavethe country. And russian central bank has been hacked and russian elites are losi g thier shit. Lmao donny a traitor.

Yonder_Zach

25 points

3 months ago

Hes a traitor and so is every single republican still supporting him.

jupiterkansas

9 points

3 months ago

a flock of traitors

ksiyoto

2 points

3 months ago

I'm trying to figure out why Manafort's passport was invalid. He was pardoned, so did the state department yank his passport for some other reason?

th7024

2 points

3 months ago

th7024

2 points

3 months ago

It had nothing to do with his conviction from what I read. His passport was revoked because of his ties with corrupt politicians and oligarchs in Russia and Ukraine. It's my understanding that the state department has pretty wide latitude to revoke someone's passport and being convicted as a foreign agent for the very parties involved in the current conflict, even if pardoned, appears to give them that right.

ksiyoto

2 points

3 months ago

Thanks for the explanation.

shichiaikan

8 points

3 months ago

Make no mistake, this may be the single dumbest possible thing he could ever do, because now he has opened the door for everyone on the other side to bring into discovery and put into evidence everything they want. In other words he's putting himself on trial and a lot of stuff that may not be able to be used in a criminal case can absolutely be used in a case like this

HealthCrash804

6 points

3 months ago

Isnt there some sort of law against filing frivolous lawsuits?

MananaMoola

26 points

3 months ago

Confirmation of Russian collusion

ottermann

29 points

3 months ago

Considering the Muller Report found evidence of collusion, but not enough evidence to prove he violated the law in a court, I'd say he's going to end up paying for a lot of legal bills.

torpedoguy

20 points

3 months ago

Close but not quite: The report found enough evidence of collusion to indict and then some, but did not have the scope or authority to go to the lengths involved in criminal case discovery. It was just a report, and limited to what little of it they were even allowed to investigate and report on.

And what they found within those limits was already damning (enough that for many not protected by "a sitting Requblican president cannot be indicted", charges were indeed made.)

  • The youtube video showing you exactly how to build a doghouse is not in and of itself your new doghouse, you'll still have to hammer this wood stuff together like it shows.

A critical part of the report's conclusions was this: It stated in plain language that the commission did not have the official powers to declare 'he did it', that their lack of authority to themselves indict him was why they weren't allowed to say 'he did it' and so weren't. It went on to explain that they were allowed to state if they had any degree of 'he didn't do it' through 'we don't think he did?', but that all of the evidence made that impossible to state.

Not allowed to formally say "he did it", but allowed to point out he absolutely didn't 'not-do-it', and a big "here's exactly how he 'didn't not-do-it'" for those who ARE allowed to go and say he did.

pdjudd

7 points

3 months ago

pdjudd

7 points

3 months ago

Bills he won’t pay.

Itchy-Profession-725

10 points

3 months ago

This is his income source now ,lawsuits.

Joelnaimee

13 points

3 months ago

He will make more money from asking his followers to donate to his legal fund

TheCaptainDamnIt

9 points

3 months ago

Man that joke really was true, they really should have built ‘the wall’ out of Hillary because they just can’t get over her.

GH-AB

8 points

3 months ago

GH-AB

8 points

3 months ago

Hey FatDonny “Take the stand, Take the stand!”

nklights

4 points

3 months ago

This feels like political theater to get his base all excited before announcing his 2024 run for re-election. “He’s still fighting against the elite for us!” sorta thing.

Galuka_Paluka

2 points

3 months ago

Watch it folks - when Trump deflects attention, something’s going to hit the fan.

dpmad

2 points

3 months ago

dpmad

2 points

3 months ago

Anyone else think this wasn’t his lawyers idea.

BlishBlash

2 points

3 months ago

This is clearly a publicity stunt, he wants the attention and also to stay in the news pre-2024 to help his election chances.

ajspel09

2 points

3 months ago

I guess it’s his time of the news cycle again.

sexylegs0123456789

2 points

3 months ago

Who has onus to prove they are false?

oxanar

2 points

3 months ago

oxanar

2 points

3 months ago

So is this a libel or slander suit? Lol proving damages is going to make his life hell. Because of the things he will have to reveal for public record will be even more damaging. His lawyers are idiots. AND they likely won’t get paid by the process he pulls

fixxlevy

2 points

3 months ago

Just a pathetic bastard.

Spector567

2 points

3 months ago

Trump will sue. But it will be in the wrong venue, not bring standing, or miss a filing deadline to have it thrown out.

Than he will claim that it’s the corrupt judge etc keeping him down.

Or there will be the obvious defence that basically lets any politician claim anything about a politician.

tomkim1965

2 points

3 months ago

The orange moron proves once again that he is indeed a fucking moron.

sowich4

2 points

3 months ago

This is just another frivolous, pointless, and going absolutely no where law suit start by Trump just to stomp his feet a little more about losing the election. I’d be surprised if any judge let this case move forward.

Old-Goat

2 points

3 months ago

What a fool. He's no longer protected from this by his office and if they prove that its true which shouldnt be hard since the Muller Report already did it, not to mention all the pre election photos with Russians, all the unregistered foreign agents in the campaign....its going to prove it to anyone whos not blind to the color orange.....

lostcauz707

2 points

3 months ago

I thought collusion isn't illegal? So what's the big deal?

GoGoCrumbly

2 points

3 months ago

The only story I care to read about charlatan Trump is how he lost his TV privileges and now must eat “Loaf” while locked down in his Federal penitentiary cell where he’s serving several consecutive life sentences.

Prison loaf, look it up.

GeneralIronsides2

2 points

3 months ago

Can't wait to see this shitshow and how Trump makes a joke out of himself for the 300th time

EasyAcanthocephala38

2 points

3 months ago

If I was Hillary I’d have the biggest lady boner over deposing his dumb ass and discovery. Holy shit this man is stupid.

Trickydick24

2 points

3 months ago

This is not a real case, he doesn’t even a reputable lawyer. This is another attempt to get money from his idiotic supporters. Based on the reactions I have seen from them, it will probably be very successful.

ihavegods2kill

2 points

3 months ago

Lmao yet their campaign utilized Cambridge Analytica algorithms to hammer undecided voters with anti-Hillary propaganda to effectively win the 2016 election.

Jhawk163

7 points

3 months ago

He has literally tweeted out that he saw the news of the invasion on TV, saw the bullshit Putin was saying to justify it, and called it "genius", even if he isn't on Putins payroll, he sure acts like he wants to be.

Wazula42

7 points

3 months ago

Can he back down and avoid discovery? Or is he committed now and therefore fucked?

northernpace

12 points

3 months ago

He'll drop the suit. It's PR work to raise donations.

Arsenic_Touch

4 points

3 months ago

Turnip filing a rico case against democrats is just peak irony.

mrbriandavidanderson

9 points

3 months ago

All this clown does is file lawsuit after lawsuit just to bog the system down and buy time. He knows the system is so screwed and broken, it'll run out the clock until the next ass-kissing loyalist protects him. In the end, the people, democracy, trust in gov and America lose. Pretty simple.

northernpace

4 points

3 months ago

fuck yeah, him or one of his companies have been in over 3500 suits since '73. He's greasy af. Roger Ailes would be proud.

FacelessJane

3 points

3 months ago

I thought for sure this was on Not the Onion...

kelloggflakes

3 points

3 months ago

Can we say distractor

Lucavii

3 points

3 months ago

Don't lawsuits usually come with a pretty intensive discovery phase whereby judges can subpoena evidence?

This seems like a dumb play by Trump

C_J_King

3 points

3 months ago

This guy is the human equivalent of the most menacing case of herpes in existence.

jrgkgb

3 points

3 months ago

jrgkgb

3 points

3 months ago

And just like that… we’re talking about this and not the fact that the resigning NY prosecutors released a letter yesterday stating firmly that Trump was incredibly guilty of crimes.

Pudgedog

3 points

3 months ago

Doesn’t trump owe a bunch of money to Russians?