Trump Lawyer: About That Tuesday “Arrest” Date, Nevermind
“We’re all reading tea leaves because they refuse to communicate”
It appears that rumors of Trump’s imminent arrest may have been greatly exaggerated.
On Saturday, Trump posted the following to his Truth Social account:
However, his attorney has confirmed that Trump’s legal team has received no word from the DA regarding an arrest, let alone a specific day for the arrest.
Donald Trump said he expects to turn himself in on Tuesday in the Manhattan district attorney’s hush-money case — a date his own lead defense attorney could not confirm.
Lead defense attorney Susan Necheles said the Trump defense team had received no information from the DA’s office that Trump would be “arrested” — his word — on Tuesday or on any other specific day, though she was careful not to directly contradict her clients’ Truth Social post.
“President Trump is basing this on press reports,” Necheles told Insider of the Tuesday date.
“This is a political prosecution and the DA leaks things to the press instead of communicating to the lawyers as they should,” Necheles said.
Necheles did not specify which “press report” Trump might be looking at. There has been no reporting of a specific date for Trump to surrender to Manhattan authorities.
She could not confirm if Trump was referring to a Fox News report from Friday. The report said that the district attorney’s office ‘asked for a meeting’ with law enforcement, in order to plan for an indictment that a court source told Fox “they are anticipating” next week.
Apparently, the DA is not in regular contact with Trump’s team, which she notes is abnormal.
Business Insider continues:
“We’re all reading tea leaves because they refuse to communicate,” she told Insider. “It’s been over a week and I haven’t gotten any information from them, which is not normal,” she said.
“In normal, run-of-the-mill cases, they’ll be talking to us about what date they expect to turn in an indictment. They’ll be saying ‘we’ll let you know,'” she added. “That’s the normal conversation you would have with prosecutors.”
There may be a reason for this silence (in addition to the partisan one):
The Manhattan grand jury has been hearing witness testimony since mid-January, including on Monday and Wednesday from Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, a star witness in the prosecution’s case.
But there are no credible accounts to emerge publicly that the grand jury has voted to indict Trump or anyone else, a necessary first step that would then lead the DA to contact Trump’s attorneys and negotiate his surrender and arraignment.
You’re smarter than this. Have they voted to indict yet? Are they done with witnesses? No. These are matters of fact. That means the leak to the media was very likely from Mar-a-Lago. Don’t try to throw this off on the media. https://t.co/uTAf2dKww7
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) March 19, 2023
You guys are proving my point. All these stories are from NYPD/SS preparations IN CASE of indictment. https://t.co/trhrLS1gz4
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) March 19, 2023
That was a leak about security preparations between NYPD and SS—which is something everyone expected. It did not mean Trump would be indicted or arrested, as he went to TS to proclaim. He knew what he was saying to his supporters, and he was manipulating them. https://t.co/eAD8Fjnwca
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) March 19, 2023
It seems that—at the very least—Trump went off half-cocked (again), and it’s yet another sharp contrast between him and Florida governor Ron DeSantis, whom Trump supporters have been demanding respond . . . to the apparently baseless rumors of a Trump arrest on Tuesday.
So you mean they may start calling him crude names, falsifying his record, and attacking his wife? https://t.co/0D1MEhALa9
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) March 18, 2023
The same exact people that were coordinating with FL Dems to try to get DeSantis removed from office 3 days ago are now demanding he violate the Constitution and abuse his position to defend the guy who is attacking him daily.
— AG (@AGHamilton29) March 18, 2023
The massive MAGA Inc push to get DeSantis to condemn yesterday—not only before an indictment, but even before all the witnesses have testified!—was a political stunt. All they do is lie and try to manipulate. Notice that DeSantis didn’t take the bait, because he’s a smart lawyer. https://t.co/DdbpBHvKYn
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) March 19, 2023
Precisely. @GovRonDeSantis is one to take time and gather and digest all the facts before responding. I like that about him. I like it a great deal.
— Fuzzy Slippers (@fuzislippers) March 19, 2023
Even if there is an indictment, there will be no arrest, no dawn raid, no CNN cameras, no perp walk. Trump’s legal team has stated that he will surrender to face charges.
Former President Donald Trump will surrender to face criminal charges if indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, his lawyer said Friday evening.
The lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, spoke on the heels of a report by WNBC that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are preparing security arrangements for the possibility that Trump will be indicted as early as next week.
“Will follow normal procedures if it gets to that point,” Tacopina told CNBC when asked what Trump would do if that possibility becomes reality.
Arresting a former president, particularly one who is currently a candidate for his party’s nomination, is a huge break from precedent and is absolutely politically motivated (not to mention, in this specific case, “legally pathetic“). It’s also a can of worms that Democrats will regret opening if an indictment does occur.
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I wish Trump would have avoided the “protest” lingo for later but maybe trying to nudge the Dems away from their fervent dream.
The list gets longer of Dem watch words:
“Our Precious Democracy”
“Rule of Law”
Translation…. “It’s legal when we are in power”
An indictment is a foregone conclusion. A trial is a foregone conclusion. A guilty verdict in Blue Blue Blue NYC is a foregone conclusion. As for reading the tea leaves on this… they will join the remnant at the bottom of Boston harbor. The Left have it covered top to bottom . They have accrued a war chest of 1 billion dollars for 2024. It’s a great investment. Consider the 4 trillion dollar budget… a billion returns 4000 times the influence. Lenin and Mao could only dream of that. (notice I left out the obligatory national socialists). The coup continues.
This is the beginning of the end. I believe Biden will be the last president of the US as 50 states. And that’s probably a good thing for the rest of us.
While Biden fiddles, the entire world burns. Biden has done a fantastic job realigning the entire world as a multi-parity system by pushing Russia, China, and India together and destroying our own country. Shame he still has his supporters.
In the meantime, USA is losing its power and influence as a world supremacy and its USD has already lost its status as the Global Reserve Currency. The majority of the countries now trade with their own currency and exchange. The USD is a fiat currency that has zero value and it allows the Fed/US Treasury to print digitally and exponentially into fractal chaos. This fiat currency needs to be replaced by something of value.
We place too much reliance on products and materials from abroad without significant manufacturing structure here in our country. Batteries, precious metals, chips, and now oil and gas.
Russia and China now see enough weaknesses in our own country with almost-empty SPR with low oil and gas investments, wokeism, weak and incompetent military, weak, incompetent, uneducated lawyers, political persecutions, poor economic investments (O’Leary comments), switching of power in the Oval Office between populism and socialism, et al.
I think they are all chopping on their bits to replace and weaken USA.
By the end of the day, Trump has done us and our country a huge favor. The history books need to wait about ten years before we see what will happen to Biden, Trump, and our country.
Gov DeSantis weighs in. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/desantis-on-possible-trump-arrest-manhattan-da-is-going-after-political-agenda
This is not good. It is not the right message.
How funny. Trump took control of the narrative for a few days with this move, and put prosecutors in a defensive position. Seems like a good move.
Trump is the master of Reality TV, which is what this whole bogus prosecution is.
This whole false drama of Trump being arrested is just more Trump needing to make everything be about Trump again. He thinks he has to be the center of attention all the time. So instead of talking about how Biden and the Dems are destroying this country, everything has to be all about Trump. What a drama queen.
He talks about Biden all the time, and the way Biden has basically destroyed the country and endangered the world.
What planet are you on, CNN?
Trump unleashes attacks on Biden in State of the Union response:
We’re all living in Biden’s America. We don’t need Trump or anyone else to tell us Team Biden has this country circling the drain.
Exactly. Get the leak down on record by exposing it and acting on it. Then the DA panics and confirms the they were planning an arrest (probably on Tuesday).
Come on Fuzzy, you are so consumed by Trump hatred that you actually cover up for the criminals? Why don’t you just stop offering us your hopelessly biased opinions about Trump.
DeSantis is making a lot of mistakes lately. Would you like me to start expounding on them? One of the big reasons why they are suddenly pushing lame attacks on Trump is because DeSantis is proving to be ineffective in taking Trump down for them. This DA scam was the best they have? Desperate.
Face it. DeSantis is lame. Great governor but he clearly is having his campaign strategy and rhetoric written by Karl Rove. DeSantis is looking more and more like Jeb! with the addition of practiced Trump gestures which are becoming more evident. It is no secret that Rove is on the team. You must not have gotten that memo, Fuzzy. The old Bush team is back together again!
The poison words: “Karl Rove”. He’s no friend of ours.
LOL, Fine, you know better than to take Phil’s word for that, right? Where is there any actual evidence that Rove is any way affiliated with DeSantis? Right. No where except wild DDS-addled speculation on crap blogs.
Big War neocon Karl Rove’s pick is pro-Ukraine War neocon Chris Sununu, as anyone who reads actual credibly-sourced outlets knows.
Nothing DeSantis is doing is likely to sit well with the “compassionate conservative” progressive Bush-Cheney wing. They love lots of spending, lots of war, lots of bigger and more far-reaching government, and the very idea of a social credit score (ala China) gives them untold chills up their legs.
These are the ones who started illegally wire-tapping American citizens, and they can’t wait to micro-control each and every one of us. They are also mute on child mutilations, CRT, racist “antiracism,” and all the culture war fodder that DeSantis eats for breakfast (probably with his fingers). They love that stuff because it causes chaos, panic, and fear. They love chaos, panic, and fear because they know–from experience–that Americans will give up a lot of freedom to make it go away.
DeSantis isn’t feeding that, he’s stepping on their chaos, panic, and fear mechanisms with his cowboy boots and crushing their dreams of overlord rule of Americans as obedient subjects not as free citizens. It’s rather good to see. But it does mean, alas for the Only Trumpers, that DeSantis is not the neocons’ pick.
No idea if a connection exists, but bringing down Trump could create strange bedfellows, even if there is disagreement on some specifics. The same goes with Paul Ryan.
Politics always creates strange bedfellows. All the Only Trumpers here hate, loathe, and despise Lindsey Graham, Rona McDaniel, and a bunch of other Trump favorites. They rail against Barr and Fauci . . . and somehow pretend that they have nothing to do with Trump (when he appointed Barr and let Fauci run riot over our economy and societal norms).
There are tons of RINO (and worse) names associated with Trump, so it always amuses me to see Only Trumpers complain about imaginary connections between anyone and DeSantis. Trump’s associations with the GOPe are clear and documented history (who appointed Elaine Chao? Not her hubby, Trump did that.).
But let’s just forget about the facts and focus on . . . look! Karl Rove said something not damning about DeSantis! THAT proves . . . um, something. Something really bad. We just know it (as they peer out from under the huge pile of RINO GOPe scum Trump surrounded himself, and continues to surround himself, with). Neat trick, but kind of silly.
This is what happens when you howl at your politicians in protest.
You fry their asses until it hurts.
Anyone who does his research knows that DeSantis idolizes the Bush family and Karl Rove.
Anyone who does his research knows better than to exclude the only Republican who followed through on his campaign promises and continues to fight on the front lines as an instigator. at great personal cost.
Anyone who has even the least amount of common sense should understand the dynamics of the Uniparty jointly targeting one guy ferociously and it’s the only guy who delivers on what we have been promised by every “conservative” (whatever that is) LOTE “hold your nose” candidate team Rove produces. The are terrified of that guy!!!
Anyone who is open-minded wouldn’t act so pompous and giddy about dismissing people with strong arguments with emotional outbursts, rephrasing what people say to twist the point…etc… etc…
You are the blind man standing so close to the GOP elephant that either you can’t tell it’s the GOP elephant. or you “just don’t care”. You’ve already told us “you just don’t care”.
And THIS is what protesting will get you:
Now stop gaslighting us about “impending violence” and “walking into a trap” already. How much does George Soros pay you people?
‘Followed through on his campaign promises’?
1. Border wall along the entirety of the US/Mexico border
2. Drain the DC swamp
Those were the two things at the top of the list of campaign promises from Trump in ’16. We didn’t get either of those things delivered as promised. Many reasons why, some in Trump’s power and some purely external to his ability to control.
For all the good things he did in office, and there is plenty to be complementary of, he did not deliver those two promises. To suggest otherwise is unserious and hurts your advocacy for him.
You mean “The Architect” Karl Rove? His closest movie character is the leper father of Robert the Bruce in Braveheart.
Trump will always be the best man for the job as president.
Trump has what the classics call fatal flaws. His childish tossing poo poo attacks on people and his incredible naivety in who he hires. His egoism is a given. Has he overcome them? It doesn’t appear so.
I’m wearing a MAGA hat as I sit here typing. I have 5 more in my safe for later. That being said, the list of stuff Trump didn’t get done, for whatever reason, is long and critical. (And I don’t want to hear about the deep state being against him. No Shite Sherlock. So what’s changed?)
The best single example being that he didn’t flush out enough of the corruption in the electoral system to win re-election and/or re-take the Senate. That should have been job one, when he still had the clout to do it.
At this point I haven’t heard what he is going to do differently. What is his actual plan to counter the deep-state opposition that impeached him twice and totally hamstrung anything important he tried to do?
What’s his plan to ‘drain the swamp’? Because if he hasn’t spent the last 2 years scheming up a devastatingly effective plan for just that he’ll be the same punching bag that he was his first 4 years.
So tell us again why he rates a 2nd chance.
Why does Trump rate a second chance? Because he is the best president we have had since Ronald Reagan, and he can serve another term!
Do not let the perfect become the enemy of the good.
Interesting. Yes, agree, the seems the establishment has pick DeSantis and Ukraine as the favorites. I consider Desantis part of the machine, not the solution to fix the problem. Watch Rove, he will be behind Desantis shortly.
This is a weird comment to make considering DeSantis’ recent comments on the war in Ukraine and U.S. spending. On issue after issue, he takes the right position, the one that is also the exact opposite of what the Rove types (Bush-Cheney dinosaurs) want or advocate.
Let me guess, him doing the exact opposite of the globalists’ dream list is some kind of fifty-eleventy degree chess. Right? It’s all a plot. Part of that plot apparently includes Rove actually hosting Sununu at an event . . . to, you know, make everyone think that he supports his fellow neocon traveler, when he is secretly (but it’s not so secret, really, because everyone knows about it right down to random people commenting on blogs) supporting DeSantis.
Um. Okay. Sure.
I really don’t get this line of “reasoning” at all. It’s just so nonsensical that I can’t even begin to see how anyone on earth can possibly believe it. The only reason to even try to wrap your mind around that level of denial and absolutely fruitcake nonsense is to talk yourself into disbelieving your lying eyes about DeSantis . . . because Trump. I just don’t get that level of self-delusion. I really don’t.
DeSantis saying Ukraine support is not ‘vital’ national interest sparks backlash in GOP
I voted for Trump twice. One of the best things I liked about him was how he always called out the liberal media about their lies. But now Trump is doing the very same thing. He lied to all of us about him being arrested this Tuesday. He did it just for his own aggrandizement. His own lawyers admit that it wasn’t true. It made national and international news. But it was all a lie. Just like all the liberal media lies, I no longer believe anything that Trump says.
How do you know he lied? There is NO proof. Maybe it actually WAS the truth. Maybe it started out as the truth, which once Bragg saw the backlash and Robert Costello’s book, maybe they were backing off. Besides, the grand jury can still vote TODAY but now Robert Costello’s testifying today. Things are changing fast.
BINGO! I hate the people behind DeSantis. They KNOW that they can control DeSantis. They know DeSantis does not have the money and cannot defend himself against those Democrats and Rinos. Nothing will change with DeSantis in the office.
This movement aligns itself with the Democrats, turning into a uniparty.
I also read that DeSantis does not have a unique thought, not a good debater, and doesn’t like to mingle with the crowd. IDK if true but it’s too early for DeSantis to take an early exit from governorship that Florida still needs to turn more red.
Trump needs to win the nomination.
What leak? There was no leak Trump invented it.
Bullshit. That simply did not happen. You invented that one.
How do you know that there was no leak in spite of the public reporting? How about the inside sources that spread the word to Trump AND to Kinzinger (he tweeted about it as well).
It almost seems like Trump is daring the DA to indict him. He may agree with Musk that this would help him win in 2024. He may believe that if the Dems cross the Rubicon, they will lose this time. iacietne aleam?
He got North Korea, China and Putin to back down, so why not some Soros/affirmative action plant?
Just another indication as to how dysfunctional our political system has become.
It’s not merely “dysnfunctional”. It’s terminally ill. TERMINALLY.
It’s only a matter of time till the split. Start planning.
I think more on point is how the present article is yet another example of a deranged never-Trump ranting (although maybe that’s redundant). President Trump, a victim of numerous politically motivated abuses of prosecutorial power at the state and federal level, is portrayed as the bad guy. Is she vying for a job at National Review Online?
I didn’t react to the substance of Trump’s response yesterday because indicting him for paying Stormy Daniels (not illegal) to not reveal he did something that was perfectly legal is outrageous and I don’t know how I would react to that kind of thing happening to me.
However his calls for protests were not welcome to me, go protest in NY and end up facing a decade in prison being physically and sexually abused like the Jan 6 protestors.
It is extremely rare but sometimes grand juries do the right thing when handed a joke case (remember that refusal to indict officer Wilson after he defended himself from a 3oo pound kid attacking him?).
Whatever chance of this not happening ended with Trump’s tweets.
Trump has a history of this, if Trump had either refused to meet Don Lemon routinely and realized he was a opponent or restricted his unscripted face to only saying “If you want to know why James Comey was fired read the memo written by Rod Rosenstein” there would have been no special counsel.
Trump being un-scriptable and having no discipline is not a good thing and he has most definitely caused more trouble for himself again.
Trump made America Great again , just imagine if he hadn’t been abused the entire time he was in office, by EVERYONE
And I mean everyone, even here we see the lack of support
I wonder , could ONE person here, anywhere, withstand what he has personally gone through?
What a Country we would be if we hadn’t allowed what happened to him and keeps happening to him to continue
We really don’t deserve this Lion
Count me as one who reluctantly voted for Trump in 2016 only to be pleasantly surprised at how good he was.
I’d vote for him again, but then again I am an uneducated, southern knuckle-dragging 2A supporter clinging to my guns and hanging on by a thread that is the hem of His garment.
What’s with this sudden outburst of logic and common sense? We can’t have that around here! Off with his head!
and if he had not gone on Don Lemon repeatedly and when doing it deciding “I don’t need no stinkin script to hell with Rosenstein’s memo” he wouldn’t have gone through the special prosecutor at all, and he could have done something useful with the time and effort he spent on the special counsel.
He isn’t someone who fights smart he fight stupid.
Most people would have said “You are free to read the Rod Rosenstein memo” in reaction to Don Lemon’s why did you fire him question, instead he said he didn’t care what Rosenstein’s conclusion was and was determined to fire him.
That Trump is horrible at being unscripted and unwilling to follow a script is not a good thing.
For a recap
A majority of Americans voted against Trump 2016, he won entirely because Hillary left Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin uncontested. In Wisconsin on his 2016 victory Trump won fewer voters than Romney in his 2012 loss there. If you think Democrats will ever leave those three states uncontested again….
2018 was a blue wave
2020 we lost
2022 Trump miraculously helped the Democrats prevent a red wave from happening (for the first time since 2002).
If you can’t get elected (which Trump can’t) your ability to govern is irrelevant.
Trump, in a speech recently, said if adversaries (Putin and Xi) thought he was 10% ” un-scriptable and having no discipline,” that was a good thing. It made them think twice, and the fact is that they did nothing like they are doing now.
And to think he could have avoided a special counsel is revisionist at best. There was a meeting on 1-6-17 in the Oval Office that sealed his fate.
Which of those would have voted for him if they had a vote?
You can’t speak to the voters like they are foreign adversaries. The result of going unscripted at all points when it comes to Trump has been failure.
Had he just stuck to the script and said read the memo yourself or go ask Rosenstein the dominant feature of his presidency (the investigation) wouldn’t have happened.
It isn’t revisionist. The Rosenstein memo was extremely solid and easily stands up to scrutiny. Avoiding creating the special counsel only took Trump sticking with it.
So they were discussing vacation plans on 1-6-17?
If I was to plot to relocate 15 million humans to Mars and make it habitable it is irrelevant I haven’t the means, technology or know how to make Mars habitable, or transport anyone there.
Trump got the special counsel because he refused to stick to the script which was the Rosenstein memo detailing what was an objectively wonderful case for firing James Comey.
That memo was an automatic get out of the question free card for Trump. However he couldn’t bear to stick to the script.
Remember the Woodward interviews to? The one consistency about Trump off script is he shoots himself in the head aiming for his own feet.
The script? You mean the one to drive Trump from office?
The script for firing the head of the FBI and stopping the whole Russia Collusion hoax without any consequences written by Rod Rosenstein that would be the script and I genuinely believe every other Republican would have gotten exactly the same Russia collusion b.s., and every other Republican would have stuck with the script and said “if you are interested in seeing why Comey was fired read the Rosenstein memo I will say nothing else on the subject” and it would have been a failure.
Because Trump doesn’t do wisdom he failed to say that and instead told Don Lemon the Rosenstein memo was a cover and I just wanted to fire Comey.
That was the interview that made a special counsel reality.
Sorry that you are so determined to live in an alternate reality where public pressure means nothing. Trump would be president right now if he had an ounce of discipline.
It doesn’t matter what they were discussing. If he had stuck to the script there would have been no special counsel. Unless you imagine Rosenstein had been plotting the special counsel from the beginning, and he wrote the script as camouflage or some such insanity.
Trump being un-scriptable and having no discipline is not a good thing and he has most definitely caused more trouble for himself again.
Trump being a narcissistic, ego-driven maniac with no discipline once again spouts off without thinking of the consequences beyond the looks at me effect of his statements. If he is now indicted on felony charges he has nobody but himself to blame. If the lefist lunatics starts yelling about how Trump is inciting yet another insurrection he has nobody but himself to blame. Trump is his own worst enemy. Too bad nobody is brave enough to tell Trump that. If they did hopefully he wouldn’t be putting his foot in his mouth so often with his unhinged, wild posts.
And let the downvotes begin!
“If he is now indicted on felony charges he has nobody but himself to blame.”
Yeah, it’s ALL his doing!
You haven’t been paying attention to DeSantis have you?
What about DeSantis has anything to do with Trump spouting off complete lunatic nonsense about being arrested on a Tuesday, exactly.
Because Lucifer, you do indeed deserve the down votes
Nope, it’s just hopelessly delusional people that unquestioningly worship at the Altar of Trump™ (PB&J) that refuse to see all the baggage and negatives about Trump that need the down votes.
As I said before, Trump is his own worst enemy and has nobody else but himself to blame for most, if not all, the trouble that’s about to come crashing down on him. But of course, Trump and his
worshiperssupporters will never admit that.
As of late, all our presidents have been narcissistic, ego-driven maniacs.
Only one was a patriot looking out for the country first, using his narcissism and ego-driven mania to better the nation and the world.
Yes, but even he didn’t get it done did he?
He didn’t even clean the system up enough to get re-elected.
Yeah…Obama, the biggest narcissistic, ego-driven maniac.
Rabid anti-Trumpers of all stripes find fault in everything Trump does or doesn’t do. Anyone who thinks anything Trump did or didn’t do was critical to his failures lives in a fantasy world in which there was a path upon which Trump could have walked and been untouchable by his enemies.
Trump being un-scriptable and having no discipline is turning out to be an absolute the best thing this country needs. I knew better what Trump meant when he used the word, “protest”. What about the BLAMTIFA protests when the reporters said they were largely peaceful and they were released early with trivial charges and low bail?
This is the two-tiered justice system. Thankfully, the country is waking up to this two-tiered justice system and hopefully, they will wake up and do something about it.
With DeSantis, nothing will change.
“So you mean they may start calling him crude names, falsifying his record, and attacking his wife?”
Thought better of you professor , when you start looking at his congressional record, his money handlers and the millions of dollars from the globalist klan ( and they are NOT American interests) besties Jeb, Paul Ryan, Karl,
Will you still be kissing the ring of Ron?
is one to take time and gather and digest all the facts before responding. I like that about him. I like it a great deal.”
This happened 6.5 years ago, why hasn’t the statute of limitations disallowed any of this?
“Rule of law”… who rules .. makes up the laws. Think 0bama admin E.O.s …”stroke of the pen, rule of the land… cool”
Because Democrats don’t give one single **** about the law.
They are relying on a ludicrously tortured interpretation of the law to make it illegal at ALL, and THEN yet ANOTHER ludicrous pretzel of logic to upgrade it to a felony.
Plenty of lawyers have written extensively on just how idiotic this is (I’ve heard Turley has a great one but haven’t read it myself).
The bottom line is that, just like their pitiful FBI raid over documents, absolutely NOBODY outside the far left believes for one single second that this is anything but a political persecution.
The modern democrat party is a fascist party. While they don’t give a crap about the present laws, wait till they are fully in charge of their own nation. You’ll witness yet another modern genocide.
Bingo, And it’s one of the reasons why our country is in the state that it’s in. Democrats have successfully weaponized the justice system in America.
Sorry to see you guys go this way.
Talk about indictments and grand juries and politics and reality shows all you want but the bottom line is that the Democrats are trying to put Trump in prison on bogus charges.
That seems undeniable to me and it overrides all other concerns.
Care to walk back the ‘overrides all other concerns’ language? That implies there is nothing you would not do to prevent an indictment, trial, verdict, sentencing.
I don’t see how you get that.
From your direct statement; ‘sorry to see you guys go this way’; implying that others fail to appreciate the injustice and are unwilling to commit to some sort alternative action.
The inference I draw from your formulation is that we should collectively stop this injustice and use the means necessary to do so because the injustice of putting Trump in prison ‘overrides all other concerns’.
If you meant something different then please enlighten me.
Rabel, you wrote: “Democrats are trying to put Trump in prison on bogus charges.”
You mean like they did the hundreds of J6 paraders and selfie-takers who have suffered and are continuing to suffer untold abuses from daily beatings, sexual assaults, starvation, stripped naked and forced to live in unhygienic and fetid conditions?
Trump is the ultimate J6er. The political prisoners in D.C. are a reminder to the population what awaits them… what happens to Trump is a reminder to any political opponent of the Left what awaits them. Biden is the ultimate proof of what can be done ..making something out of nothing. How many banana republics even recover?
I mean what I said. The key point of concern in this is the abuse of the legal system by the Democrats, not Trump’s reaction or the politics of the situation.
Those are distractions from the most important issue.
Trump created that distraction, by pulling out of his rear end a supposed “leak” about a Tuesday arrest.
That was a reply to Fuzzy’s 2:13 comment.
Rabel gets it. Those backing DeSantis do not get it.
There are a few people here who will also go along with anything that puts Trump in prison. That is the glue that holds the Uniparty together and why it is never EVER the right time to do the right thing. If it requires standing your ground and fighting on principle, forget about it. Sign post up ahead: “Work Will Set You Free!” Hey that sounds deep and fair-minded, a “plowshares rather than swords” kernel of wisdom. I’m sold! Looks like a good place to stop and settle down!
There are people here who will go along with anything that Trump says.
You’re in that group. I doubt anyone here other than maybe that hive mind group of trolls falls into this group you think you have identified.
Many of us care a lot less now if Trump gets indicted than I did back around J6, but that doesn’t mean we want him to go to prison or want our judicial processes to be abused.
You have this habit and finding the boogeyman in your closest chance at pulling together a voting bloc. It’s why you and your hero have no shot.
You probably don’t even realize or at least won’t admit to the enormous blunder Trump made. That threat of another big uprising is exactly what will keep away anyone in the center and undecided in a POTUS election.
Trump is embroiled in trouble everywhere he goes. At least 50% is unwarranted, but he brings enough of his own to sabotage his own chances at re-election. 2016 is never going to happen again, ever.
Trump is unfairly blamed and has been harassed by not just the legacy media for eight years but by the department of justice and anti-Trump people in powerful places. A very concerted effort to go after this man. Never quite seen anything like this. Such blatant disrespect and hatred toward one man.
The violins are all played out. He’s a tactical nincompoop for calling for protests, especially for an arrest that hasn’t happened. Besides, pity points don’t win a Presidency.
Pasadena Phil gets it, too. We have to stand up and fight this by destroying the uniparty and its socialistic ideals.
Rabel, you are pointing our the split in our own ranks, which is terminal. The likes of the GOP swamp are not our friends, nor are they America’s friends. They are China’s friends.
McConnell & Elaine Chao’s corruption:
“MAGA” (make America great again) is an anathema to a wholly corrupted group like the GOPe. That’s all you need to hear. How anybody follows these people is amazing.
I see you calling McConnell a traitor for having a Chinese wife, with ties to China where they have trade because THEY ARE CHINESE.
I have yet to hear you explain that Trump forging a new trade deal with China is treason.
If it is treason that McConnell’s Chinese family have trade with China it is treason for Trump to write up the trade deal they operate under.
I actually believe we do need more protectionism than what we have.
I believe that as firmly as I believe these xenophobic statements and borderline racist attacks on people for having a foreign bride has to stop yesterday.
China is an economic reality in this world and there is no way to eliminate it from the global economy.
Hell we can’t even eliminate RUSSIA from the global economy.
We are on the brink of being exactly the Democrats shouting Russia all the time during the Russia collusion hoax.
Refer back to yesterday’s thread about emotional, knee-jerk reactions.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood” -Theodore Roosevelt
Great TR quote. My favorite is;
‘Speak softly but carry a big stick’.
As long as we’re all sharing TR quotes, here’s one of my favorites:
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country.”
Which definitely doesn’t describe Trump.
You won’t be the only person to realize the dichotomy between TR and Trump on this point. Unfortunately some will continue to ignore it or discount it. All the while attempting to demean those of us who see the wisdom of it.
TR was a Progressive. Half the problems we have today are party his legacy.
LOL at the cope of the Trump supporters trying to once again spin a huge blunder into 3D chess.
Better than those who ridicule for the sheer sake of it.
Those who ridicule for the sheer sake of it are suicidal.
We ridicule to point out that Trump hasn’t learned his lesson.
What button did he go to? Protest…Fight my battles, minions! All of this before anything had even happened. This was just another glaring reminder that Trump hasn’t really learned anything at all.
Your ridicule was not directed at Trump, however. Was it? Nope.
And now teaching lessons? Please. It’s not just his battle. Shows you miss the whole point.
Trump’s potential criminal charges are absolutely his battle and his alone. They are not mine, I didn’t make any ill considered payments that amount to giving in to a blackmail attempt. My Dad taught me better than that, never pay off a blackmail attempt b/c they will always come back for more or take the $ and still tell the story.
If you mean to suggest that Trump is being targeted unfairly by a partisan DA with a grudge and a ‘get Trump’ attitude we agree on that point. It’s the next leap in your logic that’s faulty.
Namely what is it you expect everyone else to do about it? Respond to Trump’s call to ‘protest’? Nah, that’s a suckers bet. If you merely want the rest of us to acknowledge that the DA seems to be abusing his power to launch a politically driven indictment and potentially charge Trump with a very specious crime under a tortured legal theory…no problem I and many others did that already.
Did I hit a nerve? Were your feelings hurt, snowflake? It’s clear that you have missed the point. You follow a man that can’t effectively lead a country because he can’t get out of his own way. You have to be elected to actually lead, but he would rather cry about rigged and call for protests.
Pulling a page out of your playbook: ‘It’s clear by your tone’ that I did hurt your feelings and trigger your cognitive dissonance disrupting your hero worship.
I have not seen evidence of the J6’ers inciting violence at the US Capital building to date, btw. As more videos get released to the public, we see their narrative weakening.
Almost all Trump rallies and “protests” have been largely without violence.
Those FBI infiltrators, Ray Epps, BLAMTIFA, and Patriot Front were the ones inciting violence and going after the peaceful and innocent J6.
As for any protests in NYC, if you go, be careful and do not incite violence. If you do not go, there are many ways to protest from afar.
Lol. What was he supposed to learn?
I’ve spelled it out elsewhere in this post.
If you are too dense to understand that Trump needs to win over more voters to have a snowball’s chance at winning a POTUS election then you can’t be helped. Incredibly stupid moves like this one will make that snowball look like better odds than he has.
So made up the DA sent an email to his staff about how to handle the thing that’s absolutely made up and not gonna happen.
I think that report is referring to Trump’s ill-advised call for his supporters to “PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST!”. They probably expected people to listen to their leader and to dutifully show up in NYC to protest. Happily, though, Trump’s followers appear to be far more wise than he is. But issuing a warning in the wake of Trump’s call for his supporters to “TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” isn’t at all related to whether or not there is going to be an indictment. It’s just prudent. Unnecessary since there won’t be protests, but it is prudent.
There almost certainly will be an indictment, but the Grand Jury hasn’t even finished hearing witnesses yet, let alone made a recommendation. And if there is an indictment, Trump will just surrender himself to NY authorities (per his own attorneys), be more popular than ever, and have an even greater chance of winning the GOP nomination (not the general, though, he can’t win that).
Not willing to give that particular NYC political operation the benefit of that doubt.
Either the email went out before Trump’s harrumph, or suspiciously quickly after. Like was on the shelf, to be pulled published as soon as the provoked action took place.
Kinda like having an internal security apparatus on deck to go after folks who get riled up, after you pull peace officers back.
See also the violence that didn’t happen in demonstrations of VAs gun laws, the stack of provocations and anticipation before that, and memory-holing the dog that didn’t bark after that.
I don’t want to think it’s all destabilization operations and psyops. BUT, somehow, it’s always predictive when I consider: What would a destabilization psyop do?
You have it backwards. Trump pulled the Tuesday arrest story out of his intestines. He created a potential for violence, and thus caused the DA to have to make contingency plans for that violence, if it should eventuate.
The DA doesn’t know what the grand jury will come up with. He has to plan for all eventualities.
“Went off half cocked?”
They’re just mad The Orange Crush turned inside their schemes, again.
“We’re all reading tea leaves because they refuse to communicate,”
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Brilliant.
I’ve been waiting to see two things. The condemnation of a Trump arrest. And condemnation of the bank bailout on the backs of tax payers.
DaSnatis has been silent on both pending Trump illegal indictment and the banking fiasco, the nationalization of our banking, making way for the government too digitally control our monies… hey truckers, you don’t like vaccines, we will destroy you, and they did….
. That tells me that he would do the same for his multinational corporate and bank billionaire handlers. No concern for the people or the rule of law.
But after Mara Lago , is the first even a surprise? He knew as Governor of Florida that the FBI was going to raid President Trump and did nothing… what a guy, way to go to support your mentor…
Republicans as a whole, disgusting
“(per his own attorneys), be more popular than ever, and have an even greater chance of winning the GOP nomination (not the general, though, he can’t win that)”
Calling BS, President Trump DID win 2020, Kari Lake DID win AZ 2022, as did the whole Republican team in AZ. It was stolen right before our eyes.. again…
Only way Trump loses…..
The Steal…period. End of story
Probably end of America, cause we don’t have elections any more.
I wonder if we will have the courage to do anything
Until an arrest occurs there won’t be an arrest to condemn so all of us are still waiting with you to condemn it when or if an arrest occurs. Personally I dont understand why anyone would hesitate to call the actions of DA Bragg politically motivated. On the Bank I tend to agree. However much cosplay is put on it was a bailout to the narrow set of influential depositors of SVB and Signature Bank.
I would hope Tucker would continue with a series of questions to the potential candidates just as he did on Ukraine. It is a fantastic opportunity for the candidates to present their answers directly to his audience and to the public at large. No BS leftist media filter to have to deal with just a long form answer letting th candidates choose to answer or not and for the voters to evaluate.
Why does Gov. DeSantis have to say something about an indictment of Trump let alone condemn it when it has not happened yet?
If you feel so strong about it, why don’t you call his office and ask to speak to him directly?
DeSantis does not have to say anything. Some pundits believes he is waiting to see if the Trump power is waning. If the Trump base and poll numbers are growing, then he will stay as a governor and wait his time. If the Trump base and poll numbers waning, then he will step in. He’s biding his time. Many folks in Florida want DeSantis to stay as a governor.
And they will make sure DeSantis or any GOP candidate will lose…no matter what we do.
Neither of those things have happened yet. When and if they ever happen, he may condemn them. Or he may figure it’s got nothing to do with him, so why comment?
That’s pure speculation on your part. Not only hasn’t it happened, it’s not going to happen any time soon. At most it’s a long-term secret plan. Condemning it now would just make him look like an idiot. Like your guy is.
And you’re off into fantasy land.
And now you’re just a f****ing liar.
That’s a lie too. Trump was never his mentor.
No, they didn’t. It doesn’t matter why or how they lost, the fact is that they did lose. When you come second in the race, for any reason whatsoever, that’s called losing; that’s what the word means.
“Even if there is an indictment, there will be no arrest, no dawn raid, no CNN cameras, no perp walk. Trump’s legal team has stated that he will surrender to face charges.”
Really. Who’s being naïve now, Kay?
Fuzzy Slippers, your story quotes mostly left-wing sources. Also, the formatting makes it unclear whose words we are reading.
I am waiting to see if it is true that the whole by “Tuesday in Handcuffs” narrative was indeed a publicity stunt by Trump to draw attention to himself, then it’s safe to say Trump will lose the nomination in a landslide.
Conservatives don’t like to be played, especially not by Trump.
I am not being played and know what Trump is doing. He doesn’t need to draw attention to himself as he is already there. I doubt he will lose the nomination in a landslide UNLESS the uniparty works hard to prevent him from getting those primary votes. Winners and losers.
Here is someone who gets it
McCarthy (another one who gets it) is already taking the lead in the House to put an end to this. Karl Rove campaign strategies are dead in the water. Only fools are taking his advice. The House is already coalescing around the only guy who has delivered the goods in my lifetime. The obvious is going to prevail over the stupid. We are beginning to roll. Let’s see if DeSantis comes on board. He has done his effectively outed the dirty Republican globalist neocon machine now join the party before it’s too late.
DeSantis NEEDS to get away from his backers and sooner he does that…
As long as Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Karl Rove, Ed Rollins, et al, backs DeSantis, I cannot support DeSantis, and that is in spite of what I like about DeSantis by himself. He NEEDS to get the hell away from those uniparty members.
Let me remind everyone that Lincoln won his re-election despite also being imperfect and despised by the establishment. History proved voters to have made the wise choice. McClellan, another shape shifting opportunist, failed in unseating the only effective president of that era. Voters are coming around again to save Trump. But the old GOPe machine is still out there manufacturing shiny objects to distract us.
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, the moment we can get the corrupt GOPe out of the way and demolish the Democrats. Are we going to blow it? Again? If you really were Tea Party, you would get this. Obviously, there are too many people who were Tea Party only because it had a cache at that time. They have now lost the script because the opportune moment of victory is just too “icky”.
We may not have found the hero we were looking for but we found the hero we need. Let’s finish the job and win! For once, let’s cross the goal line!
The closest Trump has been to Lincoln is standing at his feet at the memorial. That’s where the proximity ends.
This is happening in a democrat controlled no go zone. All real Americans should stay far away from states like New York. They have gone too far and can not be saved from themselves. He has no chance there. If they get him in the system in New York he will be convicted and sentenced regardless of the law and innocence or guilt. Escape from New York if you can.
Another example of misreporting. Trump didn’t tell supporters to go out and demonstrate but to protest. Who do you think manned the phones singeing the butts of all of the politicians?
And 85% of Trump supporters get it. Now it’s up to you Trump haters to grow up. Someone is being stupid here but it isn’t Trump and his followers. We get it.
That is why Trump keeps getting more and more popular while you Trump haters keep scooting around in your personal mouse mazes screaming with your hair on fire while trapped in your echo chamber and never getting anywhere. Get with the program. There is a conversation going on out there and you choose to not participate.
“And 85% of Trump supporters get it. Now it’s up to you Trump haters to grow up. Someone is being stupid here but it isn’t Trump and his followers. We get it.”
You expect him to win when 100% of his supporters don’t even ‘get it’??
The ridiculous takes just pile up by the day. Trump is so unpopular with the middle of the country that he has zero shot.
Pasadena Phil, I get it but I get a far BIGGER picture. This is a fight between the founding principles against the uniparty (military industrial complex, socialism, wokeism, et al). Many GOP members belong to this uniparty.
I believe that this 85% is gonna grow after this.
“Even if there is an indictment, there will be no arrest, no dawn raid, no CNN cameras, no perp walk. Trump’s legal team has stated that he will surrender to face charges.”
Yeah. Just like Roger Stone. He agreed to surrender and so that is what happened. No dawn raid, No CNN, No SWAT team.
It may be that the Communists (I no longer use the obsolete “D” word) were hoping for a dramatic shocker of an arrest and that Trump sought to take the element of surprise from them and co-opt it for himself, while generating a groundswell of public sentiment opposed to such an arrest.
One thing is certain: treating these thugs like a normal political party and playing the game by their rules is a recipe for destruction.
When have democrats ever been ‘normal’?
And add David Reaboi to the list of people to always disbelieve.
HHHmmm….barricades are being set up. It appears that regardless of an arrest or not, there will still be a rally across the country. There is a flyer saying at 1730 “our time”, do something like honk your horns, moment of silence, et al.
I think we will see more of this.
Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett.
Youthful, conservative, and they make democrat heads explode.
Trump’s legacy, so far.
We have grown to hate the system, we know how we are being screwed, and we rightly believe that most politicians in both major parties should be given the boot. We only trust one candidate: Trump. He has risked it all, and he’s willing to do it all over again. We are the informed, forgotten men and women of this country; we helped elect President Trump in 2016, and we voted for another four years of his unique pro-America leadership in 2020. It would take a coward to abandon Trump for the 2024 nomination based on what the dishonest leftists in the media, nearly every elected democrat, the D.O.J., the FBI, and the tech tyrants have told us. They lied to us 24/7/365×4-plus years and they succeeded in poisoning the minds of enough American voters to get him fired. They brag about doing exactly that. If the party loses us, it will assure losses in many elections moving forward. That’s just the way it is.
DeSantis weighs in and slams the potential indictment. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/desantis-on-possible-trump-arrest-manhattan-da-is-going-after-political-agenda
It’s painful to watch this conversation about Trump v DeSantis. I have been reading Legal Insurrection for over 4 years and it has been comforting to be with like-minded people in these troubling times. I love the work that this blog has done on bravely calling out things that get people cancelled.
But if we’re going to have this conversation, let me say this. I voted for Trump twice and I will do it again in 2024. Much of the criticism of Trump just sounds whiny to me.
My big point in all of this is that the folks supporting DeSantis to my way of looking at things have come out of nowhere and have been trying to cram him down our throats. I won’t vote for him even if he gets the nomination, and there are lots more like me.
I wish he would wait until 2028—-
Weird. So you would vote for DeSantis in ’28 but not if he wins the GOP nomination in ’24. What makes him more worthy of being president in ’28 than he would be in ’24? Is it just that to make the general election ballot in ’24 he would have to beat Trump in the primaries?
And much of the fawning, butt-kissing over Trump is just getting nauseating. The point being in all of this is that people supporting Trump have come out of the woodwork and are trying to cram him down our throats. Despite all the negatives. Despite all the baggage. Despite the lunatic posts. I won’t vote for him even if he gets the nomination. And there are lots more like me.
I wish Trump had gracefully bowed out of the 2024 presidential election altogether. But such an narcissistic, ego driven maniac couldn’t do that.
I agree with everything you say.
Bottom line: Trump cannot win in 2024. He just can’t. He’s a guaranteed, galvanizing get-out-the vote for Dems.. He can’t get Independents. He’s way too old. He hasn’t changed. He is still narcissistic and self centered. I voted for him twice but never again.. Again. Trump is TOO OLD
Trump had every reason to blow the whistle when he received the leak: with any luck, it would forestall a raid and kidnapping at Mar-a-Lago, possibly followed by a murder. I do fear for DJT’s physical safety should he be taken into custody.
With the examples of Steve Scalise, Seth Rich, and Rand Paul before us, not to mention the ANTIFA riots and Chuck Schumer’s involvement in the “demonstrations” surrounding the Kavanaugh hearing, we know Democrats are well capable of violence. With the threats to the SCOTUS to invade their homes and kill them, the language of Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Elizabeth Warren, and the example of Hillary Clinton giggling over the murder of a foreign head of State, we know there is a certain tolerance of murderous violence toward their political enemies. From the example of Jeffrey Epstein, we know that –whoops!– no police custody or prison is secure.
It is by no means wise to assume that “Even if there is an indictment, there will be no arrest, no dawn raid, no CNN cameras, no perp walk.” We have already seen exactly how much respect the J6 rump committee had for due process of law and equal protection under the laws.
I prefer deterrence to attending a State funeral.
What leak? He never received any leak. He made it up.
You don’t know that either.
It f-k never ends for President Trump, yet fuzzy thinks he makes this crap up
Dollar short, day late.
Latest poll numbers shows Trump moving up and DeSantis moving down.
DeSantis made a few major mistakes in the last two days PLUS his lack of reaction to the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Just watch…the Democrats watch the Trump poll numbers go up and up with dismay and learning that nothing they do can stop Trump and the Trump supporters…leaving them only one option. And that one option has already been attempted a few times but they won’t quit on that option.
AAANNNDDD this will set the precedent…The US House Democrats are learning that setting precedents will bite them in their rear end.
Indicting Trump allows the next DOJ (GOP) to indict Biden, Obama, Hillary, et al.
This whole article didn’t age well.
Really? Was Trump arrested today?
I’m willing to bet money that there *was* an arrest planned. Watch their hips, not their lips. The preparations they were making in NY were fairly obvious proof of this theory. They can *say* anything, but they still have to take physical actions in advance of the arrest, moreso if they’re going for maximum indignity.
Then they saw what was going to happen when they pulled this stunt and decided to put it off for a while. Then they interviewed Cohen’s legal counsel and found out how far they had climbed out on the branch before trying to saw it off. Now they’re stuck. If they don’t indict, their Leftist allies will unload on them. If they do indict, they’re going to look like the morons they are when the fake charges explode.
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