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Friday, December 08, 2023

Trump might be helping to make sure that no president is ever completely above the law ... despite his best efforts.

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Throw that fat clown in prison.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-07 02:04 PM | Reply

From the article: Trump had tried to claim that as a former president he should enjoy "absolute immunity from criminal prosecution." He also claimed that he should be exempt on the grounds of "double jeopardy," unless he had been impeached and convicted while in office.

But Judge Tanya Chutkan bulldozed these arguments in a 48-page ruling, and concluded a former president can be investigated, prosecuted, and imprisoned for crimes committed while in office"because committing crimes is not technically part of the president's job.

"Whatever immunities a sitting President may enjoy, the United States has only one Chief Executive at a time, and that position does not confer a lifelong get-out-of-jail-free' pass," Judge Chutkan wrote. "Defendant's four-year service as Commander in Chief did not bestow on him the divine right of kings to evade the criminal accountability that governs his fellow citizens."

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2023-12-07 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump continues to try and weasel out of his problems. So far, he's getting no where with muddying the process to any serious degree. What he has done is tee off the judge who has been very careful in his wording and dealing with Trump to prevent major claims on the appeal that he in some way tainted the legal process, which Trump would love to get a hold on.

There will come a time when the court makes the decision of just how much Trump has to pay and just how much he loses. This will be where the judge shows his displeasure at the Trump team and their antics. I suspect it will be a whopper.

#3 | Posted by BBQ at 2023-12-07 02:16 PM | Reply

@#2 .. Trump had tried to claim that as a former president he should enjoy "absolute immunity from criminal prosecution." He also claimed that he should be exempt on the grounds of "double jeopardy," unless he had been impeached and convicted while in office. ...

Unsurprisingly...

Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case
apnews.com

... Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution as he runs out of time to delay or even derail an upcoming trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Lawyers for the 2024 Republican presidential primary frontrunner filed a notice of appeal Thursday indicating that they will challenge U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan's decision rejecting Trump's bid to derail the case headed to trial in Washington, D.C., in March. The one-page filing, the first step in a process that could potentially reach the Supreme Court in the months ahead, was accompanied by a request from the Trump team to put the case on pause so the appeals court can take up the matter. ...


potentially reach the Supreme Court? --- imo, that is the goal with this filing.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 03:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Delay, delay, delay... then fire your lawyers and delay some more.

He's been doing this for decades in all sorts of Courts.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2023-12-07 03:09 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Delay, delay, delay... then fire your lawyers and delay some more. ...

Yup.

As you note, that's been his modus operandi for decades.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaking of delay...

Trump seeks pause in Jan. 6 proceedings amid appeal effort to toss federal case
thehill.com

... Former President Trump filed a motion seeking to halt activity in his election interference case after filing a notice of appeal Thursday seeking to override a decision from a federal judge who denied his motion to toss the case.

The back-to-back motions ask Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing the Jan. 6 case, to pause "all district court proceedings in this case" as a higher court considers Trump's appeal of the motion to toss the entire case. ...

The notice of appeal from Trump does not contain any legal arguments, which will come in a later filing.

But in asking to stay the proceedings, Trump's attorneys bashed Chutkan's decision.

"The Court incorrectly denied President Trump's claim of Presidential immunity on the ground that such immunity does not extend to federal criminal prosecution for a President's official acts," they wrote. ...


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 03:49 PM | Reply

I wish one of these "Really Big Deal" headlines would finally result on one!

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2023-12-08 02:03 PM | Reply

Re 8

Yup.

We'll see.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-12-08 02:11 PM | Reply

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