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Friday, June 07, 2024

The judge who oversaw Donald Trump's criminal hush money trial in New York on Friday informed the former president's defense team and prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office that a comment was posted on the New York State Unified Court Systems' public Facebook page last week by a poster who claimed to be a cousin of a juror, saying that Trump would be convicted. ... It is not clear if there is any validity to the post. No evidence was provided to support the claim, and the jurors' identities remain anonymous.

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While Merchan informed the legal teams out of caution, the judge's notice has no immediate effect on the case, according to CNN senior legal analyst and former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig.

"The judge is being extra careful here to let the parties know any information that might give them the basis for a motion " there's a long way though between this and any impact on the case," Honig said.

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Social media post suggests Trump juror discussed guilty verdict before it was delivered
www.fox5atlanta.com

... The judge presiding over former President Trump's New York criminal trial notified his defense team on Friday of a comment on the court's public Facebook page that implies one of the jurors discussed the guilty verdict ahead of time.

Fox News obtained the letter Judge Juan Merchan shared with Trump defense attorneys and Manhattan prosecutors.

"Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System's public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention. In the comment, the user, Michael Anderson,' states:

"'My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted! Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!'"

PDF: SEE THE JUDGE'S FULL LETTER ...




#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-07 07:51 PM | Reply

... Ahhh the stupidity of jurors is going to potentially lead to a mistrial. ...

How so?

Please be specific.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-07 07:52 PM | Reply

"My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted!"

Not saying it's a false flag, but...

;)

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-07 07:56 PM | Reply

Lamp, that would be juror misconduct. If found to be true the Judge would most likely have to vacate the verdict. I can't remember if it was Maher or Stewart who said Trump is truly the luckiest guy on earth to have the enemies that he does.

#4 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2024-06-07 08:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

MAGAts fooled by professional ----------. Lol

www.rawstory.com

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-06-07 08:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#4 ... that would be juror misconduct. ...

How does that elevate to the level of juror misconduct?

Got any similar instances?

... If found to be true the Judge would most likely have to vacate the verdict. ...

Why?

Got any similar instances?

... I can't remember if it was Maher or Stewart who said Trump is truly the luckiest guy on earth to have the enemies that he does. ...

And late-night comedy hosts are a good source of legal information... why?


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-07 08:18 PM | Reply

Until definitive proof is provided otherwise one should ONLY assume that this "post" was planted by a ---------- to taint the case.

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2024-06-07 08:22 PM | Reply


@#5

From the article you cite...

... Following up, to avoid any confusion, the "Michael Anderson" account's post continued, "Definition: In Internet culture, s----posting or trashposting is the act of using an online forum or social media page to post content that is of 'aggressively, ironically, and trollishly poor quality.'

S---posts are generally intentionally designed to derail discussions or cause the biggest reaction with the least effort. It may even sometimes be orchestrated as part of a co-ordinated flame war to render a website unusable by its regular visitors." ...


Well, yeah. We see so much of it here on this most august site. Fortunately, most of the S-posting is rebutted.

Much to the whining of a certain alias ... ( drudge.com ) ~Please don't question my sources...~

:)


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-07 08:25 PM | Reply

Republicans are worthless these days and highly corrupt.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2024-06-07 08:35 PM | Reply

What a chump Wafflecone is. The post was by an admitted troll, and was dated May 20.

Fat Donnie Loser was convicted on May 30.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-07 08:57 PM | Reply

MAGATS are nothing but suckers and losers.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-07 09:07 PM | Reply

Garbage in, garbage out.

The story of waffle-boy's life.

#12 | Posted by Angrydad at 2024-06-07 09:10 PM | Reply

Haha

Humiliated,again

#13 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2024-06-07 10:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Waffles.
Are you ever going to figure it out?

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2024-06-07 10:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hook, line, and sinker.

The mist desperate fish end up getting hooked in the mouth.

Swallow it at your own detriment.

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2024-06-07 10:40 PM | Reply

*most

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2024-06-07 10:40 PM | Reply

Poor waffles.

#17 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2024-06-07 11:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If it were Garbage, why would the judge even bother writing a letter expressing concern. I'll wait ...

#18 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2024-06-07 11:44 PM | Reply

If it were Garbage, why would the judge even bother writing a letter expressing concern. I'll wait ...

POSTED BY BLUEWAFFLES AT 2024-06-07 11:44 PM | REPLY

The whole thing is made up garbage Dummkopf. I swear you guys are so clueless.

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2024-06-08 12:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Again if it were made up, why was the Judge that concerned as to write a letter to both the prosecution and defense attorney's?

#20 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2024-06-08 12:45 AM | Reply

@#20 ... Again if it were made up, why was the Judge that concerned as to write a letter to both the prosecution and defense attorney's? ...

Since your current alias is the one who has raised this topic, maybe it should justify it by responding to the question it poses.


In other words, what's yer got?


#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-08 12:54 AM | Reply

I've already answered it, he genuinely believes this is real and is concerned of the implications that will come from it. That person might be a troll but if he's related to a juror or there's information showing communication between the poster and a juror the verdict will be vacated.

#22 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2024-06-08 01:01 AM | Reply

No you idiot. This is to avoid any appeal by the fat, lazy, demented felon. You're a ------- y.

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-08 01:05 AM | Reply

I'm not remotely convinced, this judge wouldn't care about a ---- poster if there wasn't smoke already there.

#24 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2024-06-08 01:12 AM | Reply

Judge Merchan's Letter to Trump Trial Lawyers Raises Eyebrows
www.newsweek.com

... Questions have surfaced regarding the jury in former President Donald Trump's New York City hush money trial after the presiding judge flagged a post to social media alleging that a juror had spoken about Trump's verdict before it was handed down.

According to New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan's letter, which was sent to Trump lawyer Todd Blanche and Manhattan District Attorney Prosecutor Joshua Steinglass, a comment was left on the New York State Unified Court System's Facebook page by a user under the name "Michael Anderson," who wrote, "My cousin is a juror and says Tump is getting convicted. Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!"

The comment was in response to a post by the court on May 29, a day before the former president was convicted of 34 felony counts in connection to hush money paid to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels during Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Merchan wrote that as of Friday, Anderson's comment was "labeled as one week old."

It is unclear if Anderson is related to one of the 12 jurors who served on Trump's case, or if the comment was posted online prior to the former president's conviction on May 30. Several Trump supporters suggested on social media that the comment was grounds for a mistrial.

"The comment was made on May 29, 2024, days [sic] BEFORE President Trump's guilty verdict was announced, which means he could now be entitled to a mistrial because the jury pool was tainted and compromised," conservative activist Laura Loomer wrote in a post to X, formerly Twitter, along with a screenshot of Merchan's letter. "This is further evidence that President Trump didn't receive a fair trial!" ...


#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-08 01:50 AM | Reply

@#25

So... the Justice system appears to be working as it should.


#26 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-08 01:52 AM | Reply

If this story is true, and I'm not convinced that it is, I expect absolutely nothing to come of it. No way Merchan vacates the conviction. It will never happen. If true it will strengthen the case to overturn on appeal but that won't happen until after the election. So, mission is still accomplished.

#27 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-06-08 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#27 Congratulations on finding a way to be a victim because of this!

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-08 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Someone posted something on the internet. It must be true.

#29 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2024-06-08 11:59 AM | Reply

Swallow it at your own detriment.
#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2024-06-07 10:40 PM | Reply | Flag:
Poor waffles.
#17 | Posted by Alexandrite
The whole thing is made up garbage Dummkopf. I swear you guys are so clueless.
#19 | Posted by LauraMohr a
Someone posted something on the internet. It must be true.
#29 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

--print these out....and shove them up your --- !!

href="https://www.politico.com/news/2024/06/07/trump-hush-money-trial-juror-facebook-00162369">www.politico.com

www.newsweek.com

abcnews.go.com

www.nbcnews.com

www.bbc.com

www.huffpost.com

#30 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2024-06-08 12:51 PM | Reply

#30 | POSTED BY SHRIMPTACODAN

This entire thing is because of an internet troll, like you.

Hell, it probably is you.

Everyone knew that one of you weasels would try something like this.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2024-06-08 12:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Troll thread posted by one of the DRs biggest trolls?

Not surprising.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2024-06-08 01:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BlueWaffles has been proven a liar, several times.

It's no wonder he prefers his news sources also be bullshht.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2024-06-08 01:04 PM | Reply

Judge in Trump's hush money case raises questions about social media post claiming to preview jury verdict
www.nbcnews.com

... The New York judge overseeing Donald Trump's hush money trial has asked attorneys in the case about a social media post purporting to preview the former president's guilty verdict.

"Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System's public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention," Judge Juan Merchan wrote in a letter dated Friday.

"My cousin is a juror and said Trump is getting convicted," the post stated, according to Merchan's letter. "Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!"

Merchan said that the comment, which was attributed to a user identified as Michael Anderson, was "now labeled as one week old," and was posted in response to a routine notice from the court posted on May 29 about oral arguments unrelated to proceedings in Trump's case.

When a defendant who has been convicted by a jury but has not yet been sentenced learns of alleged jury misconduct, he can move to set aside the verdict under New York criminal procedure law.

If a defendant can prove that jury misconduct "may have affected a substantial right of the defendant," the remedy is a new trial. ...



#34 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-08 01:16 PM | Reply

MAGAts fooled by professional ----------. Lol

Of course, they were.

MAGA morons are always hopeful the next deus ex machina is going to save their Lord and Savior Trumpus Christ.

But they're either trolling BS or a grifter selling BS to get clicks and likes.

MAGA morons are MAGA morons for a reason.

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-08 01:44 PM | Reply

There is no proof this comment was actually from a juror's cousin. The person making the comment calls themselves a "professional sh*tposter" elsewhere, so it's likely nonsense. Social media is so stupid.

#36 | Posted by rcade at 2024-06-08 02:06 PM | Reply

#27 | Posted by BellRinger

You're so desperate to be a poor persecuted victim, you have to spin a BS story into a tale of woe.

It's pretty pathetic, dude.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-08 02:18 PM | Reply

Social media directly reflects those who use it.

#38 | Posted by YAV at 2024-06-08 02:20 PM | Reply

My cousin Vinny told me the demented orange pedo attempted to bribe Judge Merchan.

#39 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-06-08 03:58 PM | Reply

In case anybody didn't catch the last part of LAMP's #34 . . . .

"If a defendant can prove that jury misconduct "may have affected a substantial right of the defendant," the remedy is a new trial.

I don't see how this tattle-tail juror (if the story is true) said anything that substantially affected the right of the defendant.

With added emphasis on the word "substantially."

This whole thing sounds like one of Trump's disrupters at work.

#40 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-06-08 05:27 PM | Reply

The juror never said anything, that's the whole point. JFC this country is doomed.

#41 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-08 08:59 PM | Reply

Here is the definitive link proving this story is true:

drudge.com

#42 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-06-08 09:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The circular reference as proof, and a perfect demonstration of what the right actually does to "catapult the propaganda."

Nicely done.

#43 | Posted by YAV at 2024-06-08 09:14 PM | Reply

" You're so desperate to be a poor persecuted victim, you have to spin a BS story into a tale of woe.

It's pretty pathetic, dude.

#37 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2024-06-08 02:18 PM | FLAG: "

Your reading comprehension is terrible.

#44 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-06-09 12:20 AM | Reply

Your reading comprehension is terrible.

#44 | Posted by BellRinger

No, that's just how you come across. Everything is spun into a tale of faux persecution.

Even when it's not real.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-09 10:29 AM | Reply

#45. So 5 major trials against Biden's opponent are all scheduled during an election year (grift, incompetence and some malfeasance have likely pushed the remaining 3 past the election). The ridiculous dollar amount penalty in the defamation case. All of the unprecedented things about the Bragg case that even anti Trump legal experts are criticizing ... . And it's incomprehensible to you that anyone would look at all of this in sum and draw the conclusion that this is political abuse of the legal system?

#46 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-06-09 11:21 AM | Reply

" anyone would look at all of this in sum and draw the conclusion that this is political abuse of the legal system"

Could "anyone" point out an abuse of the legal system regarding Trump? Because you haven't been able to find a single case so far.

#47 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-09 11:34 AM | Reply

And it's incomprehensible to you that anyone would look at all of this in sum and draw the conclusion that this is political abuse of the legal system?

#46 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

No, because I've seen the same info and you have to insert a healthy dose of personal interpretation to get there.

There's public evidence for all of it. I'm sure there's even more that's not public.

Maybe instead of being a whiny child looking for PeRsEcuTioN you get properly pissed at Trump and the GOP for creating this mess to begin with.

#48 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-09 11:57 AM | Reply

anyone would Deplorable Trumping MAGAts look at all of this in sum and draw the conclusion that this is political abuse of the legal system"

We get it, you've made it abundantly clear.

You're one of the voters Trump was referring to when he said he could kill someone and not lost a vote.

Pathetic.

#49 | Posted by ClownShack at 2024-06-09 12:04 PM | Reply

Let us not forget blue states removing Trump from the ballot.

That was a bridge way too far even for the 3 liberals on SCOTUS and that 3rd world crap was ------ slapped down.

#50 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-06-09 12:05 PM | Reply

#48. So again, it's inconceivable to you that a rational person (I'm not calling myself rational) could look at all of this, including that ballot issue, and draw the conclusion that at the very least these are a mixed bag of some legal legitimacy with political abuses mixed in?

No way in Hell?

#51 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-06-09 12:07 PM | Reply

Keep in mind, Democrats may end up being forced to play by the very rules they created.

#52 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-06-09 12:09 PM | Reply

Let us not forget blue states removing Trump from the ballot.

Let's not forget Trump and Republicans inciting an insurrection because the fat loser lost.

Oh, that's right, you don't believe there was an insurrection or that Trump lost.

You fkkking loser.

#53 | Posted by ClownShack at 2024-06-09 12:10 PM | Reply

"it's inconceivable to you that a rational person (I'm not calling myself rational) could look at all of this, including that ballot issue, and draw the conclusion that at the very least these are a mixed bag"

Not so "mixed" you can point to a single instance of lawfare. All you ever point to is LAW.

And after all these months, you still can't point to a single instance where Trump is being treated worse than you or I would be. Lots of examples of better, though.

#54 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-09 12:12 PM | Reply

"Let us not forget blue states removing Trump from the ballot."

Annnnnd, once again, The Party of Responsibility pretends others are responsible for their behavior.

#55 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-09 12:14 PM | Reply

"Democrats may end up being forced to play by the very rules they created."

What?!? Paying off a porn star for sex and writing it off as "legal expenses" WON'T be okay???

#56 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-09 12:15 PM | Reply

gotta love the republican threat now. if you make rules we will partisanly abuse them so back off!

#57 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2024-06-09 12:36 PM | Reply

Keep in mind, Democrats may end up being forced to play by the very rules they created.

POSTED BY BELLRINGER AT 2024-06-09 12:09 PM | REPLY

If they commit crimes that Trump committed then they should face justice, You people don't believe in holding your own accountable and it shows too.

#58 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2024-06-09 12:42 PM | Reply

No way in Hell?

#51 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Nope.

You have to want it to be while ignoring selective pieces of information.

#59 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-09 01:31 PM | Reply

It is not clear if there is any validity to the post. No evidence was provided to support the claim, and the jurors' identities remain anonymous.

So in Magatonia this is proof beyond any reasonable doubt!

Lock that juror up!

#60 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-09 02:09 PM | Reply

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