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Old 20.08.2020, 18:22
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Another small step
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A federal judge in New York on Thursday dismissed President Trump’s latest effort to stymie a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax returns and a trove of other financial documents.

The ruling by District Judge Victor Marrero relied heavily on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last month that rejected Trump’s claim that presidents enjoy absolute immunity from criminal probes.
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No doubt Trump will appeal and carry on delaying....
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Old 21.08.2020, 19:16
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To get back to Trump it seems he has now joined the cancel culture so it is no longer synonymous with "illiberal left", "extreme left".
He wasn't too enthusiastic about using it himself when I mentioned it. Apparently he's changed his mind.
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Old 21.08.2020, 21:03
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He wasn't too enthusiastic about using it himself when I mentioned it. Apparently
he's changed his mind
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"he's changed his mind" Must have been dirty?
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Old 21.08.2020, 21:10
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A federal judge in New York on Friday denied President Trump’s request to temporarily halt a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns from taking effect.

Trump’s personal attorneys had asked Marrero, a Clinton appointee, to pause his Thursday decision from taking effect while Trump appealed to the New York-based federal appeals court
Theoretically that means Trump's tax returns could be handed over to the Manhattan prosecutors soon and before the federal appeals court hears his appeal.

Edt; Lawyers for President Donald Trump filed an emergency request Friday for a federal appeals court to put a subpoena for his financial documents and tax returns on hold until the higher court can weigh in on the matter.

The filing immediately followed a ruling by US District Judge Victor Marrero, who denied Trump's request to put his decision dismissing the lawsuit on hold.
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Old 22.08.2020, 00:18
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"he's changed his mind" Must have been dirty?
What a silly question. Apparently you need to be reminded of the Pee Tape.
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Old 22.08.2020, 11:22
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A California Superior Court judge has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $44,100 to Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, to reimburse her attorneys' fees in the legal battle surrounding her nondisclosure agreement.
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Turning into one of the world's most expensive Fs!

Farcical, first Trump sued Stormy for not obeying the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) then later on he claimed the NDA was not valid as he had not signed it.
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Old 22.08.2020, 12:52
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Heating up!
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A federal appeals court denied President Donald Trump's attempt to halt the enforcement of a subpoena for his financial records.

The ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals came hours after the President's lawyers requested an emergency stay, or hold, on the subpoena.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled oral arguments on whether to grant a "stay" for September 1, raising the possibility that Trump's financial records and tax returns could be turned over to prosecutors before the hearing -- unless the President takes the case up to the Supreme Court or NY prosecutor Vance's office agrees to hold off for the appeals' court decision.
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Trump seems to be running out of options to delay this.
The subpoena is for handing over Trump's financial records and tax returns for a grand jury review so since this is a secret process the public will not see the records. Of course, if the grand jury recommends prosecution and if Vance moves quickly then Trump could be facing criminal charges before the election.
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Old 22.08.2020, 16:30
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Interesting but it seems the DOJ took no action?
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The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee made criminal referrals of Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Erik Prince and Sam Clovis to federal prosecutors in 2019, passing along their suspicions that the men may have misled the committee during their testimony.
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Old 23.08.2020, 11:01
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

What a lovely family
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Maryanne Trump Barry, President Trump’s older sister, said that her brother "has no principles" in secretly recorded audio obtained by the Washington Post.

The now-retired appeals court judge and Clinton appointee criticized his actions in office in a conversation secretly recorded by her niece, Mary Trump.

“All he wants to do is appeal to his base,” Barry reportedly said in the audio. “He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this.”

“He went to Fordham for one year [actually two years] and then he got into University of Pennsylvania because he had somebody take the exams,” Barry said.
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Old 23.08.2020, 23:52
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Mafia family widening
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Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that former White House strategist Steve Bannon was in "a world of trouble" following his indictment on fraud charges.

"It’s another reminder of the kind of people this president surrounds himself with.
At this point they could almost start their own crime family," said Comey, who is also a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where Bannon was indicted.
"It’s a very serious case.
The Southern District of New York has laid it out in a very detailed indictment called a speaking indictment, and he’s in a world of trouble."
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No doubt Bannon, like other senior Trump associates, has enough dirt on Trump to ensure he will be pardoned.

Meanwhile colleges and universities are already shifting from in-person instruction to online classes after hundreds of students on campuses across the US tested positive for COVID-19, throwing cold water on hopes for the fall semester.

In the past week, big-name schools such as Notre Dame, Michigan State and University of North Carolina have moved classes online after briefly resuming in-person instruction, and other universities are likely to do the same in the coming weeks as the explosion of cases continues.

I do not know what the solution is but reopening schools and colleges without any proper strategy just creates virus hotspots which give the sad choice of either reverting to online or spreading the virus in the local community.
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Old 24.08.2020, 23:45
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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A federal appeals court has narrowed a 1968 anti-riot law the Trump administration is wielding to bring federal charges against individuals accused of fueling civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in an encounter with Minneapolis police.

The three-judge appeals court panel unanimously concluded that language in the Anti-Riot Act that makes it a crime to “encourage,” “promote” or urge a riot is unconstitutionally overbroad because it encompasses speech protected by the First Amendment.

Last year, a federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif. ruled the entire federal Anti-Riot Act unconstitutional because of the same free-speech concern.

The ruling Monday from the 4th Circuit does not go as far, leaving in place federal authorities’ ability to use the law against individuals who “organize” or “incite” a riot.
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The antiriot Act was signed into law by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during the King assassination riots.

Interesting that in the US laws approved by Congress and the President can be challenged as unconstitutional whereas in Switzerland similar processes supported by referenda are deemed to have changed the constitution.

In the US it is possible to change the constitution but it needs a two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate plus approval by the legislatures of three-quarters of the states.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In Switzerland it is the people that change the constitution, in the US it is the politicians.

I know which I prefer.
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Old 26.08.2020, 02:50
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Interesting that in the US laws approved by Congress and the President can be challenged as unconstitutional whereas in Switzerland similar processes supported by referenda are deemed to have changed the constitution.

In the US it is possible to change the constitution but it needs a two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate plus approval by the legislatures of three-quarters of the states.
Apples and oranges.

You're comparing Congress/POTUS effecting a law with one way to change the Swiss constitution when you should compare it with the other, i.e. where parliament changes it.
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In Switzerland it is not just the parliament[politicians] but also the people that change the constitution, in the US it is the politicians.

I know which I prefer.
FTFY.

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Yes, some states are switching to mail-in for November, which has the potential for disaster, imo. The states listed above (except Hawaii) have been doing this for a while and know how to handle it. Other states, particularly ones with large populations...good luck?

I don't see the need for this switch, tbh. If people want to vote absentee, they can request it. I don't see the need to spend the money to send out ballots to everyone even if they don't ask for it, particularly if the state hasn't sent out any kind of confirmation postcard to make sure the addresses are still valid.
It looks like Trump is honestly concerned, see here. He doesn't even mind being dragged back into the topic when he wanted to move on at 25:25.

And then there's this judicial verdict regarding Paterson NJ. This is no rumor or allegation, it's a judicial verdict ruling that a local universal vote-by-mail election is to be repeated due to voting fraud.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So, to pull this back to the thread title...

He's doing great, ain't he?
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Old 27.08.2020, 17:18
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It looks like Trump is honestly concerned, see here. He doesn't even mind being dragged back into the topic when he wanted to move on at 25:25.

And then there's this judicial verdict regarding Paterson NJ. This is no rumor or allegation, it's a judicial verdict ruling that a local universal vote-by-mail election is to be repeated due to voting fraud.
Well if Trump wants to claim widespread mail-in fraud then he has to demonstrate a pattern of such behaviour, an isolated case like Paterson proves nothing.

Anyway Paterson was a case of failed attempted fraud so proving the fraud detection system works.

By the way according to your link the judicial verdict was
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The May 12 election for Paterson's Third Ward city council was "rife with mail in vote procedural violations," Judge Ernest Caposela said in his ruling, though he left the decision on whether there was voter fraud to the criminal courts.
so the judicial verdict was not voter fraud as you claim.
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He's doing great, ain't he?

He is doing great actually. No president before in the history of the USA has delivered on so many expectations.



To be fair, he didn't deliver on nuking the whole world but that is a minor underachievement.
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Old 27.08.2020, 18:04
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

A lot of US people claimed Trump was selected by God to be President.

Wonder what they think now that He has sent Trump a record hurricane in the middle of his convention.

This hurricane will cause a huge disaster. An old friend of mine had to evacuate from Galveston this week but it seems the storm has turned away so hopefully, his house will be relatively OK.
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A lot of US people claimed Trump was selected by God to be President.

Wonder what they think now that He has sent Trump a record hurricane in the middle of his convention.

This hurricane will cause a huge disaster. An old friend of mine had to evacuate from Galveston this week but it seems the storm has turned away so hopefully, his house will be relatively OK.

Maybe he was selected by God in a way God chose the 10 plagues of Egypt
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Is Trump being blamed for bad weather? Covid isn't enough?
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