At least one of Trump’s four criminal trials is set to begin while the others are now in jeopardy

After five decades of playing fast and loose with the laws of New York, and a plenary of fraud, deception and corruption, legal appeasement seems to be declining and legal accountability seems to be ramping up as the proverbial hens are finally returning home to roost for the former Houdini of white-collar crime, Donald J. Trump.

First, there was the civil judgment of 5 million dollars awarded to the writer E. Jean Carroll by a federal jury of Trump’s peers. Then there was a second judgment of $83.3 million in damages awarded to Carroll by another jury of Trump’s peers for the additional defamatory statements that he continued to make after the first judgment was rendered for denying that he had sexually assaulted Carroll. And then there was the New York civil fraud decision by Judge Arthur Engoron holding Trump and his sons, Eric and Don, Jr. financially liable to the tune of more than $350 million underscoring “the extent of Trump and the Trump Organization’s white-collar malfeasance.” Last week, Judge Engoron turned down a request by Trump’s lawyers to postpone payment.

However, in the case of the historic $454 million judgment, “a figure that is growing by more than $100,000 in interest every day,” Trump sought a stay yesterday in opposition to New York law that requires first forking over the entire amount in damages or putting up a cash bond for the same known in the New York civil court system as an “undertaking.”

Trump also had previously done the same thing with the $83.3 million ruling by a jury in the second E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit. Neither of these appeals should go anywhere and the clock is still ticking in each case and soon time will be up before Carroll’s attorneys and then the New York attorney general Letitia James can start seizing the former president’s assets and property.

  • @Sanctus
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    483 months ago

    We all need to vote like he can and will win. Vote like you’re the last pale blue dot in a sea of MAGA.

      • @KillerTofu
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        533 months ago

        No disagreement, but the horses are already out the gate on this one. Gotta support who we got, unfortunately.

          • @tacosplease
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            313 months ago

            You know how people frequently look back and say “I was an idiot when I was X age”? You’re embarrassing your future self.

            Hell I’m embarrassed for you right now. Bless your heart.

            • NoIWontPickaName
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              -253 months ago

              I feel way worse than embarrassment when I find out that my fellows would rather throw in with trump or support someone who actively aids and supports genocidal actions rather than joining those of us who would stop it.

              • @[email protected]
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                83 months ago

                FYI: “Bless your heart” is southern for “Fuck yourself” or some sentiment to that effect.

                • NoIWontPickaName
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                  -83 months ago

                  I know.

                  I absolutely love southern insults, the grace and thought that go into so many of them is glorious!

                  My, now that is an outfit that I never would have thought to wear in public. Good for you!

          • @draneceusrex
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            233 months ago

            …and this is why half the women in this country don’t have safe access to abortion.

      • @[email protected]
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        233 months ago

        “I’m good with trump if available candidates dont get me going”.

        This sucks, we all agree. But you have a very simple game theory decision to make.

        Assist Biden or assist trump.

        • @[email protected]
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          13 months ago

          I think Bushnell showed us a third option, and I’m not talking about setting ourselves on fire.

        • NoIWontPickaName
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          -283 months ago

          You have the same choice to join us.

          If you don’t you are helping trump by not dropping your objections and siding with us.

          Balls in your court

          • @[email protected]
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            3 months ago

            It absolutely is not. There are two possible outcomes, in this month of this year related to this election, with 5 possible actions you can take:

            Biden and trump.

            • If you pick a prog or liberal third, you pick a spoiler for Biden, and therefore assist trump.

            • If you pick a libertarian or conservative third you spoil trump, therefore assisting Biden.

            • If you pick Biden you help Biden.

            • If you pick trump you pick trump.

            • if you don’t vote at all, you assist the more populist candidate, and have no voice re any directed action of your least preferred candidate

            There are zero other actual choices in this election.

            For a future election, it’s a great time to discuss more progressive candidates to not have another biden-like candidate.

            • @[email protected]
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              -43 months ago

              You’re acting like popular vote matters. What you’re saying only applies in like 3-5 states. I live in Connecticut. Bidens going to win Connecticut. It’s not going to be a significant help to him, because our puny electoral votes are never ever ever ever ever going to decide an election. It does not matter who I vote for in the presidential race. Lots of people are in the same boat as me, probably most of the country. I suggest you save your shit for Floridians and Ohioans.

              • @[email protected]
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                “your shit”. No need to be rude, sorry I didn’t describe each particular voting district’s individual game theory tree of options.

                Nothing I said is wrong, just perhaps not exhaustively descriptive for your (or indeed many) folks position.

              • @dvoraqs
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                03 months ago

                Do you like democracy? Can it be fixed? Are you pushing for election reform?

      • @Buffalox
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        123 months ago

        I think the sentiment is more that Trump is worth voting against, because the danger is if he wins, there won’t be another vote in 4 years.
        With Biden you can at least hope for better candidates next time. Because Democrats actually still defend democracy.