Trump Says All Presidents Must Have ‘Total Immunity’ from Crimes – Except for President Biden

Next week jury selection will begin for the first criminal trial of Donald Trump. In fact, it’s the first criminal trial of any former American president. Trump is outraged because, as he incessantly whines, “Nothing like this has ever happened before.” But that’s only because there hasn’t been any other persistently profligate perpetrator of crimes like Trump before.

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The peculiar thing about Trump’s legal misadventures is that his defense rarely involves providing arguments that he is innocent. More often than not he defends himself by asserting that it is improper to accuse him of anything because he has the imaginary security blanket of “presidential immunity” that frees him from any consequences for any crimes he feels like committing. Nothing like that exists in the law, but he clings to it desperately.

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On Wednesday Trump took to his failing social media scam, Truth Social, to unleash his intensifying trepidation of being convicted for any number of the 88 felony charges he has currently pending. He posted a couple of fear-drenched videos on the subject of immunity that illustrate just how addled and irrational he is. The first began…

“If a President doesn’t have immunity, he or she will be nothing more than a ceremonial president, rarely having the courage to do what has to be done for our country and to make our country great again. This is not what our Founders had in mind at all. This is not what they wanted to think about. This not where they wanted us to be. The founders wanted the president to have immunity so the president can feel free to make decisions. Hopefully they’ll be great decisions. But whether they are or not, a president of the United States has to have immunity.”

Trump is apparently unaware that every president prior to him was not hampered in the least in their decision making by this made up obstacle. And he doesn’t bother to provide any evidence that the Founders were worried about it either. It’s a weak concept that he made up – or more likely one of his sleazy attorneys made up – to get him off the hook. However, about an hour and a half later, Trump posted another video that completely contradicted the first one…

“At what point are the actions of a sitting president, using lawfare and weaponization against his opponent for purposes of election interference, considered illegal? I believe, as do various highly respected legal scholars, that “crooked” Joe Biden has long since crossed over that very sacred threshold. He is a criminal. He is a horrible president. He is the worst president in the history of the country. And the only way he thinks he can get elected is to take me to trial, take me to court, city, state, and federal. They control them all. All of these cases you read about are “crooked” Joe Biden’s case because he can’t put two sentences together. He can’t do anything. So they weaponize government and they take me to court on bullsh*t. So we are going to win. We are going to win big. We’re gonna go through these horrible Biden trials. And the end of the day, November 5th, everyone’s coming out to vote for Trump.”

So according to Trump, all presidents must have total immunity. Except, of course, for President Biden, who Trump claims is acting illegally, even though he previously insisted that that isn’t possible for a president. Trump went on to smear Biden saying that “He is a criminal. He is a horrible president. He is the worst president in the history of the country.” In Trump’s twisted mind his opponents can never be merely wrong or have a different opinion. They are always the worst of all time of whatever he is accusing them of.

What’s more, Trump disgorges his tiresome and baseless lies that Biden is an evil genius who controls every lever of power, city, state, and federal, despite being unable to “put two sentences together.”

Trump closes by dismissing the charges against him with a bit of profanity that his glassy-eyed cult followers love so much. Then he expresses confidence that he will ultimately prevail simply by the virtue of his god-given superpowers. Once again, he doesn’t offer any coherent defense via innocence.

A little while later, Trump posted a comment that elaborated on his assault on the judicial public servants he believes are tormenting him…

“Crooked Joe Biden and his crew of Hacks and Thugs, led by Merrick Garland and Deranged Jack Smith, are working overtime to try to illegally intimidate and harass respected Federal Judge Aileen Cannon. They are calling her terrible names.”

It was thoughtful of Trump to praise Judge Cannon, the obviously biased Trump toady who is doing everything she can to shield Trump from accountability. And there is a perverse irony in his complaint that some unnamed persons have been “calling her terrible names.” How dare they? He’s probably upset because that’s his thing. Anyone else throwing around Trump-style infantile insults is stealing his identity and infringing on his anti-intellectual property. Not that anyone is actually doing that – or would want to. It’s just another outlet for his obnoxious animosity.

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Eric Trump Tells Fox News that Daddy Trump is Making Millions of Dollars Off His Court Cases

From the day that Donald Trump rode down his golden escalator in Trump Tower to announce his ambition to occupy the White House, he has endeavored to profit personally from the presidency and the political, business, and diplomatic favors he would be able to sell, even to hostile foreign governments.

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Trump spent his term in office pandering to the likes of Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Muhammad bin Salmon of Saudi Arabia, in order to rake in cash to prop up his failing real estate enterprise. And he spent his years after being evicted from the White House fleecing his flock of cult followers with flagrant lies about “rigged and stolen” elections and whining about being justly prosecuted for his multitude of crimes.

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Virtually everything Trump does is an appeal for funds. That’s because he desperately needs the money pay lawyers and spokesmodels (sometimes the same person) in a futile effort to avoid conviction for crimes ranging from financial fraud to election interference to violations of the Espionage Act. Consequently, he has resorted to hawking cheesy merchandise such as gold sneakers and a Trump-endorsed bible.

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On Wednesday morning Trump spawn Eric was interviewed on Fox News by Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox and Friends. During the segment Eric let slip a bit of the truth about his father’s compulsive greed…

Kilmeade: For six to eight weeks, he [Donald Trump] could be stuck in a New York courtroom. That’s Monday through Thursday, eight to 10 hours a day. How do you overcome that? What’s the plan to overcome it? It’s not gonna be a surprise.
Trump: Every single time he walks into a courtroom, millions and millions of dollars flow in because the American people know exactly what’s happening to him. And you have a judge who has a family member who literally profits off of these cases. She was making millions and millions off of these cases. Whose Twitter profile is literally my father behind bars, and that’s what New York has become.”

So according to Mr. Eric, Daddy Morebucks is profiting bigly from his misadventures in the judicial system. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. Trump has been shamelessly and repeatedly begging for donations from his cult to rescue him from the reaches of the law. He’s pretending that it’s all a huge conspiracy to destroy him. For instance, on the same morning as this interview, Trump posted a comment on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, bemoaning the dreadfulness of his pathetic life, saying that…

“The White House Thugs should not be allowed to have these dangerous and unfair Biden Trials during my campaign for President. […] On Monday I will be forced to sit, GAGGED, before a HIGHLY CONFLICTED & CORRUPT JUDGE, whose hatred for me has no bounds.

Poor thing. What’s surprising is that Eric is admitting on national television that Daddy Trump’s plaintive wailing about being allegedly persecuted are bullcrap. He isn’t really seething with the anger that he pretends to have. He’s actually thrilled with the wealth that it’s generating. Eric makes that clear by answering the question as to how Trump will “overcome” being “stuck in a courtroom” by replying that it isn’t a burden that needs to be “overcome” at all. It’s a strategy that he’s pursuing.

In addition to that revelation from Eric, he also blatantly lies that the judge and his daughter are “making millions and millions off of these cases.” They are not, and he doesn’t even bother to provide any hint of proof of slanderous accusation. He also accuses the judge’s daughter of posting a picture of him behind bars. That has also been proven to be false.

So the next time you hear Trump lamenting his fate, remember that, according to Eric, it’s really just another grift by the Trump Crime Family. And the only reason he is running at all is to cash in financially, and to stay out of prison.

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WOW! Dotard Donald Trump Makes Some Great Legal Arguments to Go to Trial Before the Election

The past couple of weeks have seen the Supreme Court validate the worst case scenarios of their devolution into a subsidiary of the MAGA Republican cult. Their announcement that they would hear Donald Trump’s ludicrous claim of total immunity – giving him the right to commit any crimes he wants without consequences – is evidence of how beholden the conservative wing of the Court is to Dear Leader Trump.

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To make matters worse, the Supreme Court delayed any ruling on the question of immunity for nearly two months, making it more difficult to fit Trump’s upcoming trials into the calendars of the various lower courts. In essence, the Supreme Court is carrying out Trump’s strategy for delays that could shield him from prosecution, hoping that he wins in November when he can unilaterally dismiss all of the federal cases. It’s de facto immunity without ever having to make such a ruling.

SEE ALSO: Felonious Punk Trump Demands ‘TOTAL IMMUNITY’ – Even for Acts that ‘CROSS THE LINE’

On Sunday morning Trump posted a comment on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, that he intended to bolster his case for why all of the charges against him should be immediately dropped. But true to form, the intensely ignorant former reality TV game show host demonstrated that he has no grasp of the meaning of legal doctrine, or he’s just fiercely determined to lie about it. He wrote that…

“We’re in the middle of an Election. We have Super Tuesday coming up very shortly. According to Justice Department guidelines, they shouldn’t be prosecuting me: ‘Federal prosecutors and agents may never select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.’ THIS IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE, AND SHOULD BE STOPPED IN THE COURTS!”

Surprisingly, Trump correctly quoted section 9-85.000 of the Department of Justice’s Justice Manual (JM). However, unsurprisingly, he clearly has no idea what it means. In fact, the citation that Trump thinks prohibits further proceedings, actually justifies them. Let’s take a closer look.

First: The JM consists of guidelines and recommendations. They are not laws, and there is no legal requirement to comply with them.

Second: The JM recommends that Federal prosecutors avoid timing actions “for the purpose of affecting any election.” And since there is no evidence whatsoever that the Department has deliberately timed any of its actions to harm Trump’s campaign, this doesn’t apply to him. To the contrary, it is Trump who has endeavored to time the trial dates, resulting in their proximity to the election. Prosecutors have consistently requested earlier dates. What’s more, the dates are set by the presiding judges, who are not employed by the Justice Department.

Third There is no policy prohibiting an already-indicted candidate from being tried near – or even on – Election Day. The policy in the JM refers explicitly to new legal actions, not those that are continuations of previously taken ones.

Fourth: The Federal Speedy Trial Act requires that cases be tried expeditiously in service to the interests of the defendant, as well as the public.

In conclusion, Trump didn’t help himself with his remarks. Quite the opposite. There is nothing remotely resembling election interference in anything that the Justice Department or the prosecutors have done. It is Trump who is engaging in blatant election interference by trying to evade accountability for his crimes, and depriving the public of legal resolutions that they need to form voting decisions. It’s an argument that should compel the courts to proceed.

What’s peculiar is that Trump is the one who wants to put off the conclusions to these trials. An innocent defendant would ordinarily be anxious to have the cases resolved and the dark cloud removed from his campaign. Only a guilty person would want the verdict to be delayed.

And that should be how Democrats frame the remainder of this election year. There may still be time to get a verdict from the courts. But if not, then Democrats need to point out that the absence of a verdict is due to Trump’s obvious consciousness of guilt, resulting in his efforts to indefinitely delay the trials. In short, since Trump knows he’s guilty, why would any patriotic American vote for him?

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Deranged Trump Says He’s Being Charged for Crimes that Don’t Exist, Even If He’s Guilty of Them

The criminal rap sheet of Donald Trump is longer than that of many organized crime bosses. He even brags when comparing his indictments to those of Mafia kingpin, Al Capone. And he’s not wrong. He is currently facing 91 felony counts in four jurisdictions. And that’s not counting the $83 million civil judgment he was recently ordered to pay for defaming and raping writer E. Jean Carroll.

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On Thursday Trump attended a hearing for one of his cases in Manhattan, where he has been charged with financial misconduct and falsifying election funding reports. This is the case wherein he paid hush money to adult film star, Stormy Daniels, in order to keep the public from learning about his perverse personal life and breach of his marital vows.

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Trump was not required to attend this hearing, but like other such circumstances, he went anyway so that he could hold court outside the courtroom and spread lies to the assembled media. True to form, Trump rambled incoherently for several minutes about everything from crime in New York to what he calls “a real dark period for our country.” But what follows are a few of the more relevant parts of his rant…

“[T]here is absolutely no case here, it’s not a crime. […] What it is, is election interference. It is being run by Joe Biden’s White House. […] This is just a way of hurting me in the election because I’m leading by a lot. […] Even if he’s guilty of something, there’s no crime..”

Trump’s declaration that “there’s no crime” flies in the face of the criminal statutes that explicitly reference the laws that he has broken. He even comes close to a confession when he offers speculation that “even if he’s guilty” there is no crime. Although he neglects to explain how he could be guilty of an imaginary crime.

Furthermore, Trump swerves way off topic by asserting that the prosecution “is being run by Joe Biden’s White House.” He has never provided any evidence of that charge, but only because none exists. It is a state case that the federal government has no role in. And his complaint that he’s only being prosecuted because he’s leading in the presidential race is just another wild diversion from the fact that all of the actual evidence points to his guilt.

Finally, Trump whined about this prosecution taking place during this election year…

“They want to rush it because they want to get it desperately before the election goes, before the election, that’s what they want to do. They don’t care, after the election.”

First of all, it has only taken this long because Trump himself has employed every tactic he could in order to delay it. His complaint that prosecutors are rushing it in order to get a verdict before the election is precisely what they should be doing. The public deserves to know whether Trump is a crook prior to voting. Although there is little doubt of that, it is still best to have a legal adjudication.

More importantly, Trump should also want a fast conclusion. At least he would if he were innocent. In fact, an innocent person would demand to be exonerated before an upcoming election.

Apparently Trump is expecting to be convicted. And who would know better than he what he’s done? Which is exactly why he’s so scared and why he’s fighting so hard to prevent the truth from getting out.

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Trump Whines that His Lawyers are Overpaid, But Considering What They Go Through, They’re Cheap

The Washington Post has published an extensive analysis of the legal team that Donald Trump has assembled to defend him in the various civil and criminal cases that are in progress. Having recently been found liable for defamation and rape against writer E. Jean Carroll, there remain 91 felony charges pending in four jurisdictions.

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The Post’s article details the chaos and conflict within the Trump legal team, including his frequent changing of “facts” when they don’t further his political goals; his refusal to take advice from his lawyers; his pressuring them to insert extraneous political rhetoric into his legal arguments; and his reputation for failing to pay them. Several attorneys have already quit due to such shenanigans. But not before providing spectacularly awful representation.

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The Post began it’s review of the Trump melodrama by noting the historical anomaly of a former president being indicted for multiple felonies.

“Trump, who is also the leading 2024 Republican presidential candidate, has a court schedule with no parallel in political or legal history — fighting felony charges that include allegedly obstructing a U.S. election and improperly retaining national security information. He is simultaneously facing four criminal indictments and multiple civil cases, a crush of court challenges that led to his political action committees’ spending more than $55 million last year on legal fees, campaign finance filings show.”

They also reported on the idiosyncratic behavior of Trump as a client and a defendant who believes that he knows more about the law than his counsel.

“As a client, Trump is both fickle and demanding [and that he] posts on social media without telling anyone, leaving his advisers and lawyers to read his missives at the same time as the public.”

One particular striking revelation in the Post’s article was that Trump himself has a serious problem with his attorneys. And surprisingly, it isn’t because they have a record of repeated losses and embarrassingly bad strategies. Nope. What Trump is complaining about is how much they are charging him.

“[O]ne adviser said he’s complained that some are overpaid. The lawyers have been told they can’t charge more than $750 an hour after some lawyers sent in bills that Trump’s political advisers deemed exorbitant, this person said.”

It’s actually hard to fault Trump in this regard. What client would want to shell out millions of dollars to attorneys who repeatedly lose, while simultaneously infuriating judges and juries? A mediocre intern could stumble over a bar that low.

On the other hand, it’s revealing that Trump would be concerned about his legal expenses when he claims to be a multi-billionaire. A defendant with allegedly unlimited financial resources wouldn’t pinch pennies in pursuit of an acquittal and avoidance of prison. That’s especially true if he is paying his lawyers with funds provided by the cult disciples who donate to his political action committees.

So it’s fair to speculate that Trump’s worrying about legal bills is a signal that he’s in even deeper trouble than was previously assumed. As for the compensation sought by his lawyers, they are both overpaid for the quality of counsel they provide to Trump, and underpaid for the torture they must endure from him. Which makes it difficult to calculate a fair fee structure.

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Trump Whines that He Can’t Show an E. Jean Carroll CNN Clip that He Falsely Says Exonerates Him

The hearing to determine how much more money Donald Trump will have to pay for defaming writer E. Jean Carroll resumed on Thursday morning. It was a highly anticipated event that included the possibility of Trump taking the stand to defend himself. Or more likely, to further incriminate himself and/or engage in disruptive conduct that would trigger a contempt of court charge.

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This hearing’s purpose was solely to ascertain the amount of damages that Trump would be liable for as a result of his making additional defamatory comments after the first trial that ordered a $5 million dollar penalty for defamation and sexual assault. Trump’s inability to keep his mouth shut has always been his biggest liability.

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Prior to the hearing, Trump posted dozens of comments on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, maligning Carroll with vicious slander and out of context quotes. Among them was one that inquired as to whether an old video clip of Carroll being interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN would be played for the court. It’s a bizarre request for several reasons, beginning with the fact that Trump ordinarily regards CNN as “fake news.” But now, embracing the network, Trump wrote

“Are we going to be able to show the CNN Anderson Cooper tape today which, among other things, totally exonerates me from a decades old False Accusation? THIS IS A WITCH HUNT CONCEIVED AND FUNDED BY POLITICAL OPERATIVES FOR PURPOSES OF ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!”

Let’s just set aside Trump’s tedious yammering that accurate criticism of him is “election interference,” and/or a politically driven “witch hunt.” The video that Trump is referring to was from an interview that aired on June 24, 2019, four and a half years ago. Trump posted a deceptively edited clip that left out pertinent details of Carroll’s remarks, but noted his claim that the assault “never happened,” and that Carroll “is not my type.” Which suggests that if she were his type, it definitely would have happened.

The clip was only 30 seconds of a 10 minute interview (transcript). Here is the part that Trump posted:

Cooper: You don’t feel like a victim.
Carroll: I was not thrown on the ground and ravaged. The word “rape” carries so many sexual connotations. This was not sexual.

And here’s part of what Trump left out:

Carroll: It hurt.
Cooper: I think most people think of rape as a violent assault.
Carroll: I think most people think of rape as being sexy.

Trump’s deliberate distortion of the interview sought to make Carroll appear to be denying that any assault took place. But he is, as usual, lying. In context it is clear that she was merely saying that the assault was violent in nature, rather than sexual. Which is how crime and psychology experts describe the act of rape. And she was pointing out to Cooper that many people do not understand that rape is a crime of violence.

Carroll is no way “exonerating” Trump. To the contrary, she is affirming that she was “hurt” during this forcible assault. That was established during the first trial wherein she won millions of dollars in damages. And the Judge wasn’t going to allow Trump to relitigate the case in this hearing for additional damages. In Thursday’s proceedings he made that clear to Trump and his parking lot attorney, Alina Habba. As reported by NBC News

“‘There was a trial last year regarding the truth or falsity to Ms. Carroll’s claim that Mr. Trump sexually assaulted her,’ U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said. ‘The jury unanimously concluded that he sexually assaulted her and his claim that he did not was false and defamatory’ so Trump can’t dispute those claims now. ‘There are no do-overs,’ the judge said, adding that ‘a prior action can not be relitigated.'”

Consequently, when the judge asked if Habba had any further witnesses, she said that she did – Donald J. Trump. However, his testimony lasted all of three minutes, wherein he merely asserted that he stood by his prior deposition. But even in that short time he violated court orders to stick to the issue of damages and not present evidence from the previous trial.

It’s safe to predict that the jury is going to award Carroll the additional damages she is seeking. It’s equally safe to predict that Trump is likely going to continue shooting his mouth off and getting himself into more trouble. And that goes for this civil case, as well as all of the other criminal cases (91 felony counts so far) that are pending.

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CNN’s Dana Bash Asks the Key Question About Trump’s Criminality: How is that ‘Law and Order’

The 2024 Republican primary for their presidential nominee promises to deliver some of the most bizarre and disturbing episodes in modern electoral politics. It could hardly be otherwise with their leading candidate, Donald Trump, facing 91 criminal charges stemming from his felonious conduct during and after his prior occupation of the white House.

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Under ordinary circumstances, a candidate who has been indicted for inciting an insurrection, undermining democracy, and violations of the Espionage Act due to his theft and hoarding of classified materials, would be summarily disqualified from public service. And if that same candidate had been adjudicated to be a rapist, and demonstrated signs of severe cognitive disability, he would be spending his golden years in a prison psyche ward.

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Which makes it all the more troubling that Trump is still regarded by his party, and a small, but annoyingly loud, contingent of glassy-eyed cult followers, as a viable prospect to lead the nation. And while Trump’s broadly unpopular positions on issues such as abortion, guns, foreign policy, climate change, and the economy, should be sufficient to sink his candidacy, his morass of legal liabilities should make his involuntary retirement a fait accompli.

Unfortunately, the media does a miserable job of covering elections. They focus far too much on the horse race aspect and transitory polling. However, on Sunday’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash interviewed GOP Sen. Tim Scott, who had just delivered a drooling endorsement Trump, and she actually composed a question that was honest, challenging, and ripe with relevance…

Bash: You did say on Friday, when you endorsed Donald Trump, is that he will “restore law and order.” Which is some of what you’re talking about here this morning. As president, he did try to overturn a legitimate election. He called January 6th rioters “hostages” and promised to pardon them. He is charged with keeping classified documents and obstructing attempts to get them back. And on the campaign now, he’s arguing that presidents should have total immunity, even if they, “cross the line.” How is that “law and order”?
Scott: Well, he has a legal team that could answer the questions of the legal challenges that he faces.

Bash packed a fair amount (but not nearly all) of Trump’s lawlessness into her question. Yet Scott was still unable to give a direct answer. He spent most of his response complaining about crime in cities, and blaming it on President Biden. That, of course, had nothing whatsoever to do with the question. What’s more, presidents are not responsible for law enforcement at the state level, and Scott knows that. He was just using the issue to dodge answering Bash’s question, and to smear Biden.

For the record, crime has actually been decreasing throughout Biden’s term in office. So if Scott wants to hold Biden responsible for the crime rate, he should be praising and supporting him.

The substance of Bash’s question ought to be the starting point for every interview of every Trump surrogate, supporter, and sycophant, who speaks for Trump in the press. And they must be required to give responses that are relative to the matter at hand. If the media held to those simple principles of journalism, the nation would be far better off, and charlatans like Scott and Trump could not get away with their limp dictation of propaganda.

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Felonious Punk Trump Demands ‘TOTAL IMMUNITY’ – Even for Acts that ‘CROSS THE LINE’

The panoply of defenses that Donald Trump and his parking lot lawyers have floated for his multitude of crimes have run the gamut from “I’m allowed to do it,” to “everybody does it,” to “it’s a witch hunt,” to “they’re all out to get me.” Rarely does he ever bother to assert the most obvious exculpatory position: that he’s actually innocent.

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Perhaps the reason that Trump so studiously avoids claiming innocence is that he knows that he’s guilty, and he’s proud of it. Trump goes on daily rants wherein he whines that he is the victim of a justice system that is determined to destroy his already putrid reputation. It’s hard to recall any criminal defendant being more disrespectful to prosecutors, judges, witnesses, prospective jurors, and the press, than Trump. He is spitting in the faces of those who hold his fate in their hands. And he vows to get revenge.

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In another demonstration of Trump’s bellicose belligerence, he posted a comment on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, that nicely summarizes the core theme of his criminal defense strategy. It proposes a form of “presidential immunity” that indemnifies him from prosecution for whatever crime he has committed. Whether it be financial fraud, or inciting a violent insurrection, or threatening election officials, or stealing (and perhaps disseminating) classified documents. In his characteristic all-caps caterwauling, he wrote that…

“A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MUST HAVE FULL IMMUNITY, WITHOUT WHICH IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM/HER TO PROPERLY FUNCTION. ANY MISTAKE, EVEN IF WELL INTENDED, WOULD BE MET WITH ALMOST CERTAIN INDICTMENT BY THE OPPOSING PARTY AT TERM END. EVEN EVENTS THAT ‘CROSS THE LINE’ MUST FALL UNDER TOTAL IMMUNITY, OR IT WILL BE YEARS OF TRAUMA TRYING TO DETERMINE GOOD FROM BAD. THERE MUST BE CERTAINTY.”

Of course, there is no legal precedent that permits a president to violate the law at will. To the contrary, America has a long history of holding that no one – no matter their status or privilege – is above the law.

Trump’s claim that it would be impossible to make a decision without the guarantee of total immunity is absurd in the extreme. It would allow a president to freely incarcerate or assassinate his political foes. He could dispose of any unfriendly Senators, Supreme Court Justices, and journalists, without having to worry about the consequences. What’s more, his decisions that have landed him in legal hot water have nothing to do with the conduct of presidential duties.

And lest anyone believes that Trump just didn’t think this through, or had not considered the legal free-for-all he was suggesting, he included in his statement that “EVEN EVENTS THAT ‘CROSS THE LINE’ MUST FALL UNDER TOTAL IMMUNITY.” It’s fair to say that the 91 felony charges that Trump is currently facing cross the line. Not to mention unlawful detention and extrajudicial murder. But Trump wasn’t finished. He continued with an…

“EXAMPLE: YOU CAN’T STOP POLICE FROM DOING THE JOB OF STRONG & EFFECTIVE CRIME PREVENTION BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GUARD AGAINST THE OCCASIONAL ‘ROGUE COP’ OR ‘BAD APPLE.’ SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LIVE WITH ‘GREAT BUT SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT.’ ALL PRESIDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETE & TOTAL PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY, OR THE AUTHORITY & DECISIVENESS OF A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WILL BE STRIPPED & GONE FOREVER. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE AN EASY DECISION. GOD BLESS THE SUPREME COURT!”

So Trump is comparing himself to a “rogue cop” who he believes is an acceptable “imperfection” in the legal system. He is arguing that you can’t have safe and effective crime prevention unless the police are permitted to shoot innocent bystanders or take bribes from drug dealers. He is apparently unaware that law enforcement officers who break the law are not immune from prosecution. Nor should they be.

Trump believes that if presidents have to worry about complying with the law it will hamper their decision making. That’s obviously not true. Although it might hamper their making a decision to violate the law, but that’s a good thing, unless, of course, you’re Donald Trump.

Finally, Trump is quite right to hope that “THIS WILL BE AN EASY DECISION.” But under the circumstance, his conclusion for god to bless the Supreme Court sounds more like a threat. Which, if they give him the immunity that he’s asking for, it might very well turn out to be just that.

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Fearful Trump Unleashes a Flurry of Frantic Posts Attacking His Rape Victim, E. Jean Carroll

The new is year is only four days old, and Donald Trump has spent most of it posting manic messages on his failing social media scam, Truth Social. That’s a peculiar use of his time, considering that he has been complaining that all of his multitude of indictments and lawsuits must be delayed because he doesn’t have enough time to properly respond to them.

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Perhaps if Trump devoted more time to his criminal and civil cases, and less to babbling incoherently on social media, staging cult rallies, and golfing, he might be better able to defend himself. Although, even then it would be difficult with the mountains of documentary and testimonial evidence against him, and with his incompetent attorneys.

SEE THIS: Trump Lawyer Complains that Just Factually Reporting His Legal Problems is Election Interference

Case in point: As CNN reported this week, “A federal appeals court denied Donald Trump’s effort to delay his defamation trial set to begin in two weeks.” So January 16 has been set for the start of his trial for defaming writer, E. Jean Carroll. Actually, his second trial. She already won a $5 million dollar judgment against him for defamation and sexual assault.

However, as usual, Trump is his own worst enemy. As a result of his inability to control his big mouth, he is now being sued by Carroll for new offenses. After the first jury found him liable for sexually abusing and defaming Carroll, he appeared on a CNN town hall the next day and defamed her again. Which prompted her second lawsuit. After Trump filed an inanely argued motion for a new trial, the judge concluded that the facts showed that Trump had, in fact, raped Carroll.

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With the trial date approaching Trump is teetering further over the edge of sanity. On a thirty minute spree Thursday morning Trump posted thirty-one (31!) comments on his vanity website attacking Carroll with irrelevant and out of context quotes and links. Most of them were things she might have written in her entertainment column decades ago. They have absolutely nothing to do with the charges that he assaulted and raped her.

The only thing that Trump can hope to achieve by this is to exacerbate his legal peril and increase the amount of the amended judgment he will have to pay. Unfortunately, it also puts Carroll at risk for harm by Trump’s cult followers who regard him as the victim, rather than her. And it affirms that, as long as Trump is free to attack his victims, judges, prosecutors, and witnesses, he represents a clear and present danger to society. At some point the law needs to step in for the sake of public safety.

UPDATE: Throughout the day Trump continued his sickly obsessive rants, posting 42 more comments about Carroll, for a grand total of 73 for the day. Thirty of the additional posts all had the same exact message attached to many repeats of earlier posts. In it he refuted all the evidence presented in court and denied knowing Carroll, saying “Except for a Fraudulent Case against me, I had no idea who E. Jean Carroll was.” Then, typical of Trump, he attacked the judge hearing the case saying that he is “another Highly Partisan Clinton-Appointed Friend. He should have recused himself long ago!”

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Trump Lawyer Complains that Just Factually Reporting His Legal Problems is Election Interference

Donald Trump and his team of legal “stable geniuses” aren’t wasting any time in the new year contriving ever more outlandish arguments in defense of his unprecedented compendium of crimes. To date he has racked up 91 felony counts ranging from financial fraud, to theft and mishandling of classified materials, to inciting an insurrection, and even to sexual harassment and rape.

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In the more than three years since Trump lost the election to President Biden, he has maintained a singular fixation on his wholly imaginary allegations of election fraud, asserting that, despite having lost by more than seven million votes, he insists that he won in a landslide. Never mind that he has been unable to produce a shred of evidence to support his wild claims. He clings to his delusions even as many of those who know him best are increasingly coming forward with the truth.

SEE THIS: Crybaby Trump Has a New Year’s Eve Breakdown Over Former Staffers Telling the Truth About Him

On New Year’s Day Trump’s attorney, Christina Bobb, was interviewed on the ultra-rightist, Trump-fluffing “news” network, Newsmax. She was asked about recent reports that Maine’s Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, had concluded that Trump is ineligible to have his name placed on the Republican primary ballot due to his having violated the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Section Three of the Amendment prohibits those who have engaged in an insurrection from holding office.

Undeterred by facts or reason, Bobb, endeavored to defend Trump with a familiar refrain that he chants like a mantra. According to Trump, all of the indictments and lawsuits against him are nothing but “election interference.” But Bobb went even farther than that. As reported by The Independent

“An attorney for Donald Trump says that his supporters should not be made to believe that he has legal problems, following a decision to have the former president’s name taken off the Republican ballot in Maine.

Christina Bobb accused opponents of the former president of putting out ‘propaganda’ to harm his 2024 presidential run.”

[Bobb said that] “This narrative that Trump isn’t going to be ineligible, trying to instill fear in the voters that oh, maybe I shouldn’t vote for him… maybe I shouldn’t follow him because he won’t be on the ballot.

“They’re trying to discourage people from supporting Donald Trump thinking he’s got all these legal problems. That is election interference.”

Get it? Bobb is arguing that complying with the Constitution is tantamount to “instilling fear” in voters. But even worse, she says that simply informing voters of Trump’s legal problems is election interference. In Bobb’s mind, if the media reports facts that might discourage people from voting for Trump they are improperly interfering with the election. She is upset that if people learn that Trump has multiple criminal indictments pending it will result in them “thinking he’s got all these legal problems.” And she is appalled that people might think that, even though it’s undeniably true.

In effect Bobb is arguing that merely campaigning against Trump is election interference. Because any criticism from an opponent could result in discouraging votes for Trump. DeSantis couldn’t say that Trump increased the deficit by nearly $8 trillion (which he did). Biden couldn’t say that Trump bragged about being responsible for overturning Roe v Wade (which he did). In the Trump Cult only praise of Trump is permitted.

On the other hand, Trump can spew whatever flagrant lies he wants to with impunity (which he does). All the while charging that his opponents are engaging in election interference. That phrase is one that Trump repeats ad infinitum. In just the last week Trump posted the following comments on his failing social media scam, Truth Social

  • 12/31/23: They had 3 years to file—Now I get their rushed and bad papers on New Year’s Eve. ELECTION INTERFERENCE!
  • 12/29/23: This is the Lunatic A.G. … She is working closely with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in order to harm his Political Opponent. Election Interference!
  • 12/27/23: They illegally spied on my campaign…and they come after me for Election Interference. Only in America!
  • 12/26/23: Biden’s Flunky, Deranged Jack Smith, should go to HELL. He is helping his Corrupt and Incompetent President to destroy America through Weaponization and ELECTION INTERFERENCE!
  • 12/25/23: 2024 WILL GO DOWN AS THE YEAR OF GREAT AND FULLY COORDINATED ILLEGAL ELECTION INTERFERENCE BY CROOKED JOE BIDEN, THE WORST AND MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES…MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
  • 12/25/23: It’s all about Election Interference, and Biden was pushing Garland and Monaco to act, AND FAST.
  • 12/24/23: DERANGED JACK SMITH, ARE COMING AFTER ME, AT LEVELS OF PERSECUTION NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN OUR COUNTRY??? IT’S CALLED ELECTION INTERFERENCE. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

If criticism of Trump is election interference, then the same should hold true for Biden. Therefore, Trump’s infantile nickname, “Crooked Joe,” is election interference. So is calling him the “WORST AND MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.” So are the efforts to impeach him by Republicans in the House of Representatives. So are the attacks on his son, Hunter, and other family members. So are the lies that the economy isn’t strong and getting stronger. And so is nearly everything that Fox News says about Biden.

Finally, the most obvious acts of actual election interference were the insurrection that Trump incited on January 6, 2021, and his attempts to threaten Republican state officials into overturning the election results. But those are the very things that Trump and his lawyer want to suppress and/or blatantly misrepresent. Fortunately, Trump doesn’t control the media, much as he would like to. And as long the American people turn out on election day in November, he won’t get another chance to realize his aspirations of dictatorship. It’s called “Election Interaction!”

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