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Trump Closing: Bragg Fell Way Short, Offered Little Evidence of Scheme
Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | Tom Howell Jr.

Posted on 05/28/2024 12:51:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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1 posted on 05/28/2024 12:51:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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So?


2 posted on 05/28/2024 12:53:23 PM PDT by CatOwner (Don't expect anyone, even conservatives, to have your back when the SHTF in 2021 and beyond.)
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To: nickcarraway

Trump Closing -not cosing


3 posted on 05/28/2024 1:01:25 PM PDT by deport
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To bad the courts haven’t looked at the Clinton and Biden standard business practices.


4 posted on 05/28/2024 1:03:36 PM PDT by Vaduz
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Evidence doesn't matter.Orange Man Bad does.The next big issue is will the Rat Party co conspirator judge sentence DJT to jail time and will the appeals courts allow it.
5 posted on 05/28/2024 1:03:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Proudly Clinging To My Guns And My Religion)
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To: nickcarraway; LS; Liz; SunkenCiv; Red Badger; Kaslin; governsleastgovernsbest

A racist lynch mob, crazed by 6 years of hype and fear from the Obama-Biden administration’s massed news media, is not a rational mind.

Then again, MLK and Nelson Mandela were also jailed by a racist lynch mob.


6 posted on 05/28/2024 1:06:21 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (Method, motive, and opportunity: No morals, shear madness and hatred by those who cheat.)
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The jury will still find Trump guilty. Jury instructions by Judge Merchan give the jury so much leeway that they don't even have to think there was an underlying crime that caused the misdemeanor expired statute of limitations charge of falsifying business records to be turned into a felony, in order to convict on the felony.

From Newsweak:

Judge's Instructions 'Require' Jury Find Trump Guilty, His Ex-Lawyer Says

Donald Trump's ex-lawyer predicted this week that the former president will be found guilty in his ongoing criminal trial in Manhattan, citing the jury instructions given by New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan.

On Tuesday, former White House lawyer Ty Cobb spoke with Morgan Chalfant of Semafor about Trump's ongoing criminal trial where he is accused of making hush money payments to former adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

"If the jury begins deliberations Tuesday afternoon, expect a verdict no later than Friday afternoon. I expect a "GUILTY" verdict, but only because the jury instructions as urged by the DA and adopted by the judge, over strenuous and well founded defense objections, virtually require conviction," Cobb said to Semafor.

"I reach this legal conclusion because of my long experience as a federal prosecutor and white collar defense lawyer, my reverence for the rule of law, and despite my view that Trump remains the greatest threat to Democracy in our nation's history," Cobb added.

7 posted on 05/28/2024 1:09:49 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /Sarc tag really necessary? Pray for President Biden: Psalm 109:8)
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So, you think no one with sense is on that jury? Trump’s lawyers had their impact on seating the jury, are they totally incompetent?


8 posted on 05/28/2024 1:12:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Well, duh judge told the jury they didn’t need to think him guilty in order to convict. WTAF?


9 posted on 05/28/2024 1:16:05 PM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this💩? 🚫💉! 🇮🇱👍!)
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Many crimes have been committed or revealed during this trial - Trump and his Team have not committed any of them!!!


10 posted on 05/28/2024 1:50:56 PM PDT by afchief
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The jury must believe he committed an underlying, to the records keeping charge, crime. BUT, per the jury instructions, they do not have to be in unanimous agreement on which of three crimes he committed. If all 12 pick at least one of the three crimes to charge him with then he is judged to be guilty of committing an underlying crime.

“In New York, the bare-bones crime of falsifying business records is a misdemeanor. But it becomes a felony if the defendant falsified the records with the intent of furthering a separate underlying crime. Prosecutors have charged Trump with felony-level falsifying business records and have three theories to show a separate underlying crime. The first two theories argue that the Daniels payoff constituted an illegal contribution to Trump’s campaign in violation of federal and state election law, respectively. The third theory alleges that Trump intended to violate New York tax law by inflating and falsely characterizing the reimbursement to Cohen to manipulate its tax consequences.”


11 posted on 05/28/2024 1:51:20 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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A sentance of 9 months will effectively end DJT’s Presidential run.


12 posted on 05/28/2024 1:52:30 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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Why? He won’t be in jail while he waits for the appeal that is completely certain.


13 posted on 05/28/2024 1:54:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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So, you think no one with sense is on that jury?


They are all New Yorkers to whom DJT is a demon. Acquittal or hung will mean the end of their families, friends and swell dinner parties. Sense? If they had any, its long gone.


14 posted on 05/28/2024 1:55:12 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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So I guess you agree with AOC that the rally in the Bronx last week was faked?


15 posted on 05/28/2024 2:09:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I've actually been in New York City quite a bit. And even in Manhattan the majority of people don't even pay attention to politics. And there are a lot of people who aren't diehard Democrats. And that goes more for Brooklyn and Queens. Not to mention Staten Island. And how did they sell so many copies of the New York Post? Yet somehow they found a jury that was all people who think the same way? If anything, I think the upper class people who are more likely to be die hard Democrats are not likely to serve on juries. Do you have a demographic makeup of the jury?
16 posted on 05/28/2024 2:12:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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From what I read, Jurors 1,2,3,4 seem mostly likely to acquit. But I don’t accept the premise that everyone who is a Democrat would vote to convict.


17 posted on 05/28/2024 2:17:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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18 posted on 05/28/2024 2:35:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Putin should skip ahead to where he kills himself in the bunker.)
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So, you think no one with sense is on that jury? Trump’s lawyers had their impact on seating the jury, are they totally incompetent?

Unlike Perry Mason reruns, Trump's team didn't have unlimited disqualifications during jury selection, and the jury pool wasn't the friendliest to Trump to begin with.

19 posted on 05/28/2024 3:10:41 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /Sarc tag really necessary? Pray for President Biden: Psalm 109:8)
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I never said they had unlimited qualifications. But neither did the prosecution. So, Trump's lawyers couldn't pick the whole Jury, but they are supposed to be able to have some impact. Plus, as I said, I've been to New York City. Not everyone there is even interested in politics. And somehow the New York Post and Wall Street Journal sell many copies.
20 posted on 05/28/2024 3:15:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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