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  • DC Judge Chutkan refuses to allow Trump attorneys to gain access to 'missing materials' they say were hidden by J6 Committee

    11/30/2023 6:01:07 AM PST · by Twotone · 51 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | November 28, 2023 | Hannah Nightingale
    In a Monday court order, Judge Tanya Chutkan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion from Donald Trump’s team to subpoena records they said were missing from the archived records of the January 6 Select Committee. These are records that were reportedly not turned over after the investigation was complete. Trump’s team, in an October 11 filing, requested permission to issue subpoenas to the Archivist of the United States at the National Archives and Records Administration, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Committee on House Administration, Special Counsel to the President Richard...
  • Letitia James Has Found 'Smoking Gun' Against Donald Trump—Attorney

    11/23/2023 1:10:21 PM PST · by thegagline · 106 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/23/2023 | Kate Plummer
    New York Attorney General Letitia James has been handed a "smoking gun" in the civil fraud case against Donald Trump, according to an attorney. Jeffrey McConney, the Trump Organization's former corporate controller, testified on Tuesday that it was his understanding that Trump reviewed financial statements before they were finalized, contradicting previous testimony."This was probably the worst day for Donald in the New York City fraud case," attorney Joe Gallina said during an interview with Mary Trump, the former president's estranged niece. "This was very simply the smoking gun Attorney General Letitia James was looking for." James filed a lawsuit against...
  • Jack Smith Lashes Out at Trump in ANOTHER Motion Opposing Cameras in Courtroom, Compares Trump to Murderous Terrorists

    11/13/2023 2:22:32 PM PST · by DFG · 29 replies
    GP ^ | 11/13/2023 | Cristina Laila
    Dirty Jack Smith is fighting to ban video and audio in Trump’s DC March 2024 trial. In August Trump was hit with 4 counts in Jack Smith’s January 6 case up in DC: Conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. A group of media organizations referred to as “Media Coalition” applied to “record and telecast” the DC trial. Jack Smith in a filing earlier this month argued that audio and video should be banned. He knows he doesn’t have a case. The...
  • Federal Judge Orders Trial for Ga.'s Dominion Voting Machines

    11/12/2023 3:22:37 PM PST · by CFW · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/12/23 | staff
    The question of whether Georgia's electronic voting system has major cybersecurity flaws that amount to a violation of voters' constitutional rights to cast their votes and have those votes accurately counted is set to be decided at trial early next year. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg issued a 135-page ruling late Friday in a long-running lawsuit filed by activists who want the state to ditch its electronic voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots. The state had asked the judge to rule in its favor based on the arguments and facts in the case without going to trial, but...
  • Trump’s legal team asks for federal election subversion trial to be televised

    11/11/2023 9:05:04 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 21 replies
    Former President Donald Trump’s legal team has formally told a federal court that he would like his election subversion trial in Washington, DC, to be televised.Court rules do not allow for broadcasting of federal proceedings, and the Justice Department is opposed to allowing cameras. Several media outlets have asked the court to consider allowing cameras at the historic trial, set for March.“President Trump absolutely agrees, and in fact demands, that these proceedings should be fully televised,” his attorneys wrote in the filing late Friday night. (snip) Special counsel Jack Smith, who brought the case, opposes televising the federal election subversion...
  • Mar-a-Lago was only worth $27M despite Trump Org. claiming $517M to gain edge: trial evidence

    10/30/2023 1:34:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 144 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/30/2023 | Priscilla DeGregory
    Donald Trump’s tax broker was forced to admit to authorities in 2020 that Mar-a-Lago had a market value of just $27 million — not the $517 million claimed in other documents, trial evidence revealed Monday. Trump, 77, also allegedly boasted of having a net worth of up to $5 billion — likely more than double what he really had — to land the coveted lease to a New York City golf course in 2010, according to documents. The revelations came during the fifth week of New York state’s $250 million Manhattan Supreme Court civil fraud case against the former president,...
  • 1,000 Days Without A Trial: Jan. 6 Prisoner Shares His Story of 'Endurance, Perseverance, And Hope'

    10/19/2023 9:50:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/19/2023 | Patricia Tolson
    Jake Lang rescued Philip Anderson from a stampede at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Courtesy of Jake Lang)On Oct. 12, Jake Lang passed a milestone: 1,000 days in jail without a trial. To mark the anniversary, he wanted to share with the American people "the horrific conditions of confinement," which he says he and many of his fellow Jan. 6 prisoners have had to endure."During this time, I've done 20 months of solitary confinement," Mr. Lang told The Epoch Times. "For 15 months of that, I wasn't allowed to have a haircut or a shave."This was intentional, he...
  • Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell is pleading guilty in the Georgia election subversion case

    10/19/2023 6:58:22 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 233 replies
    NEWS: Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell is pleading guilty in the Georgia election subversion case, one day before her trial was scheduled to begin.
  • Rapper convicted of pumping millions to Obama campaign seeks new trial, says ex-attorney used AI for argument (found guilty of acting as a foreign agent for China)

    10/18/2023 4:16:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/23 | Danielle Wallace
    Pras Michel of the Fugees is seeking a new trial by arguing his former lawyer used artificial intelligence to generate his closing argument before the hip-hop artist was found guilty of helping a foreign national launder millions of dollars in illegitimate contributions to former President Barack Obama’s campaign. Michel was convicted in April after being accused of taking part in an extensive conspiracy to use about $88 million in foreign funds to engage in illegal back-channel lobbying and make unlawful campaign contributions at the direction of the People’s Republic of China. He filed a motion on Monday asking the court...
  • Banker says Trump’s financial statements were key to loan approvals, but there were ‘sanity checks’

    10/12/2023 1:31:03 PM PDT · by thegagline · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 10/11/2023 | Michael Sisak
    Donald Trump obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in loans using financial statements that a court has since deemed fraudulent, a retired bank official testified Wednesday at the former president’s New York civil fraud trial. Trump’s “statements of financial condition” were key to his approval for a $125 million loan in 2011 for his golf resort in Doral, Florida, and a $107 million loan in 2012 for his Chicago hotel and condo skyscraper, former Deutsche Bank risk management officer Nicholas Haigh testified. But although the bank didn’t conduct its own full appraisals of Trump’s properties, it sometimes gave sizable “haircuts”...
  • Update From the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried (FTX)

    10/06/2023 3:36:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Oct 5 | MartyParty
    Update from @SBF_FTX #SBFTrial: Questioning Gary Wang, co-founder of #FTX : Q. Did you commit financial crimes while working at FTX? A. Yes. Q. What types of crimes did you commit? A. Wire fraud, securities fraud, and commodities fraud. Q. Did you commit these crimes by yourself or with other people? A. With other people. Q. Who were the main people you committed these crimes with? A. Sam Bankman-Fried, Nishad Singh, and Caroline Ellison. Q. You're talking about Alameda Research? A. Yes. Q. Okay. We'll come back to it in a minute. When you say withdrew unlimited amounts of funds,...
  • New York appeals court halts the process of breaking up Trump’s businesses but rejects halting the trial

    10/06/2023 3:12:08 PM PDT · by packagingguy · 28 replies
    CNN via Yahoo! ^ | October 6, 2023 | Lauren del Valle and Kara Scannell
    A New York appeals court judge on Friday rejected Donald Trump’s attempt to stop the ongoing $250 million civil fraud trial, but temporarily halted the process of breaking up his businesses. Associate Justice Peter Moulton issued the ruling after a brief hearing Friday afternoon. Trump asked the appeals court to put the civil fraud trial on hold pending the appeal of Judge Arthur Engoron’s surprise summary judgment order last week that said the former president is liable for fraud. Trump also asked to put the underlying ruling itself on hold, saying it will cause “severe and irreparable harm not only...
  • Defense Attorneys Sound Alarm on’Recycled Jurors’ on J6 Trials: ‘I Have NEVER Seen This … In All My Years of Practicing Law’

    10/04/2023 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 28 replies
    Numerous defense attorneys representing January 6 defendants are perplexed in discovering that potential jurors are being recalled or “recycled.”On Sept. 5, a day after Labor Day, defense attorneys discovered their potential jury pool consisted of jurors who were excused the week before.“I have never seen this in all my years of practicing law.” defense attorney Steven Metcalf fumed while exiting the federal courthouse after jury selection of Zachary Alam’s trial.”Are there any jurors left in DC? What is going on here?” (snip) As Metcalf spoke to the approximate twentieth potential juror who confirmed they were at jury selection the week...
  • Unindicted Co-Conspirator Hangs Sidney Powell out to Dry in Fulton County Prosecution

    10/03/2023 8:57:44 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 48 replies
    RedState ^ | October 3, 2023 | Jeff Charles
    The Georgia election interference case just had an interesting new development, and it’s not looking good for attorney Sidney Powell, one of the defendants facing various charges related to efforts to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. One of her former cohorts has seen fit to throw her under the bus, so to speak. An attorney representing former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik placed most of the blame for the debacle on Powell for making false claims about the election. A lawyer for an alleged co-conspirator in the Georgia 2020 election interference case has said that former...
  • Math is HARD! Letitia James proves to be her own worst enemy in Trump case and HAAAAA

    10/03/2023 8:00:10 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 54 replies
    twitchy ^ | Oct 3 2023 | Sam J
    New York Attorney General Letitia James leaves the courtroom without granting any interview after losing 80 percent of the case against Trump on day one because she could not figure out what the statute of limitations was.
  • Trump Praises Judge, Claims 80 Percent of Case Is Over

    10/03/2023 6:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 3, 2023 | Mark Swanson
    Donald Trump praised Judge Arthur Engoron for a "very fair" ruling at the end of the first day of his New York fraud trial Monday, which, according to the former president, means that "80% of this case would be over." At issue was the New York Attorney General Letitia James's office calling of Mazars accountant Donald Bender as a witness about valuations used for Trump Organization's tax returns in 2011. However, it fell outside of the statute of limitations for fraud that occurred only to 2014. "I trust that you can relate the 2011 documents to something that happened later,"...
  • The clown show Trump trial verdict was in a long time ago

    10/02/2023 2:30:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-02-23 | DrJohn
    Let me save you some time. Donald Trump is in court today. He is on trial for financial fraud, i.e. inflating the value of his properties, brought by a state Attorney General who has been bent on nailing Trump for something- anything- since she has been in office. Thing is- this trial is a waste of time. It's a show, a circus, nothing more. It's a non-jury trial and the outcome is etched in stone. The trial judge wants Trump's head as much as Letitia James does. Arthur Engoron has quite the history. He was a cabbie, piano and drum...
  • Trump ends first day of Manhattan trial arguing judge undervalued his assets, 'drive-by appraisals'

    10/02/2023 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Signalman · 63 replies
    just the ^ | 10/2/2023 | Madeline Hubbard
    Former President Donald Trump fumed against Judge Arthur Engoron on Monday as he left a Manhattan courtroom after appearing for the start of a civil trial on charges brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, after Engoron already ruled that the former president committed fraud while building his business empire. In a major blow to the former president, Engoron ruled last week that Trump, his associates and his businesses inflated their net worth for years to secure benefits such as advantageous loans and lower insurance premiums. Trump has specifically taken issue with how Engoron, citing the Palm...
  • Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud trial is about to start. Here’s what you need to know

    10/02/2023 7:57:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    Channel 3000 News/CNN ^ | October 2, 2023 | CNN Staff
    Eleven months ago, Sam Bankman-Fried was living in the Bahamas as a crypto superstar, running a celebrity-backed startup, surrounded by fans and friends who believed he was the real deal: An MIT math whiz. A visionary who ditched the Wall Street track to chart his own course. A philanthropist building a fortune which, he repeatedly said, he intended to give away entirely. This week, he will stand trial in what federal prosecutors have called one of the biggest frauds in US history. The 31-year-old Bankman-Fried, known as SBF, has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of fraud and conspiracy in...
  • A Pissed Off Trump Shows Up for His Bank Fraud Trial

    10/02/2023 9:21:04 AM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 3, 2023 | Jose Pagliery
    A visibly angry Donald Trump appeared in a New York courtroom for the start of a bank fraud trial that has already sentenced his real estate empire to death. A little after 10 a.m., Trump and his son Eric walked into court, surrounded by his large team of defense lawyers and a cadre of Secret Service agents. Trump, wearing a dark blue suit and a scowl, slowly made his way to his seat at the front of the courtroom. New York Attorney General Letitia James, whose investigators will make the case that the former president’s lies violated laws meant to...