Politico is reporting that the long, long wait for ex-President Donald Trump to finally face criminal charges in one of the many investigations proceeding against him may end today–or at least this week:
Law enforcement officials are meeting at NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon to plan for a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump on charges stemming from payments to a porn star, a person involved in the planning told POLITICO.
An indictment by a grand jury is expected late Monday or Wednesday, according to three people involved in the deliberations.
“We’ll be discussing how we bring Trump in,” the person involved in the planning said, adding, “No decisions have been made yet.”
On Saturday, Trump announced that his “arrest” on charges stemming from the hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels was imminent, and called for his supporters to “PROTEST PROTEST PROTEST” the “killing of our nation” such an indictment would represent. Republicans from Speaker Kevin McCarthy on down have rallied to Trump’s defense–even including Trump’s likely 2024 primary opponent Ron DeSantis, who blasted the New York DA while still managing to sideswipe Trump over “paying hush money to a porn star.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert, unsurprisingly, is ready to man the barricades:
It’s true that Ms. Daniels’ account of her encounter with President Trump could be called obscene, at least in parts–though that’s probably not what Boebert was trying to say. But either way, we’ve finally arrived at the moment when Trump faces the criminal justice system for something, anything–and just like Al Capone seeing justice on tax charges or O.J. Simpson going down for stealing his own memorabilia back, the means matter less than the ends.
Watch this space for local reactions and updates with whatever happens next.
The one skill that I admire of MAGA leaders is their ability to screech about how "THEY are raping and KILLING the USA that YOU LOVE and YOU should do SOMETHING about it" without specifically calling for violence. It's amazing to watch.
Of course the people who listen the most to MAGA leaders are heavily armed and fucking stupid so it's not hard to imagine how those people would want to "do something about it".
I guess we'll see how well those January 6 prosecutions discourage political violence.
This is not what happens in "Communist Nations." Grand juries don't decide whether to indict. The presumption of innocence does not apply. There's not a right to counsel and trial by jury. There's a whole lot of due process that Trump got, and if indicted, will get. And appropriately so.
Let's play "Replace Boebert's ignorant use of words with definitions from the dictionary!"
Regime: "a mode or system of rule or government" https://www.dictionary.com/browse/regime
Weaponize: "to use as a means to gain a powerful advantage" https://www.dictionary.com/browse/weaponize
Considering that our current `system of rule or government` involves the people voting for representatives who attempt to create laws then that sounds like how the USA should work with people break the laws…
Waitaminute, this still doesn't make any sense since DISTRICT attorney Bragg represents 1 district of 37 in New York County which, even someone with a fucking GED should know, is not the federal government!
Boebert is so great at being stupid on so many levels it's amazing really. She makes it look so confident and effortless too! It's breathtaking.
She speaks in high schools; she never listened in high school.
But, big comedy props for that, “Are you paying attention yet?”
“The federal government has been weaponized.”
By Alvin Bragg, a local district attorney.
Here’s a tough question for our favorite GED
RhodesRoads scholar: Name three “Communist nations.”
“China, . . . um, California and New York, . . . and Portlandia and Denver! That’s seven, smart guy!”
Paying hush money to coverup adultery while the presidential nominee of the Republican Party
Republicans are a long way from being even the party of Reagan anymore.
We can also throw out the party of small government and the party of law and order while we're at it!
But they still pay homage to "big and beautiful" tax cuts for rich people.
(The "big and beautiful" was one of the ways in which Trump described the 2018 tax cuts.)
Ironically not the words Stormy used to describe his manhood.
True, IIRC Stormy said that it was "small, but not freakishly small."
Can anyone confirm that our favorite, missing troll (who shall not be named) has emerged from granny's basement with his kkkonstitutionally- protected machine gunz and that he's traveling to communist Manhattan in an unmarked van (probably accompanied by other hatriots?)
Moddy is more of an armchair insurrectionist!
I am now guessing the DA's office is going to bring Dopey Donny in any day other than tomorrow, since that's when the nutbags were ordered to assemble.
Moderatus may not want to use the vacation time in that way …
"to use the vacation time"
Our tax dollars at work.
MAGA acting out violently in or near the Manhattan DA will have Patriotic New Yorkers eating these inbred MAGA wimps for lunch then dope slap them all the way to New Jersey.
I can't find the link but I saw a video yesterday where New Yorkers showed up at a drag show and drove the Proud Boys back under their rock. It was epic.
Interested readers can go to Daily Kos Proud boys visit LGBT Center in Manhattan. It did not go well—a tweet diary.
and to the source of that article. DRAGGED: Proud Boys get beat up at NYC drag queen story hour
Remember, it was the drag queens who started the Stonewall riot.
And it was a veteran and a drag queen who took down the Q shooter. To see the effect of a man’s body in stiletto heels, check out the shooter’s face:
…and were heros on 9/11.
Here’s a little something epic I just saw on John Oliver last night. I thought you, and your fellow newly rich again farmers, might have a personal interest:
Nothing left to say, but: “Thank you, Donald. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much for being you. Thank you. Truly. Thank you so much. Thank you. Bless you. Thank you. . . .”
Sweet White Prosperity Geezuz. I almost upchucked. $28 BILLION, did I mention Twenty. Eight. Billion DOLLARS?? (or as Babushka might call it, “influence peddling”?)
The implication, of course, being they should generously give some of it back to him…
Democrats are outraged that Stormey gets paid for doing what comes naturally.
This should be an issue addressed through reparations.
Reparations to whom? *rump could make a good case for being shortchanged with his “Mario Kart” appendage. And I’m sure Stormy also could make a decent case for “mental suffering” from the “worst 90 seconds of her life”.
. . . "90 seconds"? So maybe altogether it was 3 or 4 times? I can see now why Pfruit is so impressed.
Maybe for you prostrating yourself before a disgusting and delusional megalomaniac is what comes naturally. Too bad about your not getting paid? I’m sure you’re thanked for your service, though.
Pear is certainly taking his cues from the MAGA/Freedom Caucus imbeciles lately. He has nothing of any value to say, just dumb jokes and attempted provocation and then he's on to something else. This is all you can do when you are part of a group that no longer even has a coherent ideology. Own the libs!
He reaches his peak pfruitiest whenever that actor who plays Tucker Carlson on FOX is foaming heaviest at the mouth.
Why should Trump have paid Stormy to do what she did to him, when you would have gladly done it for free?
Hell, you probably would have paid him to do it.