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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Will Trump's Felony Conviction Be Overturned by Supreme Court Immunity Ruling? Key Details as Sentencing Is Delayed.


On Monday, former President Donald Trump asked a Manhattan court to overturn his criminal conviction following a Supreme Court ruling that grants some immunity to presidents from prosecution, multiple sources report. The ruling could invalidate certain evidence used by prosecutors and is expected to delay Trump's sentencing.

The Supreme Court ruled that presidents have "absolute immunity" from prosecution for actions within their "core constitutional powers," such as appointing officials, while they can still be prosecuted for actions outside their official duties.

Trump's lawyers formally requested that his criminal conviction be overturned based on this ruling, as reported by The New York Times. Trump was previously convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to reimbursement checks he sent to former attorney Michael Cohen for paying adult film star Stormy Daniels.

ABC News reported that Trump’s attorneys argued some evidence used in the case should be excluded under the immunity ruling. The Supreme Court stated that evidence regarding a president’s official acts cannot be used at trial, even if the crime itself is not immune from prosecution.

Trump had previously sought to delay his trial until the Supreme Court ruled on immunity, arguing that certain evidence from his presidency was protected, including public statements and an ethics form showing his reimbursement to Cohen. Prosecutors used this evidence at trial, including 2018 statements by Trump suggesting Cohen should remain loyal and not implicate him in the hush money scheme.

It remains uncertain if the immunity ruling would apply to Trump’s public statements. The Supreme Court noted that most of Trump’s public comments as president are covered by his official duties, but there could be instances where he spoke in an unofficial capacity, which would not be immune.


Trump might also claim that his 2017 reimbursement checks to Cohen are covered by immunity, although a federal judge previously ruled that these checks were personal and unrelated to his official duties. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein stated that the payments were "a cover-up of an embarrassing event" and not part of Trump's official presidential duties.

Judge Juan Merchan, overseeing Trump’s hush money case, may decide whether to allow Trump to contest the verdict. The deadline for post-trial motions has passed, and Trump’s sentencing, scheduled for July 11, may be delayed as Merchan considers the immunity issue. Prosecutors have agreed to a potential two-week delay. If sentenced, Trump’s punishment could range from fines to up to four years in prison, though legal experts believe he is unlikely to face prison time as a first-time offender.

The immunity ruling will likely impact all four criminal cases against Trump. In his federal case for attempting to overturn the 2020 election, the Supreme Court’s ruling will lead to a review to distinguish between official and unofficial acts in the indictment. Trump has also claimed immunity in his federal case for allegedly withholding White House documents and in his state case for attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. These cases, which have already faced delays, are expected to be prolonged further due to the immunity claims.

Trump was indicted in March 2023 on charges related to Cohen’s hush money payments and found guilty in May after a week-long trial. Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 before the 2016 election to silence her allegations of an affair with Trump, which Trump has denied. Trump then reimbursed Cohen through a series of checks in 2017, which prosecutors argued were falsely labeled as legal services. Trump pleaded not guilty, maintaining that the payments to Cohen were appropriately labeled as legal services. Cohen testified that Trump was directly involved in the hush money scheme.

President Biden addresses the Supreme Court’s Trump immunity ruling


The Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling on Monday, which overturned lower court decisions rejecting Trump's immunity claims, has been widely criticized. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in her dissent, argued that the ruling undermines the constitutional principle that no person is above the law.

Will Trump's Felony Conviction Be Overturned by Supreme Court Immunity Ruling? Key Details as Sentencing Is Delayed.

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

 Fox Host Grills Trump with a Tough Question

In a recent Fox News interview on Monday, former President Donald Trump provided a perplexing defense in response to his recent indictment, where he defended his right to retain sensitive documents. The 37-count indictment focuses on Trump's decision to keep classified national security documents after leaving the White House, and he was arraigned in a Miami court last week.

Fox Host Brutally Destroys Trump with Devastating Question

During the interview, Trump claimed, "I have every right to have those boxes," asserting that the documents were declassified. However, the indictment contradicts this claim. Trump's statements, marked by confusion and meandering responses, not only presented a convoluted defense but may have inadvertently supported some of the charges against him. By acknowledging that he possessed the documents and had reasons for not promptly returning them, Trump inadvertently confirmed allegations of mishandling classified materials.

The interview also delved into Trump's clash with host Bret Baier on various topics, including false claims about the 2020 election results and criticisms from former administration members. The interview revealed several key takeaways, addressing both the document case and Trump's potential plans for a second term.

When questioned about why he didn't return sensitive documents to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Trump explained that he wanted to retrieve personal belongings and cited being busy as the reason for the delay. This admission is significant, as legal experts note that it indicates Trump knowingly held onto information he was asked to return, potentially strengthening the case against him.

In the indictment, a recording suggests Trump mentioned possessing sensitive information about attack plans on Iran, but in the interview, Trump denied referring to or having a classified document. This apparent contradiction may pose challenges for his defense.

Baier pressed Trump on criticism from former Cabinet members who are now challenging him in the 2024 Republican primary. This highlighted the unusual scenario where former allies have become vocal critics.

Addressing concerns about winning over independent women voters, Trump reiterated false claims of winning the 2020 election and suggested cheating on the other side. Baier refuted these claims, emphasizing the lack of evidence for widespread fraud.

Legal experts argue that Trump's comments during the interview could be detrimental to his case. His failure to provide a coherent defense, coupled with statements that could strengthen the prosecution's case, may impact the trial expected later this year. Trump's admission to obstructing justice by taking time to review the documents may become crucial evidence in court, according to legal analysts.


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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Recording Reveals Trump Discussing Classified Document Retained Post-White House Exit 

Former President Donald Trump is facing increased scrutiny as federal prosecutors have reportedly obtained an audio recording from a summer 2021 meeting where Trump acknowledges holding a classified Pentagon document related to a potential attack on Iran. This revelation contradicts Trump's claim that he had declassified all relevant material upon leaving the White House.

CNN Releases Video Proving Trump Was Knowingly Sharing Classified Documents

Multiple sources familiar with the investigation have stated that the recording indicates Trump was aware of retaining classified information after his presidency but was cautious about the limitations on his ability to declassify records post-presidency. Although CNN has not listened to the recording, sources describe Trump's comments as suggesting a desire to share the information.

Special counsel Jack Smith, leading the Justice Department investigation, is focusing on this meeting as part of the criminal inquiry into Trump's handling of national security secrets. Prosecutors have questioned witnesses, including General Mark Milley, one of the highest-ranking national security officials from the Trump era.

The meeting occurred in July 2021 at Trump's golf club in New Jersey, involving individuals working on the autobiography of Trump's former chief of staff, Mark Meadows. The attendees lacked security clearances, and the discussion reportedly revolved around a document related to an alleged plan to attack Iran.

While Meadows' autobiography recounts a similar meeting, Trump's reference to a document allegedly prepared by Milley is disputed. Investigators have questioned Milley about the incident, and the recording is considered crucial evidence in a potential case against Trump.

The revelation comes amid Trump's third bid for the presidency, raising questions about his legal exposure. Trump has denied any wrongdoing, attributing leaks to political motives and calling the Justice Department's investigation shameful interference in the election.

The investigation has shown signs of nearing completion, although no criminal charges have been filed yet. The recording, capturing Trump discussing a classified document, sheds light on both his actions at Mar-a-Lago and the events in Bedminster a year earlier.

Trump's various explanations for the handling of declassified documents have raised concerns. His legal team has provided conflicting statements, ranging from a standing declassification order to documents being inadvertently packed up at the end of the administration. The lack of clarity on the declassification process remains a focal point in the ongoing investigation.


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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Sidney Powell, Former Trump Attorney, Admits Guilt in Georgia Election Subversion Trial

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your popcorn and prepare for a political plot twist that even Hollywood couldn’t dream up! I'm Tanya "The Tea" Tilman, your sassy source for all things scandalous, and boy, do I have a tale for you today.

In a shocking turn of events, former Trump attorney Sidney Powell has pleaded guilty in the Georgia election subversion case, just a day before her trial was set to start. Now, I know what you're thinking – guilty pleas and politics, it's practically a match made in heaven!

Powell, once a fierce defender of Trump, is now singing a different tune. She's admitting her role in the January 2021 election system breach in rural Coffee County, Georgia. With the finesse of a circus acrobat, Powell managed to plead guilty to six misdemeanors, significantly less than the seven felonies she initially faced. Ah, the art of negotiation in the legal world – it's like a high-stakes game of poker!

But wait, there's more! Powell's guilty plea includes testifying at future trials, writing an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia, forking over nearly $9,000 in restitution and fines, and handing over documents. It's almost like a political reality show, and Powell is taking the stage as the reluctant star.

Interestingly, Trump, her former ally in all things controversial, was not mentioned in Powell's plea documents. It's as if he's been edited out of this particular episode, leaving us all wondering what role he might play in the next season of "Political Intrigues and Legal Maneuvers."

BREAKING NEWS: Former Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell Pleads Guilty In Georgia Election Subversion Case

Powell's sudden change of tune has sent shockwaves through the legal world, leaving experts scratching their heads in surprise. But hey, in the world of politics, one thing's for sure – expect the unexpected, and always keep an eye on who might be spilling the tea next! Stay tuned for more scandalous updates and political shenanigans with yours truly, Tanya "The Tea" Tilman!

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

 Jury Holds Trump Accountable for Sexual Abuse, Awards Accuser $5 Million


In a significant legal development, a jury has found Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in 1996 and has ordered him to pay $5 million in damages. This judgment could have profound implications for the former president as he pursues a campaign to regain the presidency.

The verdict, although not unanimous, brings a sense of vindication to Carroll, whose allegations had been ridiculed and dismissed by Trump for many years. While the jury did not support Carroll's claim of rape, they found Trump responsible for a lesser degree of sexual assault. The decision further adds to Trump's legal troubles, compounding his existing challenges.

As the verdict was announced in a federal courtroom in New York City, Carroll acknowledged it with a nod and expressed her gratitude towards her supporters by hugging them and smiling through tears. After the courtroom cleared, Carroll's laughter and tears could be heard echoing.

In addition to holding Trump accountable for sexual assault, the jury also found him liable for defaming Carroll after she publicly made her allegations. Trump chose not to attend the civil trial and was absent when the verdict was read.

Responding to the judgment, Trump took to his social media platform and issued a statement, once again denying any knowledge of Carroll and describing the verdict as a "disgrace" and "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time." He vowed to appeal the decision.

Trump's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, greeted Carroll and her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, with handshakes and hugs following the announcement of the verdict. Speaking to reporters outside the courthouse, Tacopina expressed his perplexity at the jury's decision to reject the rape claim while still holding Trump responsible for sexual assault, calling it "perplexing" and "strange."

He defended Trump's absence from the trial, stating that it would have turned into a circus and that his presence would have further fueled the media frenzy. Tacopina emphasized Trump's repeated denial, saying, "What more can you say other than 'I didn't do it.' And he said that on the road."

In a written statement released after leaving the courthouse without speaking, Carroll expressed her motive for suing Trump, stating that she sought to "clear my name and to get my life back." She regarded the verdict as a victory not only for herself but for all women who have suffered because they were not believed.

Roberta Kaplan, in a written statement, expressed her hope that the outcome of this case would demonstrate that nobody, including the president of the United States, is above the law.

The implications of this verdict on Trump's third presidential bid remain unclear. Despite facing numerous controversies in the past, Trump has managed to maintain a strong position among GOP contenders, with few political consequences resulting from previous incidents such as the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape or his indictment in New York.

Following the announcement of the verdict, Trump's fellow Republican candidates remained largely silent, wary of alienating his supporters, who play a crucial role in winning the presidential nomination. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, one of the few vocal Trump critics in the race, characterized the verdict as "another example of the indefensible behavior of Donald Trump."

Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse, awards accuser $5M


E. Jean Carroll was one of over a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment. She publicly revealed her allegations in 2019, claiming that Trump had raped her in the dressing room of a high-end Manhattan department store.

Trump vehemently denied the accusation, asserting that he never encountered Carroll at the store and did not know her. He referred to her as a "nut job" who fabricated a false story to promote her memoir.

During the trial, Carroll provided several days of candid and occasionally emotional testimony.

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Monday, October 31, 2022

 9/11 families condemn Trump for hosting Saudi-funded LIV golf tournament at his NJ club


Former President Donald Trump has come under criticism from families and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for hosting an upcoming tournament for the Saudi-funded LIV golf league at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The group 9/11 Justice has expressed "deep pain and anger" in a letter to Trump, highlighting moments where the former president assigned blame to Saudi Arabia for the attacks that killed 2,977 people in 2001. Trump's decision to host the tournament for personal financial gain is incomprehensible to the group, given that 15 of the 19 attackers were Saudi citizens and terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden was born in the country. The LIV tournament, which has made headlines for attracting big names like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, will take place in July at the Bedminster course. Trump's Miami course is scheduled to host a LIV championship tournament in late October. The PGA Tour suspended players who joined LIV, and the U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating the Tour for potentially anti-competitive behavior against LIV. The LIV tournament is not the first Saudi business dealing connected to Trump. Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and former White House advisor, secured a $2 billion investment from the Saudis' sovereign investment fund for his private equity firm. 9/11 Justice has protested the LIV tournament hosted at the Pumpkin Ridge course in Portland, Oregon, and more stateside tournaments are scheduled for the fall in Boston, Chicago, and a team championship hosted at Trump's Doral course in Miami. Meanwhile, the group has also sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding that he holds the Saudi government accountable for the attacks.


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Thursday, October 27, 2022

 Former Trump administration adviser says she found classified documents in ladies’ room


A former Trump administration staffer, Olivia Troye, revealed on MSNBC that she once found classified documents in a ladies' room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the former President's tenure. Troye, who served as a counterterrorism adviser in the Department of Homeland Security and in the office of Vice President Mike Pence, reported the discovery to security after covering up the document and placing it in an unmarked folder. According to her, such security breaches were not uncommon in the Trump administration, with documents often carried around without proper pouches for secure storage.

This revelation comes in the wake of a recent FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, where documents of multiple classification levels were reportedly discovered. Prior to the raid, photos were released showing fragments of presidential documents floating in toilets. Trump and his allies have been struggling to explain the presence of these documents at his property despite previous negotiations with the FBI to hand them over, including under subpoena. Their explanations range from claims that the documents were planted to claims that they were not sensitive or had already been declassified. None of these claims are backed by evidence and some blatantly disregard the legal requirements imposed on those who handle classified and secret government information. Troye has since become an outspoken critic of the former president and his administration and has testified before the 6 January select committee.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 Trump Supporters descend on Mar A Lago to protest FBI raid


Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to criticize the Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Biden, accusing it of targeting political enemies, similar to the actions of third-world countries. Trump Jr.'s remarks came as his family tried to portray a search of Mar-a-Lago as part of a Democratic effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning another term in 2024.

The search in question was related to the former president taking classified documents from the White House to his residence in Florida after his presidency ended. The National Archives and Records Administration discovered classified material in 15 boxes at the residence, leading to an investigation by the DOJ.

Representative Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, the Chairwoman of the investigation, said that former presidents have a duty to protect America's national security and that allegations of mishandling classified information should be scrutinized. However, Trump and his allies have accused the Biden administration of instigating the search, despite the fact that FBI Director Christopher Wray was appointed by Trump and previously worked in a Republican-led Justice Department.

Eric Trump stated that the boxes containing documents were moved from the White House on Inauguration Day, along with other items, and that they ended up at Mar-a-Lago. The Trump family has criticized the unannounced search, with Donald Trump referring to the raid as unnecessary and inappropriate.

Federal law prohibits the removal of classified documents to unauthorized locations and the mishandling of such records, with penalties of up to five years in prison. Although Trump could argue that he had the authority to declassify information as president, the removal of documents to his residence after his presidency ended could still be considered a violation of federal law.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

 Senator Anna Kaplan Condemns Use of Nazi Salute by Political Candidates

Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) issued a statement condemning the use of a Nazi-like salute at recent rallies held by former President Donald Trump and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania. Supporters were urged to hold up their right hands in a manner similar to the "Heil Hitler" salute used by the Nazis.

Senator Kaplan emphasized the importance of learning about the Holocaust to prevent repeating the darkest chapter in history. The use of Nazi symbolism and imagery in political events is unacceptable, and Senator Kaplan calls on all Americans to join her in denouncing it. She also calls on the campaigns to immediately stop using this salute at their rallies.


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Friday, February 25, 2022

Complaints about toilets with a document flush surface

Complaints about toilets with a document flush surface

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Civil Unrest: Footage from the January 6th Capitol Riots

Civil Unrest: Footage from the January 6th Capitol Riots

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Remembering Donald Trump: Booed at Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Memorial Service

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Remembering Donald Trump: Americans Paying for His Sex Scandals

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Remembering Donald Trump: Trump Begs Melania to Smile

Remembering Donald Trump: Trump Begs Melania to Smile

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Remembering Donald Trump: Blaming Obama for Iran Missile Strike

Remembering Donald Trump: Blaming Obama for Iran Missile Strike

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IRONY: Donald Trump speaks on Barack Obama's 2012 Reelection

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Remembering Donald Trump: Waving his hand Away

Remembering Donald Trump: Waving his hand Away

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Teacher Fired for Tweeting Trump

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Remembering Donald Trump: "Fake Jews"

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