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Keeping up on Indicted Donald Trump's Many Trials in the last 2 years




Yes, I realize Poor Poor Old Trump, who clearly is an awful man with growing dementia, is probably not a fit person to even be talking about. Certainly he's not a role model for anyone who cares about ethics, democracy and how to raise decent children, but here we are. This old conman keeps preying on suckers to pay his attorney bills, like a malevolent P T Barnum. It doesn't appear to these people Trump treats as chumps that Trump whining about so many cases against him might just be because he is deserving to be indicted.

Trump the Rapist: Rape case. E Jean Carroll accused Trump of battery and defamation. On May 9 2023, Trump was found liable. (Not a surprise if you remember that creeps's grab-them-by-the-P*ssy remarks. What was surprising to me was so many people pretending to be morally superior by touting that they were so-called christians voted for him.) What was equally interesting about this is the judge said Trump was found to have raped E Jean Carroll.  Filing



Repeating that last part. Ms Carroll was awarded $2 million and $20,000 dollars. He set aside $5.5 million dollars in NY to pay E Jean Carroll as he awaits appeal response. Who helped this so-called billionaire get that much money? Probably chumps he sent beg-for-money emails to.


Just one day after the jury found Trump liable, he called the trial “a rigged deal,” called Carroll a “wack job,” again denied knowing Carroll and continued to say her claims were “fake” and a “made-up story” in a CNN town hall. Following that, Carroll received permission from the court to amend her initial 2019 defamation lawsuit to include what Trump said in the CNN hall, allowing her to seek “a very substantial punitive damages award.”

   2nd case after Trump defamed her a second time, ie, what does Old Man Trump, who not only can't control his mouth but sure seems eager to be ugly to people, do? He decides to go defame Carrolll AGAIN. Now there's another trial in January 2024 that is not to determine IF he did it but to determine damages. And because, no doubt, the judge was concerned that Trump would either threaten or try to influence the jury,  Judge orders anonymous jury for E Jean Carroll case against Trump

Trump's obstruction case in Florida re: documents which includes some classified. toilet.png.c4649f9c1ffa826320d98a0aee575c4a.pngWhen Presidents leave the White house after they lose, they are supposed to give all the documents to the National Archives, not take them home. Trump not only took boxes to Maralago, but lied about having them, kept at least some of them in a bathroom! and when it looked like they would be discovered, moved at least some of them to another one of his clubs in New Jersey.   Timeline Here's the full indictment -

trumpfl.thumb.png.8801da02fe021c465e4cae55112502a7.pngTrump was charged with

The Department of Justice released on Friday an unsealed federal indictment of former President Donald Trump, with 37 felony counts related to the mishandling of classified documents, obstructing justice and making false statements.

note that Trump lies repeatedly about what actually this case is about, READ the indictment, which includes pictures of how he left boxes of documents in the ballroom, in the bathroom and all over the floor.

Also, READ what the National Archives said about the documents, which includes this



How much time do outgoing Presidents have to go through their papers to determine what to retain as personal documents?   

The Presidential Records Act (PRA) requires the President to separate personal documents from Presidential records before leaving office. 44 U.S.C. 2203(b). The PRA makes clear that, upon the conclusion of the President’s term in office, NARA assumes responsibility for the custody, control, preservation of, and access to the records of a President. 44 U.S.C. 2203(g)(1). The PRA makes the legal status of Presidential records clear and unambiguous, providing that the United States reserves and retains “complete ownership, possession, and control of Presidential records.” 44 U.S.C. 2202. There is no history, practice, or provision in law for presidents to take official records with them when they leave office to sort through, such as for a two-year period as described in some reports. If a former President or Vice President finds Presidential records among personal materials, he or she is expected to contact NARA in a timely manner to secure the transfer of those Presidential records to NARA. 


You know what kills me about this? Back when Hillary Clinton was running, the cries of "Lock her up" because she kept classified material on a home server were rampant.. I am not a Republican, but I felt that what Clinton was doing was wrong. So did a lot of people. Why, then, is there such a weird double standard from the "Lock her up" people not to think when Trump decided to put a bunch of documents he was not supposed to take, but were the property of the National Archives, in the BATHROOM! BY THE TOILET!!! and then played all kinds of games to try to avoid giving them back, is that okay? If he had accidentally taken them instead of following the National Archives law, and then given them back when asked, it would be a completely different story than obstruction, which is what he is charged with. He had employees MOVE the boxes to hide them, tried to wipe the server that had camera evidence. And we know he was showing classified documents to people without them having the right to see them. Is that all just about his ego? What about obeying the law? I have zip respect for anyone who supports Trump in this. Compare this with REAL president Joe Biden



The newly released records further demonstrate the contrast in how Biden's team handled inquiries from the archivists compared to his predecessor, Donald Trump, who allegedly resisted government efforts to retrieve documents that could include closely guarded national secrets.

Federal prosecutors have accused Trump of deliberately withholding records he knew to be classified from investigators with the National Archives and later the FBI. Special counsel Jack Smith in June filed a 37-count indictment against Trump related to the matter, to which Trump has pleaded not guilty.


Election Interference Case Against Trump in DC Trial date set in March, 2024.  Full Indictment here Part of the indictment. Trump is also lying to people about what is in this indictment, probably so he can get more money for his lawyers.



Recent filling, Trump wanted the charges regarding Jan 6th to be removed. Judge Chutkan denied his motion


Defendant has filed a Motion to Strike Inflammatory Allegations from the Indictment.
ECF No. 115 (“Motion”). The Motion asks the court to strike paragraphs 10(d) and 105–13 of
the indictment. Id. at 1. Those paragraphs allege that on January 6, 2021, “Defendant and co-
conspirators repeated knowingly false claims of election fraud to gathered supporters, falsely
told them that the Vice President had the authority to and might alter the election results, and
directed them to the Capitol to obstruct the certification proceeding and exert pressure on the
Vice President to take the fraudulent actions he had previously refused,” and that after the
supporters “broke through barriers cordoning off the Capitol grounds,” “violently attack[ed] law
enforcement officers,” and “breached the building,” Defendant “refused” to “issue a calming
message aimed at the rioters” and instead “issued a Tweet intended to further delay and obstruct
the certification,” attacking Mike Pence for failing to halt the certification proceedings.
Indictment, ECF No. 1, ¶¶ 10(d), 107, 110–11. The court will DENY Defendant’s Motion...

Defendant’s sixteen-page Reply In Support of the Motion, despite making numerous
inflammatory and unsupported accusations of its own, see, e.g., ECF No. 156 at 7 (“President
Biden directed the Department of Justice to prosecute his leading opponent for the presidency
through a calculated leak to the New York Times.”), devotes only a single paragraph to the
prejudice requirement.

From the Jan 6th House Select Committee about Trump's lie that he won the 2020 election



Vice Chair Liz Cheney telling those watching that the idea that then-President Donald Trump was “incapable of telling right from wrong” while perpetuating the election falsehoods that fueled the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol is “nonsense.”

“President Trump is a 76-year-old man,” the Republican congresswoman from Wyoming said in her opening remarks. “He is not an impressionable child. Just like everyone else in our country, he is responsible for his own actions and his own choices.”

Cheney said that the committee has clearly established that Trump knew he lost the 2020 presidential election but continued to spread his false claims of fraud.

“Virtually everyone close to President Trump — his Justice Department officials, his White House advisers, his White House counsel, his campaign — all told him the election was not stolen,” she said. “Now the argument seems to be that President Trump was manipulated by others outside the administration, that he was persuaded to ignore his closest advisers and that he was incapable of telling right from wrong.”

The strategy, Cheney said, is to blame who his advisers in their testimony have called “the crazies” for what Trump did.

“This, of course, is nonsense,” she said.


Trump Fraud re: his corporations in New York (Civil) New York AG claimed in her lawsuit against Trump and business that

Trump and his executive team engaged in fraudulent business practices including inflating the value of Trump's business and the market value of his real estate holdings in New York state and in Florida.

Judge Engoron granted partial summary judgment against Trump back in 2023; this fraud lawsuit continues in order to check the other charges and determine the penalty amounts against Trump ...Let's repeat that. Trump ALREADY LOST the case.

Engoron agreed with prosecutors that Trump and his associates exaggerated the former president's net worth in order to complete deals and receive more financing.

As part of his decision, Engoron ordered the business licenses of the defendants to be canceled in New York — making it potentially difficult for them to continue working in the state. He also ordered the continuation of an independent monitor to oversee the Trump Organization.

  Factchecking Trump's claims about the fraud trial (Ie Trump's lies) Incidentally, this is a bench trial, meaning that the judge rather than a jury hears this and rules on it.

From yesterday, I found this hilarious. The Trump team is doing their defense now and one of the people testifying is a guy named Steven Laposa, who is supposed to be a real estate expert. Read this and laugh with me.



The cross examination of the defense's real estate expert, which was expected to last at least two hours, ended abruptly after he appeared to contradict his own findings in the expert report he had compiled.

Steven Laposa testified yesterday that he believed the attorney general's report was "flawed" because it was based on the market value of Trump's assets, rather than their investment value, which could be much higher.

Minutes into his cross-examination, state attorney Louis Solomon requested that Laposa read the second sentence of the notes section of Donald Trump's statement of financial condition.

"Assets are stated at their estimated current values," the note said, referring to the properties' market value.

"First time I've seen this," Laposa responded after reading the note, which supported the attorney general's contention that the valuations were indeed based on market values.

"You wrote a report accusing the attorney general of bias" by using market values, Solomon lectured Laposa, prompting a sustained objection from the defense.

Solomon's cross-examination of Laposa concluded after the exchange.


And here's another Brain Trust Trump called as an *expert* witness




Accountant Jason Flemmons testified that when valuing assets, it’s normal practice to consider a property’s future revenue streams. That can lead to “wildly different values” on a personal financial statement versus a tax-assessed value, one of the key discrepancies the Trumps are on the hook for in this case.

On his second day of questioning, Flemmons noted that Trump disclosed that 95 percent of his assets listed on his 2014 financial documents did not follow generally accepted accounting principles—known as GAAP. But because Trump’s documents included a disclaimer clause—which Flemmons described as the “highest level of disclaimer” available, likening it to a “buyer beware” sign—lenders would have known what they were getting into.

However, when lawyers for the attorney general’s office stepped in for cross-examination, Flemmons acknowledged that he personally worked on less than five financial documents, all of which were done before 2000. (The AG’s lawsuit is focused on Trump’s financial documents between 2011 and 2021.)



Latest frivolous filing in this case, which Trump is desperate to overcome, since Engoron has already ruled that his corporation has to be dissolved, is asking the judge for a mistrial. Here is Engoron's answer from yesterday.  And here is an amusing part


Trump Falsifying Business Records in NY criminal trial set for march 25, 2024 Time Line A lot of people know this as including Trump's falsifying records in order to cover up sex with Stormy Daniels (while his wife had recently given birth to another Trump son) Trump indictment and statement of facts

Trump and 18 other defendants charged in Rico case in Georgia (racketeering, conspiracy and other charges. Indictment

Fanni Willis asks for August 5 2024 trial date




“Trump and the other defendants charged in this indictment refused to accept that Trump lost, and they knowingly and willfully joined a conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump,” Willis said in a news conference late Monday.

Among the offenses named in the indictment was a request from Trump to then-Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to alter votes. In the early January 2021 phone call, recorded and later released, Trump asked Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” which would have pushed him over the threshold of Biden’s win there. Since the 2020 election, Trump has falsely claimed that he won the presidency and has defended his efforts to overturn the outcome.


4 people involved in this have taken plea deals, including recording statements and apologies to the citizens of Georgia. (Kenneth Chesboro, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Scott Hall). Fanni Willis has asked, as of today, for an August 2024 date for the trial. Mark Meadows, chief of staff for Trump, who faces two charges of violation of the state racketeering law and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, does not want the trial for him to be held in Georgia, so petitioned federal court to move his trial to US District Court. Got turned down




n a 49-page order, Jones found that only one of Meadows' alleged actions in connection with a larger scheme to undermine Georgia's already-certified election results was within his official duties and therefore protected under federal law.

"The Court finds that the evidence presented does not show that most of the remaining overt acts were related to the scope of Meadows' role as Chief of Staff," he wrote, adding that Meadows "cannot have acted in his role as a federal officer with respect to any efforts to influence, interfere with, disrupt, oversee, or change state elections."

The former North Carolina congressman is accused of "solicitation of violation of oath by public officer" and charged with violating Georgia's expansive racketeering law for his organization and participation in a call where Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to "find" votes and overturn the already-certified election results.

He took the stand during the hearing on the removal notice, offering extensive testimony about his role as chief of staff and disputing some of the underlying actions prosecutors allege were overt acts in furtherance of the larger conspiracy to subvert Trump's election defeat.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' office argued Meadows engaged in a number of activities that were political in nature and not protected by federal law, from crashing a Georgia Bureau of Investigation-led audit of absentee ballot envelopes to setting up a call with Trump and the then-chief elections investigator.


and now is on appeal. Oral arguments at appeals court  to be held for this on Dec 15th. Meanwhile, he came out with a book in which he lied about the 2020 election, so the book publishers are suing him



ABC News reported in late October that Meadows told federal prosecutors that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen from Trump, nor was there any sign of voter fraud – despite counterclaims in his book. “Meadows told prosecutors he agreed the 2020 election was the most secure in American history and that he repeatedly told Trump in the weeks after the election that the allegations of significant voting fraud coming to them were turning out to be baseless,” ABC reported.

Meadows’s book stays loyal to the widely debunked claims from Trump that the 2020 election was stolen and the suit even notes that one of Meadows’s chapters begins with, “I KNEW HE DIDN’T LOSE.”

The suit argues that Meadows coming clean to prosecutors about the election lies in the book caused “ASP to suffer significant monetary and reputational damage when the media widely reported … that he warned President Trump against claiming that election fraud corrupted the electoral votes cast in the 2020 Presidential Election and that neither he nor former President Trump actually believed such claims.”





Trump and his family promoting a pyramid scheme - Case (civil)  with multi-level marketing set to go to trial Jan 29 2024.

First filed anonymously in 2018, the lawsuit alleges that the Trump Corporation promoted a multi-level marketing scheme — better known as a pyramid scheme — through the company ACN Opportunity, LLC, which operates under the name American Communications Network. The four named plaintiffs, suing under a proposed class action, have since agreed to go public. The case, which will finally see a jury more than half a decade after its initial filing, has encountered repeated delay over attempts to dismiss the case and publicly disclose its plaintiffs.

They claim that Trump should be liable for lending his and his family’s names to a pyramid scheme through endorsements on The Celebrity Apprentice, and the lawsuit includes embedded advertisements on the show — one of which states, “Personally endorsed by renowned entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Donald J. Trump.”


Capitol Police officers civil lawsuit against Trump and January rioters



The suit was brought by US Capitol Police officers who claim Trump and others violated both federal and Washington, DC, law for conduct linked to the riot that interrupted Congress’ certification of the 2020 election

In keeping the claims against Trump alive, Mehta pointed to an opinion he wrote last year rejecting claims of immunity Trump raised to challenge similar January 6 lawsuits against him.


P. S. Just a couple more suits about Trump in the past. The lawsuit accusing Trump of raping a 13 year old girl. 

Trump admits misusing charity funds, settles lawsuit against Trump foundation

As Law&Crime previously reported, James filed a recommendation in March that Trump personally pay $8.4 million in penalties and fines due to his family’s frequently improper use of the Trump Foundation.

Also originally requested was an absolute bar on Trump himself serving on non-profit boards in New York for the next decade and a proposed one-year ban for Trump’s adult children. The settlement is significantly more lenient in both monetary and punitive terms.

“The Trump Foundation has shut down, funds that were illegally misused are being restored, the president will be subject to ongoing supervision by my office, and the Trump children had to undergo compulsory training to ensure this type of illegal activity never takes place again,” James said. “The court’s decision, together with the settlements we negotiated, are a major victory in our efforts to protect charitable assets and hold accountable those who would abuse charities for personal gain. My office will continue to fight for accountability because no one is above the law — not a businessman, not a candidate for office, and not even the President of the United States.”





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