Donald Trump Announces 2016 White House Bid

Tecumsehsbones

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When you read that 1/3 of republicans say that Trump is the wrong candidate for president of USA, would not the republican party see that allowing him to run for president is a no-brainer? If we can believe that statement, we will see how long it takes for the GOP to fire him.
The GOP is bound by the will of the voters in the primary elections (which decide the candidates from each party). Primaries have poor turnouts, so the candidate with a highly-motivated support base will win. They're fucking idiots, but they're motivated fucking idiots. The Republican National Committee, which is the Party's governing body, cannot overturn the results of the primaries.
 

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The GOP is bound by the will of the voters in the primary elections (which decide the candidates from each party). Primaries have poor turnouts, so the candidate with a highly-motivated support base will win. They're fucking idiots, but they're motivated fucking idiots. The Republican National Committee, which is the Party's governing body, cannot overturn the results of the primaries.
Go to know. We will have to wait and see what the election results are in November
 

Taxslave2

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The GOP is bound by the will of the voters in the primary elections (which decide the candidates from each party). Primaries have poor turnouts, so the candidate with a highly-motivated support base will win. They're fucking idiots, but they're motivated fucking idiots. The Republican National Committee, which is the Party's governing body, cannot overturn the results of the primaries.
Sounds rather like democracy in action. Those that don't vote, don't have a right to bitch.
 
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As if Donnie doesn't have enough issues...

Now he's likely to get in trouble in the UK for not obeying the judgment against him from earlier this year.


Looks good if he becomes President again and he avoids the UK because he owes money there too.
 
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Ex-NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and son face charges stemming from U.S. Capitol riot
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Bruce Shipkowski
Published Jun 06, 2024 • 2 minute read
Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott, his adult son and two other Pennsylvania men are facing felony charges stemming from confrontations with police during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott, his adult son and two other Pennsylvania men are facing felony charges stemming from confrontations with police during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott, his adult son and two other Pennsylvania men are facing felony charges stemming from confrontations with police during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol.


Scott, 75, of Pen Argyl, and three Saylorsburg residents — Jarret Scott, 48; Scott Slater Sr., 56, and his son Scott Alex Slater Jr., 26 — were arrested Wednesday by the FBI. Court records did not list attorneys for any of the men, and prosecutors did not respond Thursday to a question about whether any of the men had retained attorneys.

Tipsters helped identify the men after authorities posted photos and videos of the riot online, including one who recognized Tighe Scott from his racing days.

The four men entered the restricted grounds of the Capitol during the insurrection and physically engaged with police attempting to hold the line of protesters, according to the release. During this time, Tighe Scott struck police riot shields and attempted to rip one out of an officer’s hands while the two Slaters — both holding golf clubs — pushed and resisted against police shields, authorities said.


When an officer pushed Tighe Scott off of him, Scott stumbled backward into his son, who then began screaming profanities at officers, according to the release. Meanwhile, Scott Slater Jr. threw a flagpole and an “Area Closed” sign at officers, investigators said.

Tighe Scott and Jarret Scott were both charged with two felonies _ obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers — and five misdemeanor counts.

Scott Slater Jr. faces three felony counts — obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder, assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a deadly or dangerous weapon. His father faces a felony charge of obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder, and both Slaters face several misdemeanor counts.

Tighe Scott competed in dirt racing events before moving into the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in the late ’70s and early ’80s. He didn’t win any races but made multiple top-10 finishes and raced in the Daytona 500 on several occasions.
 

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Steve Bannon must surrender to prison by July 1 to start contempt sentence, judge says
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Alanna Durkin Richer
Published Jun 06, 2024 • 3 minute read

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, must report to prison by July 1 to serve his four-month sentence for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol insurrection, a federal judge ruled Thursday.


U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington granted the Justice Department’s request to make Bannon begin his prison term after a federal appeals court panel last month upheld his contempt of Congress conviction.

Bannon is expected to seek a stay of the judge’s order, which could delay his surrender date.

“I’ve got great lawyers, and we’re going to go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to,” Bannon told reporters outside the courthouse. He added: “There’s not a prison built or jail built that will ever shut me up.”

In a social media post Thursday, Trump accused prosecutors of being “desperate” to jail Bannon. Trump repeated his claim that Republicans are being persecuted by a politically motivated justice system — rhetoric that has escalated in the wake of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s conviction last week on 34 felony charges in his New York hush money trial.


Nichols, the judge who ordered Bannon to report to prison, was nominated to the bench by Trump in 2018.

Bannon was convicted nearly two years ago of two counts of contempt of Congress: one for refusing to sit for a deposition with the Jan. 6 House Committee and the other for refusing to provide documents related to his involvement in Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

Nichols had initially allowed him to remain free while he fought his conviction because the judge believed the case raised substantial legal questions. But during a hearing in Washington’s federal court, Nichols said the calculus changed after the appeals court panel said all of Bannon’s challenges lack merit.


“I do not believe the original basis for my stay exists any longer,” Nichols said.

Bannon can appeal his conviction to the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prosecutor John Crabb told the judge it was “very unlikely” Bannon would succeed in getting his conviction thrown out.

Bannon’s lawyer at trial argued that the former adviser didn’t ignore the subpoena but was still engaged in good-faith negotiations with the congressional committee when he was charged.

The defense has said Bannon had been acting on the advice of his attorney at the time, who told him that the subpoena was invalid because the committee would not allow a Trump lawyer in the room and that Bannon could not determine what documents or testimony he could provide because Trump has asserted executive privilege.


Defense lawyer David Schoen told the judge it would be unfair to send Bannon to prison now because he would complete his entire sentence before he exhausted his appeals. Schoen said the case raises “serious constitutional issues” that need to be examined by the Supreme Court.

“In this country, we don’t send anyone to prison if they believe that they were doing something that complied with the law,” he told reporters.

A second Trump aide, trade adviser Peter Navarro, was also convicted of contempt of Congress. He reported to prison in March to serve his four-month sentence.

Navarro, too, had maintained that he couldn’t cooperate with the committee because Trump had invoked executive privilege. But courts have rejected that argument, finding Navarro couldn’t prove Trump had actually invoked it.


The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserted that Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the Capitol, concluding an extraordinary 18-month investigation into the former president and the violent insurrection.

Bannon is also facing criminal charges in New York state court alleging he duped donors who gave money to build a wall along the U.S. southern border. Bannon has pleaded not guilty to money laundering, conspiracy, fraud and other charges, and that trial has been postponed until at least the end of September.
 

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Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows pleads not guilty in Arizona’s fake elector case
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Jacques Billeaud
Published Jun 07, 2024 • 2 minute read
Meadows appeared by videoconference, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Phoenix, pleading not guilty to nine felony charges stemming from their roles in an effort to overturn Trump's election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden.
Meadows appeared by videoconference, Friday, June 7, 2024, in Phoenix, pleading not guilty to nine felony charges stemming from their roles in an effort to overturn Trump's election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Donald Trump presidential chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump 2020 Election Day operations director Michael Roman pleaded not guilty Friday in Phoenix to nine felony charges for their roles in an effort to overturn Trump’s Arizona election loss to Joe Biden.


Meadows and Roman appeared by videoconference for separate brief hearings before Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Shellie Smith, who set an Oct. 31 trial date.

Meadows and Roman spoke during the hearings only to respond to Smith’s questions with their names and birthdates.

The indictment alleges Meadows worked with other Trump campaign members to submit names of fake electors from Arizona and other states to Congress in a bid to keep Trump in office despite his November 2020 defeat at the ballot box.

The document alleges 11 Arizona Republicans submitted paperwork falsely declaring that Trump won in Arizona. It also says Meadows confided to a White House staff member in early November 2020 that Trump had lost the election.


Roman is accused in the indictment of working closely with Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Boris Epshteyn and others to organize the fake electors’ votes in Arizona and six other states.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, pleaded not guilty in May to nine felony charges stemming from his role in the fake electors effort. The Arizona attorney general’s office released a copy of the indictment that also revealed felony charges against Trump attorneys John Eastman, Christina Bobb and Jenna Ellis.

Epshteyn and for James Lamon, another Republican who claimed Trump carried Arizona, are scheduled to enter pleas on June 18.

Meadows and Roman previously pleaded not guilty in Georgia state court to charges alleging that they participated in an illegal scheme to try to overturn the 2020 election results.

Roman was charged in Wisconsin on Tuesday with forgery for allegedly delivering that state’s fake elector paperwork to a Pennsylvania congressman’s staffer to get them to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress was certifying the results.

Other states where criminal charges have been filed related to the fake electors scheme are Michigan, Nevada and Georgia.
 

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Trump was in office 4 years.

Why didn't he "Drain the swamp" in all that time?

Hint - because he didn't want to.
It's b'cyz #1 he didn't know all the players & #2 he was fighting to get stuff done that the Rino's & Dems didn't want him to do & tried putting blocks in everything he did. Considering all that, his Presidency was a success.
 

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It's b'cyz #1 he didn't know all the players & #2 he was fighting to get stuff done that the Rino's & Dems didn't want him to do & tried putting blocks in everything he did. Considering all that, his Presidency was a success.
There you have it. The excuse-making of a True Believer.