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 BREAKING NEWS (THE NEW YORK TIMES): Whatever He Says on Stage at the RNC This Week,
 
Donald Trump Jr. Has Told Confidants That His Father Is Going to Lose;
 
Trump Jr. Further Believes That His Family Is Facing "Federal Prosecutions" Post-Election
 
...........“Don’s the only person who thinks they’re going to lose,” says a prominent conservative activist who is in regular contact with him and other key members of Trump’s political operation. “He’s like, ‘We’re losing, dude, and we’re going to get really hurt when we lose.’
 
” An electoral defeat in November, Trump Jr. fears, could result in federal prosecutions of Trump, his family and his political allies.
 
He has told the conservative activist that he expects that a Biden administration will not participate in a “peaceful transition” and instead will “shoot the prisoners.”.........
 
...........".......The reality is, like, there are no adults in the room anymore.”........
 
 
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's son, who was not a top tennis prospect, made it onto Duke's competitive tennis team while DeJoy & his wife donated to Duke's athletic dept. In all they gave at least $2.2M
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USPS chief DeJoy’s rise in GOP was fueled by donations from his company's workers who were later reimbursed, former employees say

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Justice Dept. intervenes on behalf of Trump in defamation case brought by woman who accused him of rape

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September 8, 2020 at 10:20 p.m. EDT

The Justice Department on Tuesday intervened in the defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says President Trump raped her years ago, moving the matter to federal court and signaling it wants to make the U.S. government — rather than Trump himself — the defendant in the case.

In filings in federal court in Manhattan, the Justice Department asserted that Trump was “acting within the scope of his office as President of the United States” when he denied during interviews in 2019 that he had raped journalist E. Jean Carroll more than two decades ago in a New York City department store. Carroll sued Trump over that denial in November.

The maneuver removes the case — at least for now — from state court in New York, where a judge last month had rejected Trump’s bid for a delay and put Carroll’s team back on course to seek a DNA sample and an under-oath interview from the president. It also means that Justice Department lawyers will be essentially aiding Trump’s defense, and taxpayers could be on the hook for any potential damages, if the U.S. government is allowed to stand in for Trump. Winning damages against the government, though, would be more unlikely than in a suit against Trump, as the notion of “sovereign immunity” gives the government and its employees broad protection from lawsuits.

Justice Department lawyers said that because Trump was acting as president when he denied the allegations, a judge should “substitute the United States for President Trump as defendant.”

E. Jean Carroll.
E. Jean Carroll. (Seth Wenig/AP)

In a statement, Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s lawyer, blasted the department’s filing. She noted that because a New York state court had rejected Trump’s bid for a delay, he was “soon going to be required to produce documents, provide a DNA sample, and sit for a deposition.”

“Realizing that there was no valid basis to appeal that decision in the New York courts, on the very day that he would have been required to appeal, Trump instead enlisted the U.S. Department of Justice to replace his private lawyers and argue that when he lied about sexually assaulting our client, explaining that she ‘wasn’t his type,’ he was acting in his official capacity as President of the United States,” Kaplan said.

“Even in today’s world, that argument is shocking. It offends me as a lawyer, and offends me even more as a citizen. Trump’s effort to wield the power of the U.S. government to evade responsibility for his private misconduct is without precedent, and shows even more starkly how far he is willing to go to prevent the truth from coming out.”   ..............

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5 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Justice Dept. intervenes on behalf of Trump in defamation case brought by woman who accused him of rape

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September 8, 2020 at 10:20 p.m. EDT

The Justice Department on Tuesday intervened in the defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says President Trump raped her years ago, moving the matter to federal court and signaling it wants to make the U.S. government — rather than Trump himself — the defendant in the case.

In filings in federal court in Manhattan, the Justice Department asserted that Trump was “acting within the scope of his office as President of the United States” when he denied during interviews in 2019 that he had raped journalist E. Jean Carroll more than two decades ago in a New York City department store. Carroll sued Trump over that denial in November.

The maneuver removes the case — at least for now — from state court in New York, where a judge last month had rejected Trump’s bid for a delay and put Carroll’s team back on course to seek a DNA sample and an under-oath interview from the president. It also means that Justice Department lawyers will be essentially aiding Trump’s defense, and taxpayers could be on the hook for any potential damages, if the U.S. government is allowed to stand in for Trump. Winning damages against the government, though, would be more unlikely than in a suit against Trump, as the notion of “sovereign immunity” gives the government and its employees broad protection from lawsuits.

Justice Department lawyers said that because Trump was acting as president when he denied the allegations, a judge should “substitute the United States for President Trump as defendant.”

E. Jean Carroll.
E. Jean Carroll. (Seth Wenig/AP)

In a statement, Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s lawyer, blasted the department’s filing. She noted that because a New York state court had rejected Trump’s bid for a delay, he was “soon going to be required to produce documents, provide a DNA sample, and sit for a deposition.”

“Realizing that there was no valid basis to appeal that decision in the New York courts, on the very day that he would have been required to appeal, Trump instead enlisted the U.S. Department of Justice to replace his private lawyers and argue that when he lied about sexually assaulting our client, explaining that she ‘wasn’t his type,’ he was acting in his official capacity as President of the United States,” Kaplan said.

“Even in today’s world, that argument is shocking. It offends me as a lawyer, and offends me even more as a citizen. Trump’s effort to wield the power of the U.S. government to evade responsibility for his private misconduct is without precedent, and shows even more starkly how far he is willing to go to prevent the truth from coming out.”   ..............

One glaring error in this.  The DOJ no longer exists, it is now the Donald J. Trump Legal Defense Organization, led by Bill (yassa boss) Barr.

To be objective, how do we handle civil suits against the president of the US while he is in office.  Could not hundreds or even thousands of people file civil suits just to harass him/her?

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2 hours ago, ElCid said:

One glaring error in this.  The DOJ no longer exists, it is now the Donald J. Trump Legal Defense Organization, led by Bill (yassa boss) Barr.

To be objective, how do we handle civil suits against the president of the US while he is in office.  Could not hundreds or even thousands of people file civil suits just to harass him/her?

There is plenty of precedent for this case which is about an offence by someone before he became the President.

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13 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

There is plenty of precedent for this case which is about an offence by someone before he became the President.

Stand to be corrected, but this suit is for defamation of character which occurred while Trump was president.

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