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Yet another loss for don don

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-won-t-stop-grand-jury-getting-trump-s-n1258498

 

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to block a New York grand jury from getting President Donald Trump's personal and corporate tax returns, a decisive defeat in his prolonged legal battle to keep his tax records out of the hands of investigators.

The ruling does not mean the returns will become public any time soon, and they might never be publicly released. Under state law, materials turned over to a grand jury must be kept secret. But Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can now require Trump's accountants to turn over the records that the president has steadfastly refused to surrender to prosecutors or Congress.

 

“The work continues,” Vance said in response to the Supreme Court order.

 

Vance is seeking tax returns covering eight years for a grand jury investigation of hush money payments and other financial transactions. The investigation began after it was disclosed that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about her claim that she had an affair with Trump, an allegation the former president has denied.

Cohen also alleged to Congress that the Trump organization sometimes lied about its financial condition in order to evade taxes or obtain favorable loan terms.

In July, the Supreme Court rejected Trump's contention that as a sitting president, he is immune from any part of the criminal justice system — including grand jury investigations. But the decision said he could go back to the lower courts and make the same arguments available to anyone trying to defeat a subpoena.

A month later, a federal judge in New York ruled against Trump's renewed effort to get the subpoena tossed out, describing the legal attack as merely a repackaged version of his original immunity argument. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling.

The Trump legal team said the subpoena was vastly over-broad and issued in bad faith to harass him. If all Vance was looking at was the payments made by Cohen, they said, that wouldn't explain why Vance simply copied a much broader subpoena issued by a congressional committee.


 

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First it was the kids.  Then it was the wife.  Cruz living up to Lyin' Ted.

 

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-texas-congressman-slams-ted-cruz-for-cancun-trip-2021-2?utm_source=reddit.com

GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

  • Rep. Michael McCaul slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for going to Cancun, Mexico, during winter storms in Texas.
  • "When a crisis hits my state, I'm there. I'm not going to go on some vacation," McCaul told CNN.
  • Axios reported on Sunday that Cruz had invited his college roommate on the trip.
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5 hours ago, Hamhuis Hip Check said:

 

...and as one might suspect, Bone Spurs is not taking this well....

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/trump-lashes-out-after-supreme-court-decision-on-his-financial-records/ar-BB1dUHiN?li=AAggNb9

 

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"The Supreme Court never should have let this 'fishing expedition' happen, but they did," Trump said in a statement. "This is something which has never happened to a President before, it is all Democrat-inspired in a totally Democrat location, New York City and State, completely controlled and dominated by a heavily reported enemy of mine, Governor Andrew Cuomo."

Trump described the Manhattan investigation into his financial dealings as a continuation of "the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country," referring broadly to repeated investigations into his alleged wrongdoing.

 

"I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me," Trump added. "We will win!"

 

You can bet your last Casino Chip that Trump views this as a personal betrayal on the parts of the Conservative majority on SCOTUS, particularly the three Justices whom he appointed. In all things, Trump views relationships in a transactional manner and I have zero doubt that he feels Gorsuch, Kvanaugh and ACB "owe him" for their current positions and didn't follow through.

 

It always hurts when you find out there is no Santa Claus....

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1 hour ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

First it was the kids.  Then it was the wife.  Cruz living up to Lyin' Ted.

 

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-texas-congressman-slams-ted-cruz-for-cancun-trip-2021-2?utm_source=reddit.com

GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

  • Rep. Michael McCaul slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for going to Cancun, Mexico, during winter storms in Texas.
  • "When a crisis hits my state, I'm there. I'm not going to go on some vacation," McCaul told CNN.
  • Axios reported on Sunday that Cruz had invited his college roommate on the trip.

....and just yesterday, I was wondering how this situation could possibly look any worse for Flyin' Ted....

 

It just goes to show that nothing is impossible, when you lack a moral compass....

 

 

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34 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

 

...and as one might suspect, Bone Spurs is not taking this well....

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/trump-lashes-out-after-supreme-court-decision-on-his-financial-records/ar-BB1dUHiN?li=AAggNb9

 

You can bet your last Casino Chip that Trump views this as a personal betrayal on the parts of the Conservative majority on SCOTUS, particularly the three Justices whom he appointed. In all things, Trump views relationships in a transactional manner and I have zero doubt that he feels Gorsuch, Kvanaugh and ACB "owe him" for their current positions and didn't follow through.

 

It always hurts when you find out there is no Santa Claus....

Jeez, spoiler alert please!

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16 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

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Ps thank you Canada for helping keep the lights on 

Could be worse the governor of Michigan wanted to shut down line 5.Now she says without it people would freeze to death.

 

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/enbridge-foe-whitmer-declares-michigan-energy-emergency-1.1566942

 

Shes also ignoring safety standards by eliminating the maximum hours you can drive a truck.

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26 minutes ago, Violator said:

Ps thank you Canada for helping keep the lights on 

Could be worse the governor of Michigan wanted to shut down line 5.Now she says without it people would freeze to death.

 

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/enbridge-foe-whitmer-declares-michigan-energy-emergency-1.1566942

 

Shes also ignoring safety standards by eliminating the maximum hours you can drive a truck.

I think canada can teach them a lesson in why trucking laws matter too

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30 minutes ago, Violator said:

Shes also ignoring safety standards by eliminating the maximum hours you can drive a truck.

Her future in politics is over if some slumbering propane driver runs into a school bus.

When trying to rectify a safety problem it is unwise to create another one.

 

Call the National Guard, see if they have qualified truckers they can send out.

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10 minutes ago, Hamhuis Hip Check said:

I think canada can teach them a lesson in why trucking laws matter too

Michigan is a write to work state they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

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Had to smh a bit at a video I watched of FF Jr ranting about his dad's financial records being released to NY state prosecutors....

 

The quote went something like, "If we allow this to happen, then it could happen to anybody!"......"If they come for my father, they'll come for you!"

 

Yeah, dip$&!#...it's called an audit and it happens to people other than your lying, cheating, scumbag of a father all the time....<_<

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Trump continues to try and cash in on the Q-Anon conspiracy:

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-dc-hotel-hiking-rates-qanon-think-sworn-march-4-2021-2

 

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QAnon's most dedicated followers still believe that former President Donald Trump will soon be sworn in.

They insist that Trump will return to power and be inaugurated in Washington, DC, on March 4.

Coincidentally, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, has hiked the prices of suites around that day. Some room rates at the hotel, just blocks from the White House, have almost tripled for March 3 and 4, Forbes' Suzanne Rowan Kelleher reported.

 

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This fantasy has gained traction with the hardcore QAnon adherents trying to make sense of President Joe Biden's recent inauguration, Vice reported.

And March 4 appears to have become a marketing opportunity for Trump's hotel.

While a deluxe-king room would usually cost $476 to $596 around March, the price for March 3 and 4 this year was $1,331 per night, Forbes reported.

The price hike appeared to be exclusive to the Trump International Hotel, Forbes said, citing Zach Everson's 1100 Pennsylvania newsletter. Other luxury hotels around the White House appeared to have standard rates for March 3 and 4, Everson said.

 

I suppose we'll see in a couple of weeks if:

 

A - People are stupid enough to make a special trip to Washington to see nothing happen...and....

B - People are stupid enough to pay three times as much, just to stay in a hotel with Trump's name on it.

 

Knowing the Q-Anon / MAGA crowd as I do, I'm guessing the answer to both questions is, "yes".....:rolleyes:

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Wow this Hunter Biden guy really is a piece of trash:

 

https://www.svd.se/joe-bidens-son-i-konflikt-med-svensk-myndighet

 

Joe Biden's son Hunter snuck a young woman and a homeless friend into the Swedish embassy building in Washington DC, writes Dagens Nyheter. It is said to have led to a conflict with the Swedish Property Agency.

It was in early 2017 that Hunter Biden and his company moved into the House of Sweden, which also houses the Icelandic embassy.

Already after a year, the lease was broken after a conflict, reports DN

The reason is said to have been that Hunter Biden, who had previously been questioned for his actions as a board member of a gas company in Ukraine, violated security regulations when he took unauthorized people into the house complex through a back door - at a reasonable distance from the main entrance's metal detectors.

It is about a young woman, a homeless and Chinese businessman accused of corruption.

Several keys must have been in circulation. According to information, there have also been requests for keys to the property for Joe Biden, something that occurred in a smear campaign by Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But DN's review shows that the current president never had any keys to the office in the House of Sweden.

 

Although left out from our more left leaning papers is where he calls the Swedish Embassy racists... right.

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1 hour ago, canuckster19 said:

Wow this Hunter Biden guy really is a piece of trash:

 

https://www.svd.se/joe-bidens-son-i-konflikt-med-svensk-myndighet

 

Joe Biden's son Hunter snuck a young woman and a homeless friend into the Swedish embassy building in Washington DC, writes Dagens Nyheter. It is said to have led to a conflict with the Swedish Property Agency.

It was in early 2017 that Hunter Biden and his company moved into the House of Sweden, which also houses the Icelandic embassy.

Already after a year, the lease was broken after a conflict, reports DN

The reason is said to have been that Hunter Biden, who had previously been questioned for his actions as a board member of a gas company in Ukraine, violated security regulations when he took unauthorized people into the house complex through a back door - at a reasonable distance from the main entrance's metal detectors.

It is about a young woman, a homeless and Chinese businessman accused of corruption.

Several keys must have been in circulation. According to information, there have also been requests for keys to the property for Joe Biden, something that occurred in a smear campaign by Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But DN's review shows that the current president never had any keys to the office in the House of Sweden.

 

Although left out from our more left leaning papers is where he calls the Swedish Embassy racists... right.

so?

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57 minutes ago, stawns said:

so?

The son of the president refusing to pay a sovereign nation for use of their property and then calling them racists like a baby when not getting your way... I guess cause his last name isn’t Trump it’s not as fun.... but it was obvious all along this thread was all about TDS since obviously no one gives a s—- about anything else.

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11 minutes ago, canuckster19 said:

The son of the president refusing to pay a sovereign nation for use of their property and then calling them racists like a baby when not getting your way... I guess cause his last name isn’t Trump it’s not as fun.... but it was obvious all along this thread was all about TDS since obviously no one gives a s—- about anything else.

can you find me a credible, reputable news source on that story?

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8 minutes ago, canuckster19 said:

The son of the president refusing to pay a sovereign nation for use of their property and then calling them racists like a baby when not getting your way... I guess cause his last name isn’t Trump it’s not as fun.... but it was obvious all along this thread was all about TDS since obviously no one gives a s—- about anything else.

One key difference.  Hunter isn't out working for ole daddy now is he??????   So I guess the sins of the son are the sins of the father.  I guess that only applies if the son was sinning in service for the father.  Can you make that connection here????   I think not.  

 

The only people with TDS are the ones who go out of their way to defend the indefensible actions/policies of TRUMP and co.  I have no problem with pointing out issues with Biden and co.  Thing is, we don't have a daily barrage of bs that flowed during the last 4 years.  The 25,000 plus false or misleading claims made by TRUMP.  

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