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Trump's trial will electrify the world.
But his enemies, so desperate to see him
locked up, may have made a monumental
tactical blunder, writes Andrew Neil

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Posted By: Imright, 4/17/2024 2:59:38 AM

It's hard to blame Donald Trump (aka Dozy Don) for apparently nodding off during the first day of his 'hush money' trial in New York on Monday. Yes, it's the first ever criminal trial of a former U.S. president and he's also the only leading presidential candidate ever to face criminal proceedings. Add to that the chance he could go to jail if he's found guilty and you might expect Trump to be paying close attention. But the early stages of the trial have been dominated by arcane legal arguments about procedural points and the interminable process of choosing a jury, now an unavoidable feature of American justice.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 4/17/2024 5:12:44 AM (No. 1700730)
The old beach ball syndrome. The harder they try to push him under the stronger he bounces back! Fools!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 4/17/2024 7:03:04 AM (No. 1700770)
Clearly, these democrat operatives are suffering from some kind of mental lapse. No sane person would ever do the things that they are doing. Their actions originate in pure hatred for the one guy who will not bend to their will. The strategy is so outrageous that it is hard to believe that educated individuals would put their reputations at risk for such made up nonsense. However, it seems their driving force is to be known as the Trump Slayer. My frustration runs deep as I sit here in the Midwest watching this debacle knowing I can do nothing about it. The worst is knowing that our Republican leadership could do so much more and they remain silent. Why are they not out there giving statements and exposing this farce? I’d like to see Ted Cruz out in front of the courthouse explaining the illegality of this prosecution. How about some of our elected Republicans showing up to offer public support? I am so disgusted with the party right now. It has been of no help whatsoever since 2020. Trump has carried this feckless party and they have the audacity to ignore him in his time of need. It is shameful.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lazyman 4/17/2024 7:03:06 AM (No. 1700771)
The downfall of a free people, the weaponization, tyranny and corruption of government on full display to the world without filter.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 4/17/2024 7:23:42 AM (No. 1700777)
When he wins the election, I want to see hangings. I want to see firing squads. I want to see mass suicide. They have turned a once great nation into a 3rd world banana republic. Might as well end them in the style they adopted for the rest of us.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/17/2024 7:39:27 AM (No. 1700783)
Republicans just don't have the stomach to do what must be done. The Democrats keep doing more and more outrageously unconstitutional things, and Republicans just keep munching, thinking that as long as it's not them (yet), everything is Okey-dokey. Grandmothers thrown in jail for J6? No problem. Trans perverts allowed to use the same lockerrooms and showers as your teenage daughters? Icky, but OK. Trump being relentlessly charged and outrageously fined for made-up charges? Meh, he can afford it. What pathetic cowards! Might as well start politely lining up for the cattle cars. This will NOT be solved with any election.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Venturer 4/17/2024 8:04:44 AM (No. 1700797)
At one time a Judge was looked up to. Now we have to worry about their politics, and how they use the law for their own purposes.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq 4/17/2024 9:04:49 AM (No. 1700828)
The spirit of Antichrist. One of his attributes will be to "change laws, and times, and seasons." Daniel 7:25
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 4/17/2024 9:22:43 AM (No. 1700855)
If need be, this whole ordeal will be overturned by the Supreme Court in the end if found guilty.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: FLCracker 4/17/2024 9:31:53 AM (No. 1700868)
So what's the "tactical blunder"? I do miss the days when news articles had who, what, where, when and sometimes why in the first paragraph.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 4/17/2024 9:50:56 AM (No. 1700886)
Trump is known for only needing about 4 hours of sleep each night. I think his “falling asleep” is an act meant to show the whole shiite show exactly what he thinks of it. You can bet that while he’s “sleeping” and they think he is not listening, that he is hearing and cataloging everything being said.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 4/17/2024 10:00:50 AM (No. 1700894)
As usual, the DMUK's glitzy, word salad of a headline promises much and delivers nothing. They had the nerve to ask me to turn off my ad blocker for this? Don't waste your time, there's nothing here.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 4/17/2024 10:07:22 AM (No. 1700901)
That "Dozy Don" crack really p!ssed me off. NO respect.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 4/17/2024 10:15:53 AM (No. 1700911)
DM is a NeverTrump propaganda rag, and even they are seeing that these obviously unfair, fraudulent, phony kangaroo kourt proceedings are doing nothing but making him stronger, making more people want to support him against these government thugs.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono 4/17/2024 10:38:43 AM (No. 1700943)
It's premature to declare victory in this, let alone to gloat about the victory not yet in hand. Remember how it was members of the so-called Justice Department who unjustly prosecuted him on false Russian-collusion charges.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 4/17/2024 11:22:51 AM (No. 1700981)
The case hinges on the claim the payment was a campaign expense, not a business expense. The FEC ruled (correctly) that this was not a campaign expense because it was of a general purpose, akin to a new coat. The NYC case hinges on a federal statute the feds say was interpreted correctly.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: tech10171968 4/17/2024 2:33:58 PM (No. 1701098)
You just know that a few of our international rivals are hoping these charges stick. They know, just as it was with Reagan, if DJT gets back in the White House then the days of running roughshod over the US are OVER. folks like the Iranians would suddenly go quiet. The ChiComs would have to change their whole strategy. Putin would start playing nice again. Even the illegals invading our borders know all too well what a Trump presidency would mean to them (by their own admission). Once again, we saw the whole planet change their attitude when Reagan occupied the White House. I'll bet my next six paychecks that a Trump administration would do exactly the same thing.
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