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(Reuters)   Donald Trump's lawyers have only donated $50 to his reelection campaign. How much have they donated to Biden's? Well... *giggles*... click the link and find out   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-10-20 7:40:05 PM  
54 votes:
Subby, you just made this day magnificent
 
2020-10-20 7:38:42 PM  
45 votes:
OMG. 😂😂😂😂
 
2020-10-20 8:48:10 PM  
40 votes:
To be fair, he's gonna NEED their services a lot more if he loses, and they can make for damn sure he pays them up front. He stays in office, he's going to use the DOJ as his personal team.
 
2020-10-20 8:01:37 PM  
28 votes:
And people who watch Fox will never get this information.
 
2020-10-21 1:07:39 AM  
25 votes:
I'm not being hyperbolic.

Trump's base is a cult that will need de-programming.  De-programming that will never happen, to be sure.

In all probability, he's going to lose this election.  When that happens, he's going to run with a Scorched Earth plan that will include, but is not limited to:

1.  Rallies.  Rallies which will have attendance through the roof.  Rallies which will perpetuate conspiracy theories about election illegitimacy.  Foxnews will run backup on this, as usual.

2.  Non-stop sabotaging of any and all normal methods of transfer of power.  He'll instruct his team to do every possible petty thing imaginable to make the White House a nuisance for the next occupant, right down to gluing desk drawers shut.

3.  Twitter incitement of violence.  More than usual.  He'll go from stochastic terrorism to downright terrorist threats to 'RETAKE YOUR COUNTRY!'.

---

I'm telling you now.  November to January is going to be ugly and brutal in ways we probably can't conceive of.
 
2020-10-20 7:52:29 PM  
21 votes:
I less than three this story.
 
2020-10-20 8:51:05 PM  
20 votes:

gameshowhost: IDGAF - Jones Day is still working to protect Trump, when they could've easily ditched that particular orange client for unethical behavior up the yinger.

/the bar for 'yay' is roughly zero around here now
//let's just give jones day the hero tag and get it over with


I think it's more of a schadenfreude thing. the fact that even his own law firm is overwhelmingly supporting Biden.
 
2020-10-21 12:57:00 AM  
19 votes:
The $50 is the best part of this.  Somehow worse than $0.
 
2020-10-20 8:45:41 PM  
18 votes:
IDGAF - Jones Day is still working to protect Trump, when they could've easily ditched that particular orange client for unethical behavior up the yinger.

/the bar for 'yay' is roughly zero around here now
//let's just give jones day the hero tag and get it over with
 
2020-10-20 8:54:09 PM  
13 votes:

FlashHarry: gameshowhost: IDGAF - Jones Day is still working to protect Trump, when they could've easily ditched that particular orange client for unethical behavior up the yinger.

/the bar for 'yay' is roughly zero around here now
//let's just give jones day the hero tag and get it over with

I think it's more of a schadenfreude thing. the fact that even his own law firm is overwhelmingly supporting Biden.


I'm saying that it shouldn't qualify as schadenfreude.  That $89,950k differential changes nothing.  Jones Day has made a mint off of defending one of the worst human beings in our nation's history.

/i mean... assuming they've been paid ( ._.)
 
2020-10-21 2:14:13 AM  
11 votes:
Trump is the only idiot to pay more to hide his taxes than he paid in taxes
 
2020-10-21 1:12:44 AM  
10 votes:
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2020-10-21 1:10:54 AM  
10 votes:

contrapunctus: I'm not being hyperbolic.

Trump's base is a cult that will need de-programming.  De-programming that will never happen, to be sure.

In all probability, he's going to lose this election.  When that happens, he's going to run with a Scorched Earth plan that will include, but is not limited to:

1.  Rallies.  Rallies which will have attendance through the roof.  Rallies which will perpetuate conspiracy theories about election illegitimacy.  Foxnews will run backup on this, as usual.

2.  Non-stop sabotaging of any and all normal methods of transfer of power.  He'll instruct his team to do every possible petty thing imaginable to make the White House a nuisance for the next occupant, right down to gluing desk drawers shut.

3.  Twitter incitement of violence.  More than usual.  He'll go from stochastic terrorism to downright terrorist threats to 'RETAKE YOUR COUNTRY!'.

---

I'm telling you now.  November to January is going to be ugly and brutal in ways we probably can't conceive of.


And that's what happens if things are calm and don't actually get out of hand.
 
2020-10-20 9:19:37 PM  
10 votes:

gameshowhost: FlashHarry: gameshowhost: IDGAF - Jones Day is still working to protect Trump, when they could've easily ditched that particular orange client for unethical behavior up the yinger.

/the bar for 'yay' is roughly zero around here now
//let's just give jones day the hero tag and get it over with

I think it's more of a schadenfreude thing. the fact that even his own law firm is overwhelmingly supporting Biden.

I'm saying that it shouldn't qualify as schadenfreude.  That $89,950k differential changes nothing.  Jones Day has made a mint off of defending one of the worst human beings in our nation's history.

/i mean... assuming they've been paid ( ._.)


Well, there's probably a better chance of them getting paid if he's in office than not, because if nothing else the GOP would force the taxpayers to cover the tab. So voting against him with their dollars when he doesn't pay anyone else sends a signal.
 
2020-10-21 2:22:42 AM  
8 votes:

ralphjr: [Fark user image 425x276]


Trump pulling a Sideshow Bob would be par for the course for conservatives. 10 years ago Fox News was relentlessly covering the "Ground Zero Mosque" and even mentioned that one of it's backers was a Saudi Prince that funded radical madrassas all over the world. Fox failed to mention that the prince in question, Al-Waleed bin Talal, was the second largest shareholder of Fox News.
 
2020-10-21 1:41:20 AM  
7 votes:
I hereby declare that if Trump loses the election, during the period from then until Inauguration Day, he be referred to only as "Lame Duck a L'Orange".
 
2020-10-21 1:04:05 AM  
7 votes:

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Ftfa: The profession leans left overall, according to a 2015 report by professors at Stanford University, the University of Chicago and Harvard University, partly because much of Big Law is based in liberal-leaning cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Every time i forget that Reuters annoys the fark out of me, i get reminded. They always come off as a moderately less derpy fair and balanced fox


Was there something specific you disagreed with, or do you just not like what they said?  Reuters and the AP are as close as you'll get to actual straight news in the US.
 
2020-10-21 12:34:23 AM  
7 votes:
It's like taking your client's money and giving it directly to the opposing legal team.
 
2020-10-21 12:37:35 AM  
6 votes:

hubiestubert: To be fair, he's gonna NEED their services a lot more if he loses, and they can make for damn sure he pays them up front. He stays in office, he's going to use the DOJ as his personal team.


We have a winner! It's an investment in future billings. They may be shady, but they ain't dumb.
 
2020-10-21 12:36:53 AM  
6 votes:
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2020-10-21 12:34:01 AM  
5 votes:
Oh please oh please oh please let him rage-fire his lawyers!  Pleeeeeeeease!
 
2020-10-21 2:37:32 AM  
4 votes:

recombobulator: Pats_Cloth_Coat: Trump is the only idiot to pay more to hide his taxes than he paid in taxes

That depends on how much tax he avoided.  From an accounting perspective it makes sense to pay $5,000,000 to avoid $5,000,001 in taxes.  You're a dollar richer even if you do wind up paying $750 instead of $5,000,751.


I'm not talking about what he paid to reduce his tax bill.

I'm talking about what he paid to keep Congress from seeing his tax returns.
 
2020-10-21 2:13:49 AM  
4 votes:
I'm starting to think that Trump is a sucker and a loser.
 
2020-10-21 2:07:50 AM  
4 votes:

gameshowhost: IDGAF - Jones Day is still working to protect Trump, when they could've easily ditched that particular orange client for unethical behavior up the yinger.

/the bar for 'yay' is roughly zero around here now
//let's just give jones day the hero tag and get it over with


This isn't about contributions from Jones Day, but individual donations from lawyers that work for Jones Day. This is basically the lawyers working for the firm saying they don't approve of their boss's decision.
 
2020-10-21 1:04:49 AM  
4 votes:
The unpaid legal fees will do in lieu of contributions.
 
2020-10-21 12:56:28 AM  
4 votes:
Ftfa: The profession leans left overall, according to a 2015 report by professors at Stanford University, the University of Chicago and Harvard University, partly because much of Big Law is based in liberal-leaning cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Every time i forget that Reuters annoys the fark out of me, i get reminded. They always come off as a moderately less derpy fair and balanced fox
 
2020-10-20 10:06:40 PM  
4 votes:
Niiiiiiice!
 
2020-10-21 4:22:50 AM  
3 votes:
Trump uses lawyers to fark over contractors on the regular.

He also uses new lawyers to stiff his previous lawyers.

So infamous for this is Trump that a lot of lawyers refuse to deal with him one on one and demand a second lawyer present in meetings with Trump to be a witness for them in order to prevent themselves from being another one of Trump's victims.

So as funny as this is it is also makes nothing but sense.
 
2020-10-21 2:38:13 AM  
3 votes:
Right now I can barely type, there is a every day live feed from the Portland BLM protests, that I regretfully find myself logging onto.  It is Hell.  I am constantly oppressed by trolls with Russian IPs, they flood the feed. Why am I as an Australian one of the few that rock up to those live feeds and fight the fascists?  I have been doing this for weeks and I cannot name you an Allie. Sure some pop up in the feed, but when I am there I seem to be the only coont with a brain, who supports BLM, has an issue with the cops, and gives a shiat about the USoA.
 
2020-10-21 2:32:22 AM  
3 votes:

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Ftfa: The profession leans left overall, according to a 2015 report by professors at Stanford University, the University of Chicago and Harvard University, partly because much of Big Law is based in liberal-leaning cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Every time i forget that Reuters annoys the fark out of me, i get reminded. They always come off as a moderately less derpy fair and balanced fox


Have you ever thought that maybe lawyers are just biased against despotism cause their careers depend on it? If we just let extrajudicial executions and lynch mobs be a normal thing, then there's no lengthy trials that they can make bank off of. Their very livelihoods depend on a system of laws that afford people "rights" to "fair representation" in a "court of law" with a "jury of their peers." Think of all the money we'd save if we just decided this shiat wasn't important.
 
2020-10-21 2:24:49 AM  
3 votes:
Life is not a game, I am so farking over how the leaders of the United States of America seem to think how life works.

tRump is a disgusting (was going to say pig, but I no longer think that is the right term, pigs have shown themselves to be intelligent and (alas) tasty.)  2 weeks, I only have to give about two weeks.

Sadly my dreams are not true, because the US has a strange system where they imagined that all the people being elected where kind of the same, so once someone wins, there is no issue with the previous c*nt hanging around and making things lawful for the next couple of months.
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You do all realise that this is like your lover sleeping in the same bed with her ex for a few month, whilst she claims nothing wrong is going on.
 
2020-10-21 1:46:24 AM  
3 votes:

hubiestubert: To be fair, he's gonna NEED their services a lot more if he loses, and they can make for damn sure he pays them up front. He stays in office, he's going to use the DOJ as his personal team.


I learned early on that the first rule of criminal defense law is: get paid first.  So I'm sure that's something that law firms will insist upon once Trump becomes simply another client under indictment.

/ The first rule of civil law: the bank always wins.
// The first rule of personal injury law: never sue poor people.
/// The first rule of slashies: always three.
 
2020-10-21 12:49:18 AM  
3 votes:
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2020-10-21 12:47:27 AM  
3 votes:
Was already feeling pretty good about this evening as I'm laying in bed drinking an above average glass of scotch. This story turned a good evening into a great one.

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2020-10-21 8:11:38 AM  
2 votes:
Lawyers prefer clients who can be indicted? Who knew?
 
2020-10-21 5:37:22 AM  
2 votes:

Langdon_777: This seems to go on every night in Portland.  I have been using it as entertainment, but there are so many issues here to deal with.


I feel a bit bad about myself for booking the 3rd to the 5th off work (English here BTW) so that I can stay up to watch live if this all goes nightmarishly wrong.
I feel total sympathy for any decent, rational US citizen and hope things come to a peaceful and sane conclusion but the potential for massive Civil Unrest - or worse? - is undeniable at this stage.

It seems like the only hope for a totally peaceful Election is if Trump dies between now and then allowing his followers to mourn their loss and the GOP to sort itself out.

I Genuinely hope I am wrong and being overly paranoid about what the MAGA'ts might do :/
 
2020-10-21 2:29:01 AM  
2 votes:
*I would have edited that, but fark you, I have no ball in this game, I just cannot believe how dumb you all are to let a "dead" president keep making laws for months.  Serously?  How farking farked up is your system to allow this sort of crap.
 
2020-10-21 2:21:21 AM  
2 votes:

Pats_Cloth_Coat: Trump is the only idiot to pay more to hide his taxes than he paid in taxes


That depends on how much tax he avoided.  From an accounting perspective it makes sense to pay $5,000,000 to avoid $5,000,001 in taxes.  You're a dollar richer even if you do wind up paying $750 instead of $5,000,751.
 
2020-10-21 1:27:19 AM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: OMG. 😂😂😂😂


I came here to say the exact same thing.
 
2020-10-21 12:59:02 AM  
2 votes:

hubiestubert: To be fair, he's gonna NEED their services a lot more if he loses, and they can make for damn sure he pays them up front. He stays in office, he's going to use the DOJ as his personal team.


But watch him to push them to turn his bills (read: debts to them) into "campaign contributions".
 
2020-10-21 12:33:31 AM  
2 votes:
Surely this is proof that the swamp is still alive and strong so Trumpy needs a second term to REALLY drain the swamp this time!

/Biden should bring this up at the debate, that even his lawyers hate his guts
 
2020-10-21 11:41:26 PM  
1 vote:

AllerJeez: Langdon_777: This seems to go on every night in Portland.  I have been using it as entertainment, but there are so many issues here to deal with.

I feel a bit bad about myself for booking the 3rd to the 5th off work (English here BTW) so that I can stay up to watch live if this all goes nightmarishly wrong.
I feel total sympathy for any decent, rational US citizen and hope things come to a peaceful and sane conclusion but the potential for massive Civil Unrest - or worse? - is undeniable at this stage.

It seems like the only hope for a totally peaceful Election is if Trump dies between now and then allowing his followers to mourn their loss and the GOP to sort itself out.

I Genuinely hope I am wrong and being overly paranoid about what the MAGA'ts might do :/


It's unlikely that we'll have results by the 5th. He'll, it's unlikely we'll have results by the 17th.

Bank on November 26th, when the last state certified their results. Not to say the results won't be contested, just that there will be a nationwide confirmation of the results after several weeks from Election Day.
 
2020-10-21 8:02:04 AM  
1 vote:
If I understand this, the article is saying that Jones Day employees have only donated $50 to Trump's re-election campaign, according to public records.  But that doesn't preclude the possibility that they donated to various PACs and 527s, right?

/American campaign finance laws are dumb.
 
2020-10-21 7:25:11 AM  
1 vote:

Langdon_777: *I would have edited that, but fark you, I have no ball in this game, I just cannot believe how dumb you all are to let a "dead" president keep making laws for months.  Serously?  How farking farked up is your system to allow this sort of crap.


It's ok, it'll all be over soon. http://AmericaIsMysteryBabylon.ca
 
2020-10-21 3:17:42 AM  
1 vote:

hubiestubert: To be fair, he's gonna NEED their services a lot more if he loses, and they can make for damn sure he pays them up front. He stays in office, he's going to use the DOJ as his personal team.


i love to imagine this as an entirely cynical move on the lawyers' part.  their donations, ensuring Trump's prosecution without the DOJ's protection.  that's a lot of sweet sweet extra business!
 
2020-10-21 12:59:25 AM  
1 vote:
Lawyers are ethical?
 
2020-10-21 12:57:52 AM  
1 vote:
O my god, I just broke my schadenbone laughing so hard!

This could make for a fun snark remark Thursday night for Joe to shut down Donnie with when he's acting the fool.
 
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