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(AOL)   Trump Org lawyers: "Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?"   (aol.com) divider line
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2022-12-02 11:28:20 AM  
So how long does anyone think it will take the nothing-happening jury to deliberate?
 
2022-12-02 11:40:25 AM  
Necheles said she didn't intend to show any testimony that had been stricken as a result of a sustained objection.

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2022-12-02 11:54:43 AM  
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2022-12-02 11:54:59 AM  
Sounds like she's going for a mistrial.
 
2022-12-02 11:56:10 AM  
Tying to force a mistrial? Shocking.
 
2022-12-02 11:56:31 AM  
TIL that AOL still exists
 
2022-12-02 12:00:33 PM  
Oh wow. Ol' TrumpyDump is really going to get it *this* time!
 
2022-12-02 12:01:17 PM  
Weaselberger claims all that tax fraud was committed in a vacuum as far as Dump's involvement was concerned, but Donnie's signature is all over everything.

There's no farking way a shiatbag like him would let a single penny go unscrutinized if it was crossing his desk.
 
2022-12-02 12:01:18 PM  
Trump only hires the best.  Same with his "organization".
 
2022-12-02 12:01:47 PM  
The best people
 
2022-12-02 12:01:52 PM  

harleyquinnical: Sounds like she's going for a mistrial.


Just keep running the clock and hope the next president or governor (or the grime reaper) will make it go away
 
2022-12-02 12:01:56 PM  
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2022-12-02 12:02:01 PM  
Thing about TFG, he not only has the worst lawyers, he has the worst judges. Even his judges that rule for him do so in such incompetent ways that his over judges over-rule them.
 
2022-12-02 12:02:13 PM  
How is that lawyer not disbarred?
 
2022-12-02 12:02:36 PM  
Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to dodging taxes on $1.7 million in extras and testified against the Trump Organization in exchange for a promised sentence of five months in jail.

That's a pretty sweet sentence for what he did, and if he doesn't give us trump's greasy head on a plate it's absurdly lenient.
 
2022-12-02 12:02:48 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: AOL.COM

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You don't have parents?
 
2022-12-02 12:03:24 PM  

Cheron: Just keep running the clock and hope the next president or governor (or the grime reaper) will make it go away


aka "The trump Gambit"
 
2022-12-02 12:03:43 PM  
Just arrest the son of a bitsch, and be done with it. We all know his track record in court...he's just digging himself in deeper.
 
2022-12-02 12:04:10 PM  
Jeez, even Hamilton Burger won a case
 
2022-12-02 12:04:43 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to dodging taxes on $1.7 million in extras and testified against the Trump Organization in exchange for a promised sentence of five months in jail.

That's a pretty sweet sentence for what he did, and if he doesn't give us trump's greasy head on a plate it's absurdly lenient.


From what I've read he testified that all this happened without TFG's direct involvement. If you have that and $500 I have bridge to sell you.
 
2022-12-02 12:05:16 PM  

harleyquinnical: Sounds like she's going for a mistrial.


Yep. This chick attorney is willing to submit to some sanctions for contempt of court to create more delay. She can always blame it on some paralegal who prepared the Powerpoint presentation, though. Now...

wutevr: TIL that AOL still exists


What a farce.
 
2022-12-02 12:05:59 PM  
If convicted, the Trump Organization could be fined more than $1 million. It could also face some difficulty making future deals.

This is it?
 
2022-12-02 12:06:22 PM  

Gnaglor: Vlad_the_Inaner: AOL.COM

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You don't have parents?


Basically stopped caring about AOL when I no longer needed the free 1.44M floppies and stopped hearing when I no longer got the free 'coasters' in the mail
 
2022-12-02 12:08:38 PM  
Oh they've been scolded. Surely that will nip this bad behavior in the bud.

/No consequences train keeps on chugging along
 
2022-12-02 12:09:21 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: If convicted, the Trump Organization could be fined more than $1 million. It could also face some difficulty making future deals.

This is it?


This may also open avenues for officers to be held personally liable. I'm no lawyer, but i can hope, can't i?

/ it's still real to me, damn it!
 
2022-12-02 12:10:23 PM  

markie_farkie: Weaselberger claims all that tax fraud was committed in a vacuum as far as Dump's involvement was concerned, but Donnie's signature is all over everything.

There's no farking way a shiatbag like him would let a single penny go unscrutinized if it was crossing his desk.


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2022-12-02 12:10:47 PM  

blatz514: Necheles said she didn't intend to show any testimony that had been stricken as a result of a sustained objection.

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Furthermore:

Merchan noted that the objections themselves had been removed from the excerpts Necheles showed, but not the objectionable testimony.

/sure Jan, continued
 
2022-12-02 12:11:42 PM  
Sounds like it's quarter til Default judgement in that courtroom.
 
2022-12-02 12:12:12 PM  
Remember folks, this is a criminal trial for the Trump Org *company*, not any human being named Trump.  The worst thing that will happen is a fine and dissolution of the company.  Everyone named Trump will go home the day of the verdict and sleep in their own beds.
 
2022-12-02 12:12:23 PM  
Sounds like a good reason for a contempt swat on the hand. Or something more severe.
 
2022-12-02 12:13:07 PM  

foo monkey: Remember folks, this is a criminal trial for the Trump Org *company*, not any human being named Trump.  The worst thing that will happen is a fine and dissolution of the company.  Everyone named Trump will go home the day of the verdict and sleep in their own beds.


So we need to put traps in the beds? Where can we get some of those blankets that strangle people?
 
2022-12-02 12:13:08 PM  

harleyquinnical: Sounds like she's going for a mistrial.


Unless she gets disciplined, she is doing great for herself and her client.
 
2022-12-02 12:13:18 PM  
Trump Org Lawyer:
"Mr. Weisselberg was a rogue agent enriching himself at the taxpayers expense by committing multiple ongoing frauds and tax evasion schemes. Obviously, Weisselberg fits right into the Trump Org's way of doing business, therefore the Trump Org continues to employ him. In fact, he's due at least a half a million dollars in bonus money come The Big Day. What can we say. Grifters gotta grift. The defense rests."
 
2022-12-02 12:13:52 PM  
This is the kind of shiat that should get someone thrown in a wood chipper, not a slap on the wrist or even disbarred.

This is a blatant disregard for laws, procedures, and a lack of respect for a court...JFC.
 
2022-12-02 12:14:16 PM  
I'll keep asking the question. How the fark is Trump not a defendant in this case, but the Trump Organization is?

He is/was the ceo, president, king, owner, board of directors, namesake, nothing gets done without his say, dictator, and so on, yet he isn't named.

I am very confused about it.
 
2022-12-02 12:16:03 PM  

Officer Barrelroll: I'll keep asking the question. How the fark is Trump not a defendant in this case, but the Trump Organization is?

He is/was the ceo, president, king, owner, board of directors, namesake, nothing gets done without his say, dictator, and so on, yet he isn't named.

I am very confused about it.


Because this country is a farking nightmare, mostly.
 
2022-12-02 12:16:12 PM  
There was a 1950s legal movie set in Northern Michigan which the judge tells the jury to ignore some defense testimony. The defendant asked his lawyer (Jimmy Stewart) how they could do that. He answered "They can't."
 
2022-12-02 12:17:22 PM  
to illustrate how .....absolutely farking basic this is, when I was a law student, i did an internship with the EPA.  we had a mock court case where of the "class" of 150+ interns, 4-5 were chosen to do the mock court.  thing was, we had an honest to god federal judge preside over the case.

one of the "attorneys" was going to use a "mystery witness" to prove his case.  the judge, playing along, asked if the witness had been disclosed to the other side.  "no your honor."

"well...that's trial by ambush, and while it works in the movies, it doesn't in real life.  your witness is precluded."

10 minutes later the student attorney himself tries to testify to what the witness would have testified to, as in, "mr. defendant, our expert concluded that the cause of the pollution was your willful -"

the judge shut that shiat down, pounding the gavel.  "SIR!  You are attempting to use testimony I precluded!  You cannot testify, only the witness can!  Students, this is a real life lesson.  You cannot do that in the real world.  That is a mistrial and potential bar complaint, if egregious enough."  she later basically apologized to the student, "i wasn't trying to embarass you or anything, just, you cannot circumvent the judge's orders.  This was truly a learning experience for all."

pretty godamn basic stuff here, folks.  suprised she got off as easy as she did, to say nothing of how high profile the case is.
 
2022-12-02 12:18:02 PM  

Psychopompous: Trump Org Lawyer:
"Mr. Weisselberg was a rogue agent enriching himself at the taxpayers expense by committing multiple ongoing frauds and tax evasion schemes. Obviously, Weisselberg fits right into the Trump Org's way of doing business, therefore the Trump Org continues to employ him. In fact, he's due at least a half a million dollars in bonus money come The Big Day. What can we say. Grifters gotta grift. The defense rests."


Dude has been caught in a crossfire. Both the prosecution and "defense" are trying to make him the scapegoat. And yet he meekly submits.
 
2022-12-02 12:18:27 PM  

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It's intentional.
 
2022-12-02 12:18:53 PM  

AxiomJackson: Barricaded Gunman: Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to dodging taxes on $1.7 million in extras and testified against the Trump Organization in exchange for a promised sentence of five months in jail.

That's a pretty sweet sentence for what he did, and if he doesn't give us trump's greasy head on a plate it's absurdly lenient.

From what I've read he testified that all this happened without TFG's direct involvement. If you have that and $500 I have bridge to sell you.


Godf*ckingdammit... so Weisselberg is pulling an Oliver North? How could he possibly get a guaranteed 5 month sentence without implicating the goddamn mob boss at the center of it all?
 
2022-12-02 12:20:52 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Gnaglor: Vlad_the_Inaner: AOL.COM

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You don't have parents?

Basically stopped caring about AOL when I no longer needed the free 1.44M floppies and stopped hearing when I no longer got the free 'coasters' in the mail


yea, got my share of aohell shiat shingles

/onion, belt
 
2022-12-02 12:22:07 PM  

blatz514: Necheles said she didn't intend to show any testimony that had been stricken as a result of a sustained objection.

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2022-12-02 12:26:15 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: AxiomJackson: Barricaded Gunman: Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to dodging taxes on $1.7 million in extras and testified against the Trump Organization in exchange for a promised sentence of five months in jail.

That's a pretty sweet sentence for what he did, and if he doesn't give us trump's greasy head on a plate it's absurdly lenient.

From what I've read he testified that all this happened without TFG's direct involvement. If you have that and $500 I have bridge to sell you.

Godf*ckingdammit... so Weisselberg is pulling an Oliver North? How could he possibly get a guaranteed 5 month sentence without implicating the goddamn mob boss at the center of it all?


I looked into it and it seems he had some per-existing conditions that lead to a more lenient sentence including being rich, white, and connected.

Unfortunately, those conditions are terminal, and he'll likely have to live with them for the rest of his life. It's reported he will take comfort in sleeping on a huge pile of money once his 5 month visit to the country club is over.
 
2022-12-02 12:35:10 PM  
The Trump Organization's longtime finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, has admitted that he came up with the long-running scheme on his own, that he did so to save money on his own personal income taxes, and that neither Trump nor Trump's family knew what he was doing.

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2022-12-02 12:38:35 PM  
Hope the lawyer was at least bright enough to get cash in advance for that stunt. I doubt it though
 
2022-12-02 12:38:43 PM  

AxiomJackson: Barricaded Gunman: AxiomJackson: Barricaded Gunman: Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to dodging taxes on $1.7 million in extras and testified against the Trump Organization in exchange for a promised sentence of five months in jail.

That's a pretty sweet sentence for what he did, and if he doesn't give us trump's greasy head on a plate it's absurdly lenient.

From what I've read he testified that all this happened without TFG's direct involvement. If you have that and $500 I have bridge to sell you.

Godf*ckingdammit... so Weisselberg is pulling an Oliver North? How could he possibly get a guaranteed 5 month sentence without implicating the goddamn mob boss at the center of it all?

I looked into it and it seems he had some per-existing conditions that lead to a more lenient sentence including being rich, white, and connected.

Unfortunately, those conditions are terminal, and he'll likely have to live with them for the rest of his life. It's reported he will take comfort in sleeping on a huge pile of money once his 5 month visit to the country club is over.


Yeah... The justice department doesn't want to go after trump.

Occam's razor, either there's some grand secret super plan to roll all these crimes up on trump and indict him, or more likely the reason it looks like nothing is happening is because nothing is happening.
 
2022-12-02 12:39:31 PM  

Officer Barrelroll: I'll keep asking the question. How the fark is Trump not a defendant in this case, but the Trump Organization is?

He is/was the ceo, president, king, owner, board of directors, namesake, nothing gets done without his say, dictator, and so on, yet he isn't named.

I am very confused about it.


It's called "piercing the corporate veil" and I suggest you look it up. Officers and owners of corporations are generally not responsible for wrongdoings of the corporation, either in civil law or criminal law. Do you own any stock in a corporation? How would you like to be held responsible for what it does?

/Something should be done about that, but we need to ban corporate contributions to political campaigns first...
 
2022-12-02 12:40:37 PM  
The fact that the defense closing was more than an hour long is a pretty big red flag even without the misconduct.
 
2022-12-02 12:43:39 PM  

X-Geek: markie_farkie: Weaselberger claims all that tax fraud was committed in a vacuum as far as Dump's involvement was concerned, but Donnie's signature is all over everything.

There's no farking way a shiatbag like him would let a single penny go unscrutinized if it was crossing his desk.

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Can we have that headline stricken from the record? No way is TFG a "Billionaire".
Should be "Fraud Over His Head in Debt Cashes 13-Cent Check"
 
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