Now that the Manhattan criminal case against Trump is underway, what’s next? Atlanta or DC?

Last night at Mar-A-Lago Trump gave DOJ prosecutors a confession in the documents case.

“I openly and in very plain sight brought documents with me to Mar-A-Lago from our beautiful White House”

There goes the argument he didn’t know they were taken. Goes a long way toward proving intent to take and conceal government documents.

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  1. The former president drew a puny crowd of supporters outside his arraignment in New York City, while his friend Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sought to compare him to other historical figures who have been arrested.

  2. more coverage of the event by the daily show

    Roy Wood Jr. tackles the circus that was Trump’s arraignment in New York, including Marjorie Taylor Greene’s and George Santos’s indictment-bombing. Plus, Obi-Wan Kenobi aka Jon Stewart stops by to give Roy some sage advice.

    and click here for

    Jordan Klepper went to Trump’s arraignment and got to ask George Santos a few important questions.

  3. next?

    well, it will be a while for the GA case according to yahoo:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Georgia prosecutors have until May 1 to respond to former President Donald Trump’s effort to quash a grand jury’s final report into his alleged attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat in the U.S. state.
    Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who presided over the grand jury investigation, issued the order on Monday, two months after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said decisions on whether to charge Trump were “imminent.”
    Last week Trump filed a motion to quash the final report, excerpts of which were made public. The motion also sought to disqualify Willis’ office from further probing the alleged interference.

    prior to that is E. Jean Carroll case set for an April trial (

    That case involves E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s. Carroll, an author and former magazine columnist, made her accusations public during Trump’s presidency. Trump denounced Carroll and denied her allegations. Carroll later filed two civil lawsuits against Trump, accusing him of defamation and sexual assault.
    One of the lawsuits — in which Carroll accuses Trump of battery and defamation — is scheduled for a late April trial. If the schedule holds, this means Carroll’s allegations against Trump will be litigated in one New York City court as a civil matter while he is beginning to mount his defense against a criminal indictment in another.

    soooo will special counsel Jack Smith be ready with the stolen super secrets case right after the rape case or after the coup case?    as Ivy suggested, mixers, this calls for a trail pool.

    my guess is Smith will allow GA to go first and then follow-up immediately after the loser guy is arraigned in Atlanta — early to mid May — NYC, GA and D.C. fittingly reminiscent of the old 3 strikes and you’re in for life law.

  4. harkening back to our discussion (semi-tirade?) a few days ago

    David Horsey MSNBC: All Trump, all the time | The Seattle Times

    Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News continues to reveal more of the internal messaging that indicates people at President Donald Trump’s favorite cable channel have grown weary of him.
    The latest example is a message to Fox News Media Chief Executive Suzanne Scott from the man at the top, Rupert Murdoch, in which he says, “Trump insisting on the election being stolen and convincing 25% of Americans was a huge disservice to the country. Pretty much a crime. Inevitable it blew up on Jan. 6th.
    Sure, prime time host Sean Hannity conducted an obsequious interview with the former president a few days ago, but obsequiousness is Hannity’s natural state when in the same room with any right-wing demigod. More telling are all the private texts and emails from the likes of Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson – as well as Hannity – that show they are all ready to move on from Trump.
    The one news channel that clearly is not ready to forget about Trump is MSNBC, strangely enough. Their reliably liberal commentary centers obsessively on the Mar-a-Lago retiree. For the last two weeks, for instance, their earnest crew has spent hour after hour asking each other the same question: When, and in which jurisdiction, will Trump become the first president to be indicted for a crime? It is a question with no definitive answer, but such tedious speculation seems to fill them with glee.
    Every once in a while, the MSNBC chatterboxes get drawn off topic by a school shooting or fresh footage from Ukraine, but they quickly slip back to Trump’s latest social media screed, his ongoing threats to democracy or simply more speculation about his legal troubles.
    Trump is an attention hog, and it must kill him to think Fox is losing interest. But, if it is attention he wants – even the negative kind – MSNBC offers it up all day, every day.

  5. There must be some heavy-ass bad medicine lurking in Lindsey’s closet.   That boy is totally off the rails.

    I guess he thought he was gonna be the next Strom Thurmond.
    Everybody who’s going to be the next Strom Thurmond, take one step forward.
    Not so fast, Mr Graham.

    Poor Lindsey….there’s no way forward and he can’t even quit.

  6. Go back to the farm you filthy animal!  Get the f*** outa New York!
    –New Yorker to mtg

  7. So, he intentionally took government docs to FLA, and he inadvertently took them, and they were planted, and he only took the folders as “cool” souvenirs.   

    Lie much? 

    Does he defend himself in the E Jean Carroll defamation/rape trial in April?

    blueINdallas says:
    April 4, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    “The civil case brought by writer E. Jean Car­roll claiming that Trump raped and sub­se­quent­ly de­famed her is scheduled for a jury tri­al on April 25. Un­like the in­dict­ment that could take a long time to reach a jury, this tri­al could re­sult in a block­buster jury ver­dict as ear­ly as May find­ing that Trump is guilty of rape.”

    “…New York Adult Sur­vivors Act that extended the statute of lim­i­ta­tions for sex­u­al as­sault vic­tims to sue the per­pe­tra­tors for dam­ages. The tri­al evidence ap­pears to be heav­i­ly stacked against Trump. Al­though Car­roll’s case does not de­pend sole­ly on her testimony, Trump’s de­fense hinges on Trump’s own testimony.”

    “On March 10 Judge Ka­plan ruled that as part of her di­rect case, Car­roll can intro­duce the tes­ti­mo­ny of two women who were al­leged­ly sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed by Trump, one on an air­plane and one at Mar-a-Lago dur­ing an in­ter­view of Trump for Peo­ple mag­a­zine. Both women pro­vide ev­i­dence of Trump’s propen­si­ty to com­mit such sex­ual as­saults, as per­mit­ted by the rules of ev­i­dence.”

    “Trump is faced with a conundrum — the only way he can rebut Car­roll’s case is to testify in his own de­fense. That will sub­ject him to a blistering cross examination concern­ing his predatory history. That cou­pled with his propen­si­ty to lie puts him in a real bind.”

    “How­ev­er, Trump can­not hide be­hind the Fifth Amend­ment priv­i­lege with­out suffer­ing the dire con­se­quences that in a civ­il case, un­like a crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion, his refusal to take the wit­ness stand or to as­sert his Fifth Amend­ment priv­i­lege can be used by the jury to con­clude that Trump raped Car­roll and there­fore de­famed her.”

  8. he needs just a touch more lipstick and eyeshadow before he can compete with tammy

  9. sturge, imagine a future tearful senator and gang breaking out in a different fly away song medley segueing into “i saw the light (back on jan6)” and “will our cult be broken up” ending with “man of constant sorrow” as encore

  10. Good call RR and she creamed him.  I am glad to see  voters in Wisconsin managed to vote despite the endless efforts of the goopers to only let republicans vote.

  11. Renee called it, that was the news of the day. Donald Trump being an idiot isn’t news.
    The Supreme court overturning Roe v Wade is the gift that keeps on giving and if the Democrats were smart they would quit talking about Trump and start pushing harder on abortion rights and moderate firearms regulation. Those are 2 winning issues.

  12. Lindsey is channeling a cross between Ernest Angely and Jimmy Swaggert not Jim Bakker.   Well, there’s more than a dollop of wannabe Oral Roberts and lots of wannabe Elmer Gantry, Aimee Simple McPerson, Billy Graham, and Marjoe Gortner.  But in the end, since it’s Lindsey it’s just flat and creepy.


    “Former top national security officials have testified to a federal grand jury that they repeatedly told former President Donald Trump and his allies that the government didn’t have the authority to seize voting machines after the 2020 election, CNN has learned.”

    Because, Varuca, we are not a dictatorship. That’s something your buddy, Pootin, would do.


    “North Carolina Republicans gained a veto-proof supermajority in the state House after a Charlotte-area Democrat announced Wednesday she was switching parties.”

    “State Rep. Tricia Cotham, who won election as a Democrat in her blue district last fall by nearly 20 points, said at a news conference with state Republican leaders that “the modern-day Democratic Party has become unrecognizable to me.”

    So, it seems she must “recognize” today’s Republican Party from Nazi war films.

    “Rep. Tricia Cotham campaigned as a Democrat and supporter of abortion rights, health care, public education, gun safety, and civil rights,” Reives said in a statement. “Now, just a few months later, Rep. Cotham is changing parties. That is not the person that was presented to the voters of House District 112 … and who they championed in a general election in a 60% Democratic district.”

    “On Tuesday, state Rep. Robert Reives, the Democratic leader of the state House, said the “appropriate action” would be for Cotham to resign so that her constituents are fairly represented.”

    Her pawns, er, constituents should bombard her office staff and email with demands for her resignation. She won’t, but don’t let her rest comfortably in her lie.

  15. Even if this first Trump trial doesn’t seem that serious — there will be lots of embarrassing moments –especially for Melanoma.  Trump is not going to have a happy home. 

  16. Saw Daniel Kelly on the tube last night – not exactly what I’d call a gracious loser. Another word (asshole) comes to mind.

  17. LP’s latest

    The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy. Our fight against Trumpism is only beginning. We must combat these forces everywhere and at all times — our democracy depends on it.

  18. Let me get this straight, Lindsey rakes in the cash in his name and pledges it to the Defendant? So it’s all on the line, his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor. 

  19. Ivy, that’s called a “gofundme” crowdfunding thingy but spelled with a “c” instead of an “n”

  20. For a long time Wisconsin was a progressive state.  A great history of elected officials particularly in the Senate ( except for McCarthy) And then the state fell into the toilet.
    I still cannot believe they picked Ron Johnson over Russ Feingold.  And Scott Walker the gov from the JCs.  Let’s hope whatever made the voters make stupid decisions is gone now. 

  21. Ivy
    Lindsay has nothing left to lose.  He is the biggest loser.

  22. “You’re getting this letter because we included potentially misleading deductible information…”
    In addition to the deductible for Medicare services…”the plan also has another deductible that applies to prescription drugs.”
    The ACA is effed up.  This is the third ACA plan I’ve had in 8 months.  I have 60 days to choose a new one, but this was the best one I found…except that it was just as bad as the rest.    The company I used for three month last year decided not to do business in TX this year. The ACA is effed up.

  23. So, based on Orange Adolf’s last tweet (or whatever his platform calls them),  he’s calling for Republicans in Congress to do his bidding.  Does he think they have a constituency of one?  Do they think that, too?  

  24. Did Lindsey do something really bad?   Not just embarrassing to him, but potentially criminal?   What kind of dirt does tRUMPsky/Pootin have on him?  

  25. “…our already under siege elections”
    The fucker knows a thing or two about sieges, eh? 
    (like how to incite one on the Capitol, for instance)

  26. I say hats off to the Dominion voting machines company for being willing to take Fox to court. It has certainly been enjoyable so far. 
    I wish it was easier for individuals to sue although I see the danger in that but I still think it would be a  good thing.


    “Kennedy Jr. is a longtime vaccine skeptic. He has promoted discredited claims linking vaccines and autism and founded the anti-vaccine organization Children’s Health Defense. He has also railed against the coronavirus vaccine and has criticized the federal government’s handling of the pandemic.”

    “In 2019, three members of his family – his sister Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, brother Joseph P. Kennedy II and niece Maeve Kennedy McKean – forcefully denounced his anti-vaccine views in a Politico Magazine op-ed, arguing that he was “part of a misinformation campaign that’s having heartbreaking – and deadly – consequences.”

    “In 2022, Kennedy Jr. invoked Nazi Germany in an anti-vaccine speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.”

    “As an environmental lawyer, Kennedy worked with a group that led the Hudson River cleanup. He also worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and co-founded an environmental law firm.”

    Anti-vaxxer throws his spanner into the work.

    This is not good news for Dems; he’s an environmental lawyer and he’s going take support from Biden, because of the Willie Project and leasing out the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies.

    It will be interesting to see if he gets any support from his family, or if they can talk some sense into him.

  28. RFK Jr. Loved his dad. Not as crazy about him. I’d like to think there’s more than one side to the vaccination debate, but I only seen one legitimate side. And that legitimate side is “get the fucking vaccination and shut the fuck up”. The alternative viewpoint appears to be based on misinformation and stupidity. So Robert Kennedy Junior is on the ignorance and stupidity side of the debate as far as I’m concerned.

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