Like clockwork, after yesterday’s WSJ report that the special counsel probe is nearing indictment, Trump reveals he had his lawyers demand a meeting with Attorney General Garland. Has the vibe of something he dictated himself and his lawyers worked to redraft into something resembling lawyering.
36 thoughts on “Pumpkin Head Is Scared”
great gales of guffaws resound throughout lawyer land, emanating mostly from AG office at DOJ.
BTW that new yorker cartoon! great find, craig.
at 1st I thought that doc was signed by mr loser himself in one of his pseudo poses (like john baron, john miller and david dennison) but no those 2 signees are real according to this 2022 piece:
All the former president’s lawyers (that we know of) – POLITICO
very worthy of repost is trail friend Jack’s contribution last night. starts off the 2024 prez campaign in brave new AI world style.
A.I. Joe Biden tells it like it is.
My mom used to say you catch more flies with sugar than with you do with vinegar. Apparently Rowley and Trusty don’t believe that. As a lawyer who deals with other lawyers all the time I can say that when I get a letter like that I let it sit and consider how I want to respond. The response is never anything like “Okay, let’s set up a meeting!” The response is always some version of “Fuck you. Harsh letter to follow.”
comments about that AI ad were mostly in this vein:
That’s a surprisingly effective campaign ad, actually.
Dark Brandon saying the quiet part out loud and I love it! Four more years of holding Fascism at bay! Let’s get to it.
Not the Joe we asked for, but the Joe we need
Wow they really pulled all the stops on that one!It would probably actually work for him if he did that. Give the trumpers some their own medicineBam
speaking of AI stuff, OpenAI leaders call for regulation to prevent AI destroying humanity | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian
hmmm, sounds like a plea to rescue themselves from their own out of control selves.
He never does anything “legal.” It’s all for the show.
Ha! Yeah, those words came from the voices in Orange Adolf’s head. The “we” doesn’t sound like those of his lawyers, but more like a royal “we.”
Republicans have to lose, and lose bigggly, in every election. We can’t let the fascists win and destroy democracy.
“If you look over the next two presidential terms there is a good chance that you could be called upon to seek replacements for Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito. And the issue with that is you can’t really do better than those two. They are the gold standard for jurisprudence, so you gotta make sure that we are appointing people as close to that standard as possible,” DeSantis said, referring to two conservative stalwarts.”
“Alito is 73, Thomas is 74.”
“DeSantis also highlighted what he sees as a potential opportunity to replace conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, 68, or liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 68, to cement a conservative majority for years. The court currently has a 6-3 conservative supermajority.”
So, RonDuh wants an activist SC.
Dumb lawyer probably didn’t know Trump was going to broadcast his cell number. It’s at the top of the letterhead.
and the cc at the bottom is priceless, to: “Representatives of Congress”
Quite a while ago I dumped Netflix after many years using it, starting with the DVD’s then the streaming, so I am not up on how things are going with it. This kerfuffle about subaccounts and pricing, along with password sharing, is something I do not understand. My guess is Netflix wants to have every person in a house have a separate paying subscription. Do I miss Netflix? No. Not even a smidgen.
Florida is no longer a place to live or visit. It will be a while before me or people like me can go there in safety. The other states that follow with hate will have the same. I will not be doing much volunteering to go to disasters for a while, and I expect many others too. Hate and violence is a big part of the far right white supremacist life. Shame.
meanwhile on the debt ceiling front
Court sets hearing to consider suspending debt limit law as unconstitutional | The Hill
“Representatives of Congress”
who the hell are they referring to: House lawyers? only Reps, not Senators?
craig, you’re right about it looks like it was drafted by mr. loser, but i’m not so sure he let the lawyers do much else other than sign their names. all three named lawyers (trusty, rowly and blanche) are former prosecutors aren’t they? arm-twisting and powerful threats must have ensued at their last meeting with him.
Jack… wow… that is some ad!
Craig… good! Bout time that pumpkin head realize that Garland is serious.
Popcorn for everyone!
and speaking of Florida… today’s meme…
That NAGE suit over the power of Biden to exercise the 14th i if the Hill represents the case as it was filed – should fail quickly. Two huge bases for dismissing it are NAGE’s lack of standing and the absence of a “case and controversy” when the suit was filed. I’ll have to see if I can find the complaint to see how NAGE tries to get around those issues.
This is a very curious lawsuit – it is suing to get a declaratory judgment and an injunction against Yellen and Biden in anticipation of them following the debt limit law 31 U.S.C. § 3101 and shutting down the government when borrowing for payment of expenditures exceed the limit on total indebtedness set by 31 U.S.C. § 3101(b) – and here’s the weird part – because Biden and Yellen would have to prioritize spending because congress did not and would violate separation of powers when they do that. By the time the hearing occurs, there may be clarity on whether that will have to occur. In essence, they are suing to force Biden and Yellen to violate 31 U.S.C. § 3101(b) and continue to spend money beyond the debt limit until Congress can fix that law to avoid a separation of powers issue. A ruling in NAGE’s favor would allow Biden to tell Congress to fuck off.
NAGE’s standing argument is that the employees they represent may not get paid. The declaratory judgment action is how they are trying to get around the “case and controversy” rule (essentially a rule prohibiting courts from issuing advisory opinions). Be interesting to see how this plays out.
Wanda Sykes on Twitter: “Until a drag queen walks into a school and beats eight kids to death with a copy of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, I think you’re focusing on the wrong shit.”
The Wagner dude getting closer to my hunch he wants Putin’s job (guess Putin needs him too much to kill him).
He said “This war could end in a revolution in Russia”
RIP Tina Turner
BB – What happens to FEMA if MAGAt Republicans allow the government to default?
“Super Typhoon Mawar hits Guam as a Category 4 storm with fierce winds, knocks out power to thousands”
“In May 2023, the United States and the Philippines issued new bilateral defense guidelines that clarified the conditions under which American forces would come to the aid of their Philippine counterparts under the terms of their mutual defense treaty. The guidelines marked a change in American policy in the South China Sea from “scrupulous noninvolvement” to one that seems focused on deterring provocative Chinese actions in “gray zone” scenarios.”
“Donald Trump and his allies are planning a coordinated effort to upend the media cycle around the presidential campaign launch of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, which will include videos and a social media blitz leaning on high-profile, Trump-aligned conservative commentators, sources familiar with the plans told CNN.”
“The group plans to have a box truck playing a new attack ad as it circles the Miami hotel where DeSantis will be.”
bId – In the past when the government shuts down certain programs and agencies are deemed essential and the people continue working, just not getting a pay check. That is the debt ceiling result. The destruction of the executive branch is what the gqp is trying to accomplish, that is removal of jobs. Hopefully President Biden is not going there.
“Biden advisers believe they can hold up what the GOP governor calls his “Florida blueprint” as a warning to the country about what would happen if DeSantis or any other Republican wins the White House in 2024 – a human embodiment, essentially, of Biden’s argument that “MAGA extremism” goes beyond Donald Trump.”
I’m so saddened to learn of the passing of Tina Turner. I really wish someone would write a musical about her life. I’d entitle it… Simply the Best.
RR – one huge irritant is many media are using pictures of her and Ike, instead of just her. if I ruled the world
Has anyone called that cell number?
RR – There was a TINA musical shortly before the pandemic.
Movie of the Week
”Never Steal Anything Small”, Starring James Cagney and Shirley Jones.
I share your sadness at the passing of Tina Turner
I only saw her once in person amazing
Sad to hear about Tina T. For some reason, that now seems to me a young age for someone to pass.
I will only feel safe once the pumpkin has been carved. 🎃
RR – This was the ad for Tina, The Musical