Spring Break: Christie’s Prediction of a Trump Conviction by Spring Just Hit a Snag

Below is a longer version of my column in the New York Post on the leaking of the interviews of former counsel to Donald Trump. The interviews could magnify the difficulties for both Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Special Counsel Jack Smith in their respective prosecutions.  These cases still represent a serious threat to Trump, but these prosecutors must first overcome a glaring potential contradiction. That does not mean that Christie and the other candidates will not get a “Spring Break” with a conviction, but it could prove more challenging even with highly favorable jury pools.

Here is the column:

This week, Chris Christie declared that “it’s over” for Donald Trump and predicted  that the former president would be a convicted felon “by the Spring.” He was specifically referring to the prosecutions linked to the 2020 election denial in Atlanta and D.C.

However, Yogi Berra would likely caution that, in baseball and litigation, “it ain’t over till it’s over.”

Trump’s greatest threat of conviction remains in Florida, where he is facing federal charges related to his retention of classified documents.

But the judge in that case seems inclined to delay it, perhaps even until after the election.

And with reports that Biden will not face charges in his own handling of classified documents, Trump has a political rallying cry that — correctly or not — he’s being treated differently.

So that leaves the two cases surrounding the 2020 election.

In Georgia, a slew of former lawyers are taking pleas with promises to testify if called. Some of their depositions have been leaked, much to the dismay of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. She has reason to be alarmed because some of the leaked interviews hit hard at the weakest link in her conspiracy case.

For instance, Sidney Powell stated that Trump clearly believed that he had won the election when he was challenging the results in the courts and Congress.

Powell pleaded to misdemeanors for a deal that avoids jail time and preserves her ability to resume the practice of law. She notably did not plead guilty to the sweeping racketeering charges brought by Willis to link Trump in an effort to subvert the election.

I previously wrote that the Achilles heel of the criminal complaint was Trump’s state of mind: “As a threshold matter, one problem is immediately evident. If Trump actually did (or does) believe that he did not lose the election, the indictment collapses.”

That’s exactly what Powell argues. Trump had “general instincts that something wasn’t right here.” She added “I didn’t think he had lost. I saw an avenue pursuant to which, if I was right, he would remain president.”

That supplies a key defense for Trump: That he believed assurances from counsel that he had a case to make in challenging the election.

Powell’s statement will also present challenges to Special Counsel Jack Smith who has a parallel case in Washington, D.C. While both prosecutors benefit from heavily favorable jury pools in staunchly Democratic strongholds, it requires only one holdout juror to result in a hung jury.

Smith has admitted that Trump’s election claims were protected under the First Amendment, but claims that, at some point, they became criminal lies. But Smith fails to explain when that line was clearly crossed —  a dangerous ambiguity for free speech, particularly in the context of an election.

Smith ignores past election challenges by Democrats that were made without factual or legal support, including the challenge in Congress to certifying Trump’s victory in 2016 by figures like Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md). The statement of Powell only magnifies those concerns over the lack of a clear line between political advocacy and criminal conduct in future cases.

As part of his own agreement, former counsel Kenneth Chesebro pleaded guilty  to conspiracy to commit filing false documents. Again, the deal avoided jail time and allowed him to keep his law license.

His attorney, Scott Grubman, said that Chesebro “never believed in ‘the Big Lie’ ” and that he knows Joe Biden won the election. However, the question is what he told Trump about avenues for challenging the election. Grubman was quoted in the Messenger as stating that  he “do[esn’t] think” Trump should be concerned about Chesebro’s plea and Chesebro “didn’t snitch against anyone.”

Previously, Chesebro’s lawyers stated that nothing about his “conduct falls outside the bounds of what lawyers do on a daily basis; researching the law in order to find solutions that address their clients’ particularized needs.”

Both the prosecutors and media have maintained a conflicted narrative of a man who could not accept defeat and a man who knew he was defeated.

Trump has long been portrayed as a megalomaniac in the media who never apologizes nor accepts failure. It is perfectly consistent that a man long described as having an inflated self-image would not accept that he is a loser.

That long-held journalistic view is now a viable criminal defense.

The Georgia case has strong individual claims for crimes like unauthorized access to voting machines or areas. But that clarity is lost in the effort to establish a massive racketeering conspiracy to ensnare Trump.

While polls increasingly show Trump winning a general election against Biden, pundits point to these criminal trials as proof it’s all over.

However, none of these cases are truly slam dunks, particularly with the danger of hung juries.

In the end, both Willis and Smith are saying that a client can be criminally liable for taking the advice of counsel.  Yet, his former counsel still maintain that “I didn’t think he had lost. I saw an avenue pursuant to which, if I was right, he would remain president.” Willis will argue that not only the lawyers should be punished for these claims but so should the client in following their advice. Moreover, she will seek to use the lawyers themselves to convict their client for listening to them.

Former counsel Jenna Ellis quotes another Trump aide in saying that the court losses did not matter because “we don’t care, and we’re not going to leave.’” However, the man she now calls a “narcissist” did indeed leave. He left with counsel publicly maintaining their ongoing claims of fraud, including Ellis. The question is whether such bad lawyering can make a good case for the prosecution.

For candidates like Christie, it is understandable to hope that the courts will finally dislodge the hold of Trump on this primary. He, like others, look at this election, to paraphrase Richard III, as “the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of [New] York.” However, spring could just as easily bring more discontent rather than convictions.

Jonathan Turley is an attorney and professor at George Washington University Law School.


207 thoughts on “Spring Break: Christie’s Prediction of a Trump Conviction by Spring Just Hit a Snag”

  1. You denounce political correctness and wokism, but you keep letting those who advance these things wield political power. Einstein would define this as insanity.

  2. Regardless of what happens to former President Trump, I wish Chris Christie would just shut his big mouth and get off the stage. Christie has no chance to win the nomination – he is in the race to hear himself blather and to feed his super-sized ego (which is even bigger than Trump’s). Christie should drop out, give his few supporters to either DeSantis or Haley (if either of them even want Christie-ites ), and disappear.

  3. Despite your attempts to hold trump is above the law, it’s likely Christie is right, Turley. You may still be right that the judicial system is not equipped to deal with a rogue ex president functioning in extremely bad faith with the backing of an entire political party, but if that judicial system is able to get out of its own way there will be a trump conviction by spring.

    Nikki Haley will be the Republican nominee for ’24.

    1. Which law would Trump be above that you’re referring to? The ones used for corrupt Democrats or the special ones established especially for anyone going against the cabal?

      Free the J6 political prisoners!

  4. It seems that no one wants to point to the insurrection against candidate Trump; President-Elect Trump and then President Trump created by the current President and his colleagues in the Obama administration. This idea of Trump’s mind set after the 2020 election MUST include the previous conspiracy against his 2016 campaign and Presidency. To ignore it would be to ignore reality and the facts as we know them today. Obama and his administration committed the unthinkable high treason against Donald Trump and are continuing the persecution of him political enemy.

  5. Lock Up Traitor US Attorney Matthew Graves!!

    “You have to be a special kind-of evil to lock up people you know are innocent of any real crime – like the January 6 political prisoners who didn’t hurt anyone. The lie will not hold. It is coming apart faster and faster every day. And they know it. Will they run like roaches when all the lights are turned on?” @laralogan

  6. Be sure to do two things and sooner the better……get a supply of Kevlar for you and your family household…..and #2-get a firearm and ammunition– that’s not a new concept, my father had a rifle stored in the Master bedroom closet, and that was in the 1950’s when Ike was President and people were building ‘bomb shelters’ in their yards.

    1. The police and military are sworn to uphold the Constitution, not any person. On Jan 6th, around 4pm, Trump finally had to accept that the cops and military were not going to support any declaration of National Emergency — they were not breaking in his direction. That’s when he folded his hand.

      And the same is true today, and it will remain that way. Any violent revolt will be crushed like a bug within 24 h.
      Because, the majority want conflict settled non-violently. The majority will get their way.

      Keep your fantasy thinking to your video games.

      1. You mean crushed like a bug as in Antifa in Portland or do you mean crushed like a bug in BLM Ferguson? Or do you mean crushed like a bug like the riots in Oakland, Chicago or any other thriving Democratic sheeeit hole city? When the dollar collapses so will the cabal, always be prepared, BSA.

  7. Prof. Turley,

    There is no such thing as a crime of pure intent.

    Trump’s acts remain fully legal – regardless of what he Believed.

    While it is going to be impossible to prove that Trump believed he lost the election.

    It is also impossible to prove that he lost the election.

    You and many other people BELEIVE differently – but that remains nothing more than beleif – and poor beleif at that.

    Powell, and many others Believed that Trump won, and that democrats committed specific frauds that it is probable – though STILL not certain they did not. But in the past 3 years numerous other forms of election fraud have come to light.

    We know that the Hunter Biden Laptop story was falsely supressed and we know that far more than enough democrats say they would not have voted for Biden had they known that if even 9 of ten of those still would have voted for Biden regardless, Trump still would have won.
    Worse still this was not merely the press self censoring – which is election fraud, but not illegal, It is not social media censoring, which is election fraud but not illegal, It is numerous agencies int eh federal govenrment censoring – which is election fraud AND illegal and unconstitutional.

    We KNOW that democrats engaged in a massive nationwide ballot harvesting – that ballot harvesting is illegal everywhere but California, and that elections have been reversed over ballot harvesting.

    But in addition to the ballot harvesting that has been admitted – there is plenty of evidence of even larger and more illegal ballot harvesting.
    The Bridgeport CT mayor primary was tossed because 37% of mailin ballots were found to be fraudulent.
    Campaign workers and Democratic political operatives dumped handfuls of ballots into ballot boxes and were caught on video.

    Havent we heard this before ? Of course we have – True The vote produced hundreds of hours of viedo of unattended ballot boxes in MI, WI, GA, AZ, and NV – PA erased all their election video in violation of state and federal law. showing EXACTLY what was found at Bridgeport CT – though even more egregious. And they added to this Geofencing information showing over 2000 ballot harvestors visiting atleast 10 ballot drop boxes a night where the video shows them depostiting 10 or more ballots at a time – again massive illegal ballot harvesting.

    Nor is this even close to all of the evidence of election fraud.

    You can choose to keep your head in the sand. You can argue that the proof that exists is not LARGE enough to flip the election.
    That depends on what evidence you beleive.

    But the FACT is there was election Fraud in 2020.
    And frankly it is far more reasonable to beleive Trump was defrauded than to beleive Biden legitimately won.

    1. Interestingly in another election case in GA one that was previously stopped but has been restarted where there are allegations of thousands of counterfeit ballots from Fulton County both the attorney’s defending Fulton county have asked the court to allow them to be removed from the case.

      This is very rare. There are extremely few reasons a court will allow a defense attorney to leave a case.

      We do not know why these attorney’s wish to be removed. But one possible reason – one of the most likely is that they are aware of misconduct by the defendants.

      A defense attorney may not put on the stand a witness they KNOW is going to lie,

      If these attorney’s are ware of but did not participate in malfeasance by Fulton County they may have an ethical obligation to remove themselves from the case, because their presence would limit Fulton county to defenses that are truthful.

    2. Especially in GA. I don’t understand why literally anyone opining on this case does NOT seem to realize that VoterGA.org STILL has a challenge in court to see the 2020 Fulton County ballots because there were six poll workers who filed affidavits saying there were tens of thousands of mail-in ballots that seemed fake. (Unfolded, filled out in perfect circles ONLY for President and Senator, no other races, and had identical ink flaws from one to the next, as though they were printed from a copier or computer printer. Fulton County has stalled the case after it went all the way up to the GA Supreme Court to determine standing. An earlier judge in May was recused and the court has refused to appoint a new judge so that the case could continue. Meanwhile, the CRIMINAL defense attorneys who were representing the Fulton County election commissioners just resigned from the case a week or two ago. All Fani’s case is going to do is to highlight the corruption in GA from the Governor’s office through the court system.

  8. Questions that may never be answered:

    1. Who hid the blow in the White House?

    2. Can the senior DOJ leadership still smell the Trump supporters at Wal Mart?

    3. What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?

    4. Who leaked the Dobbs decision?

    5. What did the Bidens do with the millions they got from Ukraine and China?

    6. What was the U.S. government’s role in the Wuhan lab leak?

    7. Who is on Jeffrey Epstein’s client list?

    8. Did Chairman Xi still respect Joe Biden in the morning?

    9. What motivated Darrell Brooks to carry out the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre?

    10. How, exactly, is James Comey qualified to teach a course on ethical leadership?

    Sunday bonus question:

    11. What did Gavin Newsom do with all the feces they power washed off the sidewalks in San Francisco?

    1. They just hate trumps name . Bigly. But the nazis love other names. We either wake up or our country is lost! There was plenty of cheating in GA. GA has dl mills where x cons from other states can get dl. And having already cheated are automatically registered to vote in ga and their ballots go to said po box…like the pickle ball case he had in his Rg box in the foyer. See my name he just married me for my name. Used me 30 years!

    2. Well, it has been proven that Barack Obama knew from mid-October in 2016 that Hillary Clinton was seeking fake information to frame Trump as a Russian stooge. John Brennan’s hand-written notes were released from a meeting he had at the White House with Obama, where he told Obama that Russian sources had told him that the Clinton campaign was trying to dig up or create dirt on Trump’s activities there in order to deflect the scrutiny around her email scandal.

  9. Jonathan: And now back to the rest of your column–particularly the case in Fulton county and Fani Willis’s request for a protective order after the leaking of the proffer interviews of Jena Ellis and Sidney Powell used by prosecutors to prepare plea deals. In Judge McAfee’s hearing on the issue Misty Hampton’s lawyer, Jonathan Miller, revealed he was the one who leaked the interviews to a news outlet. That’s a no-no because those interviews can only be used at trial. Miller said he did that in the interest of “transparency” because he thought the public, in such a high profile case, had the right to “see the other side”. But pre-discovery is not about putting in the public domain things you think may favor your client. And it is a no-no to leak proffer interviews. The whole purpose of Miller’s leak was part of the DJT pre-trial game plan. To try discredit Ellis and Powell before trial and taint the jury pool.

    You even try to use the leaked interviews for your own political purpose–to also try to discredit Ellis and Powell because you know their testimony will be devastating against DJT. It won’t work. In her interview Ellis related a conversation she had with Dan Scavino, DJT’s deputy chief of staff at the WH, at a Christmas party on 12/19. Ellis says Scavino told her “the Boss” was not going to cede power. When Ellis pointed out DJT had no legal basis to challenge the 2020 election Scavino replied: “Well, we don’t care, and we’re not going to leave”. Pretty much shows DJT’s state of mind. No doubt if Fani Willis tries to use Scavino’s statement at trial there will be an objection to it based on the hearsay rule. But there are exceptions that can overcome that objection.

    But you bizarrely claim Scavino’s statement to Ellis was not followed because DJT “did indeed leave” office–echoing DJT’s lawyers spurious claims. What you neglect to mention is what happened between the exchange between Ellis and Scavino– a little thing called the Jan. 6 insurrection. It confirms Scavino statement that DJT was determined to hold on to power–his true “intent”. When the insurrection failed that is only when DJT decided to leave the WH in disgrace.. A small detail you missed. Had the insurrection been successful DJT might still be in power. A reminder of how close we came to losing out Democracy–to be replaced with an authoritarian dictator!

          1. More accurately, definitively a riot, and absolutely, irrefutably, and immutably NOT an insurrection.

            See the newly released videos to discover who initiated the Jan 6 Riot.

            1. 1. the proof that Jan6 was NOT an INSURRECTION is that we had January 7th–Biden still President-elect; Pelosi still Speaker of the House and preparations for the inaugural still going on.
              2. hiring a lawyer in the hopes he or she will solve a problem does not imply they will take illegal steps to solve that problem. “Fix this for me,” is not automatically a demand for nefarious pursuits–it might just be the way some people talk and the burden is on the lawyer to say “Whoa…”

          2. Now hear this! Forget all the statements and implications that I made that Ellis and Powell were demented, untrustworthy sycophants. They are now star witnesses for the state, who’s word should be taken as gospel!
            -Benjamin Button McIntyre the 8 year old.

        1. “No doubt if Fani Willis tries to use Scavino’s statement at trial there will be an objection to it based on the hearsay rule. But there are exceptions that can overcome that objection.”

          LMAO. What a goober. I guess thats the DJT exception.

          1. And this statement alone depicts what an utter homer and misuser of words and legal concepts Dennis Button is.

            It’s not “Scavino’s statement” jackwad, it’s Ellis’ statement. Which is why its inadmissable.

            The homer is quick to believe this hearsay, but not so quick when it came to Archer testifying that Vadym told him that it was Joe that Z and Hunter called from Dubai. Funny how that works. Instead, Denny still thinks it was Captain Kangaroo that they called.

        2. The footage that is flooding the internet pretty much proves the entire thing was a setup. This next year is gonna be intense, that’s for sure.

      1. A non-violent soft-coup was being planned by Trump and cronies over a period of 6 weeks. When Mike Pence refused to support the coup, Trump was furious and didn’t hide it from the crowd descending on the Capitol.
        And what about the gallows? That took some time to construct, so there was advanced planning on the part of the Trump fanatics. Anyway, what is the literal meaning of “Stop the Steal”? It’s to thwart the Constitution, and deny the peaceful transfer of Presidential power to Biden.

        Those are political crimes of the highest order. Further, there is ample evidence of the plotting.

        Only if you believe that obtaining power through illegal tactics is OK can you exonerate Trump. It’s a fool who goes down that path, blind to the danger that all respect for law could then evaporate.

        Yes, the biggest cheat in 2020 took place in the infospace — there was a massive public fraud waged by the Biden campaign regarding the laptop. Is anyone interested in toughening campaign law (through civil torts) to deter outright lies? Not that I can see. Trumpies would never surrender the freedom to dupe the public. We’re headed for a mendocracy — a society run by its most shameless and artful liars.

        1. ” a society run by its most shameless and artful liars.”

          PbinCA is back to repeating her mantra. Of course, the most dangerous liars are the Bidens, where proof abounds. However, she will convict anyone who interferes with what she wants to believe.

          She is a FREE SPEECH ACTIVIST who concludes that all speech disagreeing with her is MDM and requires criminal punishment.

          After all, she says, “A non-violent soft-coup was being planned by Trump…”

          How far will some go to alter the meaning of words while pushing defective points? This statement demonstrates gullibility, something often seen in pbinCA’s postings that insert totalitarian thoughts regarding free speech.

          Soft-coup planned – Trump followed historical legal methods of dispute because he felt fraud caused his loss. Trump was right, but that is my opinion. But, I forget, pbinCA finds alternative opinions are disinformation, which, in her mind, doesn’t qualify as free speech.

          Why is it not free speech? Because she doesn’t agree and wishes to live in a world where she determines MDM and places people in jail solely for disagreeing with her.

          Even the action, stated by pbinca, didn’t occur because the lynchpin didn’t say yes. But in pbinCA’s mind, thoughts are now MDM and not permitted. That is how far the gullibility of the left can take us.

          PbinCA continues to fail to defend her position of free speech. Instead, she concludes that all speech disagreeing with her is MDM and requires criminal punishment.

    1. In her interview Ellis related a conversation she had with Dan Scavino, DJT’s deputy chief of staff at the WH, at a Christmas party on 12/19. Ellis says Scavino told her “the Boss” was not going to cede power.

      What a retard. this has been repeated endlessly. It means nothing. Scavino even fails to claim the Trump made such a statement.

        1. Obama is a fraud and deep state plant. Obama’s father was a foreign citizen at the time of the candidate’s birth. The definition of “natural born citizen” used by the Framers is in the Law of Nations and requires that the candidate have two parents, plural, who were citizens at the time of birth of the candidate, and a father who was a citizen at the time of the candidate’s birth. Every president before Obama had two citizen-parents at the time of the candidate’s birth. Obama will never be a “natural born citizen” and Obama will never be eligible to be the U.S. president. Obama knows it; Obama knows it well.

          1. ” Every president before Obama had two citizen-parents at the time of the candidate’s birth.”
            Pretty sure thatbisn’t true of Andrew Jackson and I have doubts about Woodrow Wilson, James Buchanan and Herbert Hoover. Not to mention George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson et.al whose parents were born before there was an America. BTW, is the Law of Nations anything more than a reference among others the Founders may have referred to?

            1. Andrew Jackson was born before the Revolutionary War to 2 immigrants from Ireland.
              From Wikipedia.

              1. The birther movement was originally started by Hillary Clinton and Philip Berg. The legality of Obama’s legal status in regard to holding our Nations highest office was never truly settled. Sherif Joe Arpio and ex FBI forgery specialists pretty much provided evidence the birth certificate provided was a forgery. Barry’s mother although a U.S. citizen was a minor at the time of his birth, his father was an adult with British citizenship. If born in Kenya (as I believe with his brother and Grandmother), the law would dictate that he take British citizenship. I’m not sure what US law would be as the legal adult would remain to be a British citizen. Regardless, his adoption and upbringing in Indonesia throws yet another entire spin into the disastrous reign of corruption that Obama has ridden on Americas back to the Billionaires Club. Maybe Trump can audit and investigate him and see what is discovered, Iran billions maybe?

      1. Who needs hearsay from Dan Scavino? Trump openly boasts of his plot to remain President in his J6 Ellipse speech: “…and if Mike Pence does the right thing… I become President”. The proof of an attempt at a soft coup is airtight. And that’s all Willis has to prove for RICO convictions.

        The only way Trump is not guilty is if he really didn’t try to mickey the Electoral College vote. But, everybody knows he tried and failed. Can the guy who gets is thwarted in the act of a crime defend himself by saying the crime didn’t get completed? That’s never been accepted as a defense.

        1. PbinCA, if you are going to quote Trump, at the very least, you should do so correctly. Skip the use of ellipses to create a strawman (even though it fails to help your case). “I become President” was not in President Trump’s speech. No matter. That lacks criminality. That is one of your problems. You believe in free speech but refuse to hold yourself accountable for MDM while at the same time trying to shut down anyone who disagrees.

          ” everybody knows he tried and failed.”

          Your paragraph is wrong. It is your rhetoric that is MDM. Trump wanted something done that was legal, but the VP refused to do it. You call that a crime, even though nothing happened. You are criminalizing thought. 1984 describes your desired authoritarian state where you jail all dissent.

          Below, I copied the actual quote. Should you go to jail for MDM?

          “Because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election. All he has to do, all this is, this is from the number one, or certainly one of the top, Constitutional lawyers in our country. He You call has the absolute right to do it. We’re supposed to protect our country, support our country, support our Constitution, and protect our constitution.”

    2. Dennis – I see several of the trolls are pushing a new hoax: if elected again, Trump will never leave office and “our democracy will be lost.” Why don’t you move on to something else. No one is buying this nonsense. You are just ramping up the paranoia of your “many followers.”

    3. Dumb-ss MuckIntyrely is “READOVER COUNTRY” as the repetitious and unintelligible, hysterical, and incoherent Obamabot detailed to the Turley Blog!

      I have no idea what it attempted to propagate.

      “[Obama] wants to know everything we’re doing.”

      – Lisa Page To Her FBI Paramour, Peter Strzok

      1. That probably won’t matter. Mark Meadows is the ideal witness, having been Chief-of-Staff and there at every WH meeting. He also switched over to the Willard Hotel the last few evenings leading up to J6th, so he knows what the secret “war room” group was up to. And, MM will not go to Georgia prison to protect DJT — because DJT would never do the same for him.

    4. No one is trying to dscredit Ellis and Powell.

      You seem to fail to grasp the FACTS:

      As Turley has stated – the assorted please that Willis has gotten:
      Destroy her Rico claim – not that it had any chance anyway.
      Those pleading guilty have plead to non-crimes.
      None will serve any jail time.
      None will lose their law license.
      There is no consequences for any of them at all.

      While they have agreed to Testify as Willis’s witnesses, what is self -evident is that their testimony will not be useful to Willis or damaging to Trump.

      This is one of many ways Willis’s case is falling appart.

      Mostly because there never was a case.

      I have separately noted – that BEFORE the Willis case starts – A case in GA with a far more favorable court, will be heard against Raffensburger – aleging that he allowed election fraud in GA elections from 2017 through the present.

      There is already a 170 page court order noting that there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

      Though there are other issues, the core issue is Raffensbergs failure to follow GA law regarding Voter ID – that includes but is not limited to signature matches on mailin ballots.

      GA law requires voter ID and without it a ballot can only be cast provisionally, and can not be counted until proper voter ID is provided.

      At the bare minimum 6% of GA mailin ballots in 2020 did not meet the GA laws voter ID requirements.
      That is 20 times more than needed to flip the election.


      As to the “leaks”.

      If someone actually violated the law – prosecute them.

      but the FACT is that we do not conduct secret star chamber trials.

      Defendants are entitled to know the case against them LONG before the trial starts.

      Further – unlike typical left wing nut leaks – these “leaks” are of actual depositions.
      Sworn testimony. These witnesses MUST testify at trial exactly as they have in deposition,
      Otherwise they are guilty of perjury.

      Further efforts by Willis at this point to get them to change their testimony would be criminal obstruction –
      witness tampering – and yes you can tamper with your own witness.

      As to your claim that this is an effort to taint the jury pool.

      First the right to a fair trial belongs to the defendant – not the prosecution.

      Regardless, how is a jury predjudiced by reading the sworn testimony of witnesses before they reach trial ?

      Absolutely Trump will make hay of this – and he is entitled to.

      Your arguments are absurd – you seem to think that you have the RIGHT to conduct a trial in the way most deprives the defendant
      of their rights.

    5. Scavino is not Trump and what you claim was said almost certainly was NOT.

      Trump exhausted all legal means to challenge the election and left the presidency.

      The claim that something else was even possible – whether Trump wanted or not is ridiculously absurd.

      Short of Congress voting Trump as the winner in the 2020 election, on Jan 21, 2020 Trump would no longer be president.
      Even if Biden was not sworn in – Trump would no longer be president.

      You can beleive that Trump staff said things they almost certainly did not,
      But on Jan. 20, 2020 the entire federal government would cease taking orders from the person who is no longer president.

      There is no fix for that. There is no work around.

      As is typical of left wing nuts, you beleive in complete absurdities.

      There is many of us – myself included that beleive you Fraudulently won the 2020 election.
      And we WILL eventually impose consequences for that.

      But there was never and insurrection, no coup, nor was there ever going to be one.

      It is probably too late to actually conduct a thorough investigation of 2020 and punish the Election fraud that occured
      2020 election records were destroyed immediately before the 2022 election.

      Though atleast some of the evidence remains or is outside the control of corrupt election officials.

      Regardless, YOU have legitimized weaponizing law enforcement against political enemies.

      Turn about is fair play.

    6. A leaked deposition is NOT a leaked interview.

      This is absolutely no prohibition against leaking an interview.

      Had Trump’s hail mary on J6 – which was NOT an insurection, but merely asking congress to do as congress can constitutionally do and reject suspicious election results – something it has done before.

      Had Congress voted Trump as president on J6 – Trump would still be president.
      That is not an insurection – trying to get that to happen through protest is NOT an insurection.


      1. Congress doesn’t vote the President, except in a deadlock where no candidate gets 270 EC votes.

        That deadlock cannot be orchestrated by illegal tactics — exactly what Trump attempted.

    7. Apparently within the past few days Speaker Johnson has released even more of the J6 video – more hours and hours of protestors marching peacefully through the capitol waving at the capitol police and in many instances the CP waiving back.

      DM we are all used to false naratives from the left and the media.

      Increasingly it appears we must add J6 to those.
      The collusion delusion was fake
      The hunter Biden laptop was real.

      The violence on J6 keeps getting smaller and smaller as more and more of the truth gets out.

    8. Trump has had a very good legal week.
      Two left wing judges have rejected ballot access claims.
      Engron has been reversed for the 4th time – the Gag order has been vacated as unconstitutional. By NY democrat judges.
      more peaceful J6 video released.
      Things going to h311 for willis in GA,

    9. Go take a look at 18 USC 2383, first year law student Dennis, and come back and tell us what an insurrection is.

    10. “A reminder of how close we came to losing out Democracy–to be replaced with an authoritarian dictator!”
      —Benjamin Button McIntyre, the 80 year old with the intellect and capriciousness of an 8 year old.

      Oh, we came so close!!!

      1. Is that your recommendation of a fun thing to on a Moday morning, born out of so may lonely weekends? Bwhahahahaha loser.

    11. Menace,
      We lost our Republic in 2020 to a totalitarian regime of Socialist-Democrats. What’s your pronouns, how do you identify, choose which laws you wish to enforce, open borders, spend taxpayer dollars we don’t have to fund yet another war.
      The suppression of Biden’s laptop by the FBI was and is election interference, the Russia collusion hoax was sedition and fraud. The subversion and spying upon a duly elected sitting President by the prior Administration, the collusion of the DOJ and FBI in their efforts to subvert the President are akin to high treason. DJT had an unlimited supply of reasons to believe the 2020 election was rigged. I truly pray he wins 2024, just to see the heads roll!

  10. Chris Christie also predicted that he would get his weight down from about 300 pounds to 190 pounds. But that hasn’t happened either. You have to take Chris Christie predictions with a couple of sacks of salt and flour.

  11. The founding fathers are to blame for the persistence of crime. They included the cruel and unusual punishment clause. People are less likely to commit crimes if they know that excruciating pain could be a consequence.

  12. And there you have it!

    America’s lawyer enters his judgement that Real President Donald J. Trump is innocent!

    Now it is time for impartial law to turn its attention to the extreme crimes of high office of “Big” Fanny Willis, the Deep State “Hatchet Man,” Jack Smith, Manhattan D— A–, Alvin Bragg, and that Lee sister (first name’s Ug) and Liberal DNC Bounty Hunter, Leticia James, understanding that they are most certainly not ethical and honorable attorneys at law, but extralegal hacks at the guillotine who must now face their own charges of egregious acts done under color of law, extreme political partiality, abuse of power, usurpation of power, malicious prosecution et al.

    1. 2020 WAS “RIGGED”


      Oh, no! It just “looks” that way, right?

      In 2020, life changed across the globe.

      Though initially discovered in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, COVID-19 entered the conversation in the U.S. in January 2020, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted the nation of the outbreak abroad. Later that month, the first national case of COVID-19 was reported in the state of Washington; by January 24, the virus had made its way to Chicago. The outbreak escalated quickly from there, during a period of uncertainty about how the virus was transmitted, how quickly it could spread and how much of a threat it was to public health. By March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared COVID-19 a global health emergency and named the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” or “SARS-CoV-2.” It was also in March that WHO officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.


      “AG Pax­ton Sues Bat­tle­ground States for Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Changes to 2020 Elec­tion Laws”

      Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. The four states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election. The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.

      – Texas Attorney General https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/ag-paxton-sues-battleground-states-unconstitutional-changes-2020-election-laws


      “Zuckerberg tells Rogan FBI warning prompted Biden laptop story censorship”

      Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook restricting a story about Joe Biden’s son during the 2020 election was based on FBI misinformation warnings. The New York Post alleged leaked emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop showed the then vice-president was helping his son’s business dealings in Ukraine. Facebook and Twitter restricted sharing of the article, before reversing course amid allegations of censorship.

      Zuckerberg said that getting the decision wrong “sucks”.

      “When we take down something that we’re not supposed to, that’s the worst,” Zuckerberg said.

      The New York Post story was released just weeks before the presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, which Mr Biden won. It claimed that a laptop, abandoned in a repair shop by Hunter Biden, contained emails which included details of Hunter introducing a Ukrainian energy tycoon to his father and arranging a meeting. There is no record on Mr Biden’s schedule that such a meeting ever took place. Critically, it fed into long-running unproven allegations about corruption on Joe Biden’s part to ensure his son’s business success in Ukraine.

      In that context, the New York Post story, based on exclusive data no other news agency had access to, was met with scepticism – and censored by social media outlets.

      Zuckerberg told Rogan: “The background here is that the FBI came to us – some folks on our team – and was like ‘hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. We thought there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, we have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump that’s similar to that’.”

      He said the FBI did not warn Facebook about the Biden story in particular – only that Facebook thought it “fit that pattern”.

      – BBC News


  13. Christie says he is in the race to harm Trump and yet his staying in the race is helping Trump. This is basically a perfect example of a politician these days. He is just grifting either for money, notoriety of the glory of being on the big stage.

    Christie and Vaveek need to go.

    1. He is just grifting either for money, notoriety of the glory of being on the

      Christie was hired. There are must likely big bonus $ available based on measurables like poll numbers. (he aint getting those. )
      Christie is being paid using his campaign funds given by the cabal that hired Christie. He is not running on his platform, he does nothing but go after Trump, just like his bosses direct.

      1. Vivek is just like Musk, hard to get a good read on any given situation because their incentives are not of the average person. But Vivek mirrors Trumps agenda. He has done little to go after Trump. He said Trump screwed up because he had no DC stable of loyal operatives he could build his administration around. Bet having said that, Trump’s term was an amazing success.

        1. Last Debate Vivek Ramaswamy called out the Neocons on stage. 1st being NBC itself, 2nd Nikki Haley, 3rd Ron Desantis. He clearly is Pro-American First. He sees the Economic Hemorrhaging and has a plan to bring it into control with a Monetary Monroe Doctrine (Curtail the Federal Reserve’s Central Bank Globalization agenda). Keep the money here, grow America.

          He spoke to issues that the Other Candidates did not want to touch. The Others gave a traditional conservative glazing-over of Give-Em what they want to hear, It’s an Election Year rhetorical. Which wasn’t much worth the Salt. Ramaswamy’s obstacle (Like Trump) is ‘The Establishment’. They sure as hell don’t want someone that knows what He’s Doing.

          Ramaswamy is a “Contender”, He’ll give Newsome hell in a match up.

          What is disturbing is that the Networks (FOX/NBC) have already gone ahead and chosen Newsom vs. Desantis in a Debate for Us (You). It’s like the Primaries are over and it’s decided that this is the match-up come Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2024. Would not surprise me that the American Masses would dotingly follow along.

          A Forth Party Race – Trump, Ramaswamy, Carlson, etc. … is what this Country needs. The “D.C. two-step” Two Party system has worn out its welcome. The People are Fed-Up. We’ll see if the GOP Leadership (Ronna McDaniel · Drew McKissick · KC Crosbie · Vicki Drummond · Michael Whatley) gets it right this time.

    2. Christie and Viveck are free to stay in the race.

      IViveck in particular has been very useful. Both in the debates and in the extensive MSM coverage he has gotten he has presented Trump’s positions eloquently.

  14. Trump doesn’t have to prove he believed he won. All he has to prove is that he believed the count was inaccurate.

    1. He does not even have to prove that.
      All he has to prove is that he did not act outside the law.

      Which he did not.

      Trump’s beleifs are irrelevant – though proving that Trump beleved then or now that he lost is a fools errand.

      More than 70% of the country beleive there was hanky panky in the election.
      and in many polls a majority believe Trump won.

      The purpose of this is to assure that no one challenges democrats again.

  15. When this wanna be dictator is re-elected and then decides not to leave even after being term limited, you will own part of it Jon.

    1. Trump will spend most of his second term golfing and will be happy to leave. The Democrats will probably bring another 4 unsuccessful impeachment proceedings against him, one per year, “in order to protect democracy.” With Romney gone, not a single Republican will support any of them.

    2. Jeff,

      That is a baseless conspiracy theory. For that to happen, Biden would have to be re-elected in 2024. And then in 2028, he would be what, 86?

      Unless they keep Biden embalmed like they do with Lenin in Red Square. In which case that would be Obama’s 4th term.

      Wait a minute, maybe that’s not so crazy.

    3. You know what would make America great? If all the big mouth celebrities who swore they would leave the country if Trump got elected in 2016, but never left…and who are swearing again that they will leave if Trump is reelected….sheesh….please LEAVE this time! No one will miss ya! Buh bye.

    4. In fact, comrade, what we do own is the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” aka the “dictatorship of the hired help,” with Karl Marx’s motto: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” under the principles of communism as central planning, control of the means of production (unconstitutional regulation), redistribution of wealth, and social engineering.

      The Constitution and Bill of Rights have been nullified and “fundamentally transformed” by wholly ineligible sons-of-foreign-citizen-father “fake” presidents and illegal alien foreign invaders—2 million in the last year.

      You communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs, AINOs) are destroying America in order to obtain “order (i.e. communism) out of chaos,” said chaos being the complete dissatisfaction of actual patriotic, constitutional, free, and self-reliant Americans.


      “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

      – Declaration of Independence, 1776

    5. When Trump wins again, his first job should be to round up you leftard criminals and imprison as many of you as possible.

      1. You mean like what “Crazy Abe” Lincoln did as a result of his unconstitutional suspension of habeas corpus?

        1. Correct, absolutely.

          Leftards crossed that Rubicon a long time ago, and must now expect any and all retaliation including detention without explanation.

          Exactly what they are doing to Jan 6 political prisoners.

        2. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney recognized and opposed “Crazy Abe’s” high crimes and misdemeanors.

          Chief Justice Roger B. Taney recognized that he could not overcome a crazy man with guns.

          “The clause in the Constitution which authorizes the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is in the ninth section of the first article. This article is devoted to the Legislative Department of the United States, and has not the slightest reference to the Executive Department.”

          “I can see no ground whatever for supposing that the President in any emergency or in any state of things can authorize the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, or arrest a citizen except in aid of the judicial power.”

          “I have exercised all the power which the Constitution and laws confer on me, but that power has been resisted by a force too strong for me to overcome.”

          – Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, May 28, 1861

        1. Exactly what they are going after Trump supporters for.

          Turnabout is fair play, but this needs to be much, much, much more painful.

    6. What idiocy.

      What actions has Trump taken that are actually lawless ?

      I can name dozens that Biden or those on the left have taken.

      It is a long way to 2024, but Trump would win if the election were today.

      The 2nd Trump administration would be much like the first, with a few exceptions.

      First, we all expect that Trump will clean house at the top levels of the federal government.

      Presuming as is likely Republicans also take the senate.
      Trump’s apointments are far less likely to have as many neo-cons and statists as in his first term.

      I expect that FBI and particularly DOJ will be a very important Focus of Trump II.
      We will see US attorney’s who agressively seek to shutdown the garbage we have dealt with for the past 20+ years.

      Biden is going to pardon himself and his family on the way out the door. They will be untouchable.

      The vendetta that democrats fear will MOSTLY be impossible.

      But you can pretty much expect that a Trump DOJ is going after Antifa, The financial fraud in BLM,
      Violent ProHamas protestors, hate crimes against Jews.

      You can also expect that they are going to shutdown the southern border.

      And that they are going to cease dragging the US into foreign messes that are not in our interests.

      That we are NOT going to strike deals with Iran or China.

      That we will have a federal government foccused on restoring the amercian dream,
      rising standard of living. Which contra the left is accomplished by getting government out of the way.

      Trump is younger than Biden and in better health. But in 5 years he is going to be done.

      Frankly though I expect a floush of activity at the start. Trump will be a lame duck the moment he takes office.
      And Trump’s 2nd term will resemble Reagans 2nd term. With mostly not alot happening.

  16. Jonathan: You say “Trump’s greatest threat of conviction remains in Florida”. Nope. Most legal experts believe the Fulton County case and Jack Smith’s DC case pose the greatest threats. It’s not just because the evidence against DJT is pretty overwhelming but because of the trial dates.

    Judge Cannon has made a mess of her case in South Florida. She originally set her trial for early May of next year. She is a big DJT supporter and has bent over backwards to support him in her rulings. How? Since the case involves highly sensitive classified docs CIPA requires certain procedural steps to ensure proper handling at trial. In several filings Jack Smith has asked Judge Cannon to start the process now to avoid any delays in the trial date. Cannon has never tried a CIPA case. Either because of incompetence or wanting to help DJT she just issued a paperless order putting off the CIPA process until early March. A gift to DJT because going through all the CIPA requirements means a trial could unlikely occur in May. Cannon’s pernicious bias in favor of DJT is evident in all her orders. DJT has always wanted the trial to occur after the Nov. election. With Cannon on his side that could happen.

    But Cannon has fallen into a trap. Jack Smith’s case in DC is going to trial in March. Cannon can’t stop that. That’s set in stone because Judge Chutkan runs a tight schedule. Unlike Cannon, Chutkan is going to make sure all discovery and pre-trial motions are resolved well before the trial date. That means a jury verdict in the DC case will likely come in before the Nov. election.

    In the Fulton County case Fani Willis has asked Judge McAfee to set a trial date for early August. A lot of court observers were perplexed because Willis previously told McAfee she was ready for trial as early as January. Why the change? Because Willis is telling Cannon that if she wants to stick to her May trial date the Fulton County case won’t interfere. That is what we call in the law a legal “gotcha”. If Cannon really intends to put off her trial until after the election she can hardly complain if the Fulton County case goes first. Just another demonstration that Willis is a master tactician–out maneuvering Cannon at every point!

    Baseball metaphors come in many forms. You quote Yogi Berra who said “it ain’t over till it’s over”. I prefer Satchel Paige, the first African-American to pitch in a World Series, who said: “Don’t look back. Something may be gaining on you”. That’s a perfect description of DJT’s precarious legal predicament!

    1. Dennis,

      Laurence Tribe and Michael Cohen don’t even hold a candle to you. If only life was fair, Biden and the Democrats would hire you as a legal consultant!!!

    2. Dennis – you are getting your hopes way to high. The political nature of these prosecutions is obvious to everyone outside the Democratic Party and the world of paid trolls. It is also likely that the impeachment proceedings against Biden and/or Garland will be getting more attention then.

      1. Turley should run a poll. In the world of paid trolls, is Dennis paid too much? Or not enough?

      2. Edwardmahl: I only have one Q for you. If the rolls were reversed and Republican prosecutors were prosecuting Biden in front of Republican appointed judges would you call that “political prosecutions”? Likewise, would you call the MAGA Republican desire to impeach Biden “political” in nature. If not, why not? And not to be too technical but there are no “impeachment proceedings” against Biden. There is an “impeachment inquiry” or investigation by Comer’s Oversight Committee. But so far he has come up with nothing to charge Biden with “high crimes and misdemeanors”–the only basis for impeachment. Besides there are not enough Republican votes to charge Biden with anything. A number of House Republicans have stated Comer’s inquiry is an “embarrassment”.

        1. ‘You have to be a special kind-of evil to lock up people you know are innocent of any real crime – like the January 6 political prisoners who didn’t hurt anyone. The lie will not hold. It is coming apart faster and faster every day. And they know it. Will they run like roaches when all the lights are turned on?’ @laralogan

        2. “But so far he has come up with nothing to charge Biden with “high crimes and misdemeanors”–the only basis for impeachment. “

          So sad. You couldnt even get that right. Look it up again, nincompoop, i think you left something out.

          (Dang second year night school law students….)

    3. Professor Turley is correct that the documents case is is the one most likely to result in a conviction, though it’s hardly a strong case. The election cases are nonsense, and any conviction will likely be reversed on appeal. The Bragg case in NY is absolutely frivolous.

    4. Smith is refusing to comply with the requirements for a fair trial.
      I would note that Cannon keeps delaying – because Smith FAILS to provide the Defense with what they are required to do.

      You cite CIPA – but CIPA does not overrule the constitutional requirements for a fair trial.

      Above you argued that leaking depositions – sworn testimony, was somehow a violation of Willis’s right to a fair trial.
      The prosecution has no right to a fair trial.
      The defence does.
      It has the right to know what the case against it is, sufficiently long before going into the court room to adequately defend.

      There is no right of the prosecution to spring evidence at the last minute.

      Nor should their be.
      We do not conduct secret trials.
      We do not conduct start chambers.

      The defendant is ALL cases – not just Trump is entitled to the best possible defence.
      To know the case against them and to make the best possible arguments against it.

      The only thing these leaks accomplished is exposing further that Willis has no case.

      Something most of us have known from the start.

      There are several polls that suggest that Trump will lose 10pts in the polls if he is convicted.

      That is likely correct.
      But Only if he is convicted AND the majority of us are persauded that the conviction was fairly reached in a fair trial and that the evidence supports the conviction.

      The Standard is NOT what those on the left beleive – left wing nuts like yourself beleived Trump was guilty of crimes before he was elected in 2016. Outside your own bubble no one cares about what you think.

      The standard is also NOT what die hard Trump supporters beleive.
      It is what the center of the country beleives.

      AS one of the participants in the Federalist debate on trying to keep Trump off the ballot noted,
      It is still possible that email of voice recordings could be found with Trump telling the Proud Boy’s “Bring Guns, we are going to shoot members of congress until we get the vote we want”.

      But in the real world there is no evidence That Trump came close to committing an actual crime.
      Not only that but the trust in the 2020 election is sufficiently low, that most people understand Trump’s challenge of it – even many who think Biden won.

      It is possible that evidence exists that would turn things arround for the left.

      But most of us do NOT expect that.

      Trump was found to have defamed the left wing nut from Manhattan, in a badly counducted trial – his polls went UP.

      My prediction on the Engron trail is that Engron is going to try to find against Trump in the way most likely to hold up on appeal.
      That means he is NOT going to left James take over Trump’s assets and any fines will be small – atleast compared to legal fees.

      Regardless, the Engron case is a win for Trump no matter what.

      Far too many people see it for the lawfare that it is.
      The evidence James needed to find to persuade voters was not presented – because it does not exist.

      Whatever the James trial outcome – Trump’s numbers will rise.

      It is highly unlikely any of these other trials are proceding as scheduled – if they did that would be highly unusual.

      Further as the Willis case goes to H311 while the DC case will not be dismissed, it will probably stall forever.

      You are convinced that Cannon is the problem in FL.

      She is not – Smith is the problem – combined with federal cases just do not move that fast.

      Frankly you should be thankful that Smith is reigning in Smith.
      Rulings in Smith;s favor are grounds for interlocutory appeals which will delay this even further.

      Cannon is not delying the trial, she is scheduling it far more realisticly than Smith and
      decreasing the odds that interim appeals delay it further. 4

  17. Jenna Ellis is telling tall tales to save herself. Pity her.
    Trump asked that 10,000 National Guard be deployed on January 6.
    Pelosi and DC mayor Bowzer denied his request.
    Why would Trump want 10k national guard present if he planned on not leaving office?
    Why would Pelosi and Bowzer deny the request?

    Because, as Kyle Becker said it: “The whole point of J6, it appears, was to sabotage the Electoral College objections, prevent an investigation of election fraud allegations, and frame Trump and his supporters for it.”

    Pelosi, the psychopath, orchestrated the J6 “Fedsurrection” in order to frame Trump and MAGA. Pelosi had her daughter filming all of Pelosi’s movements on that day. Why? Because it was a set up.

    Pelosi’s J6 Committee did not ‘investigate’ anything; it ran a coverup operation full of lies where innocent people are now being prosecuted, imprisoned, railroaded….lives destroyed….by an utterly corrupt INJUSTICE system all to “get Trump.” Pelosi, et al, should rot in hell.

    In the words of Tarik Johnson, whom Pelosi has silenced and her J6 Committee had no interest in interviewing:

    “I know everyone is excited about the video footage being released but we shouldn’t take our foot off the gas. You still need to see the separation agreement Pittman negotiated with Manger and all the NDAs USCP employees were forced to sign under Pittman and Manger to conceal the dereliction and malfeasance in the preparation for what occurred on J6 when the intelligence was there.
    My tweets don’t go far anymore as I released too much information here on X so I had to be muted. Additionally, it’s looking more and more likely I won’t be allowed to testify before Congress as my testimony would be DAMNING so someone else will have to pick up the baton. God bless.”

    Tarik K Johnson
    Former Lieutenant US Capitol Police
    8:41 AM · Nov 18, 2023

    1. Trump Never Ordered 10,000 Troops For January 6th

      Christopher Miller, who served as acting Defense Secretary on Jan. 6, 2021, told the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol that former President Donald Trump never gave an order to have 10,000 National Guard troops ready that day.

      “Not from my perspective, I was never given any direction or order or knew of any plans of that nature,” Miller said in the recorded deposition that the committee tweeted Tuesday.


      1. “Miller said in the recorded deposition that the committee tweeted Tuesday.”

        Believe NOTHING that this corrupt J6 committee tweets or says. They are liars.

      2. “Christopher Miller, who served as acting Defense Secretary on Jan. 6, 2021, told the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol that former President Donald Trump never gave an order to have 10,000 National Guard troops ready that day.”

        100% true. But thats not what anybody says happens. Thats what the left keeps saying, but its not true.

        The President cannot force the NG on States. The States call up their own NG. The President asked the State to call up the Guard. The Cabal of Pelosi, the capital police, the DC police, intentionally sat on their hands. They wanted riots, They wanted the film of the “Trump” riots. (then like now they believe bad PR will hurt Trump).

        The fact remains that Pelosi was in charge of Security that day, Well every day for that 2 years session of Congress. She had veto power over all Capital Police. Bowser is joined at the hip with Pelosi, so DC police were effectively under the control of Pelosi.

        1. What the president can do – and What Trump did do, is pre-authorize the NG.
          Trump with Miller, and Meadows, and Miley delegated the authority to send the NG to the capital to Miller several days before J6.
          Trump WANTED the NG present.

          There is MASSIVE dosumentation of WH efforts to get the NG to the capital of J6.

          Trump wanted his supporters protected from Pelosi, and expected that she was going to make a hash of things.

          Trump CAN deploy the DC guard to DC on his own authority – and probably should have.
          They WERE called up and in the armory witing for orders.
          They were called up – because Trump ordered the call up.

          But Trump can not send the NG to the capitiol without the permission of congress.

          DC is fedral and under executive power.
          The Capitol is federal but controlled by congress – that is why there is a separate capitol police force.

          Presidents Can not order the deployment of the NG within a state over the objections of the governor.
          But they Can order the NG to cross state lines to other states – at the request of a governor.
          Conversely Governors can not deploy the NG outside their state.

      3. President Trump requested those troops through Pelosi who was in charge of security. Pelosi denied the request.

      4. brandrunner902cbad416, you are a moron. Trump authorized the troops for that day, but he could not deploy them. That you don’t know the division of power tells us why you are a leftist. On the Capitol grounds Nancy Pelosi had to deploy them. She refused. This is clearly documented but secret information only provided non-morons.

        I can’t believe an adult doesn’t know these things. You need to hold your head in shame and change your name.

      5. I believe Trump requested the National Guard troops but did not have the authority to order their deployment.

        1. The issue is that even though the capitol is federal, it is outside the authority of the president.

          That is why they have their own police force.

          Trump WANTED the NG at the capitol on J6.
          This is well documented by the Capitol Police’s official timeline.
          Miller was directed by Trump to offer the NG to the CP who declined.
          Miller was then given orders by Trump to send the NG as soon as the CP requested them.
          This all occured a few days BEFORE J6.

    2. We must keep exposing the FBI and DOJ’s role in fomenting a riot on J6.
      There were busloads of feds, dressed as Trump supporters, imbedded in the crowd on J6, who are seen on video, actually instigating, agitating, inciting, entrapping innocent people into their “insurrection narrative”
      …it is EVIDENT that J6 was a setup, an inside job…
      The purpose of undercover feds and law enforcement embeds in crowds is to PREVENT violence, not INSTIGATE it, or LEAD the crowd in BREAKING the law in order to frame innocent people…..which is what the DOJ did on J6.

      1. Law enforcement in riot gear just stood by and watched as Antifa thugs dressed in black bloc scaled the walls of the Capitol building, breaking windows, etc.
        There is video of MAGA rally goers shouting at law enforcement to “do something, call for backup”…
        and shouting at them “Why are you standing there just letting this happen?”
        J6 was an inside job.
        Pelosi knows all about it.
        Innocent people are being framed and their lives ruined. She is pure evil. She really is.

    3. I would be very interested to see the email exchanges between Nancy Pelosi and the Sargeants at Arms on January 6, 2021, but I have heard that they have been deleted or are otherwise off limits. I do not know whether that is true.

  18. Jonathan,

    Why hasn’t a single Republican Congressional Person, brought a Motion to impeach Biden on his intentional, deliberate, and outrageous violations of his Oath of Office in the US Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8, from where he was required to take an Oath to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States?

    In addition to his corrupt and felonious behavior over many years, while President, Biden has allowed over 7 million people to invade the US. He has no idea who they are and where they are and he has allowed the Mexican Drug Cartels to flood America with huge amounts of Fentanyl, sufficient amounts to kill millions of Americans! Please respond.

    David Shammai
    (native Washingtonian)

  19. If you are a Republican candidate for anything, one word of advice: do not turn your back on Chris Christie. Ask Mitt Romney.

  20. I read a quote this morning that sums up the incompetence of the Regime’s uniparty:

    If you ever feel useless, remember it took four presidents, 20 years, and trillions of dollars, to replace the Taliban with the Taliban.

    1. @OLLY


      This election is going to be a disaster, that is for sure. Funny how no one is saying a peep about Afghanistan now. Rest assured things have not improved. It takes a special kind of psychosis to want to rule over ashes so long as one is ruling, and that is our elitist left and their ilk.

      1. What is going on in Afghanistan today is horendous.
        But it is not getting reported.

        In fact very bad things that are happening that would embarrass this administration – or the left are not getting reported

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