Trump indicates he'd testify in hush money trial, says a conviction could 'make me more popular'

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  1. Media_Truth

    Media_Truth Well-Known Member Donor

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    Freedom of information for elections was decided in a SCOTUS case. So that can easily turn this into a felony. Also, state tax fraud, on top of the fraudulent sourcing of the money, can turn this into a felony. It's Bragg's onus to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
     
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    Well said...
     
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    dixon76710 Well-Known Member

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    Made up BS. As well everyone knew about Stormys claim before the election. Few knew that the Russia Russia hoax was a fabrication of the Clinton campaign.
     
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    Indeed. In fact they enthusiastically support a bloke like him getting away with as much as possible.
     
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    dixon76710 Well-Known Member

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    While the others support Biden and his corruption. Id be more concerned with a corrupt government official than a government official unfaithful to his wife.
     
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    Because, sadly, they don’t want laws to apply to THEM often. Look at the excuses for the Jan 6 rioters
     
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    It isn’t about that. It is about suppressing information by illegal campaign finances
     
  8. Bush Lawyer

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    What would be a misdemeanour?
     
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    Falsifying business records.
     
  10. Bush Lawyer

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    No......felony.

    Link.
     
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    Trumps campaign didnt make any payments to the lawyer. Unlike The Hillary campaign and DNC that made the payments to their lawyer.
     
  14. Media_Truth

    Media_Truth Well-Known Member Donor

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    Trump made the payments, with the intent of influencing the election. The payments were recorded as legal expenses paid to Michael Cohen.
     
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    Can you read the link? Or you been out in the bush too long and unable to comprehend the meaning of-
    "Falsifying business records in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor."
     
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    Trump made the payments to protect his reputation in business and marriage. Unlike Hillary's payments to create the Russia Russia conspiracy was purely for the benefit of her campaign.
     
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    And in the first degree (which is what the charges are.....as you'd know if you actually read the charges.......what?????

    Yeas....a FELONY!
     
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    Except you it seems.
     
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    Of course. But this is a lot more than just being unfaithful to his wife. It is the cover up and the motivation for it that matters.
    (no one cares who Trump sleeps with. If it is ok wit Melania, it is no one's business except the tabloids.. The man has never had any ethics or standards. Part of the rich and sleazy ...
     
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    It is HOW that payment was made.. The real issue is why on earth does he need to protect his marriage and business by doing something like this?? If he did not need to hide something that he did ....he would not be in this fix.
    He could have avoided all this with more respectable and responsible behavior. He is responsible for his actions. It is embarrassing to watch some defend his unethical, immoral, illegal behavior as if it is insignificant. Normalizing it is setting a really bad example. and a very low standard.
     
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    :roflol:
    So WHAT?:bored:
    Trump is charged with 1st Degree (FELONY):
    Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.
    A FELONY.
    https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-175-10/
     
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    IF that was the case, we would not be repeating the information over and over to those that choose deny that he did anything wrong. .or put some twist onto it to make it more palatable.
    Bottom line: it will depend on how good the lawyers are on both sides........and what the witnesses reveal. Trump brought all this on himself. He got a lot of people in trouble with his conduct and managed to escape consequences because he is a con man. But it is time for him to face those consequences. This court experience might foster some maturity........ or just more juvenile rage.
     
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    What evidence is there for that? Everyone already knew he had numerous affairs and when did he ever care what people thought. Remember Trump is "smart" when paying no taxes
     
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    Cohen.
     
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    I think there is more to it than just that
     
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