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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-11

MAGA-World Most Determined To Vote In 2022/2024 Since FBI Raid…

It’s almost like the government is run by retarded people.

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-11

NISSY (NISSY2) said...

Trump pleading the 5th amendment won't help him with the American people. They tend o see that as an admission of guilt.

 

In ordinary criminal trials, yes. In Trump witch hunts? Not so much . . . 

 

Trump provides a learning moment about ‘taking the Fifth’

 

 

Donald Trump released a statement regarding the fact that he was scheduled to appear for a deposition before New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is suing Trump’s businesses on the Beria-like theory that she can find some crime to connect to Trump. In his statement, Trump described James’s pathological obsession with destroying him. He concluded by explaining that he was, in the vernacular, “taking the Fifth.” That statement was met with the usual, “that means he’s guilty,” but, in fact, Trump’s plight perfectly demonstrates why the Fifth exists.

The Fifth Amendment states in relevant part that “No person... shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself....”

The purpose of the Amendment is to prevent the government from persecuting people into confessing crimes, whether real or imaginary. In an era before the protections our Constitution provides, people were tortured to “confess”—that is, to be witnesses against themselves.

It is the government’s responsibility, with its vast resources, to find evidence that overcomes every defendant’s presumption of innocence. Thanks to the Fifth, the government does not get to take a shortcut by forcing the defendant to “confess.”

 The Fifth Amendment means Americans don’t worry about the “Spanish tickler,” which was used to rip the flesh off prisoners, all the way down to the bone, as they were tied to the rack. 

 

Of course, even with the Fifth, the government can still torture people to confess. Thus, you’ve heard the phrase “the process is the punishment.” In the case of General Michael Flynn, the government, with its unlimited resources, destroyed his reputation, bankrupted him, lied about the evidence it had, and then threatened to go after his son. This was a form of torture and Flynn responded with the equivalent of a confession by taking a plea bargain.

Flynn’s experience proved that, when torture is sufficient, people will confess to anything to make it end. There’s little difference between saying “I did it” to be taken off the rack or “I did it” to protect your child from being destroyed. It was only when Sidney Powell stepped in and went after the government like an avenging fury that we learned about the government’s corruption. Flynn withdrew his plea (with great difficulty), but that didn’t return to him his reputation, his savings, and years of his life.

However, if the government is a little less vicious or if the defendant, as is the case with Trump, still has resources available, the defendant can stand up to the government by saying nothing at all. This is especially true when the defendant is being attacked relentlessly from all sides.

With a prosecutor like James, if Trump were to say “I like jam” under oath on Monday and then say “I like jelly” under oath on Friday, his words would be twisted so that both statements would be perjury, rather than being understood to mean Trump likes both jam and jelly. Again, the best defense is silence, and Trump need not fear hot irons or the lash to make him talk.

With that explanation in mind, it’s edifying to read how Trump described James’s fanatic hatred for him and her willingness to use the power of the state to destroy him. I’ve included his statement below, but the video of James’s despicable monomania is even more compelling:

Attorney General Letitia James openly campaigned on the policy of “Get and Destroy Trump.” This political attack on me, my family, and my great company is her despicable attempt to fulfill that cynical, and very corrupt promise. James developed a political platform and made a career out of maliciously attacking me and my business before she was even elected, or reviewed one of the millions of pages of documents we willingly produced. She proclaimed, “I look forward to going into the Office of Attorney General every day, suing him. . . and then going home!” She announced, “what is fueling my soul right now is Trump”, and that she had her “eyes on Trump Tower.” She even assured her supporters in an Election promise that, “we’re going to definitely sue him. We’re going to be a real pain in the ass. He’s going to know my name personally”, and she claimed I was an “illegitimate President”. In her AG victory speech, she promised to “shine a bright light into every dark corner of Trump’s real e
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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-11

Dirtbag Alert… AG Garland Threatens Americans Who Attack “Integrity of FBI” — Basically Admits THEY GOT NOTHING in the Raid (VIDEO)

 

Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered remarks at 2:30 3:04 PM Eastern on the unprecedented raid on President Donald Trump’s home.

Garland has not commented on the raid up to this point.

On Monday at least 30 FBI agents and 3 DOJ officials raided Mar-a-Lago in their continued fishing expedition to manufacture a crime against the 45th President.

Garland today basically admitted they have nothing on President Trump. He could not identify ANYTHING the president did that was illegal.

This confirms that the 9 hour raid on President Trump’s home was a fishing expedition — or they were after documents that indict the FBI.

Merrick Garland today promised he will not stand by as Americans verbally attack the Stasi-FBI.

AG Merrick Garland: “I will not stand by silently when integrity of DOJ and FBI is unfairly attacked.”

Spoken like a true communist.

God help us.

 

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-11

Oh, the walls are closing in now . . . tick tick tick . . .

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Aug-11

NISSY (NISSY2) said...

Uh huh

Ah-ha Ja Ja . . .

 

Trump Takes the Fifth in New York

New York’s obsessive attorney general has made it her mission to get Donald Trump, but the former president isn’t about to help her.

We suppose it’s altogether fitting that the famous quote about a prosecutor being able to indict a ham sandwich has its beginnings with a former chief judge of New York’s Court of Appeals named Sol Wachtler. Because New York is the place where hard-left Attorney General Letitia James is continuing her obsessive quest to put Donald Trump behind bars and thereby remove him from presidential circulation.

But if James thought Trump would let his ego and his mouth get the best of him during deposition, she was sorely disappointed. As The Wall Street Journal reports:

Donald Trump said he declined to answer questions from the New York attorney general’s office during his deposition in its civil-fraud investigation into the financial dealings of the former president and his company. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Trump said he was following the advice of his counsel to assert his right under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution to not answer questions.

“When your family, your company, and all the people in your orbit have become the targets of an unfounded, politically motivated Witch Hunt supported by lawyers, prosecutors, and the Fake News Media, you have no choice,” Mr. Trump said.

Who can blame him? In the wake of the Biden “Justice” Department’s unprecedented raid on his Florida residence earlier in the week — a court-approved search ostensibly conducted over a matter called the Presidential Records Act, and a raid ostensibly more urgent than the long-overdue one on Hunter Biden’s home — Donald Trump appears unwilling to give his political enemies the rope with which they’ll most certainly hang him.

“This is a vindictive and self-serving fishing expedition,” Trump continued in a lengthy statement he posted to Truth Social. “The United States Constitution exists for this very purpose, and I will utilize it to the fullest extent to defend myself against this malicious attack by this administration, this Attorney General’s Office, and all other attacks on my family, my business, and our country.”

It’s been quite a week for the 76-year-old former president, and it ain’t over yet. But even the man’s detractors must marvel at his energy and resilience in the face of these endless assaults. As Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan put it: “President Trump came to town and shook up the place. He changed the clique that
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From: ElDotardo

Aug-11

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