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Trump ordered to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million,
Will he have to pay N.Y. $300+ million, too? Stay tuned this week!

Credit: Biden-Harris HQ Tweet on X

Trump’s headlines last week show legal fess draining his campaign

  • Editor’s note: Trump was ordered Friday to pay E. Jean Carrroll $83.3 million.
  • Very soon he will get the fine in the NY fraud case, which could be more than $300 million.
  • Trump may be forced to sell-off assets to make the required payments.

+ NBC News: Republicans kill border bill in a sign of Trump’s strength and McConnell’s waning influence – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell encouraged GOP senators to pass an immigration and Ukraine aid deal. Just four of them supported it. In the end, even he voted no.

+ MSNBC: Trump insists crimes are politics and politics are criminal – The doublespeak to his followers after his presidential immunity claim was rejected is too dangerous to allow ourselves to become numb to it.

+ MSNBC’s Deadline White House: Historic, landmark decision’: Judge Michael Luttig reacts to Trump immunity ruling

+ Daily Kos: GOP voters out of step with Americans on Trump immunity, new poll shows

+ Newsweek: Liz Cheney Shares Warning About Donald Trump Witnesses

+ CNN: Judge affirms $83.3 million verdict against Donald Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation case – Trump has been ordered to pay

+ Salon: Trump could face “draconian remedy” if CFO’s possible perjury deal goes through

+ Raw Story: Jan. 6 tweet could doom Trump in Supreme Court — and in Jack Smith’s case

+ CNN: Fact check: Trump lies that Jan. 6 was ‘an insurrection caused by Nancy Pelosi’

+ MSNBC Deadline White House: ‘Culture of punishment’: Witnesses fear threats of violence for cooperating in Trump investigations

+ Morning Joe: Steve Rattner: Biden leads Trump in fundraising, legal fees drain Trump campaign

+ The Washington Post: Putin interview with Tucker Carlson shows Kremlin outreach to Trump’s GOP

+ MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes: Maddow: Trump claim ‘outrighted mocked’ by court in immunity rejection

+ The Atlantic: Trump’s ‘Knock on the Door’ – The former president and his aides are formulating plans to deport millions of migrants.

+ The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein: Trump told NRA Friday his mass deportation program would begin “within moments” of taking office. To do at scale would likely require 150-200k law enforcement officers, including a private army of red state ntl guard he’d deploy into blue states.

+ MSNBC’s Jen Psaki: The cannibalization of the GOP

It has been a news week for the record books. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said he felt “like the guy standing in the middle of the field in a thunderstorm, holding up the metal stick.” An evocative image, yes, and one that tells us pretty much everything we need to know about the modern GOP. Lankford dared to negotiate one of the more conservative border bills in history to address an issue his party has been screaming about for years. As a thank-you for his efforts, he was censured by the Republican Party in Oklahoma and threatened with destruction by a prominent MAGA radio host. And Lankford is not the only Republican leader the right wing threatened to devour this week. Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel has spent years catering to Donald Trump’s needs. She’s endured years of attacks, spent hundreds of thousands of donor dollars on Trump’s legal troubles, faced multiple subpoenas and even stopped publicly using her maiden name in deference to the de facto party leader. In return, she is being publicly ousted as the leader of the RNC. Typically, politicians succeed by expanding their support base. In contrast, Trump sends his MAGA wolves after anyone who dares compromise, work with the other party, or deviate from the guidance of the dear leader. In Trump’s view, everyone is replaceable. Loyalty trumps intelligence, experience or efficiency. And he could care less if he burns the Republican Party to the ground as a result.

Posted by Steve on February 11, 2024 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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