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Trump speaks to taking revenge on his perceived enemies if elected! And to trash the Constitution.

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Daily Kos: ‘Convicted felon’: Anti-Trump Republican group goes big on his new status

Key Trump stories last week following 34 felony counts

+ NBC News: If Trump wins, he could weaponize U.S. spy services against his domestic political enemies, former intel officers warn – A former national security official who served under Trump said, “I haven’t talked to a single senior person who said, ‘Don’t worry, he’ll be fine.’”

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+ Daily Kos: Trump’s guilty verdict is driving away voters he can’t afford to lose

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+ The Independent: Trump again suggests he would take revenge on his political enemies if re-elected

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+ MSNBC: Missing cues, Trump claims right to prosecute political enemies

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+ Politico: Can Trump run for president from prison? Yes, and it’s been done before. – He could follow the playbook of the socialist firebrand Eugene V. Debs, who in 1920 received nearly a million votes while behind bars.

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+ Forbes: Kenneth Chesebro Charged In Wisconsin—Here Are All The Former Trump Lawyers Now Facing Legal Consequences [Editor’s note: Never have we seen so many attorneys around an American President indicted – 11+!]

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+ Daily Kos: Trump plans to grab the power of the purse from Congress

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+ Propublica: Multiple Trump Witnesses Have Received Significant Financial Benefits From His Businesses, Campaign – Witnesses in the various criminal cases against the former president have gotten pay raises, new jobs and more. If any benefits were intended to influence testimony, that could be a crime.

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+ Truthout: Trump’s Georgia Case Likely Delayed Past Election Due to Appeals Court Action A tentative hearing for oral arguments in the appeal is set for October 4.

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+ CBS News: Georgia appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s 2020 election case in Fulton County

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+ MSNBC’s 11th Hour: ‘The White House is for sale’: Mega-rich donors race to back Trump

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+ The Washington Post: Even Sean Hannity can’t get Trump to back away from wanting revenge

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+ NBC News: Key Trump allies charged in fake electors scheme in Wisconsin – Trump-aligned attorney Kenneth Chesebro, Trump’s head of Election Day operations Mike Roman, and former Trump campaign attorney James Troupis were charged Tuesday.

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+ The New Republic: Lock Him Up! Why Donald Trump Should Do Jail Time Before the Election – Granted, most first-time offenders who commit this particular crime don’t do time. But Trump isn’t most first-time offenders.

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+ MSNBC’s Lisa Rubin: The most troubling aspect of Trump’s war on the verdict – Among the many blatant lies the former president has told after his felony convictions, one stands out as potentially the most pernicious.

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+ MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: 8 years later, Trump haunted by rhetoric about candidates, crimes – By the reasoning Donald Trump pushed in 2016, his candidacy creates “an unprecedented constitutional crisis,” and he has “no right to be running.”

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Trump lied on Clinton

+ MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Trump denies ever calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed in an interview with FOX News. See many of the times he said to “lock her up.”

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+ MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘It’s just wrong’: Neal Katyal slams Trump claims of an unfair jury [Editor’s note: Katyal was the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States.]

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+ Mediaite: Colin Cowherd Slams Trump After New York Conviction – Sport personality Colin Cowherd reacted to Donald Trump’s post-criminal conviction remarks by pushing back against his claims that the trial was “rigged.”

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+ The Bulkwark: Trump Got Due Process and Then Some – No matter his or his allies’ feelings about the verdict, it was based on evidence, testimony, and argument—not conspiracy.

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+ The Atlantic: What Europe Fears – American allies see a second Trump term as all but inevitable. “The anxiety is massive.”

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+ Susan Sullivan in The Philadelphia Inquirer: I was a law clerk for Justice Alito. He must recuse himself from hearing cases involving Donald Trump. Flying the U.S. flag upside down, once a signal of distress, has become a symbol of those who reject the results of the 2020 presidential election. When Alito did so, it was indeed a distress call.

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+ MSNBC: We represented Michael Cohen during Trump’s trial. Here’s what we learned. Cohen’s experience throughout the trial is particularly instructive about the underlying structural strength of our institutions.

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+ CNN: Judge Cannon expands hearing on Trump’s request to declare special counsel’s appointment invalid – in ways that benefit Trump

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+ Forbes: Kenneth Chesebro Indicted In Wisconsin—Here Are All The Former Trump Lawyers Now Facing Legal Consequences

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+ MSNBC: Sen. Ron Johnson’s claim he knew nothing about a fake electors plot isn’t believable – Text messages show that Johnson and his staff were told explicitly about the plot to deliver the fake electoral votes to Washington.

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+ MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Trump demands prosecutions for Cheney, Jan. 6 committee members

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+ The Washington Post: Trump loyalist pushes ‘post-constitutional’ vision for second term – Russ Vought, the former president’s budget director, is laying the groundwork for a broad expansion of presidential powers.

Posted by Steve on June 9, 2024 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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