Trump Prosecutions

Bragg’s case in short

Featured image Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg laid out his 34-count indictment of President Trump with links to underlying documents in this press release dated April 4, 2023. The indictment relies on section 175.10 of New York’s criminal law (“Falsifying business records in the first degree”): “A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree when he commits the crime of falsifying business records in the second degree, and »

The Arizona indictment

Featured image Now an Arizona grand jury has handed up a 2020 election-related indictment procured by Arizona’s Democratic attorney general. The indictment includes charges against Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, and others in connection with the scheme Trump was pursuing in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Trump is named an unindicted co-conspirator. The indictment is posted online here. Politico’s story on the indictment deciphers the names redacted from the indictment at »

In the J6 cases

Featured image In a week laden with news, we shouldn’t overlook the oral argument held yesterday by the Supreme Court in Fischer v. United States. The issue before the Court. Fischer is one of some 350 January 6 defendants charged with obstructing an official congressional proceeding allegedly in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (as well as other federal offenses). The question before the Court is whether the »

More Evidence That Liberals Have Lost Their Minds

Featured image Let’s assume the House of Representatives votes to impeach Joe Biden. Assume further that Fox News were to hire conservative Hollywood actors–both of them–to do dramatic readings from the Articles of Impeachment, with sinister background music. What do you suppose the reaction would be? The stunt would be ridiculed as the dumbest political move in history, and rightly so. But, amazingly enough, that is exactly what the Democrats have done. »

An odor of mendacity

Featured image At page 16 of his opinion ruling on the conflict of interest issues raised by defendants’ in the Georgia “conspiracy so immense” prosecution brought by Fani Willis, Judge McAfee states that “an odor of mendacity remains.” He is referring to the acrid smell left by the testimony of Willis and her former lover, Special Assistant District Attorney Nathan Wade. I believe that Judge McAfee is alluding to Big Daddy’s classic »

Fani Can Stay

Featured image This morning, Judge Scott McAfee issued his ruling on the motion to disqualify Fani Willis from the Atlanta prosecution of Donald Trump. McAfee ruled that Willis’s romantic relationship with lead prosecutor Nathan Wade did not give rise to an actual financial conflict, but there was an appearance of impropriety that demands a remedy. He was harshly critical of Willis and Wade: This finding is by no means an indication that »

Whole lotta lyin’ goin’ on, cont’d

Featured image Attorney Terrence Bradley testified last week in the hearing on the possible disqualification of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Special Counsel Nathan Wade in the “conspiracy so immense” charges against President Trump et al. pending in Georgia state court. Bradley is Wade’s former law partner and lawyer in his divorce proceeding. He knows when the Willis/Wade romance began because Wade told him. Indeed, Bradley had previously stated in »

“A global laughingstock”

Featured image Atlanta attorney Harry MacDougald is our old Rathergate friend. He helped us get the ball rolling in “The 61st minute” on the morning of September 9, 2004. Writing under the screen name Buckhead, Harry observed in comment number 47 of Free Republic’s Rathergate thread: “I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old. This should be pursued aggressively.” Life has »

Whole lotta lyin’ goin’ on

Featured image Attorney Terrence Bradley testified yesterday in the hearing on the possible disqualification of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Special Counsel Nathan Wade in the “conspiracy so immense” charges against President Trump et al. pending in Georgia state court. Bradley is Wade’s former law partner and lawyer in his divorce proceeding. He knows when the Willis/Wade romance began because Wade told him. Indeed, as Techno Fog notes, Bradley has »

Take a load off me

Featured image This past Thursday I watched Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testify at the hearing to disqualify her and her former lover from prosecuting President Trump and the other defendants in her “conspiracy so immense” RICO case. Willis was a wild witness. Her testimony was bizarre on its own terms. She also lashed out as though no rules of evidence applied to her testimony. She turned her appearance into a »

Take a load of life lessons off Fani

Featured image Fulton County District Attorney has brought the “conspiracy so immense” RICO case against President Trump and a cast of thousands. It turns out that she appointed her lover Nathan Wade as special counsel to help prosecute the case despite a lack of relevant experience. Defendant Michael Roman brought the motion to disqualify Willis and Wade from further participation in the case on the ground of conflict of interest. Full of »

What next?

Featured image A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from election-related criminal charges deriving from official acts taken as president. The panel’s ruling comes in a 57-page per curiam (i.e., unsigned and unanimous) opinion yesterday. The court’s opinion is posted online here. After a slog through precedent, the court holds: “Former President Trump lacked any lawful discretionary authority to defy federal criminal »

Get a load of Fani, cont’d

Featured image The Washington Free Beacon’s Andrew Kerr has reported a detailed story on the dispute between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and whistleblower Amanda Timpson. Timpson alleges she was terminated by Willis for complaining about the misuse of federal funds by former Willis campaign aide Michael Cuffee. Timpson appears to have recorded a key meeting with Willis that she provided to Kerr. The recording is posted along with Kerr’s story. »

Get a load of Fani: There are receipts

Featured image Last week in the post “Get a load of Fani” I drew inferences regarding the issues of fact bearing on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s alleged affair with special prosecutor Nathan Wade. I inferred that the facts were as alleged. Now comes Techno Fog to dig into the response filed by Mrs. Wade’s attorney to the motion to quash the subpoena he served on Willis in the divorce proceeding. »

Get a load of Fani

Featured image I don’t know if it has a legal bearing on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s mammoth prosecution of President Trump and others, but the lady seems to have had a romantic relationship with the attorney whom she appointed a special prosecutor to lead the prosecution,. His name is Nathan Wade and it is alleged that Willis’s relationship with him compromised the fairness of the prosecution. Among the items collected »

Chutzpah From Jack Smith

Featured image Special Counsel Democratic Party activist Jack Smith has filed a motion in limine in his Washington, D.C. prosecution of Donald Trump for trying to reverse the apparent result of the 2020 election. The motion won’t be heard for a while, as the case is now on appeal. But Smith is desperate to get it tried in time to imprison Trump, or at least convict him, before the election. So he »