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Do you think TFG will be indicted? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2023 OP
...yes...but the sentencing will be tricky.. samnsara Mar 2023 #1
To me, the sentencing SHOULD be a no brainer. Another jury sent Trump's gofer, Cohen, to prison. The Karadeniz Mar 2023 #10
I've no doubt Benedict Donald will be indicted, MarineCombatEngineer Mar 2023 #2
Will he be indicted on something? sarisataka Mar 2023 #3
I just want to see him wiping the fingerprint ink off his hand Walleye Mar 2023 #4
Regardless, if indicted he will simply delay and not be convicted JohnSJ Mar 2023 #5
He is saying an indictment, like his 2019 impeachment, speak easy Mar 2023 #8
I'm really pissed at the slow and timid pace of going after Trump, but SOMETHING will probably... Silent3 Mar 2023 #6
I've been bitterly disappointed that he hasn't been Vogon_Glory Mar 2023 #7
Whatever happened to the Jean Carroll rape case? Funtatlaguy Mar 2023 #9
Here is a new update here. Judge allows 2 additional women to testify, and Access Hollywood emulatorloo Mar 2023 #22
Thanks Funtatlaguy Mar 2023 #24
Yes, one of these years it'll probably happen. Paladin Mar 2023 #11
The Manhattan DA charges are the weakest tea in the constellation of legal risk Thunderbeast Mar 2023 #12
when pigs fly Wicked Blue Mar 2023 #13
I tend to sway towards yes Torchlight Mar 2023 #14
I sure hope so, but I'm skeptical. Callalily Mar 2023 #15
It's the juries that are a wild card C_U_L8R Mar 2023 #16
If the only thing he's indicted for is the Stormy Daniels payoff, PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2023 #17
Hope so. But, I'm afraid we'll still be asking this question 20 years from now. Silent Type Mar 2023 #18
Most likely, however... bif Mar 2023 #19
I'll pass for now. Happy Hoosier Mar 2023 #20
When you get there, ask me. Ned Low Mar 2023 #21
He may be indicted, but he will never spend a night in jail. Midnight Writer Mar 2023 #23

Karadeniz

(22,954 posts)
10. To me, the sentencing SHOULD be a no brainer. Another jury sent Trump's gofer, Cohen, to prison. The
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 12:09 PM
Mar 2023

mastermind of the Stormy bribery scheme should receive the same sentence as Cohen, if not more.

MarineCombatEngineer

(12,932 posts)
2. I've no doubt Benedict Donald will be indicted,
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 11:38 AM
Mar 2023

that's, IMO, pretty much a given, whether or not he'll be tried and convicted is another story.

sarisataka

(19,592 posts)
3. Will he be indicted on something?
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 11:40 AM
Mar 2023

Possibly, maybe even probably.

Will he be indicted on the highest charges people want? Very unlikely.

speak easy

(9,455 posts)
8. He is saying an indictment, like his 2019 impeachment,
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 11:54 AM
Mar 2023

(and Clinton's 1998 impeachment) will be a political plus.

 

Silent3

(15,900 posts)
6. I'm really pissed at the slow and timid pace of going after Trump, but SOMETHING will probably...
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 11:45 AM
Mar 2023

...come through with at least four possible situations pending.

God knows how long the start of any trial will be delayed and delayed and delayed, how long any trial will be dragged out, and if a conviction is reached, how leisurely the sentencing hearing schedule will be, and how long Trump will remain free while every legally-absurd appeal is made, probably all the way up to the SCOTUS.

Vogon_Glory

(9,249 posts)
7. I've been bitterly disappointed that he hasn't been
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 11:49 AM
Mar 2023

And he looks likely to skate through the courts and get away with more stuff that would send other men to jail.

emulatorloo

(45,128 posts)
22. Here is a new update here. Judge allows 2 additional women to testify, and Access Hollywood
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 01:53 PM
Mar 2023

tape will be shown to jury.

See:

Judge Kaplan to allow 2 other Trump accusers to testify.
KingofallDems

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217715824

Thunderbeast

(3,452 posts)
12. The Manhattan DA charges are the weakest tea in the constellation of legal risk
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 12:14 PM
Mar 2023

In order to get a felony conviction (or maybe even a charge), Alvin Bragg will need to connect state misdemeanor business falsification charges to state election law violations. His star witness is a convicted felon (ironically imprisoned for the same crime). THIS matter is in the wrong court.

Trump SHOULD have been indicted for this crime by the DOJ at noon on January 20, 2021 as soon as his "presidential immunity" expired and his department fixers departed.

Bragg has other, more serious criminal charges to pursue following the same evidence in the Leticia James civil suit. He already has gained criminal convictions against The Trump Organization for those serious financial crimes.

In my opinion, Bragg does not have the political guts to follow the evidence to its logical target... Either that, or the Trump Crime Family is making Putin-esque threats.

Torchlight

(3,766 posts)
14. I tend to sway towards yes
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 12:19 PM
Mar 2023

I think there'll be some indictments hanging around his neck sometime soon. What those convictions turn out to be will lead me at that point to guess whether there will be convictions for them after announced.

Happy Hoosier

(7,651 posts)
20. I'll pass for now.
Fri Mar 10, 2023, 12:45 PM
Mar 2023

I really want to believe so, and I see some indications it may happen, but I am now cynical. Garland seems VERY reluctant to wade into that pool, despite his protestations.

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