Four-time impeachment Donald Trump had an urgent message to share with Americans on Thursday morning.

Trump tweeted, “None of these tests should be allowed to start before the election.” He complained that all these tests were conducted by “crooked Joe Biden” and “radical left-wing lunatics”.

Trump’s vehement plea to postpone all his trials until voters cast their vote next year reveals his horror of appearing utterly powerless to his brainwashed cult followers, who believe him to be omnipotent and his actions untainted .

In the coming year, Trump faces a tussle stemming from four criminal counts, but the legal consequences of those trials are less important to him than the political risk of appearing vulnerable ahead of the 2024 election.

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David Alan Sklansky, a professor at Stanford Law School, said, “I don’t think you can describe how devastating it is for Trump to be a defendant in the lawsuit.” Sklansky was participating in a roundtable discussion ,Talking Feds” Podcast Searching for a federal indictment of Trump for conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.

“His whole job is to act powerful, to act the big man, and you can’t do that as a criminal defendant sitting in a courtroom while so many other people talk about you,” Sklansky continued. called it a “nightmare” for Trump. “I think for him and his lawyers, the whole game here is delay.”

If timing is of the essence, Special Counsel Jack Smith’s laser-focused bid to indict Trump and Trump alone for coordinating efforts to block a peaceful transfer of power and betray the United States comes at the perfect time . Charges could be brought against Trump’s co-conspirators later, but for now Smith is looking for time to hold Trump accountable for his actions. First Election of 2024 – A bulwark against the possibility that a Trump victory would delay justice indefinitely.

While Trump’s attorneys will certainly make every effort to push forward the January 2 hearing date that Smith is seeking, the D.C. courthouse overseen by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is likely the ideal venue for seeking expedited action in the case. Is. Chutkan has already handled dozens of January 6 cases, is well-acquainted with the details of the event, and will likely be eager to quickly dispose of a case that is judicially one of the most important in American history. There will be legal action.

And while Trump’s lawyers will certainly file a large number of motions aimed at delaying the trial, those motions will also receive immediate attention.

“It’s not normally going to be like, ‘Hey, there’s a motion pending, let’s put it on top of the pile,'” defense attorney Danny Cevallos said on the “Talking Fed” podcast. “As much as they will file a flurry of motions, which will require a lot of research, they will also be prioritized in a way that other defendants are not.”

The potential momentum of Smith’s narrowly crafted federal case serves as the perfect counterpoint to the broader fraud charges against Trump and 18 co-conspirators in an effort to overturn the 2020 election. Those charges are being prosecuted in Cobb County, Georgia, by Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis.

Although Willis is expected to be in court by March the target seems impossibly fast For a case involving evidence gathered over two and a half years. The case involves 19 defendants with varying interests, all of whom will be represented by a team of attorneys who will try to outdo each other on behalf of not only Willis but their clients. Many experts believe that trialing the case until November 2024 is too far away and could easily take several years. In fact, one defendant, Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, is already seeking to move the case from Georgia state court to a federal venue.

But according to Georgia State University law professor Clark Cunningham, the beauty of Willis’ effort to prosecute an entire group of criminals is its religious nature. told The Washington Post,

“He couldn’t have done it on his own,” Cunningham said of Trump and the entourage of lawyers, political activists and Republican officials who sought to help him win the election. They should all be held accountable, Cunningham said, “because that gives us a real chance to prevent this in the future.”

An under-appreciated benefit of targeting so many defendants at once is the fact that at least many of them will seek deals to reduce both their sentences and their accumulated legal fees. Trump may be raising millions of dollars to cover his costs, but he’s hurting others at the same time.

Chief among them is Rudy Giuliani, who CNN reports made a personal trip to Mar-a-Lago in April to make a personal appeal to Trump to pay his legal bills, which were already strong and rising into the seven figures. Trump declined, which shocked none other than Giuliani.


Giuliani’s conspiratorial roadshow attorney Jenna Ellis now reportedly finds herself in the same boat. This alone may be enough to consider flipping a transactional player like Ellis, if he hasn’t already done so.


Bottom line: The Georgia case is going to be a legal thriller for the ages, which may eventually lead to a televised court case garnering the type of national interest not seen since the OJ Simpson trial.

And if it doesn’t reach the court before November 2024, it will still have political consequences. However, anti-Trump Tim Miller, co-host of The Bulwark, pointed out that the Georgia case is unlikely to shock any MAGA cultists, but it will matter to the margins. “The Next Level” Podcast,

people who read the wall street journal [editorial] board, and his wife was angry with him for not supporting Hillary [Clinton]—Will it enter those people? Yes, it is going to happen. Not in the Republican primary. But the more this thing comes in front of the people, the less the popularity of Donald Trump decreases. It has an effect on casuals, it has an effect on moderate Republicans. This is going to be really bad news [Trump] Carry on through the next year, and we’re about to enjoy fingerprinting and other things that embarrass him and make him really own up to it – Trump will have to surrender to Fannie Willis sometime in the next seven days.

As Miller concluded, “It’s hard to be an alpha male when you’re surrendering.”

Overall, the federal conspiracy case solely targets Trump and includes (and perhaps even) Trump and a range of his accomplices in the ambitious racketeering case. lead to future lawsuits) is probably a lofty dream.

The pair could work together to hound Trump at the ballot box in 2024, as well as slowly but surely bring to justice a high-profile group of people who have defrauded Americans solely for personal gain. There was a conspiracy to end democracy.

With a little luck and hard work, the short-term electoral consequences as well as the long-term legal implications could help the Republican Party currently subdue Trump and rid the country of his MAGA cult.

American political parties can often seem stuck in their path, but they can and often do change course. On this week’s episode of “The Downballot,” we are joined by political scientist David Karol, who tells us how and why both the Democratic and Republican parties have adjusted their views on a variety of issues over the past few years. Karol offers three different models for how these changes occur, and explains why voters often stick with their parties even after these changes. He ends with a suggestion to activists who are trying to steer their parties if they don’t change fast.

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