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THIS WEEK'S EPISODE:
Episode #886: Actions Were Terrible
First Broadcast: 2/22/21
The second impeachment trial of now former President Donald Trump is over and done with, and even though the Senate voted 57 to 43 to convict, that total fell short of the 2/3 requirement mandated by the Constitution, so he was acquitted. However, that is far from the end of Trump's legal problems, as there are now no less than 7 separate situations that could find him back in court in the near future. In no particular order:
- The Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, is investigating whether or not Trump incited a riot on January 6, under D.C. law;
- Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and the NAACP are suing Trump and his former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for allegedly violating an 1871 law that makes it a crime to use violence or intimidation to prevent government officials from fulfilling the duties of their office;
- The District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, Fani Willis, is investigating to see if Trump violated state campaign laws when he tried for an hour to persuade the Secretary of State of Georgia over the phone to disregard the actual vote count that went to Joe Biden, and "find" a way to certify Trump as the winner of the Presidential election in that state (prompting Georgia Republicans to try and amend their constitution in the hopes that they might stifle the case before it gets started);
- The Attorney General of the State of New York, Letitia James, is investigating if the Trump Organization inflated the value of its assets when applying for loans, and simultaneously deflated the values of those assets to receive illegal tax breaks;
- The Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr., has an ongoing investigation into "extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization," and has been waiting on a Supreme Court decision for 4 months in order to view Trump's tax returns in the process [a decision that was delivered mere hours after our episode premiered, resulting in Cy Vance receiving those tax returns later that same week--how fortuitous!];
- E. Jean Carroll has an open defamation lawsuit against Trump, after he claimed she lied about him sexually assaulting her in a department store;
- And Summer Zervos is still suing Trump for defamation, after he accused her of lying when she said he groped her in 2007.
On top of this: Is it too much to ask for the Senate to officially declare that Trump is ineligible to ever hold public office again in this country, since he violated the 14th Amendment when he engaged in insurrection against the United states on January 6th? Because, as Representative Ted Lieu said, "I'm not afraid of Donald Trump running again in four years. I'm afraid he'll run again and lose because he can do this again." Well put.
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