Started by Hydra009, March 30, 2023, 08:48:34 PM
Quote from: Hydra009 on August 01, 2023, 10:43:43 PMAmong other indictments, an indictment of the American educational system.
QuoteBecause the charges have taken over 2 years to be made and slam right into the 2024 election.
Quote from: Shiranu on August 02, 2023, 08:31:06 PMHave they?Legal cases take time - legal cases against mob bosses take even longer.Now put a mob "boss" (fall guy who thinks he's in control) in control of the world's most powerful political institution and the necessity of thorough evidence to justify your case.You don't make charges until you can prove them; otherwise you have only guaranteed the defendant walks away with no punishment.If anything, it probably is slightly rushed - I would argue Trump and his legal team have probably cut a few years off of the case with their multiple admissions of guilty thoughts and actions.I think it could really go 50/50 on who is at fault for it happening right now - but I trust Jack Smith to do his job. Strikes me as a man who takes it very seriously.
Quote from: Shiranu on August 02, 2023, 10:28:50 PMThe process has been on-going for years; the indictments indicate this - it goes back to at least the Jan. 6th committee, as these are the charges (+ an additional charge) that they directly adopted from the committee's recommendation to the DoJ.The hearings weren't just for political show, and the Republicans apparently did a really good job of convincing people that it was just theater; I had fallen for it as well.If there is one thing the Soviets were good at, it was making people question their own reality - Some kompromats seem to have had good teachers.
Quote from: Mike Cl on August 03, 2023, 10:09:54 AMI see the Jan. 6th committee as essential (and a great format). It presented the current history of the coup attempt and it got enough attention to act like a slap across the face of the DOJ--it woke up and then appointed Smith. Otherwise we would still be wondering what the fuck the DOJ was doing (or not doing).
Quote from: Cassia on August 03, 2023, 10:37:29 AMWe have a history of going easy on white collar criminals, conspirators against the Union and traitors. Bob E Lee and Jeff Davis never even went to trial. Nixon got the pardon. Who know what Trump will get if found guilty on all charges. Probably limited to two rounds of 18 holes a week.
Quote from: Mike Cl on August 03, 2023, 03:40:50 PMTrue--and therein lies the problem. If trump does not get prison he wins. He will be re-elected and that will be the end of this country as we thought we knew it. He will become a dictator and that will be that.