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Old 2020-11-25, 22:18   #1343
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And so it begins:
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/25/823893821/trump-pardons-michael-flynn-who-pleaded-guilty-to-lying-about-russia-contact
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Old 2020-11-26, 01:49   #1344
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After the court session I mentioned in this post when the DOJ declined to give oral arguments in defense of its motion to substitute the government for the president as Defendant in a defamation suit, I somehow missed hearing about the judge denying the motion less than a week later. The order denying the motion is dated October 27th. Of course, that wasn't the end of it...

DOJ appeals ruling that said it can't take the place of Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit
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(CNN)The Justice Department is appealing a court ruling that denied its move to substitute itself for President Donald Trump as the defendant in the defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, the former magazine columnist who has accused the President of raping her.

The appeal is a sign that the Justice Department is continuing to back Trump in court even after he lost the presidential election.

Last month, Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected the Justice Department's attempt to replace Trump in the lawsuit. The Justice Department sought to intervene in the case, which, if approved, would have likely led to the dismissal of the case because the government cannot be sued for defamation.

"We are not at all surprised that the current Department of Justice, which filed its motion to intervene in E Jean Carroll's case at the request of the White House, is appealing Judge Kaplan's decision," Carroll's attorney, Roberta Kaplan, said in a statement.

She added, "From the very start of this case, Donald Trump's number one goal has been to avoid discovery and cause delay."

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Old 2020-11-26, 13:28   #1345
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I'm curious as to how many pardons are for sale and for how much. If Trump truly has $400m in debt, I would not put it past him to ask for $$$ before granting pardons.
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