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(2,254 posts)
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 11:00 PM Dec 2023

I'm thinking there's a single possibility of a Trump trial before...

..election day: the election interference case. Willis has already predicted 2025 for her case and Cannon is dragging out the pretrial stuff with hers. One shot at a Trump conviction before the election and that will hinge on 12 openminded, unbiased jurors.


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(3,845 posts)
4. You don't really think that the laws
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 12:43 AM
Dec 2023

written for the rest of us will ever apply to the rich and priveleged in this country, do you?

The Justice Department had a chance to jump on this quickly, when Congress finished its hearings, and it dragged out and dawdled and fussed and finally brought in Jack Smith.

We got the drama associated with indictments. That's about it. I never really believed we would get that, but I think they had to produce something to look credible. It won't go any further and we are going to watch our democracy vanish in front of our very eyes while Democrats fuss over whether Biden is too old and why we're not more progressive, and whether RFK Jr. is qualified or not and whether Hamas is a legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

Fiendish Thingy

(15,568 posts)
5. Willis has projected her trial will *end* in early 2025, but start sometime in second half of 2024.
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 12:48 AM
Dec 2023

That’s OK by me- it’s the one trial that will, definitely be televised, and in the weeks just before the election.



(2,727 posts)
6. As far as a Trump trial goes, all I can say is "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 01:22 AM
Dec 2023

First signs of Trump jury selection process may have just landed in D.C. mailboxes

WASHINGTON — Potential jurors in former President Donald Trump's federal election interference trial may know they are in the pool now.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has sent prospective jurors a "pre-screening" form asking about their availability to appear in person Feb. 9 to fill out a written questionnaire for use in the jury selection process for a March 4 trial. A resident in Washington, D.C., who received one of the forms in the mail Monday shared an image of it with NBC News.

Though the form does not name or refer to the defendant directly, the court had earlier set those dates for the questionnaire and the start of Trump's trial. The form advises potential jurors that their trial "may last approximately three months after jury selection is completed," which is consistent with estimates of the timetable for Trump's trial.

Recipients were also notified that the in-person written questionnaire is different from the online version, which is often the only one used in federal trials.

Fingers crossed, but I think it's happening!
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