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Fri Apr 19, 2024, 05:24 PM Apr 19

From the Palmer Report, today: Alvin Bragg may have just found his "in" for locking up Donald Trump. [View all]



Bragg and his team have made a new filing detailing Trump’s additional gag order violations. They’re now pointing out that based on the timeframe, some of Trump’s offending posts may have been posted from “within this courthouse.” There are a couple reasons why this is a big deal.


... by all accounts Trump doesn’t type. Instead he reportedly dictates his posts to a guy named Dan Scavino. Trump even recently admitted that Scavino is the only person with full access to Trump’s Truth Social account. So if Trump’s gag order-violating posts are being made while Trump is at the courthouse, how is that even happening? Are he and Scavino scheduling them the night before?

If so, it sets the stage for the courts to potentially drag Scavino in as a material witness in Trump’s gag order violations. Scavino would have to be truthful about how he and Trump have crafted these offending posts, or else Scavino would go down for obstruction.


So it’s worth watching where Alvin Bragg and his team are going with this. If they can drag in Scavino on this and firmly establish that Trump’s offending posts were a strategic decision to try to intimidate the targets, and not merely spontaneous outbursts in frustration, it would go a long way to convincing the judge to indeed lock Trump up during next week’s gag order violation hearing.

Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report

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The presumption fails... brooklynite Apr 19 #1
Thanks. nt CaliforniaPeggy Apr 19 #2
Not if Scavino pretends to be Trump. Raven Apr 19 #3
Perhaps the poster is logging in on another device and posting from there.... littlemissmartypants Apr 19 #14
From the OP, "within this courthouse." not courtroom TexLaProgressive Apr 19 #16
Did you read the article? whopis01 Apr 20 #23
Indeed. moondust Apr 19 #4
Did they let palmer out of the dementia ward? getagrip_already Apr 19 #5
It's obvious to me that Trump's poli-junkie Apr 19 #6
Here comes the judge! Kid Berwyn Apr 19 #7
I got to watch that clip a couple of weeks ago. Still hilarious. niyad Apr 19 #17
Thank you my Dear CaliforniaPeggy malaise Apr 19 #8
This had me at "within this courthouse." That alone works for me. We'll see on Tuesday. ancianita Apr 19 #9
FYI "The Palmer Report" is a garbage source. nt Carlitos Brigante Apr 19 #10
the Palmer Report is a bad source Celerity Apr 19 #11
Palmer Report? Are we relying on that again? Silent Type Apr 19 #12
I thought that was long gone. But here is a question which told more lies Truth Social or the Palmer report? And...... usaf-vet Apr 20 #22
Would agree with that. However, I opppose misinformation/exaggeration "from any side." Silent Type Apr 20 #24
The Palmer Report is mostly just wishful thinking. sop Apr 19 #13
K&R Hiawatha Pete Apr 19 #15
This might very well be true but it is the very unreliable Palmer Report Botany Apr 19 #18
Thank you, my dear Botany! Now I know. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 19 #20
WOO HOO!! And you can quote me. no_hypocrisy Apr 19 #19
Take him and Scavino down and lock them up! kimbutgar Apr 19 #21
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