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Offline segnosaur

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #7905 on: September 22, 2022, 08:18:17 pm »
Looks like Dearie (the Special Master hired to review documents seized at Mar a Lago) has stepped up his game. In addition to laying the smackdown on Trump's lawyers for failure to submit evidence that documents were unclassified, he has now done this:

The judge appointed to review the documents seized by the FBI in the bureauís court-authorized search of Mar-a-Lago last month is demanding Donald Trump back up the wild claims heís made on social media...Dearie ordered Trumpís side to submit by Sept. 30 ďa declaration or affidavitĒ...asking for proof of Trumpís claims that the incriminating evidence found at Mar-a-Lago was part of an FBI frame job....Dearie has also appointed an assistant, James Orenstein, to help him...Orenstein will earn $500 an hour for his service. The bill, Dearie ordered, will be paid monthlyóby Donald Trump.

The judge also stated that the assistant must be paid on time (within about a week of the billing) or Trump would immediately be held in contempt. (A smart move, given Trump's reputation of 1) not paying, and 2) using delaying tactics.

I am impressed. Dearie is going further than I ever expected to curtail Trump's tactics and keep things on track. (And this was one of the guys recommended by the Trump team.... I wonder how they could have accidentally picked someone who was, well, competent.)

I just hope that he doesn't "Pull a Mueller". And by that, I mean start as a person with widespread support from all parts of the political spectrum, to do good work for weeks/months on end, but then mess up at the very end. (In Mueller's case he underestimated the amount of corruption on the republican side, thus his work did not have the impact it should have.)