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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:05 AM

WaPo Style: Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump's life extremely difficult

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Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump’s life extremely difficult

By Karen Heller
Jan. 18, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EST

On the other side of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency, the lawyers are waiting. ... Leaving aside his Senate impeachment trial, mounting government investigations include a civil probe by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., and a federal probe by acting U.S. Attorney for D.C. Michael Sherwin that may include Trump’s role in the catastrophic storming of the U.S. Capitol this month. ... But already pending for the soon-to-be South Florida retiree is a trio of lawsuits that allege defamation, fraud and more fraud — all of which are helmed by one attorney.

Roberta Kaplan’s clients include writer E. Jean Carroll, who filed a defamation case after Trump claimed she was “totally lying” about her allegation that he raped her a quarter-century ago in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, and niece Mary L. Trump, who claims that Trump and two of his siblings deprived her of an inheritance worth millions. ... “I became the go-to person to sue the president,” says Kaplan, 54, with considerable relish.

She is in many ways the ideal legal adversary to take on Trump. Kaplan is a brash and original strategist, with neither a gift for patience nor silence, a crusader for underdogs who has won almost every legal accolade imaginable. Kaplan, says New York Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in an email, “has been indispensable in the fight against the cancer of hate and division that Trump spent four years exacerbating.”

Before the presidency, Trump was often as engaged in legal tussles as he was in real estate, suing and threatening to sue his way out of financial trouble. With a return to private life, “his terror is that he will no longer be protected by the office and will have to deal with these lawsuits,” says his niece. Trump faces the prospect of spending considerable time in the role of defendant. Kaplan says she will seek to depose him in all three cases. Trump’s lawyers did not respond to requests for comment on the cases in this story.

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Karen Heller
Karen Heller is national general features writer for Style. She joined The Washington Post in 2014, and reports on a wide array of subjects, including popular culture, politics, cultural differences and profiles. She was previously a metro columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she reported on popular culture, politics and social issues. Follow https://twitter.com/kheller

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Reply WaPo Style: Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump's life extremely difficult (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2021 OP
SunSeeker Jan 2021 #1
Beartracks Jan 2021 #16
SunSeeker Jan 2021 #17
Beartracks Jan 2021 #18
livetohike Jan 2021 #2
lagomorph777 Jan 2021 #11
mopinko Jan 2021 #3
Chainfire Jan 2021 #4
soothsayer Jan 2021 #6
Lonestarblue Jan 2021 #5
flibbitygiblets Jan 2021 #7
lagomorph777 Jan 2021 #12
Heartstrings Jan 2021 #8
Jon King Jan 2021 #9
iluvtennis Jan 2021 #10
OMGWTF Jan 2021 #13
BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #14
Mopar151 Jan 2021 #15

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:23 AM

1. Can't wait until Roberta Kaplan deposes the Orange Pustule.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 05:03 PM

16. You mean, "puts the squeeze on the Orange Pustule"?



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 05:42 PM

17. Did not need that visual, but yeah.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 08:56 PM

18. Weird...

... but this is the color of Trump's face.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:33 AM

2. Trial(s) of the century. Can't wait. Don't forget the

popcorn .

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Response to livetohike (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:43 PM

11. Tribulations for Turd.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:34 AM

3. please, please, please,

let it be on the teevee.

as sick of i am of seeing his ugly face, i'd pay to watch him sweat in the dock.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:46 AM

4. It will be interesting to see if he will still have the financial means to mount vigorous defenses.

Will he be turning to his antisocial crowd for funding? Do you think that he proceedings may become targets of violence? Do you think the opposing attorneys, their families and their facilities may be in danger? Trump has a redneck army to do his bidding, they are "fired up and ready to go."

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:15 AM

6. I think the pardons for sale are part of his fundraising

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:06 AM

5. I hope Merrick Garland immediately rescinds the DOJ position on Jean Carroll's auit.

The DOJ is still trying to turn her suit into one against the federal government instead of Trump because he defamed her during the time he was president. But character defamation is nowhere in the job description of a US president.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:11 PM

7. This ☝🏼

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:44 PM

12. I think there are a number of DOJ actions that have similar Trump taint.

Agree that Garland needs to take care of that.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:14 PM

8. The impeachment is overshadowing these impending charges from SDNY

Imo, these will be what takes trump, and his spawn down....

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:25 PM

9. This must be a world wide effort....

She is amazing and this war on everything Trump must be relentless. Civil cases, criminal cases, business boycotts, pressure on banks, free world governments helping provide intelligence on their crimes. Every entity must hammer the Trumps from every possible angle.

The Trump name must be rendered into what it should be, an enemy of the entire free world.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:28 PM

10. Excellent - I can't wait. Let the lawsuits begin! nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 12:45 PM

13. Trump's lawyers Ghouliani and Doucheowitz. LOL!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 01:34 PM

14. She sounds like just the attorney for the job.

And a small, added bonus. Sitting across the table from such an able and powerful woman is going to make him seethe.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 12:19 AM

15. Just wait...

When he is forced to remain quiet and stay seated, while being questioned by a nasty woman.

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