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Thu Apr 18, 2024, 05:09 PM Apr 18

Trump hurting his own defense [View all]

A courtroom exchange shared in the NYT live blog:

Todd Blanche, a defense lawyer, asked for the names of the first three witnesses before proceedings ended for the day. But a prosecutor, Joshua Steinglass, refused to provide them, saying it’s a courtesy they normally extend, but "Mr. Trump has been tweeting about the witnesses.”

Blanche asks what would happen if he could guarantee that his client wouldn’t do so. “I dont think you can make that representation,” Justice Merchan says, sharply.

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Trump hurting his own defense [View all] Nittersing Apr 18 OP
Ya Think! Cha Apr 18 #1
Translation: Defense attorneys have yet to show they will Raven123 Apr 18 #2
I was typing my translation at the same time as you were. Irish_Dem Apr 18 #4
I can almost imagine your "organic" response. erronis Apr 18 #17
OMG. Irish_Dem Apr 18 #3
Truer words Mme. Defarge Apr 18 #5
"I *guarantee* you your money back!" Tommy Carcetti Apr 18 #6
It's Jerry Lundegaard! Permanut Apr 18 #15
And that's before he was fleeing the interview. Hermit-The-Prog Apr 18 #20
Awwww you betcha! SergeStorms Apr 18 #27
I read it while hearing Marge Gunderson say it. :D Hermit-The-Prog Apr 18 #28
Good, because the other one.... SergeStorms Apr 18 #29
Ah, what the Christ BaronChocula Apr 18 #23
Well done Judge Merchan! Think. Again. Apr 18 #7
No one has ever been able to keep Trump's mouth shut. patphil Apr 18 #8
Which begs the question: what do we put in it? calimary Apr 18 #19
Don't New Yawkas carry little bags when they walk their dogs? Pretty sure they'd contribute. Hermit-The-Prog Apr 18 #22
During the Roman Republic ChazInAz Apr 18 #26
Hoping someone has stuffed something in there before he passes. erronis Apr 18 #21
Yup! PortTack Apr 18 #9
His attorneys need to be accountable too. LiberalFighter Apr 18 #10
Ouch. The judge has a firm grasp on the obvious. TomSlick Apr 18 #11
Well TSF does pay them [I typed that without laughing. Took alot] Traurigkeit Apr 18 #24
The more I think about it, Raven123 Apr 18 #12
Boom! n/t iluvtennis Apr 18 #13
Headline says it like it's a bad thing. n/t dobleremolque Apr 18 #14
Sorry. I'm just not a very clever poster. Nittersing Apr 18 #16
That's great BaronChocula Apr 18 #18
Make TSF sit in a Cell on the Sub 2nd floor and watch a close-circuit video feed on monitor _ALONE_ no electronics. Traurigkeit Apr 18 #25
At least he could nap! phylny Apr 19 #31
I doubt he cares as he knows his lawyers can more than likely drag the case out for years until he dies. cstanleytech Apr 19 #30
I want to piss my respects RainCaster Apr 19 #33
Wow! This is big news! Trueblue Texan Apr 19 #32
Trump hires attorneys based on bra-size, hair color, and submissiveness. Ping Tung Apr 19 #34
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