Is Trump Going To Take His Lawyers' Advice-- Or Count On His Fans To Terrorize Judges & Prosecutors?
Do you think that the MAGAts are going wild and think they are entitled to threaten to kill federal judges and prosecutors working on the Trump case? Racist MAGAt Abigail Jo Shry has been charged with threatening to kill Judge Tonya Chutkan. A voice message said “You are in our sights, we want to kill you” and it added that she and her friends would also kill Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a candidate for mayor of Houston, and members of the LGBTQ community. She finished with “If Trump doesn’t get elected in 2024, we are coming to kill you, so tread lightly.”
The judiciary has been seeing more threats than it has in over a decade. The US Marshals Service reported an 18% decline in inappropriate threats and communications against the judiciary last year from 4,511 in fiscal 2021 to 3,706 fiscal 2022. But that’s still almost three times more than the 1,278 threats against the judiciary in 2008, according to a 2021 audit of the US Marshals Service Judicial Security Activities.
Trump has a history of criticizing judges who issue rulings he disagrees with and on Monday criticized Chutkan in a post on Truth Social, calling her “highly partisan” and “very biased,” Politico reported. The post came three days after Chutkan reportedly warned Trump and his attorneys against making inflammatory remarks about people involved in the case.
On Tuesday, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, writing a piece about Ron DeSantis’ failed campaign for the New Yorker, offered a peek at the degenerate right-wing mind. “Even before its official launch, the campaign and its allies were conducting polls and focus groups to test various anti-Trump messages. Across several months, the source familiar with the campaign said that it consistently struggled to find a message critical of Trump that resonated with rank-and-file Republican voters. Even attaching Trump’s name to an otherwise effective message had a tendency to invert the results, this source said. If a moderator said that the covid lockdowns destroyed small businesses and facilitated the largest upward wealth transfer in modern American history, seventy per cent of the Republicans surveyed would agree. But, if the moderator said that Trump’s covid lockdowns destroyed small businesses and facilitated the largest upward wealth transfer in modern American history, the source said, seventy per cent would disagree.”
That’s who they are. Wallace-Wells continued: “For several years now, it’s been common to hear Republican consultants and pollsters say that Trump dominates among the Party’s conservative base because he is seen as a ‘fighter.’ More than anyone else in the GOP primary, DeSantis has a reputation for political aggression and a track record of conservative efficacy, but that doesn’t seem to have helped him. Perhaps this characterization of Trump is misleading. Is he really a fighter? He is a yeller, certainly, an expresser, a maker of big threats. He also wanders away from the fights he has started. To think that what Republican voters really want in a Presidential candidate is someone they can trust to complete the border wall may be a misunderstanding of the Party’s base. Trump has managed to always make politics gargantuan: it wasn’t about immigration but a civilizational struggle; it wasn’t about an election but democracy itself. ‘You have millions of Americans who are literally willing to die for Trump right now,’ the source familiar with the DeSantis campaign told me, ‘and being, like, He didn’t fire Fauci is not going to change their minds.’”
Trump’s lawyers and advisors are telling him to STFU about his upcoming criminal trials. ABC News’ Katherine Faulders and Jonathan Karl reported yesterday before dawn that they made him— or are trying to make him cancel his ill-advised press conference Monday. He’s been bloviating how he’d be able to refute the charges against him and his cronies. His “legal advisers have told him that holding such a press conference with dubious claims of voter fraud will only complicate his legal problems and some of his attorneys have advised him to cancel it.” He said he was going to present what he termed on social media “A Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia.”
UPDATE: The lawyers won this time-- they prevailed on him to calm down-- as much as a freak like him can calm down:
Georgia's Republican governor responded to that with his own social media post declaring, "The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen. For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward-- under oath-- and prove anything in a court of law.”
Campaigning in Iowa, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he agreed with Kemp. And so did former Vice President Mike Pence, who said on Wednesday, "The Georgia election was not stolen."
Georgia's 2020 presidential election has been thoroughly examined and re-examined. The results were confirmed in three separate counts, include a hand count of the nearly 5 million ballots cast in the state. Under Attorney General Bill Barr, Trump's own Justice Department looked allegations made by Trump. So did the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.