[ Editor’s Note: Trump has gone into full grift mode with his double layered free speech newest gambit. It leads me to think that Rudy is still running the legal strategy strings as he has been so quiet.
Only the Donald would trot something like this out. He presents his lawsuit as a constitutional free speech case against the social media companies trying to wrap himself up in: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; …”.
This is another play from ‘The Cracken’ home school legal course. Facebook, Google and the gang are not Congress. So Donald the grifter will event a scenario claiming the big tech media companies all use the government trunk lines so that effectively makes them government.
The case will be thrown out and Trump’s lawyers could end up getting sanctioned for filing a frivolous lawsuit which could lead to their getting the Rudy treatment of having their licenses suspended. The Courts do not want to deal with this silliness by letting it spread.
But if they do that I think the Trump response would be to make the courts public enemy number one. He’s already lost 60 of his Steal State and Federal cases which included a lot of Republican appointed judges.
So Trump could initiate an insurrection on the Courts, that they have to be overthrown to get control ‘back to the people’. Now comes my ‘double play’ mention above. He will use this painting the Courts as rigged, as a defense to his pending criminal indictments that are in the pipeline.
As each indictment falls he will scream to the Trumpers that “we have to save the country from the illegal usurpers in the Courts. It’s a great way to pick the pockets of his base to pay for his legal expenses, with the con, ‘but for me go you’.
If it plays out like this we are about to see a circus that would make the one last year look like a children’s story book. Trump knows he has everything to lose so he will use the Trumpers to the last man.
This may have something to do with what seems to be a trend of the Jan 06 prosecutors, to carefully be compiling every shred of evidence that they can, so they have a good conspiracy case for the 20 year sentences. Glenn Kirschner informed us about the “spoke and wheel” conspiracy case law recently.
If they don’t do this Trump might see an opening to crank up a Jan 06 type insurrection machine to attack court houses, with his followers claiming they are ‘saving democracy’.
What would deter Trump from a path like this? He is already on the highway to hell and it is a one way ticket. His weapon is the Trumpers, and they are all expendable to him. We all know he really couldn’t give a crap about any of them other than their keeping him out of jail somehow now… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … July 11, 2021
[ Second Editor’s Note: Gotta love how Trump has upped the Insurrection lovefest crowd to a million now. My only concern is that he is setting up a diminished capacity defence to fall back on if he has nothing else…JD ]
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed optimism that his legal action against social media companies will be a victory for the Constitution.
“They are immune so many different things, but they’re not immune from the lawsuit,” he said of Silicon Valley during a conspiracy-laden interview on “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” on the Fox News Channel.
“What they have done is such a violation of the Constitution,” he said, “a violation like we’ve never seen before. They take me down, they take all conservative voices down or most of them. They find them and they take them down. It’s a disgrace.”
In his interview Sunday, Trump blamed the actions of Facebook, Twitter and others on efforts to destroy him and his supporters.
“They work with Democrats within government and, frankly, outside of government. They work with the Democrats,” adding: “It should be a campaign contribution, the largest ever made.”
…Inflating the crowd figures from the rally Jan. 6 that preceded the attack on the Capitol, Trump said: “There was such love at that rally, you had over a million people. They were there for one reason, the rigged election.”
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