Election 2020

Trump Just Got Hit With a Major Legal Setback and THREE Judges He Appointed Were Behind It

I predict this latest decision by a panel of judges, including three of his own, all of whom declined to hear a gag order, will result in a massive Trump rant on Trust Social. And one expert told Newsweek what he believes Trump will do next. All of this stems from Trump’s actions on January 6, 2021, and he’s facing federal criminal charges of conspiring to defraud the government and disenfranchise voters. And for those who have been in a coma or recently emerged from a cave, the federal indictment against him is the result of an investigation conducted by Special Counsel Jack Smith for the Department of Justice. Trump has, of course, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

As a result, Trump filed another “en banc” request, and asked the appeals court to reconvene so that all 11 of its members could consider removing the gag order. But for the most part, the judges were not swayed by the former president’s plea and the court announced earlier Tuesday they announced they would not accept the en banc request to reconsider the decision the three justices had made before.MSNBC legal correspondent Lisa Rubin reported the decision was unanimous, with none of the judges requesting a vote on the issue. But what’s going to really sting Trump is that three of the judges were Trump appointees: Neomi Rau, Justin Walker, and Greg Katsas.

So yeah, if Trump hasn’t begun erupting on Truth Social yet, I fully expect he will be later tonight.

“None of them did themselves any career favors today, but each of them protected the rule of law,” Rubin noted on X.

There is one more step Trump can take — he can appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, something that his legal team has suggested in the past, which they have already said they will do. Newsweek interviewed Florida state attorney and legal expert David Aronberg. He noted this is likely to be the next move because it helps Trump to delay the proceedings for as long as he can.

“The rehearing has now been denied, so the next step would be for Trump to take it to the Supreme Court,” Aronberg explained. “I expect Trump to appeal to SCOTUS because it furthers his legal strategy of delay, delay, delay.”

It definitely looks like this is what Trump is doing, in hopes of delaying things until after the 2024 presidential election. So that he can pardon himself. Undoubtedly a jail sentence for the four times that he’s been indicted is a scary thought for him, even if he does deserve jail time and not another shot at the White House. And doing time is hard on 77-year-old bone spurs.

The next few months are going to be interesting. Stay tuned.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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