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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:40 PM

What do you think the odds are Trump will sue after he is impeached?

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Reply What do you think the odds are Trump will sue after he is impeached? (Original post)
Thomas Hurt Dec 2019 OP
dchill Dec 2019 #1
dubyadiprecession Dec 2019 #8
MerryBlooms Dec 2019 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2019 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #4
ScratchCat Dec 2019 #10
rurallib Dec 2019 #5
Raftergirl Dec 2019 #6
MineralMan Dec 2019 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #11
MineralMan Dec 2019 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #13
MineralMan Dec 2019 #14
ScratchCat Dec 2019 #9

Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:42 PM

1. He is welcome to try.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:49 PM

8. He will try to sue, but.....

We know he will whine and bitch to his small crowd sized rallies. You know, the same old crybaby lines coming from this so called “bully behind the pulpit”.
He will cry “Presidential harassment”, over and over again.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:43 PM

2. Yuge!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:43 PM

3. 50/50...

He either will...or he won’t.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:44 PM

4. Sue whom, and how? He could try, but it wouldn't go anywhere.

The doctrine of sovereign immunity and the Speech or Debate Clause in the Constitution ensure that any such lawsuit wouldn't survive a motion to dismiss and would probably earn any lawyer stupid enough to take the case a nice, fat, well-deserved Rule 11 sanction.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:52 PM

10. What he will try to do is this:

If the Senate doesn't convict and remove, he'll try to "sue" to have the "impeached" label removed. It will be just like that jackass Sheriff Joe trying to get his conviction erased after trump pardoned him. It will be laughed out of court.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. I am sure he will; that is what he does

no matter what that stinky old constitution says.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:47 PM

6. Didn't he already

say he would?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:47 PM

7. Sue? Who would he sue?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:53 PM

11. He'd have to sue the House, and obviously that will go nowhere.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:56 PM

12. Well, that won't work. They're just doing their Constitutional jobs.

Such a case would never be heard at all. Tossed out immediately.

He has nobody to sue over this. Even the lousy attorneys he hires will tell him that.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:58 PM

13. Sovereign immunity insulates the House as a body, and

the individuals are protected by the Speech or Debate clause. He's had some pretty terrible attorneys (the good ones won't work for him), but I should think that even the terrible ones would know better. One semester of law school should be enough, for that matter.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 03:03 PM

14. Exactly.

Even an amateur like me could argue that effectively.

Anyhow, this impeachment thing is going to help defeat Trump, which is all it needs to do.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:49 PM

9. At this rate

He is going to flip-the-fuck out and have to be Baker Acted. His mental decline can only get worse. He will not be the 2020 GOP candidate.

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