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Trump Wonders If He Should Have Gone With A Lawyer From The Yellow Pages Instead Of Leaky Rudy

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Regrets, he’s had a number of. But then once more, they had been in all probability all of the fault of the Lamestream Fake News Media, which is all the time speaking about Covid Covid Covid and by no means masking the very large case which goes to be filed subsequent week in Pennsylvania. Or probably Georgia. Then once more, it may very well be Michigan.

NBC reports that the president has come to the belated realization that placing his election litigation within the hands of the Elite Strike Force Super Friends Task Team was probably a misstep. According to an NBC supply, Trump worries that Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell are “fools that are making him look bad.”

Gosh, what gave him that concept? Was it the press convention in an industrial park between a landscaper’s yard and a porno store? Maybe the humiliating loss on the federal courtroom by which his esteemed lawyer demanded “normal scrutiny?” Did Rudy’s head leaking as he re-enacted a scene from the film “My Cousin Vinny” convey a flush to the presidential cheek? Was it Jenna Ellis taking a break from getting dunked on by each training lawyer on Twitter to accuse Frank Luntz of getting a “micropenis?” Or maybe it was Sidney Powell ranting to OANN that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp stole the election from Trump and doubtless took a bribe to do it?

That final one resulted Powell being cut loose to humiliate the president in personal observe. But Giuliani and Ellis are nonetheless chugging alongside, misstating primary details and regulation.

So, why doesn’t the person of the male persuasion whose tagline was “You’re fired” simply, you understand, fire them?

“Who the fuck knows?” responded the NBC supply.

Meanwhile, the Trump marketing campaign legal professionals have dropped several hundred pages on the Third Circuit arguing that U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann abused his discretion by denying them the precise to file a Second Amended Complaint. Never thoughts that the reduction sought was an injunction on Pennsylvania’s certification of the vote depend, which has, as of this morning, already occurred. Their idea is that Judge Brann abused his discretion by not inferring that the actual deadline was December 8, the electoral faculty’s “safe harbor” date.

Or … one thing? Honestly, it’s onerous to inform. But right here’s a terrific gazillion-tweet thread on every little thing improper with this emergency utility for a short lived restraining order from somebody who waded by all 277 pages of it — beginning with the truth that they’re asking the appellate courtroom for a TRO.

In an “Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal to Stay Effect of Certification and Expedited Response,” Giuliani and native counsel Marc Scaringi demand that the Third Circuit halt the state’s certification of the election outcome, or, because it already occurred, “halt the effect” of that certification. Whatever which may imply.

The courtroom ought to grant this reduction based mostly on a Second Amended Complaint which to this point exists solely in Rudy Giuliani’s head, because it’s by no means appeared on any federal docket. Appellants however recite the substance of Rudy’s imaginary grievance at size, together with a declare of standing based mostly on “vote dilution” which was explicitly rejected by the Third Circuit two weeks in the past.

And Rudy’s nonetheless going. Here’s what he told Fox Business’s Lou Dobbs final night time.

Our idea of the case to get to the Supreme Court, now in 4 locations and it’s quickly going to be in two others—and there can be an general lawsuit—is mainly misconduct of the election by state officers in at the very least 5 or 6 completely different states by which the misconduct of the election intertwined deprivation of constitutional rights for the president.

Well, if the president isn’t embarrassed, we’re.

Behind the scenes, Trump frustrated with his legal team’s maneuvers [NBC]


Elizabeth Dye lives in Baltimore what place she writes about regulation and politics.

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