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Trump’s Three Handpicked SCOTUS Justices Just Handed Gun Lovers A Giant Setback

Donald Trump loves to brag about the fact that he managed to appoint three associate justices to the Supreme Court during his failed presidency. It’s literally the only bright spot in his term in office.

But it appears that Trump’s single “accomplishment” will also turn out to be another miserable failure, based on a decision from the high court on Monday, USA Today reports:

“The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up three challenges to a federal ban on gun ownership for people convicted of nonviolent crimes, disappointing Second Amendment advocates who hoped a more conservative court would begin to chip away at the restriction.

“By not taking the appeals, the nation’s highest court let stand a series of lower court rulings that prohibited people convicted of driving under the influence, making false statements on tax returns and selling counterfeit cassette tapes from owning a gun.”

Particularly galling to gun fetishists will be the fact that Amy Coney Barrett didn’t agree to form a majority with four other conservatives, which many believed she would based on her prior rulings while an appellate court judge:

“Several of the court’s conservatives signaled in recent years that they were interested in revisiting the issue, and it’s not clear why they chose not to do so. Four conservative justices have expressed a desire to address outstanding Second Amendment questions – enough to take a case but one vote short of the five needed to corral a majority. Many expected Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, seated last fall, to provide that fifth vote.”

But she didn’t, and that means that Trump’s hot air about how he was going to cement a conservative majority on the court is nothing but rhetoric. If a right-wing judge like Barrett won’t agree to hear a case on who can own a gun, has the court actually swung to the right?

Gun control supporters hailed the the decision, with Adam Skaggs, chief counsel and policy director at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, remarking:

“If nothing else is clear from today’s decision, the court signaled that it’s not making a 180-degree turn where it’s going to take every gun case and rule for the gun lobby in every case.”

Another gun case remains before the justices, but it’s unclear when exactly the court will decide whether or not to take it.

In the other case, a New York law is in question:

“Two New York state residents who sought a license to carry guns outside their home but were denied because they didn’t meet the state’s requirement of having a ‘special need for self protection.'”

Will Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett agree to hear that case? Based on their decision today, it seems unlikely.

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Don Jr. Humiliates Himself And His Old Man By Comparing The Failed Former POTUS To Joe Biden

Bless his coal-black, shrunken heart, Donald Trump Jr. just cannot avoid owning himself as he engages in being a dutiful son/sycophant for a father who couldn’t possibly care less about him and has long ago made it clear that Ivanka is his favorite child that he wanted to have sex with when she was only 13.

According to Junior, his father is far more accomplished in his four failed years as president than the current head of state, Joe Biden.

Don Jr. made his claim on Instagram, because apparently he doesn’t like Twitter now that the platform banned his father for being a lying, traitorous sack of shit:

How pathetic can one person be? Well there’s Don Jr. pathetic and everyone else is in a distant second place.

That was all it took for social media to light up with derision and mockery of Traitor Tot:

It’s going to be so much fun to watch in the months ahead as members of the Trump family start to turn on each other in exchange for a reduced prison sentence.

 

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Now Facing Two Sex Crimes Trials – And That’s Bad News For Donald Trump

On Friday, Federal Judge Alison Nathan issued a 34-page ruling which will split the charges against Ghislaine Maxwell into two separate trials, the first of which is set to begin in July.

The New York Daily News is reporting:

“Ghislaine Maxwell will face two separate trials on charges of grooming underage victims of Jeffrey Epstein and lying under oath, a judge ruled Friday.

“‘It would introduce unrelated allegations of sexual abuse, which would potentially expose the jury to evidence that might otherwise not be admissible,’ the jurist explained.”

Maxwell is charged with sex trafficking conspiracy, sex trafficking of a minor, and perjury.

Both Maxwell and Epstein have a history with former President Donald Trump, who spoke glowingly about Epstein before he was accused of sexually abusing underage girls. The former financier was later arrested on federal criminal charges and died while in custody. His death was later ruled a suicide, but there have been rumors that Epstein might have been killed while awaiting trial.

Now consider two trials for Maxwell and what that means for Trump.

If Maxwell recalls incidents when she procured girls for Epstein and Trump was also involved, that may well come out during her court appearances. Such information could lead to new indictments against her former associates.

But the biggest threat for Trump is if Maxwell agrees to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for leniency. In that scenario, she would agree to testify against “bigger fish” such as the former president.

Just last month, a superseding indictment was filed against Maxwell which increases the pressure on her to tell what she knows:

“An amended indictment against Maxwell now covers alleged crimes stretching from 1994 to 2004 in New York and Florida, including accusations that she paid the girl, known as Minor Victim-4, hundreds of dollars for each sexual act with Epstein.”

Maxwell is in one hell of a legal fix, and the only way she can possibly reduce spending the rest of her life in prison is by telling what she knows. If she does, Donald Trump and many other famous men may wind up incarcerated for decades, too.

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Justice Department Demanding Trump BFF Roger Stone Fork Over $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Right before Christmas last year, Donald Trump was handing out pardons left and right. And one of them went to his longtime friend and confidant, Roger Stone, who had been convicted for lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction. Stone had been facing 40 months in federal prison for his crimes.

But while Stone may have dodged incarceration, he’s now facing financial ruin.

On Friday, the Department of Justice sued Stone, accusing him and his wife, Nydia, of failing to pay almost $2 million in unpaid federal taxes and fees, according to NBC News:

“The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says the couple underpaid their income taxes by $1,590,361 from 2007 to 2011. It further says Stone, 68, did not pay his full tax bill in 2018, coming up $407,036 short. The couple, the suit alleges, used a commercial entity to ‘shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties.'”

A lien is also being sought against a property owned by Stone and his wife:

“The filing wants to thwart the Stones’ transfer of their $525,000 Florida condominium to an entity known as the Bertran Family Revocable Trust, which the government says is controlled by Nydia Stone and has as beneficiaries their children, Adria Stone and Scott Stone.

“A tax lien was being sought against the property, it said. The suit also seeks a judgment for $1,590,361.89.”

The Stones had agreed to a payment plan for their overdue taxes, but stopped making the monthly installments of $20,000. It remains unclear why the couple ceased their payments, unless they’re both financially tapped out, which has been rumored in recent months.

If the Stones lose the federal suit filed against them by the DOJ, they will be facing a massive tax liability that they cannot merely ignore. A continued failure to pay the taxes could also send them both to prison.

Isn’t it interesting how karma manages to catch up with even the biggest douchebags? A little patience is required, but the karmic wheel always spins in the direction of those most deserving of a giant bite on the ass.

 

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GOP Donors Have A Favorite For 2024 – And It Isn’t Donald Trump

As a narcissist, Donald Trump thinks the world revolves around him, including the political world and any future election.

So it should come as no surprise that the failed, one-term former president believes he’s the front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination.

But based on what’s happening behind the scenes among the megadonors who will play a major role in helping decide the 2024 GOP nominee for the White House, Trump shouldn’t be expecting to have an easy ride three years from now.

According to Politico, major donors have their eye on Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida:

“As the Republican Party charts its path forward, national donor interest in DeSantis is skyrocketing. Major givers across the country are lining up to support the governor’s 2022 reelection effort, with some committing to hosting fundraising events and others plowing funds into his campaign bank account. In the past two-plus months alone, DeSantis has received six-figure contributions from Republican megadonors including Bernie Marcus, Paul Tudor Jones and Steven Witkoff, who in March held a high-dollar fundraiser at his lavish Miami Beach home.”

Despite the early enthusiasm for DeSantis, the Florida governor isn’t a guarantee to win reelection in the Sunshine State, where many voters say they believe he’s badly mishandled the coronavirus pandemic and may have sold vaccines to the highest bidder as they were rolled out across the nation by the Biden administration.

A recent poll taken in Florida shows that in a hypothetic matchup with the most likely 2022 Democratic nominee, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, DeSantis is running dead even. That’s not exactly a comfortable position for an incumbent in a state that’s becoming more diverse and trending blue in many of the largest cities.

The polls haven’t deterred those who are early boosters of the Florida governor, with Joanne Zervos, a New York City donor, remarking:

“[He’s] a nicer version of Trump.”

That’s another problem DeSantis will have to face: His close association with Trump, whom the governor has supported since his days in Congress. If he’s running against Trump, how will he distance himself from the former president? And, conversely, how will DeSantis sell himself to independent voters who see him as an eager lickspittle for the Donald?

It’s a long way to the next presidential election. And while Ron DeSantis may be garnering rave reviews among conservatives right now, a lot can change in the months ahead. He could wind up being nothing but the flavor of the month.