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    Trump's Sphincter tightens with latest SCOTUS ruling

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    The Supreme Court on Monday said a person can be charged and tried in state and federal court for the same conduct without running afoul to the double jeopardy clause of the US Constitution because state and federal governments are separate sovereigns.

    Trump was hoping that States couldn't try him for things he could pardon himself with. Now, that option will not be available as SCOTUS has ruled otherwise, Trump could be needing to look to pimp up a jail cell.

    Ginsburg and Gorsuch dissented on the 7-2 decision. Ginsburg pretty much face palming the idea that States are separately sovereign from the Feds.

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    Do you really think his sphincter has reacted at all to Today's findings?

    Have his aides had time to draw up a cartoon showing the possible consequences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Do you really think his sphincter has reacted at all to Today's findings?

    Have his aides had time to draw up a cartoon showing the possible consequences?
    How hard is it to put together a pie chart with it showing 100% for likely incarceration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Do you really think his sphincter has reacted at all to Today's findings?

    Have his aides had time to draw up a cartoon showing the possible consequences?
    How hard is it to put together a pie chart with it showing 100% for likely incarceration?
    A pie chart may be too subtle. This is for Trump.
    And if they show him a picture of Trump behind bars, he'll just say, "Fake news! Loser Dem Fantasy! They can't impeach me, the Senate won't let them!"

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    My wife and I have a bet going...
    She says he will flee to the Philippines to avoid prosecution
    I say he will flee to Scotland to avoid prosecution

    She is banking on the absence of an extradition agreement with dictatorships... I am banking on the likelihood of Trump having a dual citizenship in Scotland - or the right to one, along with the absence of reciprocity of the EU agreement, which Scotland has been vocally opposed to since 2007.

    Where do you think he will flee?

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    I was thinking Russia, but I can see him going to one of his dictator friends. Since he won't be much of a useful idiot to them then who knows how long he will actually last in whatever country.

    My thought is he will go to whatever country on a 'presidential visit', then resign and stay there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    I was thinking Russia, but I can see him going to one of his dictator friends. Since he won't be much of a useful idiot to them then who knows how long he will actually last in whatever country.

    My thought is he will go to whatever country on a 'presidential visit', then resign and stay there.
    ya, we both agree with that...

    Totally don't think it will be Russia, though... they have no use for him when his assets and influence dries up.. and I doubt he really trusts them enough... what's he gonna do, have Snowden as a roommate?

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    He thinks he can always control the situation. Why would his sphincter tighten?

    For that matter, does he even have one? It seems all the shit comes out his mouth!

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    Cranial-rectal inversion?
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    What about the idea that the President can't pardon state offenses and governors can't pardon federal offenses?

    This is a separate issue from the double jeopardy.

    Also, I am a bit confused on pardon powers. Can Trump pardon a buddy of his who is currently on trial or even before an indictment?

    Nevermind, that is what Ford did for Nixon. But how tightly restricted that is would be a legal struggle.

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