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Aug 12, 2023Liked by Robert Reich

Trump should have been jailed already for "I will come after you".

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Aug 12, 2023Liked by Robert Reich

Samuel Bankman-Fried's incarceration is good news.

I would like to think that Trump will stop his belligerence, but I honestly believe he's going to deliberately test the Judge in D.C., because he wants the trial date delayed, at any cost, including his own incarceration; this would certainly be an enormous boost to his campaign and fundraising.

I was also pleasantly surprised that the SCOTUS blocked the Purdue Pharmaceutical's settlement, and will take up the case in December.

I thought that the original verdict (giving the Sacklers lifetime immunity from prosecution, in exchange for a 6 billion dollar settlement) was a gross miscarriage of justice, since the Sackler family ,was, in reality, an American drug cartel.

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I'm just sorry that this discredited politician eats up the news cycle thus blocking news (and pleas for help) from the latest environmental tragedy in Maui. Lock him up already!

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could agree more but the RICH are always allowed to get away with what mere mortals will be held to account. THIS APPLIES to big corporations too who pay too little tax by salting away profits through clever accounting to TAX FREE OR LOW TAX HAVENS!

If nothing changes the system will eventually collapse with a people led revolution!!!!

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The magic of jail is its silencing effect. The world needs relief from his fire hose of malignant vitriol. Global catastrophes require our urgent collective attention.

Rome is burning while we all listen to the con man fiddle.

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Whether Trump has made statements that can be considered direct intimidation of witnesses, versus generalized political statements, I couldn’t say. But a serious warning shot could be delivered to him by revoking his passport. With his indictments piling up, and given his financial and other resources, he is a flight risk. Even if he would not flee, it would have an important psychological impact on him to realize that he CANNOT flee.

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lock him up!

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Our economic system is based on managers deciding on who has a livelihood and who doesn't. That is not a rational, successful or ethical way to run a national economy. People need guaranteed opportunity and the power of these robber barons over the lives of the workforce must be weakened.

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It is disturbing that a wealthy person being in jail shocks; SBF belongs in jail, as does Trump, and it is a sad commentary on the fairness of our judicial system that we expect them to get away with it.

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Yes!!! Accountability--once merely a wished-for outcome for these rich criminals, might become a reality! Bring it on! Make accountability "fashionable"...or at least a probable after-conviction outcome. Accountability and Common Good go together well!

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Aug 12, 2023·edited Aug 12, 2023

Considering that Trump’s main defense is delay, I expect, in the foreseeable future, that Trump’s D.C. legal team will appeal a pre-trial ruling to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that ultimately will work its way to the Supreme Court. In the absence of rigorous court reform, I don’t believe the rule of law is adequately protected.

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Trump will never follow the rules. He stupid and evil and has scary followers. His lawyers are repulsive.

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Samuel, George, and Donnie are rotten fish left in the fridge and subsequently forgotten. Santos couldn't find his way home without a GPS, and Bankman is almost as corrupt as Trump. I can't stop from picturing the three sitting on some random fire place mantel in the positions prosperity has assigned them. Except, these three monkeys aren't wise.

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One can only hope that the judge's decision will not be overruled by another court and that the same provisions apply to TFG.

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Justice is never given to the poor since the rich control even the inner corrido of justice, perhaps in heaven there will be justice.

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Very cautiously hopeful here. Watching one case at a time, for judges to uphold the rule of law applied equally to all, regardless of status, wealth or presidential aspirations...

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