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Former Federal Prosecutor Scoffs At Trump’s Lawyer Reportedly Trying To Keep Him From Attacking DOJ In Mar-a-Lago Probe: ‘Bless You, Good Luck’

The legal team of former US President Donald Trump, led by M. Evan Corcoran (C), along with Lindsey Halligan (L), James Trusty (Center-R), and Christ Kise (R) arrive at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse. on September 20, 2022 in New York City.

Oct 1, 2022,

  • An ex-federal prosecutor wished the best of luck to Trump’s attorneys, who are attempting to keep from attacking the DOJ.
  • A recent report revealed a division within Trump’s legal team amid the Mar-a-Lago investigation.
  • One of his attorneys wants him to take a less aggressive approach with the DOJ. 

A former federal prosecutor sneered at Donald Trump’s lawyers attempting to rein in the former president as he battles Justice Department in federal court over the Mar-a-Lago raid. 

During a Saturday interview on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show,” Phang asked ex-US Attorney Barbara McQuade about a recent Washington Post report highlighting that Trump’s lawyers are divided on handling the case.

“I say, Katie, to those lawyers who joined in good faith and think they’re going to change Donald Trump: bless you, good luck — here we go again,” McQuade said. “Donald Trump has one mode, it is all offense all the time.”

In August, the FBI raided Trump’s Florida estate and found classified documents, including some labeled as top secret, resulting in the DOJ launching an investigation. On Friday, the agency asked the court to speed up the appeal to appoint a special master to review the documents seized from Trump’s home to continue their probe. 

Trump attorney Christopher Kise, who received $3 million to represent the former president, wants Trump to have a new, less aggressive stance with the DOJ, The Washington Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. However, according to the report, other lawyers on the legal team have been critical of Kise’s strategy and are open to a more combative approach. 

McQuade suggested Kise’s method might be fruitless. 

“And anyone who thinks he is going to change him, you know, it’s like the woman who marries the man and says ‘I’m going to change him.’ Like, no. People are who they are,” McQuade told MSNBC.” At this point in life, shame on him for not knowing who Donald Trump is.”


Animal Tranquilizer Xylazine Is Overtaking Philly’s Opioid Supply


Philadelphia was once known for having the “purest heroin in the nation,” city health officials say, but now the city’s opioid supply has been overtaken by an animal tranquilizer linked to thousands of drug overdoses across the nation.

Why it matters: Xylazine, known on the streets as “tranq,” can be lethal, when mixed with heroin or fentanyl, and causes nasty wounds and sores that can result in amputations.

  • Some are injecting the drug unwittingly, while others seek out the sedative to lengthen the high of traditional opioids, city health officials told Axios.
  • Typically used for large animals, such as horses, xylazine is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for human consumption. Overdose reversal drugs like naloxone won’t halt its effects.

Between the lines: Advocates say open sores and wounds can delay people from getting addiction treatment because many rehab facilities won’t accept anyone with untreated lesions for fear of spreading infectious diseases.

  • “We’ve been jumping up and down about it for a year,” said Adam Al-Assad of Savage Sisters, which has been out in force at McPherson Park treating wounds at pop-up clinics. “There’s only so many people listening.”

State of play: First detected on the city streets about a decade ago, xylazine went dormant for years before making a vicious comeback, health officials said.

  • The drug was first detected in fewer than 2% of fatal overdoses between 2010 and 2015, but that number rose to about 31% in 2019, according to a report from Philadelphia Department of Public Health researchers.
  • It’s now showing up in about 93% of 625 dope samples tested since November 2020, city epidemiologists Jewell Johnson and Jennifer Shinefeld told Axios.
  • Meanwhile, Shinefeld said anecdotally that soft-tissue infections and amputations are on the rise in the city.

The big picture: Kensington, the epicenter of the city’s opioid crisis, is considered the hub of the xylazine boom, health officials said.


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‘Afraid Of Losing Their Power’: Judge Decries GOP Leaders Who Back Trump Election Claims

By KYLE CHENEY 09/27/2022 04:06 PM EDT

At a sentencing of one of the Jan. 6 defendants, a federal judge says Republicans are afraid of contradicting Trump.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said former President Donald Trump had turned his lies about the election into a litmus test for Republican candidates and that “high-ranking members of Congress and state officials” are “so afraid of losing their power” that they won’t contradict him. That fealty, she said, comes even as law enforcement and judges involved in cases related to the former president are facing unprecedented threats of violence.


It’s up to the judiciary, she added, to help draw the line against those dangers.

“The judiciary … has to make it clear: It is not patriotism, it is not standing up for America to stand up for one man — who knows full well that he lost — instead of the Constitution he was trying to subvert,” said Jackson, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama.

In addition, Jackson said, Trump and his allies are using rhetoric about the multiple criminal probes connected to Trump that contain dangerous undertones.

“Some prominent figures in the Republican Party … are cagily predicting or even outright calling for violence in the streets if one of the multiple investigations doesn’t go his way,” Jackson said.

The judge’s tough remarks came as she delivered a sentence to Jan. 6 defendant Kyle Young, who pleaded guilty to assaulting D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone in some of the most brutal violence that occurred during the attack on the Capitol. Jackson sentenced Young to 86 months in prison, one of the stiffest sentences handed down, after describing his “enthusiastic” participation in the mob violence against Fanone, including by passing a taser to another rioter who used it on Fanone’s neck. Young, she noted, was accompanied amid the mob by his 16-year-old son.

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Ex-Staffer Says DeSantis TORCHES Trump in Private: ‘Trump Is A Moron Who Has No Business Running For President’


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis routinely torches former President Donald Trump in private, calling him a “moron who has no business running for president” according to a former DeSantis staffer.

DeSantis has dominated headlines lately with his ostentatiously political transports of migrants to places like Martha’s Vineyard and (maybe) Delaware, but Trump continues to dominate Republican primary polls despite weathering bombshell after bombshell in the FBI probe of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago and a summer of devastating January 6 hearings.

But DeSantis has without a doubt emerged as Trump’s main rival, and he has done so by projecting himself as a version of Trump with less baggage, while speaking not a syllable against Trump.

According to a former DeSantis staffer, it’s a different story in private. In a new deep dive for Vanity Fair, Gabe Sherman writes that the enmity goes both ways, with Trump resenting DeSantis because he “made him”:

While DeSantis and the former president are already locked in a 2024 cold war, the smackdown has been unfolding off camera. According to a former DeSantis congressional staffer, DeSantis trashes Trump in private.

“He calls him a TV personality and a moron who has no business running for president,” the former staffer said. DeSantis tells donors that, if he takes on Trump, he would launch a full frontal attack on his record and competence, according to a GOP source briefed on the conversations. “DeSantis says the only way to beat Trump is to attack him head-on. ”

Trump, meanwhile, vents about DeSantis constantly, according to people who speak with him. Trump’s animus is fueled by his belief that he put DeSantis in the governor’s mansion. In conversations, Trump reminds people that then congressman DeSantis was losing by double digits during the 2018 gubernatorial primary until Trump backed him. Sources said it galls Trump that DeSantis hasn’t acknowledged the boost Trump provided, aside from a cursory acknowledgement in his victory speech.

Trump tells people, ‘I made Ron,’” a prominent Republican told Vanity Fair. “Trump says that about a lot of people. But in this case it’s actually true.”

Despite Trump’s dominance in primary polls, DeSantis has shown signs of being a credible rival against Trump in certain state polls, and often runs better than Trump against President Joe Biden in state and national polls. As their rivalry spills out into the media, the  lines of support could become clearer.

Donald Trump Lawyers Spotted at D.C. Courthouse Amid Mounting Legal Woes

Darragh Roche – Newsweek


Three lawyers representing former President Donald Trump were spotted leaving a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and were reportedly there to represent him in a case related to January 6, 2021.

NBC News Associate Producer Daniel Barnes shared a photo of the attorneys on Twitter, writing: “Spotted this afternoon at the DC federal courthouse: Trump lawyers Evan Corcoran, John Rowley and Timothy Parlatore. Also in the building was prosecutor Thomas Windom.”

Windom, an assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., has been involved in investigating efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in relation to January 6, 2021.

In July, Windom obtained a warrant to search the contents of attorney John Eastman’s phone. Eastman is alleged to have played a major role in a plan to have GOP-led state legislatures appoint alternative slates of pro-Trump electors. Those electors could then have been used to overturn the former president’s election defeat.

“It’s unclear why all were in attendance—Corcoran, Rowley and Parlatore did not respond to questions,” Barnes wrote.

Jacqueline Alemany of The Washington Post retweeted Barnes’ photo and said of the three attorneys: “They were present in capacity representing Trump, RE the Jan. 6 investigation, per person familiar.”

Newsweek has asked former President Trump’s office for comment.

The photo of Trump’s lawyers leaving the D.C. courthouse sparked some speculation about a potential indictment of the former president.

Responding to Barnes, Twitter user @supernovagirlie wrote: “Discussing a possible Trump indictment? *Fingers crossed*”

Another user, Lyla Lane, responded to the photo by saying that she would put “my money on indictments.”

However, talk about potential indictments of the former president is highly speculative and he is not facing criminal charges at this time. There has long been speculation from some quarters that Trump could be subject to prosecution.

Trump is facing a slew of legal cases, including an ongoing federal investigation into the handling of White House documents stored at this Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.


A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Wednesday that the FBI can access around 100 documents bearing classification markings seized in an August 8 raid, putting on hold a decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon that prevented the FBI from reviewing the documents.

Also on Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $250 million suit against the former president, the Trump Organization and his children LDonald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, alleging they inflated Trump’s net worth in order to “unjustly enrich himself and cheat the system.”

Though James is bringing a civil lawsuit, she has also said she will be making a criminal referral to federal prosecutors and the IRS.

Trump Faces Growing Legal Peril As He Seeks To Raise Profile Ahead Of 2024

By Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Devlin Barrett, Perry Stein – Yesterday 7:17 PM



The legal dangers facing former president Donald Trump rose this week, after the New York attorney general filed a fraud lawsuit that could effectively shutter the Trump Organization and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit allowed federal investigators to continue their probe into classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago

These and other setbacks for Trump come as at least a half-dozen additional legal efforts proceed against him and his allies — committing him to months of legal wrangling as he seeks to raise his political profile for a possible 2024 bid while also increasing the prospect of becoming the first former U.S. president to face indictment after leaving office.

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed dozens of his former advisers, and many others, as part of a sprawling investigation into efforts to obstruct the transfer of power after the 2020 election. Separately, a Georgia grand jury has been looking at allegations that he tried to obstruct that state’s electoral count by pressuring Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to “find” enough votes to overturn the election.

An aspiring corporate partner for his new social media company has received subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission. District attorneys in Westchester, N.Y., and Manhattan have ongoing investigations of his companies. One of his sexual assault accusersfiled court papers last month disclosing her intent to sue him under a recently passed New York law that offers exceptions to the standard statute of limitations for sex crimes.

Attorneys aligned with the Democratic Party have even begun to lay the groundwork for legal challenges if he declares another presidential campaign, under the premise that his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, as revealed by congressional investigators, bars him from serving in office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which disqualifies those who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding public office.

The breadth of current and potential legal challenges are large even by the standards of Trump, who has spent much of his adult life in litigation. He has returned to old tactics in response, seeking to delay proceedings against him, refusing to admit any misdeed and using the claims against him to rally his political supporters.

“The people behind these savage witch hunts have no shame, no morals, no conscience, and absolutely no respect for the citizens of our country,” he told supporters at a rally in Ohio on Saturday in a retooled stump speech. “Our cruel and vindictive political class is not just coming after me. They’re coming after you, through me.”

The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

In other ways, Trump has been forced to adjust, devoting a growing share of political contributions to pay attorney fees. The summer’s planning for a fall presidential campaign announcement has been put on pause, according to two people familiar with the plans, who like some others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Two Trump advisers said the former president was surprised and angry at the lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) on Wednesday, and that her “attacks,” in the words of one of them, anger him more than other investigations. Trump has accused James, who is Black, of being “racist,” without explaining how.

Trump now has more than a dozen lawyers working on various probes against him, with financial support for their efforts coming from both the Republican National Committee and his political committee, Save America. There are separate sets of lawyers for each of the investigations. His political team has tried to cheer him up at times with positive tweets and other conservative news articles that he shares through his PAC’s website.

“He doesn’t seem to have a breaking point,” one of these people said. “He just rolls on and acts like all these things, at least to everyone around him, aren’t slowing him down.”

Among Trump’s advisers, the Jan. 6 investigation from the Justice Department and the Mar-a-Lago document probe are widely viewed as the most wide-ranging and perilous to Trump and his inner circle. But some advisers fear the biggest political damage could be done by James, as his wealth has long been part of his mystique to Republican voters, they say.

Trump himself has paid close attention to that probe, two advisers said. And the Georgia investigation is viewed as something of a wild card with an aggressive prosecutor.


Michael Cohen: Fraud Lawsuit Will ‘Put An End’ To Trump Organization



Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday predicted New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) newly announced fraud investigation into former President Trump’s business will culminate in the Trump Organization’s downfall.“It’s going to put an end to the entire company,” Cohen said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” on Wednesday evening.

/You think that?” Hayes followed up.

“I believe so,” Cohen responded.

James earlier on Wednesday announced the civil fraud suit, the culmination of a three-year investigation into the Trump family and their business practices.

The state attorney general alleges the Trump Organization at times inflated and deflated property values to misleadingly attract investors and gain tax and loan benefits, also exaggerating the former president’s net worth.

James during Wednesday’s announcement said her investigation began after Cohen testified before Congress about the Trump Organization.

“When she mentioned my name, I was obviously quite elated, to be honest, because I’m finally getting the recognition for what I’ve been sitting on the mountain tops yelling for three and a half, four years, which is that the Trump Organization is a criminal enterprise and that I got thrown under the bus by dear old Donald,” Cohen said on MSNBC.

Among James’s requests to the court are $250 million in penalties and a permanent barring of the former president and three of his adult children from serving as an officer or director in any New York-based corporation.

Cohen told Hayes he expects that figure to rise to roughly $750 million once they realize the full extent of the issues.

Trump and his two adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have blasted the investigation as a witch hunt, noting James’s past promises to pursue an investigation into the family and her upcoming reelection contest in November.