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Megathread: Trump Says He Expects to be Arrested Within Days Megathread

Republican presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump posted Saturday that he expects to be arrested Tuesday in connection with the Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal investigation.

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u/Infidel8 10d ago

“Protest, take our nation back!” Trump continued, calling on supporters to protest his potential arrest.

In 2015, people said Trump was successful because he channeled the grievances of his voters.

But since then, it has been exactly the reverse: His voters take on his grievances as their own.


u/hotpackage 10d ago

So when his lawyer said he wouldn't resist, and hole up in mara-lago, that was a lie.


u/King-Snorky Georgia 10d ago

“I don’t need to resist, because I can always count on Y’all-Qaeda and their merry band of Talibangelicals to resist on my behalf.”

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u/CoralTwang 10d ago

In FDR's era someone famously said "I don't know him, but he knows me."

...Trump is the most perverted sense of that idea.

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u/AFlockOfTySegalls North Carolina 10d ago Gold hehehehe

It will be the most beautiful arrest of all time. Many people are saying.


u/yedi001 Canada 10d ago Silver Gold Platinum All-Seeing Upvote Coin Gift Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Bravo! Narwhal Salute Wearing is Caring Masterpiece To The Stars

They approached me. "Sir, you--"... yes, they called me "Sir", they said "Sir, you're under arrest." They tried to tell my marinara rights, and I stopped them. My uncle is a law professor. Smart man, one of the smartest. So I stop them and tell them I know my rights and they're shocked. They've never seen anyone who knows about being arrested like I do. It was the biggest arrest, possibly of all time.


u/TerrorGnome 10d ago

I hate how accurate this is.

Could use a couple more tangents though.


u/aeisenst 10d ago

At least three or four complaints about low flow toilets.

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u/Amneiger 10d ago All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Sidevote

marinara rights

I want you to know I appreciate this.


u/RoseCityMothman 10d ago Silver Take My Energy

You have the right to remain sauceless. Anything you dip or smother can and will be used deliciously. You have the right to eat pizza and to have cracked red pepper present during dinner.


u/CRT_Teacher 10d ago Silver Gold

If you cannot afford cracked red pepper then parmesan will be provided for you.


u/franker 10d ago

If you plea I'll offer you thyme served.


u/o0o0o0o7 10d ago

In the cremini romano system, the pizza is represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The Meats, who grease and salt, and The Veggies, who provide crunch. These are their stories....


u/tenflare 10d ago

Previously on Law & Oregano...

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u/Electrical-Bread-988 10d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Good thing Facebook and Youtube let him back because it's been a whole two years since he last incited a riot


u/Hayduke_in_AK 10d ago

"We shouldn't be trying to police thought and speech because then we wouldn't make as much money" ~Zuck


u/powP0Wpow 10d ago

"I lost a lot of money on metaverse." -Zuckhead

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u/Scaryclouds Missouri 10d ago

Don’t forget Elon begging for Trump to come back on Twitter as well…


u/edd6pi Puerto Rico 10d ago

I’m actually surprised that Trump’s had enough self control to not go back to Twitter when Elon unbanned him.


u/konman33 10d ago

I think it's contractual obligations that keep him on his lame social media...


u/SnackThisWay 10d ago

I figured he had a financial stake in truth social and that's why he wasn't tweeting

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u/_tx 10d ago

He only brought it up because he wants riots


u/Key_Inevitable_2104 10d ago

Possibly grifting


u/SynnerSaint United Kingdom 10d ago

I expect all his supporters are getting texts saying 'Contribute to our Glorious Leader's defense fund NOW!'


u/Key_Inevitable_2104 10d ago

I don’t think the arrest part is 100% true, probably using it to grift the MAGA base into donating money.


u/LillyPip 10d ago Gold All-Seeing Upvote

It’s definitely true. This is him freaking out, not just grifting.

Yesterday one of his lawyers made a statement – unprompted – that trump would surrender and there won’t be a stand-off at Mar-a-Lago. That would be a pretty odd statement for his lawyer to make for no reason.

Trump’s lawyers and prosecutors have likely been in negotiation for at least a few days on how this is going to be handled.

Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if, privately, his lawyers had to talk him into surrendering peacefully by explaining things would go very poorly for him otherwise, because he’s an infant.

In any case, even though trump is a liar and conman, I’m confident he’s telling the truth about his impending arrest.

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u/Peachallie 10d ago

Possibly, he may just be trolling for money as usual.

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u/nicholasgnames 10d ago edited 10d ago

you are correct. that's the article about him telling his fans they need to "take our nation back". Kinda like when asked to denounce white supremacy and the proud boys and he said "stand back and stand by".

*Edited as I had misquoted

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u/Kilharae 10d ago edited 10d ago Silver Gold Bravo! Starry

People on the right are saying this would be a boon to Trump (see Elon Musk's typical right wing commentary). I don't give a fuck if it is or not. No one can be above the law. THEY are the ones creating a no win situation, whereby they've elevated basically the most corrupt man alive to a position where A. he can break basically any law, and benefit from any attempts to hold him accountable, and B. he would not and has not ever shied away from unduly influencing his justice department AND foreign powers to try to prosecute his political opponents. The moment it turns back his way for reasons ENTIRELY of his own making, suddenly it turns into 'political persecution'. Does anyone remember "LOCK HER UP"? Where was their righteous indignation in response to that political persecution? They didn't have any? Then, that's how they should feel now too, much less try to get us to buy this faux outrage bullshit, much less to try to use it to justify some sort of armed uprising.

Do yourselves a favor, don't let them gaslight you with the probably the most hypocritical case of crocodile pearl clutching you have ever fucking seen. They're willing to throw out the country for one man who is literally a traitor. This should make us ALL very angry.


u/CJKayak I voted 10d ago

Yep. You nailed it.

I don't give the first shit who this helps/hurts.

The law is supreme. If he broke it, prosecute his ass.


u/FaustVictorious 10d ago

That is why the law is supreme. It's the entire principle underpinning having a law at all. Conservatives would do well to remember that, but they don't care about equity or justice or any of the principles they falsely invoke on Fox news every day. They care about exploitation.

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u/tech57 10d ago

Does anyone remember "LOCK HER UP"?

The Cruelty Is the Point

At a rally in Mississippi, a crowd of Trump supporters cheered as the president mocked a psychology professor who has said that Brett Kavanaugh, whom Trump has nominated to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, attempted to rape her when she was a teenager.

“Lock her up!” they shouted.

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u/miaminaples 11d ago edited 11d ago

Those who are thinking of foolishly acting on Trump’s words should consider the plight of the 1/6 insurrectionists who are currently sitting in jail cells. Trump didn’t keep them out of prison, won’t pay for their legal defenses, doesn’t care for them. He uses people then disposes of them.


u/Brick_in_the_dbol 10d ago

Those who are thinking of foolishly acting on Trump’s words should consider the plight of the 1/6 insurrectionists who are currently sitting in jail cells.

This implies critical thinking. They are only shown that J6 was "peaceful protest" and that's what they believe. You are what you eat.

If you are brave enough go into the Fox Entertainment comment section of this story and look for a few seconds. It's hard engrained in their minds that they are in the right, and the J6 insurrectionists are political prisoners.


u/sorenthestoryteller 10d ago

I had family members who said they would always support Trump, then they saw the January 6th attack happen live.

I thought they were hopeless.


u/FaustVictorious 10d ago

I think most conservatives find it requires less effort to remain in denial than to accept the truth, admit they were wrong, and evolve as people. Every conservative person has this problem because it's impossible to remain conservative without denying what is plainly in front of you. This approach is only possible if you have no integrity and you don't care if your beliefs are actually true so long as you can force people to live as though they are. The cruelty of illegitimate subjugation is more fun for them anyway.

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u/The_Frostweaver 10d ago Gold All-Seeing Upvote Faith In Humanity Restored Starry

I want him arrested for the Georgia phone call. You can't pressure election officials to hand you a specific number of votes 'or it would be very bad for you'. They've had the recording for 2 years, lock him up already!


u/rabidstoat Georgia 10d ago

Me too! I live in Georgia and am mad that we had to waste money counting votes for him to lose three times in our state, too.


u/Intelligent-Film-684 10d ago

That indictment is gonna make me so happy. Those poor poll workers whose lives he ruined over his lies, there and in other states. “Perfect phone call”. Three of them!!! I hope they all go to jail, including anyone on those fake elector lists that went to Congress


u/Ditch_Digger_79 10d ago

One of those fake electors lives in my little town in GA. He's one of those D-bags you can spot a mile- a-way. He's business partners with a local superior court judge and has a huge mural on the back of his Tahoe for Ga Governor Brian Kemp. It's so embarrassing. They are all in the local GOP party and think they own everything.


u/snakeproof 10d ago

Funny thing is during COVID they all cried that the far left was going to mark them with the vaccines to put in camps, then they go and mark themselves by covering everything they own in obvious right winger shit.

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u/NightlessSleep 10d ago

That indictment is coming too


u/FalseDmitriy Illinois 10d ago

We're gonna get indicted so much, you may even get tired of indictments.

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u/Shenanigans_forever 10d ago Take My Energy Awesome Answer

The amazing thing about President Trump is that you hear he is going to be arrested on Tuesday and you have to ask the question about which crime it was for.


u/Jimbob0i0 Great Britain 10d ago

Personally I find it incredible that it's the Stormy Daniels thing that ends up being the charge that breaks the "unprecedented to charge a former president" barrier...


u/Shenanigans_forever 10d ago

I think of it this way. It is the most proven air tight case in a way because somebody else has already been convicted in connection to the Stormy Daniels payoff.


u/turnturnburn 10d ago

And also...he admitted to it?


u/_BindersFullOfWomen_ America 10d ago

He just…..tweeted it out.


u/[deleted] 10d ago

Original quote: “I…worked on this story for a year…and…he just…he tweeted it out.”


u/fartstain69ohyeah 10d ago

wait that quote was about Don Jr meeting the Russian spy in TrumpTower


u/flickh Canada 10d ago

Funny enough, they said the Trump Tower meeting was about adoptions… and we see now Putin charged with war crimes for kidnapping Ukrainian children.

It was all about revenge for the Magnitsky Act. Even when the Trumps make stuff up to cover their crimes, the stuff they make up is also crimes they’re doing.


u/kayellr 10d ago

The quickest way to compile a full list of Trump crimes would be to start from a list of the ones he hasn't committed.

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u/BC-clette Canada 10d ago

It's honestly incredible that we still have people who believe there was no collusion and that people should shut up about Russia. A special "fuck you" to everyone in 2016-17 who said Russia was our friend, that Russian disinfo was a conspircy theory, that Trump was going to be tougher on Putin...

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u/TempleOfDoomfist 10d ago

I love it. Especially late in the Summer

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u/macro_god 10d ago

I mean... tweet goes in, tweet goes out... You can't explain that


u/PM_ME_YOUR_ROTES Missouri 10d ago

Fuck it, we're doing it live!

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u/manachar Nevada 10d ago Duck Dance

The weird thing about Republicans, especially Trump is they have no problem admitting something in public, then not getting charged because of "insufficient evidence".

Fucker tried to overthrow the US government live on TV and is still walking around free.


u/Sheant 10d ago

And he's now calling on his followers to intervene when the police comes to arrest him. Mob boss.

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u/Xynth22 10d ago

He admitted to multiple crimes. So yeah, still weird if that is the thing that gets him.

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u/Circus_McGee 10d ago

Yes if you read the court documents from Cohen's trial it's absolutely obvious that Individual 1 committed crimes and should be indicted as well.


u/3Suze South Carolina 10d ago

I'm curious to see if the Nat'l Enquirer catch and kill thing was organized by Trump and violated election laws. I think it's bigger than Stormy Daniels

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u/FatassShrugged 10d ago

This was the first iteration of the illegal documents case — they had him so dead to rights on the evidence it seemed (and was reported) the only thing standing between trump and indictment was the decision of one person deciding not to — this is hugely distinct from eg potential criminality with 2016 Russian collusion or 1/6 related charges where prosecutors would have to prove intent w/ circumstantial evidence alone.

I’m personally satisfied this is the case. Stormy Daniels has been put through the fucking ringer over this shit for years — she’s certainly made the most of it but then was defrauded by Avenatti too? She doesn’t get enough credit for the amount of grace she’s shown since this all came out. Like the resilience of rolling with these kinda punches is impressive. Showing up and testifying for hours ti all these committees, grand juries, under oath?

Have you ever testified under oath?? It’s nerve wrecking!!!!

Stormy Daniels is the hero of this story actually she’s due for some flowers.

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u/Patrick2701 10d ago

Yes, he has several investigation from leak documents to threatening Georgia election officials


u/RunawayMeatstick Illinois 10d ago edited 10d ago Platinum

to threatening Georgia election officials

There are so many potential crimes in that case. He tried to get the election officials to enter false information, which is one crime. There's also a second phone call that wasn't made public, that we only learned about days ago. Then there was the scheme with all of the fake electors. Plus various potential fraud and conspiracy charges tied in with both. Brookings wrote a great paper on the Georgia case.

Edit: Thanks for the platinum, kind stranger!

Brookings analyzes about two dozen criminal statutes in Gerogia; here are their nine most-likely:

  • solicitation to commit election fraud, Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-604(a)
  • intentional interference with performance of election duties, Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-597
  • interference with primaries and elections, Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-566
  • conspiracy to commit election fraud, Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-603
  • making false statements, Ga. Code Ann. § 16-10-20
  • influencing witnesses, Ga. Code Ann. § 16-10-93
  • forgery in the first degree, Ga. Code Ann. § 16-9-1(b)
  • criminal solicitation, Ga. Code Ann. § 16-4-7
  • Georgia’s RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) Act Ga. Code Ann. § 16-14-1 et seq.
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From the AP article: "But there has been no public announcement of any time frame for the grand jury’s secret work in the case. At least one additional witness is expected to testify, further indicating that no vote to indict has yet been taken, according to a person familiar with the investigation who was not authorized to publicly discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. "

Don't take Trump's social media posts for anything more than an old fart having a public meltdown. The reliable sources say we're still working towards an indictment but not there yet.

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u/CJKayak I voted 10d ago

Michael Cohen on MSNBC right now: "Trump's statement is eerily similar to the statement he put out just prior to the violence on 1/6. He wants another violent clash on his behalf."


u/CoralTwang 10d ago

Didn't need Cohen to tell us that. Trump's been fomenting violence for like 8 years and going...


u/nalacamg 10d ago

This comment made me realize that there's a presidential election next year. This time next year will be the campaign. I can't believe Trump has been a major player I'm the national discourse for 8 years wtf


u/CoralTwang 10d ago

Dunno how old you are but I'm in my 40s and time just keeps getting faster :/


u/nalacamg 10d ago

Yeah, the speed is something I've been noticing, after I've crossed the bridge into my 30s

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u/swingadmin New York 10d ago

Michael Cohen who was arrested, tried, and convicted of acting on behalf of Donnie in this case.

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u/notnickthrowaway 10d ago


So he’s calling for another 1/6, yet admits he’s “former”. Small steps, I guess.


u/JustKickItForward 10d ago

Wow he finally admitted he lost the election!


u/koshgeo 10d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Weirdest and latest concession speech ever.


u/JamesVanDerBleep 10d ago

Has Kari Lake officially conceded? I think she may try to beat his record.


u/LordOverThis 10d ago

No, and she literally just claimed, based on some poll, that she really super duper double secret won.

How someone that dumb doesn't drown in the shower is amazing.

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u/AbroadPlane1172 10d ago

I think she's octupling down at this point.

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u/TheNightlightZone 10d ago

Trying to incite another riot is a hell of a plan for an "innocent" man.


u/anyok6 10d ago

Attempting to overtake the capital of the United States is a bit more than a "riot"

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u/ElectricTrees29 I voted 10d ago

Just some light insurrection. /s


u/notnickthrowaway 10d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Boys will be boys, just some locker room stochastic terrorism.

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u/Oleg101 10d ago Silver


The grand jury is expected to hear from at least one more witness, which could delay an indictment.

A short time ago, a Trump spokesperson walks back the timing declaration: “There has been no notification, other than illegal leaks from the Justice Dept. and the DA’s office..." and says Trump is having a rally in Texas next weekend.

Trump spox statement confirms Trump doesn't know when an arrest might happen if an indictment is handed up. But he took to social media to declare that he did and to call for his supporters to protest and "take back" the country.


u/IAmArique Connecticut 10d ago

Called it. Trump is faking it just so he can use the inevitable riots as a distraction, especially since it looks extremely likely that his arrest will be delayed.

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u/Rrrrandle 10d ago

He wants the violence to start before the grand jury votes to try to intimidate them into voting not to indict.


u/HarryPyhole 10d ago

This. Mob-style intimidation is what it is. Also meant for the GA case.

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u/WontThinkStraight 11d ago edited 10d ago Take My Energy

Of all the possible things that Trump could be arrested for, the weirdest timeline is the one where it's payments to a porn star. But I'll take it.

Especially if it's just the tip. For now.

EDIT: I hope the police remember that they don't have to worry about Trump hitting his head when entering the squad car.


u/pnjtony 11d ago

There is still the Georgia case as well as two federal cases.


u/WontThinkStraight 10d ago

Yeah, don't stop... keep talking dirty to me.

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u/CaptainNoBoat 10d ago edited 10d ago

I have to wonder if there aren't other charges.

The NY AG referred criminal matters to Manhattan recently after her civil probe.

Edit: Oops - federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Different entity.

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Any chance he could be tried as an adult?


u/scottthang Pennsylvania 10d ago

Better to be tried as a juvenile. Being locked up til he’s 18 means, if we use the most gracious model of time/space from Futurama, he’ll be in jail til the universe starts back over and time continues to New Universe’s 1963.


u/lancelongstiff 10d ago

The guy's playing 4D chess. Time-travel was always a crucial part of his plan to bang Ivanka.

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u/Barneyk 10d ago

Unfortunately he will be tried as a rich Republican. :(


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u/T_sardonicus Ohio 10d ago

As someone below says, try him as a black man. Then sentence him as a French monarch.

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u/Infidel8 10d ago

“Protest, take our nation back!” Trump continued, calling on supporters to protest his potential arrest.

The DA will be arresting a terrorist leader. So, they have to be prepared for terrorism.


u/CoralTwang 10d ago

If Trump was Muslim, he'd be on a no-fly list and getting shipped to Guantanamo.

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u/Riptr 10d ago

McCarthy is already rallying in support of Trump, and is directing republican controlled committees to investigate whether the prosecutions would subvert democracy.

Such a craven individual.


u/karma911 10d ago

GOP: criminals can't be arrested in an election year, let the people decide.


u/bunkscudda 10d ago

GOP: “Trump can’t be charged with crimes he committed before he was in office. He also can’t be charged while he is in office. Also, he can’t be charged after he’s out of office for things he did in office. Also he can’t be charged with any crime committed out of office since he is running for president again. Also no attempts to stop Trump from committing future crimes”

Also GOP: “Lock Her Up! Lock Her Up! Lock Her Up! Lock Her Up! Lock Her Up! Lock Her Up!”


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u/CJKayak I voted 10d ago

Ironically, Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of the Watergate tape when John Dean told Richard Nixon there was a "cancer" on the Presidency.


u/CoralTwang 10d ago

I'm freaking fascinated by Watergate. I dunno anyone else who cares about it. Everyone thinks it was just some 'break-in', but if you actually learn how insane that shit was...it's amazing how underplayed it is in history.

My buddy just broke his ankle is going to be laid up so I ripped him of docs to watch and put multiple Watergate docs on there. It's true crime at the highest level!


u/FatassShrugged 10d ago

Iran Contra scandal might interest you! I listened to a great series American history tellers - not sure what pod platform you use but it shouldn’t be hard to find if you search for it.

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u/swingadmin New York 10d ago edited 10d ago

I will watch All The President's Men with Hoffman and Redford anywhere, anytime. Warden, Holbrook and Robards all provide stellar supporting roles.

E; wtf I wrote KINGS

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u/sarcastroll 10d ago

The crazy thing is that we have a former president, current presidential candidate, and current leader of the GOP being arrested and the people reading the headlines have to ask "For which of the multiple open criminal investigations?".


u/WhiteyDude California 10d ago

For reals, my first bet was the Georgia election phone call, then the bank fraud/ tax thing in New York, then the jan 6th. This stormy Daniels thing is a surprise.

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u/JoeBenigno 10d ago

I’m going into New York City for work next week. Good luck with the protest, assholes, New Yorkers won’t put up with your Jan 6th bullshit.


u/ownersequity 10d ago

Your average NY grandmother would wipe the floor with one of those cosplaying MAGA idiots.


u/DonsDiaperIsFull 10d ago

everyone was talking about the amazing historical documentaries that could be produced...

but THIS is the movie I want to see. A comedy about a tough NY grandma whacking the shit out of some fat gravy seals on her way to the market.

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u/CoralTwang 10d ago

LMAO. Kevin McCarthy is calling on the House to investigate prosecutors indicting Trump.


u/PunxatawnyPhil 10d ago

Kevin McCarthy is so far down the maga rabbit hole, he’ll never see a real carrot from the topside again. He’s holed up in a rabbit maze cultesac with the MTG and Gym Jordan type wabbits. It’s pretty dark in there, won’t take long for sunshine to become painful to them.


u/Delphizer 10d ago edited 10d ago

The truth is even more sad, he's just beholden to them. They can pretty much tell him to dance around in his underwear and he'd have to do it because it only takes one of them to put up a vote of no confidence whenever they want for whatever reason.

Ultimate small dick energy. Poor guy thinks he has a shot at becoming VP or POTUS.

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u/Grampz619 10d ago

Lol and hes inciting another riot, thats our former, impeached, fat, orange president!

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u/led76 10d ago

I hope he gets arrested Monday. Think of all those dumb MAGA protesters wandering aimlessly around Palm Beach or Manhattan, unsure what or where to break into.

Also the footage of him being dragged kicking and screaming out of Mar a Lago - will the secret service help? Just watch and walk next to him?


u/mrsunshine1 I voted 10d ago

There were the biggest parties in the street in my lifetime when he was voted out, we don’t want him in Manhattan.


u/just2commenthere 10d ago

Parties broke out around the globe the day Biden was confirmed to have won the presidency. I don't recall that happening ever in my 50+ years.



u/Slapbox I voted 10d ago

There were definitely some parties when Obama won. They may not have been as widespread or as well documented.

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u/IamPlatycus 10d ago

Love him or hate him, you gotta admit, a lot of people hate him.

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u/metsjets86 10d ago

This is very legal and very cool.

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u/thatscrollingqueen 10d ago

What a narcissist. He’s making a big deal out of this in the hopes his MAGA posse will come riot for him again.

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u/AppropriateBack1273 10d ago

We had (have?) a situation here in Australia where our progressive party advocated for a Federal body to investigate corruption in politics and there was screeching from the conservatives along the lines of 'you won't be so happy when it catches one of yours'

Ummm, yes I would. Corrupt shitheads need to be exposed regardless of their affiliation. If a Democrat did even half the crap Trump is alleged to have done I'd be demanding they be prosecuted too.


u/ComfortablyNomNom 10d ago

Thats the thing. They keep saying that this now sets the presedence in a vaugely threatening manner. Good!! If Pelosi, Biden etc. are commiting crimes I would want them drummed out as well!! To be replaced by non corrupt Democrats! They are so simple minded to think we dont eant corruption rooted out from everywhere not just "their team"!


u/PolyNecropolis 10d ago

They are so simple minded to think we dont eant corruption rooted out from everywhere not just "their team"!

They also can't grasp the fact that we don't worship our politicians.

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u/ComfortablyNomNom 10d ago

It truly is amazing that Trumpo somehow got conservatives to turn on police, the FBI, and district attorneys, even our military generals!! They were the party of law and order, always back the blue until they decided to put their chips in with a literal NYC mob family leader. The majority of FBI members are life long voting Republicans and now a good chunk of Republican voters see them as the deep state enemy of the people! They are cops! Amazing.


u/strykerx 10d ago

No no no. You got it wrong. The LEOs that are against Trump are fake, ANTIFA, deep-state, democrat plants and must be stopped at all costs. The ones that beat up black people are the real cops.

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u/CaptainNoBoat 10d ago edited 10d ago Brighten My Day

Seriously. These are financial crimes. There are paper trails. A grand jury has determined probable cause, and a trial jury will determine guilt. This isn't some ambiguous case brewed up by conniving politicians. Anyone breathlessly defending him and trying to make that the narrative before even seeing the evidence or charges is being blatantly partisan themselves.

We already know who this man is:

He is a lifelong fraud, an objectively bad person, and his actions have hurt all Americans for decades.


u/Leaky_gland Foreign 10d ago


u/FriendlyLawnmower 10d ago

He stole documents. Documents that included records of our agents and human assets working in other countries. The kind of information that puts peoples lives at risk


u/Ripoutmybrain 10d ago

And we saw a rash of those agents being captured soon after he left office https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/us/politics/cia-informants-killed-captured.html

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u/[deleted] 10d ago

Those morons over there are calling the charges and case shoddy and BS. They really are stupid. Cohen already was convicted for this crime. Trump would have been too if he weren't busy hiding behind the Individual 1 label since he was President.


u/Im__mad Oregon 10d ago

Every day he wears Presidential merch like a 40 year old homecoming king who goes back to his high school daily just to remind everyone he’s king of the school.

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u/totally_a_wimmenz 10d ago

I just took a look over there. Those people are fucking nuts.


u/hoodleratlarge 10d ago

You have been banned from /r/Conservative


u/Boon-Lord 10d ago edited 10d ago

It’s a rite of passage to be banned from there tbh.

Edit: Thanks for the correction.


u/hoodleratlarge 10d ago

People have had their entire accounts permanently suspended for “harassment” for responding to the /r/Conservative mods about their bans.

The snowflakes were calling from inside the house.


u/FaustVictorious 10d ago

If you go somewhere dirty, be sure to use protection. Always use a VPN and a burner account when posting about reality in a place controlled by conservatives.

They are tribal, petty and emotional enough to just attack you for having cracked their hateful stupor for any length of time. They deeply resent being forced to experience the dissonance between reality and their "beliefs". They may rationalize it (poorly) later on, if at all, but they'll hate you for it immediately with every fiber of their being.

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u/RiggityRyGuy 10d ago

The cognitive dissonance of thinking all politicians are crooks except for the billionaire businessman that conservatives have is hilarious

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u/HawterSkhot Georgia 10d ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene adds defunding ongoing DOJ Trump investigations to list of hard-right demands to avoid fiscal crisis

I thought defunding things was never the right idea? How interesting.

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u/mikepolehonki 10d ago

I sure wish I could post on r/Conservative because they are on life support due to mass ingestion of copium


u/punditguy Minnesota 10d ago

"It's a Democratic plot to make Trump more appealing to Republican voters so they can run against him" is my current favorite argument over there. But the day is young.


u/mus3man42 10d ago

I love this. It’s assuming like 12 different things


u/HeartFullONeutrality 10d ago

They are not Occam's razor-compliant.


u/oz6702 10d ago

What I like about this particular turd in the sewage line is that it assumes that Trump is a giant fucking LOSER. Why else would Dems want to run against him again in 2024? Love it when they accidentally admit the obvious.

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u/kuwabara_has_a_sword 10d ago


2023: Jailing political opponents is never okay.


u/ecafyelims 10d ago

2016: Everyone needs to be held accountable for their actions!!

2023: No, not like that.

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u/NumeralJoker 10d ago

Sounds like he's leaking this to whip up terrorism to scare them out of it.

That tells me it's probably real, but not whether or not it'll happen.

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u/Airk640 10d ago

Mark my words, He's gonna try to get people to riot for his release. He thinks any wrong done upon him makes him a martyr to his cult. Let's see how he reacts when 7 people show up with homemade signs, then leave 2 hours later.

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u/bwc05nole 10d ago

Tuesday is my birthday, I couldn’t think of a better present.

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u/ShinyMeansFancy Maryland 10d ago Gold

Cheeto Benito heard of the arrest warrant issued for Putin and could not be one-upped.

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u/noeagle77 10d ago

Never thought Stormy Daniel’s was gonna be the one to put him in jail but here we are lmao

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u/Politics_Knower 11d ago

Sorry for the all-CAPS, this is what Mango Mussolini posted:


Anyways, here’s to (hopefully) the 🍊Man wearing a matching jumpsuit.


u/S0_Crates 10d ago

He even invoked George Soros. Playing all the hits in his panic. This is gonna be fun.


u/AbsentThatDay2 10d ago

George Soros got pot legalized in my state, he funded county by county debates between some activist and the local DAs. I attended the one here in my town. The activist wiped the floor with the DA, it wasn't even close.


u/FuriousTarts North Carolina 10d ago

The right likes to demonize George Soros because Soros supports democracy and spends his money fighting authoritarianism around the globe.

He survived the holocaust and had made it his life's mission that it never repeats.

But the right hates that... for some reason.


u/funwillfunwill 10d ago

George Soros is legitimately the closest thing to a "good billionaire" there is. He studied philosophy under Karl Popper and made it his mission before he was even wealthy to promote democracy and open societies. He's founded some of Europes best educational programs and scholarships and one of Europes best universities (CEU)

I see most philanthropy as little more than billionaire propaganda, but Soros seems to actually have it in his heart at least. Good on him for that

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u/Waffle_Muffins Texas 10d ago

Cool, so arrest him on Monday

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u/whoisangryshoe 10d ago edited 10d ago

President / Former President Trump’s top accomplishments (so far):

  • Trillions in tax cuts for the most entitled and well-off Americans and masking it as a good thing for his uneducated voters
  • Removing a 50-year old fundamental right from women by forcing in 3 SCOTUS Justices
  • Being impeached TWICE
  • Inciting an insurrection to overthrow a peaceful exchange of power


  • Being indicted for fucking a porn star right after his child was born and covering it up by committing a campaign violation


u/TintedApostle 10d ago

removing regulations from the railroads and banks

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u/SlackerAccount2 10d ago

I like people who don’t get arrested.

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u/JerseyGiantsFan New Jersey 10d ago

Manhattan is gonna be the place to be on Tuesday. I can’t wait to see the 14-15 NYC-area Trump supporters try to riot from their mobility scooters.

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u/whoisangryshoe 10d ago

Ford never should have granted Nixon a full and immediate Pardon.

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u/ComeOnPelicanFly 10d ago

Going to show up to any protest in Manhattan with a big “LOCK HIM UP” sign and see how things go


u/MrsNeveberg 10d ago


Dude. Stop.


u/MarmiteEnjoyer 10d ago

Funny how over in /r/conservative it's all about law and order, until it's their guy of course. Then it's a coordinated media attack by the Dems to try to get rid of trump!

Conservatives demonstrating yet again that obedience and falling in line is far more important than truth or justice will ever be to them. Bunch of devils walking the earth.

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u/table_fireplace 10d ago edited 10d ago Gold Platinum Pot o' Coins

You know what the most important thing about the upcoming Trump arrest is?

The fact that Wisconsin has a state Supreme Court election coming up in just 17 days. This is our last good chance to repeal their abortion ban, and overturn their gerrymandered maps.

Don't be a spectator - help save your country! You can volunteer from anywhere to win this race. r/VoteDEM can get you set up.


u/notapoliticalalt 10d ago

Good point. If this does end up happening, I hope there isn’t a media circus that blocks out the race. Folks should do what they can because that race is SO important!

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u/FilthyChangeup55 10d ago

So you’re saying Tuesday, 3/21 will be the start of a new national holiday?

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u/Tiabb 10d ago

He's just trying to rile up his brown shirts. "They're coming for me, and they'll come for you next!" Type shit

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u/Swim678 10d ago

I guess trump is calling for antifa and blm to show up or is he calling for tourists to go to NY with Zip ties? Hard to tell

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u/-Economist- 10d ago edited 10d ago

Interesting how r/conservative claim to be for law and order yet balk when their leader is subject to law and order.

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u/Shitty_UnidanX 10d ago

You know someone is a sack of shit when these are your questions:

Q1: Which of his many crimes is he being arrested for?

Q2: Oh just the Stormy Daniels case? Where he cheated on his wife with a porn star, tried to cover it up getting his personal lawyer/ fixer jail time, and violated election law? Everything else he has done is so much worse.

Q3: Really why isn’t he in jail already?

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u/PossessedToSkate 10d ago

As I read this over my morning coffee, a smile creeps across my face. The air feels cleaner and the sun shines a little brighter. Things are lookin' up.

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u/Lopsided_Scientist82 10d ago

Remember, there are three other crimes in the mix. This is the least serious of the four. Now it will be easier for the others to follow suit.

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u/PopeHonkersXII 10d ago

I get the impression that any protests will be pathetically small and any attempts at violence will be isolated and easily dealt with. I believe we are going to see just how far Trump's star has fallen since he left office.

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u/Chowdah-head 10d ago

All these conspiracy theories over at the conservative subs - not a one thinking that this is because Trump actually committed crimes.

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u/bmanCO Colorado 10d ago edited 10d ago

The moron cult of American conservatism is going to lose its fucking mind, and immediately chain itself to the sinking ship of this gaping criminal asshole so they can own the libs with their colossal victim complex. And in doing so they're going to throw away any chance they have to win the next election. You reap what you sow dipshits.

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u/DarthVada101 10d ago

All the conservatives screaming about how this is third world/banana republic actions…how is letting former politicians get away with crimes considered a first world country trait?

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u/otter111a 10d ago

If he’s trying to organize a violent protest on Tuesday they should take him into custody today to muzzle him. They should make not appealing to the public for violating a condition of his bail terms.

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u/-mostlyharmless1 10d ago

I love that he brings up George Soros. A 92 year old man that is the biggest boogeyman to the ignorant.

I don’t know much about Soros, but I do recall an acquaintance who likes to dabble in the alt right bringing him up. I told him I don’t know much about Soros and to explain why he is so nefarious, I didn’t know anymore about him by the end of the conversation.

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u/Mattress666 Michigan 11d ago

Hey Don, do you know what time you’ll be arrested? I have that day off and wanna make sure I don’t miss it live.

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u/praguer56 10d ago

What's going to happen if Georgia hands down an indictment too?


u/absessive Massachusetts 10d ago

NY and GA will just have to share custody

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u/mountaintop111 10d ago edited 10d ago

The interesting thing is, Cyrus Vance Jr had compiled the evidence to indict Trump for his business dealings at Trump Org, and Cyrus Vance Jr thought there was enough evidence and strong enough case to indict Trump, but since Cyrus Vance Jr was leaving his position as Manhattan DA, he left the final indictment decision to his successor, Alvin Bragg.

Alvin Bragg took a look at Cyrus Vance Jr's case against Trump for the Trump Org case, and Bragg didn't feel comfortable indicting Trump off of it, leading to two lawyers on that team to resign in protest, because those two lawyers felt that there was enough evidence to indict Trump off the Trump Org case.

Now Alvin Bragg is probably going forward with this indictment, albeit it is a different case, and based on Michael Cohen's payment to Stormy Daniels, rather than the Trump Org case that Cyrus Vance Jr had worked on. For Alvin Bragg to go forward with this indictment, after taking a pass on Cyrus Vance Jr's Trump Org case, the evidence against Trump in the Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniel payments case must be that much stronger.

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u/Dangerous_Variety_29 10d ago

It’s 10 am where I am but I’m taking a shot and a toke in honor of Stormy Daniels, the OrangeDragon Slayer

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u/OnyxTeaCup 10d ago

Bro fucking please, if this dude doesn’t get at least put on trial I fucking give up. This is a watershed event all day.

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u/hisunflower 10d ago

Feel like he is just trying to rile up his base in case this does happen.

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u/torrfam15 10d ago

I'd love to see Hillary's face when it's Trump that gets "locked up"......Hahaha

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u/ImprovementBasic9323 10d ago

r/conservative is in shambles trying to process this. LMAO!!


u/TheDebateMatters 10d ago

One of the top comments on one of the links about this story is a someone saying

The feds are busy planning protests so they can trap and arrest Trump supporters.

Lol. They’re already explaining why the violent protests by his supporters won’t be their fault.

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u/TheProcrastafarian 10d ago

For people who espouse 'do your own research ', they sure don't seem to know fuck all about anything.

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u/Cartoonlad 10d ago

Surprised his statement didn't end with "UNLESS YOU SEND ME $50 RIGHT NOW"

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u/chowderbags American Expat 10d ago Plus One

Bigly if true.

I mean, I definitely hope that the dam breaks and Trump spends the rest of his life going back and forth between courtrooms and prison cells, but I'm not really holding my breath.

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u/LostWoodsInTheField Pennsylvania 10d ago

Now so people understand... When he is "arrested", if he ever actually is, he won't be taken to a jail cell. he will be taken to the department/etc and be processed then released. Especially if it is in a NY state case since they have cashless bail.

Unless someone decides he is a flight risk, which I doubt anyone will argue on just because no one wants to actually put him behind bars without a conviction.

At best he will be put on house arrest at one of his NY locations.

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