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Defendant Trump's Trials:
United States of America v. Donald J. Trump

Southern Florida Case

Classified Government Documents Case

United States of America v. Donald J. Trump and Waltine Nauta, Defendants.

On June 8, 2023, a Grand Jury in the Southern District of Florida indicted Donald J. Trump on multiple counts that included willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, a scheme to conceal, and false statements and representations. On July 27, the Justice Department released an updated version of the indictment that included attempts to alter, destroy, mutilate, or conceal evidence.
Prosecutor: Jack Smith, Special Counsel, United States Department of Justice
Trial scheduled to begin May 21, 2024
June 8 Indictment | Wikipedia

District of Columbia Case

Attempts to Overturn the 2020 Election

United States of America v. Donald J. Trump, Defendant.

On August 1, 2023, a Grand Jury in the District of Columbia indicted Donald J. Trump for conspiracy to Defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.
Prosecutor: Jack Smith, Special Counsel, United States Department of Justice
Trial scheduled to begin March 4, 2024
August 1 Indictment | Wikipedia

The Triumph of the January 6 Committee

The indictment tells a stark, damning story about what happened in the weeks and months after the 2020 election and in the run-up to January 6. Trump and a selection of unnamed co-conspirators tried to persuade state officials to ignore the popular vote in their states to favor Trump over Joe Biden; when that didn’t work, they coordinated slates of “fake electors” to sow doubt over Biden’s Electoral College victory; when that didn’t work, they tried to strong-arm the Justice Department into pressuring state legislators to back Trump’s claims; when that didn’t work, they worked to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to abuse his role presiding over the counting of the electoral vote and upend the process. And when Pence refused, Trump turned to violence—encouraging an angry crowd to march on the Capitol to threaten the vice president into submission.

From The Triumph of the January 6 Committee, by Quinta Jurecic, The Atlantic, August 2, 2023.

A President Accused of Betraying His Country

Of all the ways that Donald Trump desecrated his office as president, the gravest — as outlined in extraordinary detail in the criminal indictment issued against him on Tuesday — was his attempt to undermine the Constitution and overturn the results of the 2020 election, hoping to stay in office.

The special counsel Jack Smith got right to the point at the top of the four-count federal indictment, saying that Mr. Trump had knowingly targeted a bedrock function of the United States federal government: the nation’s process of collecting, counting and certifying the results of the presidential election.

From A President Accused of Betraying His Country, by The Editorial Board for The New York Times, August 2, 2023.

The Trump Indictment’s Main Finding: Do You Want This Person As Your President?

By the Editorial Board, The Washington Post, August 2, 2023.

The Churchillian Case Against a Trump Pardon

By Charlie Sykes, The Bulwark, August 9, 2023.

Manhattan Case

Manhattan Criminal Case: New York Hush Money Trial

The People of the State of New York against Donald J. Trump, Defendant.

On March 30, 2023, a Grand Jury of New York indicted Donald Trump on thirty-four counts of falsifying business records in the first degree, in a case related to hush-money payments to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Prosecutor: Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., District Attorney
Trial scheduled to begin March 25, 2024
New York Indictment | Wikipedia

Government’s Opposed Motion To Ensure That Extrajudicial Statements Do Not Prejudice These Proceeding

Since the grand jury returned an indictment in this case, the defendant has repeatedly and widely disseminated public statements attacking the citizens of the District of Columbia, the Court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses. Through his statements, the defendant threatens to undermine the integrity of these proceedings and prejudice the jury pool, in contravention of the “undeviating rule” that in our justice system a jury’s verdict is to “be induced only by evidence and argument in open court, and not by any outside influence.” Sheppard v. Maxwell, 384 U.S. 333, 351 (1966) (quotations omitted). In accordance with the Court’s duty to “protect [its] processes from prejudicial outside interferences,” id. at 363, the Government requests that the Court take the following immediate measures to ensure the due administration of justice and a fair and impartial jury: (1) enter a narrowly tailored order pursuant to Local Criminal Rule 57.7(c) that restricts certain prejudicial extrajudicial statements; and (2) enter an order through which the Court can ensure that if either party conducts a jury study involving contact with the citizens of this District, the jury study is conducted in a way that will not prejudice the venire. The Government obtained the defendant’s position from counsel for the defendant, and he opposes this motion.

Georgia Case

A Criminal Enterprise: The State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump

The State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump, Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, John Charles Eastman, Mark Randall Meadows, Kenneth John Chesebro, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Jenna Lynn Ellis, Ray Stallings Smith III, Robert David Cheeley, Michael A. Roman, David James Shafer, Shawn Micah Tresher Still, Stephen Cliffgard Lee, Harrison William Prescott Floyd, Trevian C. Kutti, Sidney Katherine Powell, Cathleen Alston Latham, Scott Graham Hall, Misty Hampton aka Emily Misty Hayes.

On August 14, 2023, a Grand Jury in Fulton County, Georgia, indicted Donald John Trump and 18 others for their participation in a “criminal enterprise” that attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election that Trump lost. The 18 other defendants include Rudolph William Giuliani, John Charles Eastman, Mark Randall Meadows, Kenneth John Chaser, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Jenna Lynn Ellis, Sidney Katherine Powell, and others.

The indictment contains 41 counts. The first count charges all 19 defendants with the offense of violation of the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act, and states, in part:

Defendant Donald John Trump lost the United States presidential election held on November 3, 2020. One of the states he lost was Georgia. Trump and the other Defendants charged in this Indictment refused to accept that Trump lost, and they knowingly and willfully joined a conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump. That conspiracy contained a common plan and purpose to commit two or more acts of racketeering activity in Fulton County, Georgia, elsewhere in the State of Georgia, and in other states.

At all times relevant to this Count of the Indictment, the Defendants, as well as others not named as defendants, unlawfully conspired and endeavored to conduct and participate in a criminal enterprise in Fulton County, Georgia, and elsewhere.

This first count details 161 acts of racketeering activity and overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracy.

The indictment contains 41 counts for a total of 135 charges against 19 people. In addition to charging all defendants under Georgia’s racketeering law, many of the 40 additional counts are aimed at multiple defendants. The charges involve five different schemes related to the 2020 election: organizing an alternate slate of Trump electors, alleged unauthorized access to election equipment in Coffee County, false statements made by Trump allies to the Georgia legislature, efforts to harass and intimidate election workers, and Trump’s phone calls to pressure officials.
Court: Fulton Superior Court
Prosecutor: Fani T. Willis, District Attorney
Georgia Indictment | Wikipedia

District Attorney Fani Willis’s Letter to Congressman Jim Jordan, September 7, 2023


The Fourteenth Amendment and Donald Trump

Amendment XIV to the United States Constitution, Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

The Sweep and Force of Section Three

Baude, William and Paulsen, Michael Stokes, The Sweep and Force of Section Three (August 9, 2023). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 172, Forthcoming.
The web page at SSRN contains an abstract of this paper; and the full paper, a 126-page pdf, may be viewed in a Browser or downloaded.

The Constitution Prohibits Trump From Ever Being President Again

By J. Michael Luttig and Laurence H. Tribe, The Atlantic, August 19, 2023.

Civil Cases Against Donald Trump

Trump Organization Civil Fraud Suit

People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey McConney, The Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, The Trump Organization, Inc., Trump Organization LLC, DJT Holdings LLC, DJT Holdings Managing Member, Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, Trump Old Post Office LLC, 40 Wall Street LLC, Seven Springs LLC

The lawsuit seeks at least $250 million in damages from Trump, his adult sons Donald Jr and Eric, the Trump Organization and others, and to stop the Trumps from running businesses in New York.

Court: Supreme Court of the State of New York
Prosecutor: Letitia James, New York Attorney General
Presiding Judge: Arthur Engoron

A detailed, blow-by-blow description of the trial is found in New York civil investigation of The Trump Organization, in Wikipedia (Link). Summarizing statements from that account follows:

New York v. Trump is a civil investigation and lawsuit by the office of the New York Attorney General (AG) alleging that The Trump Organization and several individuals (including operative members of the Trump family) engaged in financial fraud by presenting vastly disparate property values to potential lenders and tax officials, in violation of New York Executive Law § 63. A trial took place from October 2023 to January 2024.

On February 16, 2024, Engoron found that: "In order to borrow more and at lower rates, defendants submitted blatantly false financial data to the accountants, resulting in fraudulent financial statements."

On February 16, in his proposed judgment, Engoron ruled that Donald Trump and his companies were liable to pay $354.8 million of disgorgement of ill-gotten gains:

  • $168 million of interest saved from favorable loans based on the false financial statements
  • $126 million of profits from the sale of the Old Post Office based on false financial statements
  • $60 million of profits from the sale of Ferry Point golf course in New York

Trump's oldest two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, were ordered to pay $4 million each, of profits from the Old Post Office sale, while Allen Weisselberg was ordered to pay $1 million, from the compensation he gained when he left the Trump Organization. When these amounts are added to Trump's amount, the defendants are collectively liable for $364 million.

The proposed judgment said that Donald Trump would also have to pay interest. On February 23, Engoron finalized the judgment and added the interest Trump owed:

  • Roughly $100 million in interest
  • Engoron also banned Donald Trump, Allen Weisselberg and Jeffrey McConney from leading any New York companies or organizations for three years, while Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. received a similar ban for two years; Weisselberg and McConney were permanently banned from "financial control" of any New York company. Engoron decided not to dissolve the businesses, but ruled that an independent director of compliance must be installed to oversee financial reporting at the organization, while independent monitor Barbara Jones was instructed to continue in her role for at least three years.

E. Jean Carroll Civil Defamation

E. Jean Carroll v. Donald J. Trump

E. Jean Carroll brought two related lawsuits against Donald Trump. In the second trial, on May 9, 2023, after deliberating less than three hours, the jury reached a unanimous decision and found Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming Carroll, and it ordered Trump to pay Carroll $5 million in damages. Following the trial, Trump continued to disparage Carroll. In response, Carroll amended her original defamation suit and sought additional damages. On September 6, 2023, the judge issued a partial summary judgement in favor of Carroll and scheduled a trial for January 15, 2024, which was expected to primarily focus on the amount of the additional damages.

January 17, 2024

The Continuing Story of E. Jean Carroll vs. Donald Trump

Christine Cornell Courtroom Drawing
Courtroom sketch by Christine Cornell
January 18, 2024

E. Jean Carroll Used To Be Somebody

The following is an excerpt from E. Jean Carroll Used To Be Somebody: Once you enter Trump’s world, your own world evalporates, by Monica Hesse, The Washingtom Post, January 18, 2024. Link

E. Jean Carroll used to have a career, now she has Donald Trump. She used to have prestige, now she has Donald Trump. She used to have an identity, and then in 2019 she accused the former president of sexually assaulting her in a 1996 dressing room, and now her identity is the woman who accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in a dressing room.

Carroll, a respected 80-year-old writer, first named Trump as her attacker in a book, “What Do We Need Men For?” — a sweeping travelogue and memoir in which Trump’s presence is minimal. On Wednesday, Carroll’s attorney asked her whether she’d tried to promote her book. Yes, Carroll replied. She had gone on podcasts and television shows. On those shows, she said, interviewers only want to hear about Donald Trump.

Carroll, whose body of work includes a biography of Hunter S. Thompson, multiple other books and a long stint as a beloved advice columnist for Elle magazine, was asked whether she still wrote freelance articles. She replied that now the assignments were all about Donald Trump, “nothing else.”

This was a woman in the upper echelons of her profession whose accusations meant exchanging a version of fame that was about her for a version of fame that was about him. “I spent 50 years building a reputation,” Carroll said in court. “Now I’m known as a liar, a fraud, and a whack job.”

Following the E. Jean Carroll trial feels like watching one 80-year-old woman realize there is just nothing she can do to rid herself of this omnipresence, and then realizing that we are, all of us, that 80-year-old woman. That we have been, for some time, subsumed and consumed by one man and his very strong MAGA base.

We used to have debates. We used to have a normal political system. Now we have only the memory of who we were before he became a main character in our story.

January 26, 2024


On January 26, 2024, the jury deliberated for three hours and awarded Carroll $7.3 million in emotional damages, $11 million in reputation-related damages, and $65 million in punitive damages, totaling $83.3 million.

January 29, 2024
E/ Jean Carroll with Robbie Kaplan and Shawn Crowley

"He was nothing!"

Republican Never Trumpers

Defending Democracy Together

Defending Democracy Together is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization created by lifelong conservatives and Republicans — many of whom have served in Republican administrations and write for conservative publications. We are dedicated to defending America’s democratic norms, values, and institutions and fighting for consistent conservative principles like rule of law, free trade, and expanding legal immigration.

Defending Democracy Together sponsors linked Web sites featuring videos and ads.

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The Lincoln Project


Our mission is to protect the American Republic from Donald Trump and those who identify (publicly or privately) as MAGA supporters. While we are optimistic about the future, we are not complacent. In 2020, it took an ad-hoc coalition to ensure Trump’s defeat. In 2022, we built a coalition across the political spectrum and again bought democracy some breathing room. We agree with Trump on only one thing: 2024 is a battle for America’s future.

President Abraham Lincoln led the United States through the bloodiest, most divisive, and most decisive period of our nation’s history. He fought not because he wanted to, but because he knew the dual goals of preserving the Union and the end of slavery would be achieved only through armed conflict. At Gettysburg, he implored us not to forget those who had given “their last full measure of devotion” to preserving the American experiment.

Today, we find our nation divided again – faced with a growing authoritarian movement populated by millions of radicalized voters for whom this fight is existential as well as hyper-partisanship and Ultra-MAGA movements within the government itself. Donald Trump and those who ascribe to Trumpism are a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our Republic.

This is why we fight.
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Republican Voters Against Trump

Donald Trump proved during his time in office and since why he is unfit to be President of the United States. Even those who have voted for him in the past realize just how dangerous a second Trump presidency would be. Each person has their own reasons—January 6, Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, the 91 felony counts against him, his call to terminate the Constitution—but they all agree on one thing: He must never hold office again. Never Trump is managed by Sarah Longwell.
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Republican Accountability PAC

The Republican Accountability PAC (RAPAC) is run by Republicans and conservatives who believe the direction of the GOP must change. Donald Trump lost in 2020 and launched an attack on the foundations of our republic. He must never hold office again.

Through Republican Voters Against Trump, RAPAC will elevate the voices of Trump voters who explain why they are moving on from the former president.
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