Trump will be 'busy' with lawsuits for the rest of his life: Laurence Tribe

  

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By:   Max Zahn with Andy Serwer, Yahoo Finance

Trump will be 'busy' with lawsuits for the rest of his life: Laurence Tribe

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Trump will be 'busy' with lawsuits for the rest of his life: Laurence Tribe





Max Zahn with Andy Serwer
Wed, February 17, 2021, 10:17 AM









House Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) — the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security —   filed a lawsuit   on Tuesday accusing former President Donald Trump of conspiring to incite the deadly attack on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

The filing marks the latest in a   slew of lawsuits and probes   that center on a range of allegations, including efforts to influence election officials in Georgia, defame women who accused him of sexual assault, and manipulate the value of his assets for tax and loan purposes.

In a new interview, Laurence Tribe — one of the nation's top constitutional law scholars, who briefly served at the Justice Department during the Obama administration — told Yahoo Finance that Trump faces a "a huge number of lawsuits" that will occupy his attention for the remainder of his life.

It remains unclear whether Trump will end up serving time in prison, Tribe says, predicting that no matter the outcome of litigation Trump will "gradually fade away," in part due to the grueling demands of his legal defense.

'A panoply of charges'


"He is fully subject to civil and criminal lawsuits both state and federal across the land," says Tribe, a professor emeritus of constitutional law at Harvard University Law School who taught there for more than 50 years.

"It's a panoply of charges," he adds. "So [Trump] is going to be busy defending himself from now until the end of his life."

The Senate on Saturday   acquitted Trump of an impeachment   charge that alleged he had incited the Jan. 6 attack, falling 10 votes short of the 67-vote threshold necessary for a conviction. But many of the Republican Senators who voted to acquit, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said Trump   could face charges   in the criminal justice system for his actions.

The lawsuit filed by Thompson on Tuesday follows a   criminal probe opened by prosecutors   in Georgia last week over Trump's attempt to overturn the outcome of the election. Trump also faces defamation lawsuits filed by former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll and former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos, who   allege   Trump wrongfully described their sexual assault claims against him as false.

Plus, Trump faces separate probes from   New York Attorney General Letitia James   and   Manhattan District Attorney   Cyrus Vance over alleged financial impropriety tied to his corporate and personal conduct. The investigation from James, which is civil and not criminal, focuses on whether Trump   improperly inflated   the values of his properties.

Meanwhile, Vance is   pursuing a criminal probe   into possible insurance, tax, and bank-related fraud into Trump's business dealings, The New York Times reported in December. Progressives have also been urging Joe   Biden's Justice Department to investigate Trump , as well — though the current   president has expressed   reluctance to prosecute his predecessor.

Still, Trump no longer enjoys immunity from criminal prosecution that may have been afforded to him while in office, Tribe said.

"The only immunity that a former president has is for actions that are within the outer perimeter of his official power," Tribe says, suggesting that such protection likely does not apply to any of the lawsuits or probes he currently faces.


Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, speaks with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer on "Influencers with Andy Serwer."

Tribe spoke to Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer in an episode of “ Influencers with Andy Serwer ,” a weekly interview series with leaders in business, politics, and entertainment.

Over his career, Tribe argued 35 cases before the Supreme Court and wrote a number of books,   most recently   "To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment," which he co-authored with Georgetown University Law Professor Joshua Matz.

Tribe's list of former students includes top figures on both sides of the aisle: former President Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and House Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the lead House impeachment manager who made the case against Trump.

Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Tribe expressed uncertainty about whether Trump would ultimately face conviction or liability in any of the current or prospective lawsuits. But Tribe predicted that the series of legal actions would diminish Trump's prominence.

"There may be political decisions by the Justice Department to turn the page," Tribe says. "I do think in the court of history, he will be convicted."

"He himself will gradually fade away, whether in an orange jumpsuit or not," he adds.



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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Trump Will Be 'Busy' With Lawsuits For The Rest Of His Life: Laurence Tribe

I can live with that!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago

I can live with that!

Sure you can, but why bother?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    3 weeks ago

What?  that makes no sense.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     3 weeks ago

I'm sure that there will be a number of lawsuits against Trump. Will he do prison time, I doubt it, but he is going to be doing a lot of ducking and dodging for the next number of years.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Kavika @2    3 weeks ago

"There may be political decisions by the Justice Department to turn the page," Tribe says. "I do think in the court of history, he will be convicted."

"He himself will gradually fade away, whether in an orange jumpsuit or not," he adds.

 
 
 
cjcold
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2.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Tessylo @2.1    3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, Trump has a base of low IQ sycophants that will never let go.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

You can see that from certain posts/posters here that are in complete denial/delusion/projection/whataboutism/deflection mode.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

I kind of hoped that watching the Trump Atlantic City Casino Hotel implode today would be a kind of omen.  The lawsuits to be brought against Trump will be as much a test of integrity of the Trump-packed SCOTUS as anything else, because I have little doubt that they will end up there. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

So deservedly for Trump and his so called family, within six months even the woodwork will begin to bleed.

This too.  What has Melania been doing lately?  Is she still a Mar-a-Lago with the man who supposedly still dwells there?

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.1  cjcold  replied to  bbl-1 @4    3 weeks ago

Seems Trump will not be allowed to live at Mar-a-Lago. NIMBY!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  bbl-1 @4    3 weeks ago

It looks like she has been by his side.  I don't get it.  Honestly.  

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4.2.1  bbl-1  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    3 weeks ago

Neither do I.  Last I heard Melania was worth a little North of $66 million in her own right.

Also read that in 2019 she bought a property in Slovenia.  Perhaps the story was not true.  I do know that Melania raised Barron with his first language being Slovenian.  This has been confirmed by WH staff, SWW and many others in and out of government and the women who were Melania's friends---which has greatly dwindled since she entered the WH.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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5  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     3 weeks ago

trump has been thru thousands of lawsuits that didn't  stop trump from gaining and wanting more and more power.

After spending so much time, effort and money I don't look for trump to walk away from the body of followers that he cultivated.

Those followers gave him the power he so highly craves. Power trump craved to the extent he was willing to try to destroy the democratic process itself to remain in power.

I doubt we have seen the last of the problem called trump.

Never underestimate any human with a megalomaniac personality. Ever !

 
 
 
cjcold
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5.1  cjcold  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @5    3 weeks ago

Sam Colt  had an answer for megalomaniacs.

 
 
 
cjcold
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5.1.1  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @5.1    3 weeks ago

God created men equal. Sam Colt made them equal.

 
 
 
Thomas
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5.2  Thomas  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @5    3 weeks ago

I agree: Trump thrives on attention. Lawsuits give him attention, and he will always play the "witch hunt, look at me I have done nothing wrong," and the millions of supporters will follow because they believe him over truth. Trump is their reality. 

There are two ways to effectively silence him. One is to convict him and send him to jail, but right now I don't see that happening. I see only fines and fans in his future. The second, and much harder way, is to convince the people who believe Trump's lies to believe in another narrative, preferably a narrative that is based in factual and authenticated reality. 

Trump stood for nothing but what some choose to call "white grievance."  He claimed to stand for law and order, but only as long as that law and order were Trump's Law and Trump's order, as is evidenced by his continual lying and attempts to thwart the electoral process and the will of the people.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Thomas @5.2    3 weeks ago

He needs to be pursued for those lawsuits that he has avoided by being 'president', regardless of the 'attention'.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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5.2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Thomas @5.2    3 weeks ago
Trump stood for nothing but what some choose to call "white grievance." 

No, he stood for a lot of things, but "white grievance" wasn't one of them.

 
 
 
Thomas
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5.2.3  Thomas  replied to  Greg Jones @5.2.2    3 weeks ago

Trump stood for Trump, and he was a walking, talking case of whining "why me?" ism, alternately proclaiming that his accomplishments were unmatched by anyone,ever, or complaining that people were attacking him and his ideas to the most extensive degree of anyone ever.

The whole "Law and Order" thing came directly from white grievance. It basically smashed all of the BL protests into one group and labeled the "Bad" without attempting to address any of the real issues of racism that continue to exist to this day in the US. Make America Great Again was and is White Grievance in a nutshell.

 
 
 
Thomas
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5.2.4  Thomas  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.1    3 weeks ago
He needs to be pursued for those lawsuits that he has avoided by being 'president', regardless of the 'attention'.  

I don't think that I have suggested otherwise.

 
 
 
cjcold
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5.2.5  cjcold  replied to  Thomas @5.2.4    2 weeks ago

Trump will be defending himself in court for the rest of his life.

 
 
 
dennis smith
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6  dennis smith    2 weeks ago

There sure are a lot of people who are obsessed with Trump and continue to dwell on that.

 
 
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