Trump's Rump

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  1. AmazonQueen

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    Fees are calculated on basis of hours spent preparing, hearings attended etc. Hard to calculate in advance.
     
  2. Samson

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    If I was in that position, I reckon I could find a way. Estimates, and only leaving the balance not the whole bill to the end would be an obvious way.
     
  3. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The long wait

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    Bill as you go, with agreed payments every day, maybe as long as a week. There are limitations on the reasons a lawyer can drop client in the middle of ongoing work, but nonpayment is number one. Imagine that. :lol:
     
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  4. mitsho

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    That is how pre-pay work: You pay a certain amount, and as soon as it looks like that amount is used up, you are asked to pay more into the pool... ;-)
     
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    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    "Retainer" is the word used
     
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    Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell give depositions in the Dominion trial

    Allies of former President Donald Trump testified under oath that they had done little to verify debunked claims of fraud in the 2020 election before spreading them on the national stage, according to tapes of their depositions obtained exclusively by CNN.

    "We had a report that the heads of Dominion and Smartmatic, somewhere in the mid-tweens, you know 2013, 2014, whatever, went down to Venezuela for a get-to-know meeting with (President Nicolás) Maduro so they could demonstrate to Maduro the kind of vote fixing they did for (former President Hugo) Chavez," Giuliani said during his deposition.
    "You say the heads of Dominion and Smartmatic," Coomer's attorney begins, before Giuliani interjects.
    "Yes, that's what I was told. ... Before the press conference I was told about it," he said. "Sometimes I go and look myself -- when stuff comes up. This time I didn't have the time to do it."
    He continues: "It's not my job, in a fast-moving case, to go out and investigate every piece of evidence that was given to me. Otherwise, you're never going to write a story. You'll never come to a conclusion."

    For her part, Powell admits in the deposition footage that getting to the truth was not one of her objectives.
    "You had the ear of a number of conservative media outlets. Why did you not ask to provide a statement correcting the misstatements that you had reported?" Coomer's attorney asks.
    "That didn't seem to be the material part of the inquiry," Powell replied.

    Court records reviewed by CNN last month show that Giuliani spent less than an hour reviewing allegations that Coomer was part of a plot to rig the election before publicly making those claims at a November news conference.
    And when Powell was deposed by Coomer's lawyer, she acknowledged that she did not have "a lot of specific knowledge about what Mr. Coomer personally did" in the supposed scheme to steal the election.​
     
  9. mitsho

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    I'm shocked, just shocked! ;)
     
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    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    This is literally why he's on the hook for libel.
     
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  11. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Yeah, you can't expect investigating to get in the way of forming a conclusion. C'mon!
     
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  12. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    Trump supporters are such nice people.

    Reuters unmasks Trump supporters who terrified U.S. election officials

    Law enforcement has taken little action as backers of Donald Trump aim stark threats at election officials. Reuters tracked down nine of the harassers. Most were unrepentant.

    By LINDA SO and JASON SZEP
    Filed Nov. 9, 2021, 11 a.m. GMT

    This story contains text, images and audio clips with offensive language.

    In Arizona, a stay-at-home dad and part-time Lyft driver told the state’s chief election officer she would hang for treason. In Utah, a youth treatment center staffer warned Colorado’s election chief that he knew where she lived and watched her as she slept.


    https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-election-threats
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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  14. RobAnybody

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    I'm still slightly terrified that this whole 1/6 investigation will go nowhere, outside of some random people getting a few weeks in jail, & a literal Insurrection will just be a blip on the radar, but incrementally, I get slight encouragement.

    This is one of those incremental times that maybe it matters.
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    If it ruins the reputations of Trump and his allies, that will be enough. If it feeds the ongoing efforts to put Trump in jail, it will be enough. If it further radicalizes the GOP so they offer crap candidates for elections, it will be enough.
     
  16. Drakle

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    It's already stopped mattering.

    https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1458173638675415042

    They haven't moderated to get back in donors' good books, they just waited while whipping themselves up more with the Big Lie.
     
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    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/10/judge-rejects-trumps-records-jan-6-committee-520768

     
  18. Samson

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    He has one shot left, to convince the appeals court to stop the national archive handing over the record tomorrow. It is so close. I guess we will not see them then though.
     
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    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    *sigh* I should know better than to hope.
     

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