On-line Opinion Magazine…OK, it's a blog
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Legal Problems

A lot of people seem to think that Trump is getting ready to fire Mueller. Of course he can’t personally fire Mueller, and would have to order Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein to do it. If Rosenstein refused, Trump would have to start firing people in the Department of Justice chain of command until he found someone willing to do it.

Why he would want to do it at this point doesn’t make a lot of sense to me as he can get an almost indefinite delay as he tries to find legal representation. He can’t get a public defender, so any proceedings would be on hold until he can’t find a qualified lawyer.

My wild guess as to why Trump has said nothing about Stormy Daniels when he had no problem attacking the Pope is that he doesn’t want to get hit with another defamation law suit. The easiest way to make Stormy Daniels go away is to drop the NDA. I seriously doubt he or Michael Cohen want to do that as there are probably other similar NDAs out there that might decide to hire Michael Avenatti.

2 comments

1 Badtux { 03.30.18 at 2:25 am }

Stormy Daniels is a public person so a defamation lawsuit on her part would be a hard legal case to make, you have to prove actual malice (that he knowingly said something untrue in order to harm her), not just that he said something untrue. My guess is that the reason he hasn’t said anything about Stormy Daniels is that his mind is still boggled by the fact that someone who he paid off has decided to quit being paid off.

The other lady suing Trump for defamation has a much better case, because she wasn’t a public person before Trump called her a liar.

Yeah, Trump would have to do another Saturday Night Massacre a’ la’ Nixon-style. That didn’t work out well for Nixon in the end.

2 Bryan { 03.30.18 at 8:00 pm }

The “actual malice” applies to libel. In these cases, Trump has to know the truth, as it concerns his actions. His actions make the malice obvious as the purpose is to make both women less credible. Ms Zervos was on Trump’s show, so she is also a ‘public person’.

The Access Hollywood tape is going to be featured in both trials. He admits to the conduct he is accused of , so he has created a problem for himself.