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by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 07:26:46 AM EST
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Stormy! FEC "hush money" NDA pleas, PECKER's plea agreement


Thirty-four (34) counts of falsifying business records (alleging intent commit another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof, not stipulated in the trial indictment ergo jury instruction, such as "violation of federal* campaign finance limits [sic], violation of state election laws by unlawfully influencing the 2016 election, and violation of state tax laws** regarding the reimbursement.")

* US has not indicted Trump on this civil charge, and Agent Smith's "election interference" indictment has yet to seat even a jury.
** NY (state) v. Trump (corp.) jury returned a guilty verdict and $450M penalty for charges in civil court litigation of falsified business records; NY (county) D.A. Bragg duplicated and amended dispositive criminal allegations, ie. furtherance of unspecified crimes pertaining to "concealed Woman 1, Woman 2, and Lawyer A"—Stormy! McDougal extortion cases (previously dismissed in US courts) and Cohen's tax evasion (US court conviction)—to the disposition of NY state's civil complaint. Indeed, a "novel legal" theory of jurisdiction, locus standi, and the 5th Amd. of the US Constitution.

NY (state) v. Trump docket, 15.02.24 - 23.05.24, and transcripts, 22.04.24-28.05.24, or 31 days avg. 260 pp/day (8,000 pp)

Now. Lemme calculate ChatGPT-informed standard burden of proof typically borne by US American prosecutors, measured by duration of SECRET jury deliberation per count since conclusion of trial.

(5 hr x 60 min) ÷ 34 counts = 8.8 minutes each count


by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 09:24:31 AM EST
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faster computing POWER coulda woulda shoulda wrap this up yesterday

< wipes tears >

by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 09:37:42 AM EST
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WE CAN'T READ 14 MILLION COHEN DOCUMENTS ... 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 230 orders for communication records, 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and testimonies by approximately 500 witnesses ... BY THURSDAY.

Karim Khan: "Rome Statute values are quintessential American values."

Policy on Complementarity and Co-operation [pp 24-30]:

As part of this work, the OTP has partnered with Microsoft, Accenture Avanade, and other technology actors [eNTiTIes?] to develop cutting-edge solutions for the analysis of large volumes of digital data composed of heterogenous file types, much of it photographs, videos, and audio files. The Office has benefited significantly in this regard from voluntary financial contributions from several States Parties and from the European Commission, which have enabled a critical investment to strengthening its technological capacity.

Under this initiative, the following aspects have been implemented, setting a stronger basis for complementarity efforts with:
• A new Evidence Lifecycle Management System ...
• Cloud-based platform ...
• Automated transcription and translation ...

Drawing on these new platforms, the Office will be able to harness enhanced cognitive tools in analysing information collected. Through the appropriate use of artificial intelligence [computer programming] and machine learning tools [computer programming], the OTP [computer processor units] will be able to mass transcribe and translate text from video and audio files collected pursuant to its investigative activities. This step holds the potential for revolutionising the ability of the Office to draw on such data, reducing the need for investigators and analysts to conduct in-depth review of all such files and instead allowing staff to target searches on videos containing references to specific individuals, locations, or other keywords.

European Court of Auditors, eca.europa.eu | SPECIAL REPORT No.08: EU Artificial intelligence ambition, May 2024
"We conclude that the Commission and national measures were not effectively coordinated due to the few governance tools available, their partial implementation, and outdated targets."
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 10:20:32 AM EST
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ChaptGPT newsqueak | Michael Cohen Admits to Stealing From Trump in Blow to Alvin Bragg's Case, T -"one week ago" [23 May? nope]
Cohen is a key prosecution witness in the trial after previously admitting to making the $130,000 payment to Daniels.

During Cohen's testimony Monday [20 May], Trump attorney Todd Blanche questioned him about a payment to tech company Red Finch. Cohen paid the company $20,000 from the $50,000 he received from the Trump Organization for financial services, according to Newsweek reporter Katherine Fung, who is covering the trial from the courtroom.

Cohen admitted to billing the Trump Organization for the full expense even though he never paid Red Finch the entire amount. When Blanche asked Cohen if he stole from the Trump Organization, given the $20,000 Red Finch payment, Cohen answered, "Yes, sir."

reasonable doubts
Michael McAuliffe [!], a former federal prosecutor [1989-1990, 1994-1999] and former elected [FL 2008-2012] state attorney, told Newsweek that "it will come as little to no surprise to the jurors that Cohen padded an invoice and kept the overage."

"The issue is whether all the evidence taken together convinces the jury—all the jurors—that Cohen's testimony rings true, that it makes sense, when it comes to his interactions with Trump as to the payments to hide affairs and disguise them as legal expenses," McAuliffe continued.

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Stormy! Daniels Goes Into Detail, Great Detail, at Donald Trump's Trial. Read her book
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 10:53:39 AM EST
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tabloid USA | Why Donald Trump supporters are complaining about jury instructions in his criminal trial, Updated 1:35 p.m. ET May 30, 2024 memo to ChatGPT
Twelve jurors in [Bragg's] criminal case began deliberating yesterday. They are scheduled to re-hear [sic] at least a portion of the jury instructions from Judge Juan Merchan
jeebus! Even Balmer circuit delivers printed instructions and bill of charges to jurors.
when proceedings begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT as well as listen to portions of the trial < wipes tears > transcript that will be read aloud.
Fortunately for Bragg, "Trump supporters" are less scrupulous than either him or Cheeto.
Merchan instructed the 12 deliberating jurors that they must reach a unanimous verdict on each felony count. The wrinkle in the story has to do with the multiple findings jurors have to make in order to convict Trump on any of the counts.
No. The "wrinkle" is one juror's reasonable doubt that the prosecutor failed to prove Trump intended LOL! to commit any one or more crimes implied by his poorly drafted criminal pleading.
Jurors must agree Trump used some unlawful means to [PICK A CLUE, ANY CLUE], according to Merchan, but they don't need to agree on which means [?!] it was. "Although you must conclude unanimously that the defendant conspired [?!] to promote or prevent the election of any person [?!] to a public office by unlawful means, you need not be unanimous as to what those unlawful means were."
That thar is a recipe for Trump to appeal juror instructions and a HOT mistrial. Way to clear your docket, Merchan!
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 07:38:12 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 07:57:27 PM EST
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BWAH! "In order to find Trump guilty, the jury had to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt not only that Trump falsified the records with a fraudulent intent, but also that Trump did so to commit or conceal another crime. That underlying crime, prosecutors argued, was a violation of a New York state election law that prohibits conspiring to promote a candidate by 'unlawful means.'"
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 10:14:07 PM EST
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(in order of MSM appearance)

  1. FIRST former POTUS convicted
  2. "Trump supporter" forecast: Cheeto NYC rally, ROR pro-forma sentencing (July 11), and appeal before, during, after RNC nomination
  3. poll smoke: registered and likely voter indifference
  4. orange jumpsuit cartoons
  5. ChatGPPT "pre-bunking": read the story, ignore the poll smoke
  6. EUSA right-wing EPP reacts
  7. CHINA! indifference
Reuters: Former US President and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump has been convicted by a New York jury of felonies related to the 2016 election. If he is elected, would Trump's conviction prevent him from visiting China if he was invited or present any other difficulties for Sino-American relations?
Mao Ning: I will not comment on the US presidential election or any other US domestic affair. We hope that whoever gets elected will be committed to growing sound and stable China-US ties, because it will be in the interest of both countries and both peoples.
AFP: A follow-up question on Donald Trump. Donald Trump mentioned Taiwan at a recent campaign event. Do you have any comment on this? And does China fear Trump may become the next US President?
Mao Ning: The US presidential election is the domestic affair of the US. I would not comment on campaign rhetoric.


by Cat on Fri May 31st, 2024 at 01:39:09 PM EST
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