Michael S. Schmidt

Michael S. Schmidt


reporter @nytimes book: “Donald Trump v the United States” https://www.amazon.com/Donald-Trump-United-States-President/dp/1984854682/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encod

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The judge wrote: “A continuing pattern of misuse of the courts by Mr. Trump and his lawyers undermines the rule of law, portrays judges as partisans and diverts resources from those who have suffered actual legal harm.”

Kelly thought Trump's public and private rhetoric could easily set off a massive conflict w/NK.

Kelly learned after he came in as Trump's chief of staff in July 2017 that Ivanka wanted to take over title of first lady from Melania.

"... He is the mastermind of strategic abuse of the judicial process, and he cannot be seen as a litigant blindly following the advice of a lawyer. He knew full well the impact of his actions."

I went on @MadDogUnleashed  to talk steroids, Manfred, Ortiz, Trump, Kelly, Biden, Obama (golf game), flying on Air Force One, attacks on The Times and my love of Mike and the Mad Dog.

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump has suggested to aides he wants to pardon himself in the final days of his presidency, a move that would mark one of the most extraordinary and untested uses of presidential power in American history. w @maggieNYT 

EXCLUSIVE: The White House chief of staff at the time, John Kelly, wrote a contemporaneous internal memo about how he had been “ordered” by the president to give Jared Kushner the top-secret clearance. w/

In one of his 1st moves in office, Va.'s new Republican AG reached down into the state's university system and fired the top lawyer at UVA -- a lawyer who went on leave from the school last year to be the top investigator on the Jan. 6 committee

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