Copyright 2023 James C Horner
Some say he’s mad; others that lesser hate him
Do call it valiant fury. But for certain
He cannot buckle his distempered state
Within the belt of rule.
Macbeth, Act V, scene 2, lines 15-18
Those who dared to tattle,
squeal to Jack Smith and jump
ship will buckle under the pressure of my promise:
RETRIBUTION IS COMING.
The documents are mine!
God Guns Trump
Quitters all, rebellious chattel,
My lawyers took me for a chump.
John Rowley, Jim Trusty quit
“at the logical moment.”
Tim Parlatore, “personal.”
Rudy Giuliani for multiple lawsuits.
Cleta Mitchel resigned and deplored
“brazen attacks on anyone
who support and help Donald Trump.”
Sidney Powell vowed
“to release the kraken of evidence.”
God Guns Trump
Some believers went on to prattle
“I think he’s been cheated.” Dump
disloyal lawyers afraid of prison.
Others would never recant:
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not.”
God Guns Trump
“Secret. This is great!” Rattle
DOJ. “Look! Look at this!” Pump
me for my boxes. What do I care?
“Every time I fly over a blue state
I get a subpoena.”
My MAGA people laughed and cheered.
“Either the Communists win and destroy America,
or we destroy the Communists.”
Like Fani Wilis, “a lunatic Marxist.”
Jack Smith, “deranged.”
“The sick political class
that hates our country.”
My followers chant, “Lock her up!”
“In the end they’re not coming after me,
they coming after you,
and I’m just standing in their way.”
Obama and Hillary deplored you deplorables,
“They cling to guns and religion.” Right!
God Guns Trump
What are my sources?
I have boxes of documents
stored next to my toilet.
Bathroom reading material.
Attorneys John Rowley and Jim Trusty said in a joint statement they will no longer represent Trump in either the classified documents case or an ongoing Justice Department investigation into his role in the January 6 insurrection, though they did not provide a reason for their departure other than to call it a “logical moment” to leave Trump’s legal team.
Trump thanked Rowley and Trusty in the post, saying “they were up against a very dishonest, corrupt, evil and ‘sick’ group of people, the likes of which has not been seen before.”
May 17Attorney Tim Parlatore—who also represented Trump in Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into whether Trump mishandled classified White House documents after leaving office—resigned from Trump’s legal team, calling the move “personal” and not a reflection of his “belief in the strength of the case,” CNN and Politico reported.
February 16, 2021 Trump cut ties with personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, as the former New York City mayor faced multiple lawsuits over his alleged role in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, including one filed against Trump and Giuliani—Giuliani had been instrumental in Trump’s unsuccessful bid to challenge the results of President Joe Biden’s win in court.
January 31, 2021 Trump’s lead impeachment lawyers abruptly resigned ahead of the former president’s impeachment trial over allegations he incited the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, reportedly leaving because of Trump’s repeated and debunked claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
January 5, 2021 Attorney Cleta Mitchell resigned from the law firm Foley & Lardner where she was a partner after she spoke on a call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in which the former president famously asked Raffensperger to “find” votes to overturn Biden’s victory in the state—Mitchell claimed she resigned due to “brazen attacks on conservatives and, most especially, anyone who supports and wants to help President Trump.”
Trump fired far-right attorney Sidney Powell, Giuliani announced in a statement, saying tersely that Powell is “not a member of the Trump Legal Team,” after she doubled-down on baseless election fraud theories and vowed to “release the kraken of evidence”—Powell was later sued by Dominion Voting Systems and voting machine company Smartmatic for spreading false claims about their machines, though she told Forbes the suits against her have “no basis in fact or law.”
November 16, 2020 Three of Trump’s campaign lawyers representing him in a suit to block Pennsylvania’s election certification—Bryan Hughes, Linda Kerns and John Scott—withdrew from the case, saying they “reached a mutual agreement” that Trump’s campaign “will be best served” without them on his legal team.
November 13, 2020 Two other Trump campaign lawyers with the firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur withdrew from the same case, while firm Snell & Wilmer withdrew from another case representing the Republican National Committee in the Trump campaign’s lawsuit over allegations poll workers in Arizona’s Maricopa County disenfranchised voters.
General Milley is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark A. Milley,
who warned Trump against invading Iran. See the end of my poem about a “convenient war on Iran.” Life imitates art.