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It's Been One Week — and This Convicted Felon Is Still On the Loose
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It's Been One Week — and This Convicted Felon Is Still On the Loose

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Friends,

It’s been nearly a week since the boss of the Trump Crime Family was convicted of 34 felonies. And yet, he still roams the streets of America, Fox News, and Wisconsin. Sentencing is scheduled for July 11th.

Fifty-one years ago, Donald Trump and his father, Fred Trump were charged with breaking the law by violating the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (which stated that even though you were a bigot, you still had to rent the apartments you owned to anyone regardless of their race, creed, color or national origin). The Trumps sought to try out a new legal theory of theirs that this particular law did not apply to them. The case, in U.S. federal district court, was The United States v. Fred C. Trump, Donald Trump, and Trump Management, Inc. The crimes that the Trump mob was accused of committing involved the Trumps refusing to rent any of their nearly 4,000 apartments that they owned in New York City to people who were Black or Puerto Rican. It turned out that over a period of decades, only seven Black families were allowed to rent any Trump apartments. To avoid any further prosecution or penalties, the Trumps signed a consent decree to stop discriminating against people of color. A few years later, the government accused father and son Trump of violating the agreement they had signed. It was one of many cases over the years where, no matter how often the Trump Organization was accused of civil rights violations, fraud, not paying contractors or employees, and other acts of illegal or immoral ineptitude and debauchery — acts too numerous to list here — they were repeatedly hauled in front of a judge to face justice, only to slip through the cracks in the law, while showing no remorse, receiving no punishment, and having zero impact on them, thus ensuring they would never become law-abiding and decent citizens.

On this episode of my podcast, I do a shallow dive into how the Trump Crime Family did not get away with it this time.

Please listen here to all my favorite takeaways from Trump’s conviction: how Juror #2, an investment banker, told the court he got most of his news from Trump’s Truth Social — and then voted to convict him; how the trial did turn out to be a “jury of his peers” as 8 of the 12 jurors had jobs that on average are in the upper 20 percent of income earners in America; how diverse the jury was of Americans from every part of the country (only 2 of the jurors were native New Yorkers); and in the end, considering how there had to have been at least one person on the jury who voted for Trump in the 2020 election, the evidence was so damning, there was no way he was going to walk this time.

— Mike


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Watch The Tonight Show's new anthem for Trump featured in today's episode:

https://x.com/FallonTonight/status/1796317728959295788


Music:

"⁠Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead⁠" — The Wizard of Oz


Photos by:

Timothy A. Clary/AFP and John Pedin/NY Daily News — via Getty Images


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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.