Sunday, April 21, 2024

Donald Trump’s Bad Week: Jan 6th Committee Subpoena, SCOTUS Rules Against Him, Depo Ordered in E Jean Carroll Defamation Suit


It may not be time yet to open the Champagne, but we’re making progress. Donald Trump is having a very, very bad week.

Today the January 6th committee voted unanimously to subpoena him. They want him right in front of them. He won’t come, but it’s a big gesture and they know it.

Also today, the Supreme Court ruled against his request to allow a special master to review classified government documents that were seized from his Florida residence during an FBI raid in August. Ouch!

Yesterday, a judge ruled that Trump must submit to a deposition in the defamation case filed against him by journalist E. Jean Carroll. She says he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid 90s. The deposition will be next week. Trump won’t answer anything, but the humiliation is worth it I hope his young son and grandchildren get the message.

So we don’t have him in jail yet. But all this will make for quite a time on the campaign trail. How can his followers not see how all this is adding up?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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