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Trump’s Legal Troubles and the 2024 Election: Indictments, Polls, and the GOP’s Dilemma



According to a just-released Marist Poll about Trump’s four indictments and the 2024 election, 52 percent of Americans think Trump should drop out of the presidential contest and 46 percent believe that he should still run. Broken down by party, 90 percent of Democrats think he should drop out while 78 percent of Republicans and 49 percent of Independents say he should remain. 

In a head-to-head matchup, the current president and the former president are competitive. Head-to-head Trump leads his closest rival DeSantis by more than two to one. Trump leads all other GOP primary candidates combined by 57 percent to 43 percent. 

The bottom line is that most Americans already believe that Trump acted illegally and should be prosecuted. These numbers will only continue to grow between now and the 2024 election as Trump will repeatedly be found liable in his civil trials and guilty in his criminal trials.  

In the past, Trump’s two impeachments, failed coup d’état, investigations into his lawlessness, as well as his court appearances have been very good for the former president’s fundraising efforts. However, Trump’s legal expenses are now exceeding $10 million a month and the Trump PAC has already spent some $40 million on legal costs for himself and others, depleting from the monies available for campaigning.

According to POLITICO’s analysis, “roughly one-quarter of Trump’s total WinRed fundraising this calendar year — $11.3 million – came in between March 30 and April 5.”

New data filed with the Federal Election Commission by WinRed, “the premier GOP donation processor used by Trump and most other Republican candidates, shows that trend may be ebbing” as Trump’s second indictment boost was not as big as his first one. 

The day Trump pleaded not guilty to charges of falsification of business records related to payouts to porn star Stormy Daniels in a Manhattan court on April 4, he had his best fundraising day of the year. He raised nearly $4 million from close to 80,000 distinct donors as contrasted to when he pleaded not guilty on June 13 to his second indictment on charges related to stealing classified documents and stashing them in his home at Mar-a-Lago where he raised only $1.3 million from just over 35,000 donors. 

I suspect that the money raised from the January 6 and Georgia indictments will continue its downward trend in fundraising.  

As Trump is expected to be booked in Atlanta, Georgia later this week for orchestrating a criminal enterprise that spanned seven battleground states and involved potentially as many as 50 indictable people, his polling numbers have started to plummet with the general electorate since the indictments have begun. Meanwhile, the GOP will be holding its first presidential debate on Wednesday night in Milwaukee where Trump will be a no-show. 

I had been imagining that Trump would somehow find a way to steal the stage from his so-called competitors, sucking in media attention as he desperately tries to sustain what has been the dominant narrative of the Big Lie, witch hunts, persecutions, and weaponization. Turns out I was correct as Trump has scheduled an online live interview with Tucker Carlson to coincide with the debate.

This week should be pivotal for the 2024 general elections and whether or not the Republicans remain stuck with Trump as their candidate by fear rather than by choice. Up to now, the GOP leadership and Republicans more generally have been trapped by their endorsing of the Big Lie, shielding of Trump from the indefensible, and kowtowing to the MAGA base. The GOP’s saturation problem is one where they have been overly invested in Trump’s lawlessness and corruption.

Come Wednesday night those wannabe GOP candidates must collectively take on the absent elephant in the room and break free from the Racketeer-in-Chief by calling him out for all the dangers that he poses to our federal republic. And if they cannot tell the truth and explain why he should not be the nominee of the party, then the Republican party could find itself imploding after, if not, before the 2024 election.  

The Trumpian dilemma of Republicans having aligned themselves with a serial criminal coupled with this mobster’s autocratic and anti-democratic agenda will certainly be a losing formula as only 12 percent of Americans believe that democracy and the rule of law are not on the ballot in 2024.

In other words, this will be a replay of the 2022 midterm elections when the Republican party underperformed. Only the 2024 results will be so much worse up and down the ballots. Think of those landslide elections like when Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona lost to President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, or in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter lost to the former Governor of California Ronald Reagan. 

Keep in mind that commencing in October 2023 with his business fraud civil trial in New York and not stopping until well past the 2024 election, Trump will be immersed in a series of trials that he will consistently lose. These include two civil trials as in the E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit and a less-known pyramid marketing scheme lawsuit. Both of these are scheduled for January. There is also the hush money payments to Stormy Daniels set to begin in March and the stolen classified documents trial set for May 20.

As for the January 6 criminal federal trial, Jack Smith has requested a January 2, 2024, trial date and Trump’s defense team has requested an April 2026 trial date. On the 28 of this month Judge Tanya Chutkan will set the date and I doubt that she is about split the difference. 

Although District Attorney Fani Willis has asked for her RICO case to begin on March 4, I am thinking the January 6 case will start by February and should last six to eight weeks. Moreover, I did not see the Georgia trial starting until after the Republican convention probably in late July for several reasons. 

Most importantly, there are 19 defendants and probably as many defense attorneys who will be questioning potential jurors during the voir dire. And between selecting this jury and prosecuting all the crimes involved, the trial should last between take six and nine months. 

At the same time, I am beginning to think at least tongue in cheek that Trump could be secretly working on his “insanity defense” and committed to a mental institution before these criminal trials begin. Should that scenario turn out to be the case, no doubt this would be the greatest insanity defense of all time. 

Seriously though, the former president may indeed be a sociopath. But Trump is not delusional and believe it or not he does know the difference between right and wrong. And yet here is what the leading GOP candidate posted on Truth Social this past Friday in the early morning hours:

“Why should I have to defend myself from bogus indictments and numerous other lawsuits all of which have been brought and coordinated by the person that I’m running against, and leading in the polls, Crooked Joe Biden. This is an unprecedented situation that cannot be addressed individually, but only as a whole. These seven cases are all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE – A very unfair situation that should be addressed by the United States Supreme Court, or other Presidents will do the same thing!!!”  

I am still looking forward to these criminal trials should they materialize especially because they are “slam dunks” for the prosecution and would not have been brought to court had they been otherwise. This does not mean that there will be uniform guilty convictions for all of the charges adjudicated. Though with much certainty Donald J. Trump will likely after 50 years of lawlessness and defrauding the American people finally receive his just deserts. 

Regardless of the nonsense that Trump or his attorneys and supporters have been spreading for almost three years, there are simply no legal defenses for Trump’s criminal behavior other than trying to dissolve his lawsuits by denying that they were crimes in the first place, or by making mostly frivolous motions to delay these inevitable trials for as long as possible in the second place. 

With respect to the election fraud and conspiracy cases in the federal and state courts, neither one of these has anything to do with freed speech or the weaponization of the administration of justice. 

While these talking points may continue to thrive in the Trumpian universe, over time the power of these falsehoods have already started to lose their persuasion and will only continue to so as they confront the factual and legal realities on the ground. This will especially be the case in Georgia with its very powerful RICO indictments. Until recently, the political rhetoric and lies of Trump and his allies have had a premium value in the court of public opinion. but they will have no value in this or any of the other criminal trials involving Trump. 

I am particularly looking forward to the Georgia trial and to Trump’s debut reality series on live court television. Not only because these proceedings may be the only televised criminal trial of Trump’s myriad of criminalities, but also because the star defendant will be conspicuously silent throughout the months of a very long trial. Trump’s sycophants may be disappointed when their anti-hero does not take the stand in his own defense to explain how his “perfect” phone calls were only inspirational and not intentional crimes to overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

Trump’s organized crime trial should be the most illuminating and entertaining of all his criminal trials. It will captivate viewers and audiences across the United States and around the world because it will provide the broadest and most complete picture of what a criminal enterprise looks like — and in this instance we are talking about the real conspiracy deal to steal an election after and not before all the votes were counted.

In fact, this RICO case includes charges of multiple conspiracies to make false statements, commit forgeries, and impersonate public officers. In succession, the prosecutors of this case will methodologically detail the spreading of lies, the attacks on election officials, the breaching of voting systems, and the inciting of an insurrection as they take us through 161 acts that furthered Trump’s conspiracies and criminal enterprise to overturn a presidential election.  

Lastly, I am especially pleased that these criminal convictions of Trump and his co-conspirators are subject to Georgia law where they currently cannot be pardoned by anyone including the Governor. For the pardoning power there rests solely with those members of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles and any pardons that are granted can only come into play after five years. 

This means that post-conviction Trump will have to spend at least some time wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. I guess that is probably better than a straitjacket.

Gregg Barak is an emeritus professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University, co-founder of the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime, and the author of Criminology on Trump (2022) who is gearing up to publish a sequel in early 2024 called Indicting the 45th President: Boss Trump, the Republican Party, and the Threat to American Democracy.

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Expert Attorneys Share Their Top Strategies





Legal matters can often feel like navigating a complex and daunting maze. From personal injury cases to business disputes, having a knowledgeable guide can make all the difference. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the world of legal strategies and insights from expert attorneys. These professionals have seen it all and are ready to share their top strategies for success. Whether you’re facing a legal challenge or simply want to be prepared for the future, this article is your go-to resource.

Expert Strategies for Navigating the Legal Maze

Navigating the legal landscape requires a combination of expertise, careful planning, and a solid understanding of the law. Our team of expert attorneys has distilled their knowledge into actionable strategies that can help you make informed decisions. Here are their top recommendations:

Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney is paramount to your legal success. When seeking legal representation, consider the following:
Experience Matters: Look for an attorney with specific experience in your type of case.
Check Credentials: Ensure they are licensed and in good standing with the bar association.
Client Reviews: Read reviews and testimonials from previous clients to gauge their reputation.

Understanding Your Legal Needs

Before diving into any legal matter, take the time to fully understand your needs. This involves:
Assessment: Identify the key issues and objectives of your case.
Consultation: Schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss your situation.
Budgeting: Determine your budget for legal fees and related expenses.

Negotiation Tactics

Many legal disputes can be resolved through negotiation rather than litigation. Expert attorneys suggest:
Effective Communication: Maintain open and honest communication with all parties involved.
Compromise: Be willing to make reasonable concessions to reach a settlement.
Legal Support: Seek mediation or arbitration when appropriate.

Document Preparation

Thorough and accurate documentation is crucial in legal matters. Pay attention to:
Document Organization: Keep all relevant paperwork organized and easily accessible.
Legal Advice: Consult with your attorney on the specific documents required for your case.
Accuracy: Ensure all information is factual and up to date.

Trial Preparation

If your case goes to trial, meticulous preparation is key to success:
Legal Strategy: Work closely with your attorney to develop a winning legal strategy.
Witnesses and Evidence: Identify and prepare witnesses and gather evidence.
Courtroom Etiquette: Familiarize yourself with courtroom procedures and etiquette.

Post-Case Evaluation

Even after your legal matter is resolved, there are important steps to take:
Review the Outcome: Assess the outcome and any lessons learned.
Preventative Measures: Implement strategies to avoid similar legal issues in the future.
Legal Updates: Stay informed about changes in the law that may affect you.


Q: How can I find the right attorney for my case?
A: Start by researching attorneys with expertise in your area of need. Consult with them to discuss your case and evaluate their compatibility.

Q: Is it always necessary to go to trial?
A: No, many legal disputes can be resolved through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, avoiding the need for a trial.

Q: What should I bring to my first meeting with an attorney?
A: Bring any relevant documents, such as contracts, emails, or incident reports, to provide your attorney with a clear picture of your situation.

Q: How long does a legal case typically take to resolve?
A: The timeline varies depending on the complexity of the case. Some cases can be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take years.

Q: What should I do if I’m not satisfied with my attorney’s performance?
A: Discuss your concerns with your attorney first. If issues persist, you may consider seeking new legal representation.

Q: How can I stay updated on changes in the law that affect me?
A: Subscribe to legal newsletters, follow reputable legal websites, and consult with your attorney regularly for updates.


Navigating the legal maze may seem challenging, but with the guidance of expert attorneys and a solid understanding of legal strategies, you can confidently face any legal situation. Remember to choose the right attorney, understand your legal needs, and be prepared for negotiation or trial. By following these expert recommendations, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the complex world of the law.

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“From Courtroom Dramas to Legal Triumphs: Inside the World of Attorney Law”




From Courtroom Dramas to Legal Triumphs: Inside the World of Attorney Law

In today’s complex and ever-changing legal landscape, the role of attorneys has evolved significantly. From defending the accused in high-stakes courtroom dramas to negotiating legal triumphs that shape society, attorneys play a vital role in our justice system. In this article, we will delve deep into the fascinating world of attorney law, exploring the various facets and shedding light on what it truly means to be an attorney.

The Evolution of Attorney Law

Attorney law, often referred to as the legal profession, has a rich history that spans centuries. From its origins in ancient civilizations to its modern-day complexities, this field has undergone a remarkable transformation.

Ancient Origins of Legal Representation

In the annals of history, legal representation can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Ancient Rome. These early legal practitioners laid the foundation for the legal profession we know today.

The Birth of Modern Attorney Law

The modern legal profession began to take shape in the Middle Ages, with the establishment of the first universities and the emergence of legal scholars. This period marked the transition from informal legal advisors to trained professionals.

The Contemporary Attorney

Today, attorneys are highly educated professionals who navigate a complex web of laws and regulations. They specialize in various fields, including criminal law, civil litigation, corporate law, and more.

A Day in the Life of an Attorney

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an attorney? Let’s take a glimpse into their daily routines and responsibilities.

Legal Research and Case Analysis

Attorneys spend a significant portion of their day conducting in-depth legal research and analyzing cases. This is the foundation upon which their legal strategies are built.

Client Consultations and Counseling

Attorneys meet with clients to understand their legal issues, provide guidance, and outline potential courses of action. Effective communication and empathy are essential skills in this aspect of their work.

Courtroom Advocacy

One of the most iconic aspects of an attorney’s job is their presence in the courtroom. They represent their clients, present evidence, and argue legal points before judges and juries.

Negotiations and Settlements

Not all legal matters end up in court. Attorneys often engage in negotiations and settlements, aiming to resolve disputes amicably and cost-effectively.

Specializations in Attorney Law

Attorney law is incredibly diverse, with attorneys specializing in various practice areas. Here are some of the most prominent ones:

Criminal Defense Attorneys

These attorneys defend individuals accused of crimes, ensuring their rights are protected and advocating for fair treatment under the law.

Corporate Lawyers

Corporate lawyers advise businesses on legal matters, including mergers, acquisitions, contracts, and compliance with regulations.

Family Law Attorneys

Family law attorneys handle cases related to divorce, child custody, adoption, and other family-related legal issues.

Environmental Lawyers

These attorneys focus on cases involving environmental regulations, pollution, and conservation efforts.

The Path to Becoming an Attorney

Becoming an attorney is a rigorous journey that requires dedication and perseverance. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the path of becoming a legal professional.

Undergraduate Education

Most aspiring attorneys begin their journey with a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as political science or pre-law.

Law School

Law school is a challenging phase where students delve into the intricacies of legal theory and practice. It typically takes three years to complete.

Bar Examination

After graduating from law school, aspiring attorneys must pass the bar examination in their jurisdiction to become licensed practitioners.

Ongoing Professional Development

Attorneys are lifelong learners, constantly staying updated on changes in the law through continuing legal education.


What is the role of an attorney in society?

Attorneys serve as advocates, advisors, and representatives for their clients, ensuring that their legal rights are protected and that justice is served.

How long does it take to become an attorney?

The path to becoming an attorney typically involves four years of undergraduate education, three years of law school, and passing the bar examination, totaling around seven years.

Can attorneys specialize in multiple areas of law?

Yes, attorneys can choose to specialize in multiple areas of law, allowing them to provide a broader range of legal services to their clients.

What are the key qualities of a successful attorney?

Successful attorneys possess strong analytical skills, excellent communication abilities, empathy, and a deep understanding of the law.

Do attorneys only work in courtrooms?

No, while attorneys do represent clients in court, a significant portion of their work involves legal research, client consultations, negotiations, and drafting legal documents.

How do attorneys stay updated on changes in the law?

Attorneys engage in ongoing professional development, including continuing legal education courses and staying informed about legislative changes.


“From Courtroom Dramas to Legal Triumphs: Inside the World of Attorney Law” offers a glimpse into the dynamic and multifaceted realm of attorney law. It is a field marked by its rich history, diverse specializations, and the unwavering commitment of legal professionals to uphold justice. Whether you aspire to become an attorney or simply want to understand the intricacies of this profession, this article has provided valuable insights into the fascinating world of attorney law.


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The Secrets: How Attorneys Are Changing the Game in Law





In an ever-changing legal landscape, attorneys have emerged as game-changers, reshaping the way we perceive and navigate the world of law. With their expertise, dedication, and innovative approaches, attorneys are breaking new ground and revolutionizing the practice of law. In this article, we will unveil the secrets behind how attorneys are changing the game in law, exploring the intricacies of their roles and the transformative impact they have on the legal realm.

Unveiling the Secrets: How Attorneys Are Changing the Game in Law

The legal profession, once steeped in tradition, has undergone a remarkable transformation. Attorneys, equipped with extensive legal knowledge and a commitment to justice, are at the forefront of this evolution. Let’s delve into the key aspects that highlight their pivotal role.

The Power of Legal Advocacy

Legal advocacy is at the heart of what attorneys do. They are not mere courtroom performers but individuals dedicated to upholding justice. Attorneys represent their clients’ interests, ensuring that every voice is heard and every right is protected. Through persuasive arguments, they influence decisions that shape the course of legal proceedings.

Navigating Complex Legal Frameworks

One of the secrets behind attorneys’ success is their ability to navigate intricate legal frameworks. Laws can be convoluted and subject to constant changes. Attorneys stay updated with these changes, providing clients with accurate advice and strategies tailored to their unique situations.

Mediators and Conflict Resolvers

Attorneys often serve as mediators, helping parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Their negotiation skills and in-depth understanding of the law enable them to find common ground and reach amicable solutions, saving time, money, and emotional distress.

Guardians of Rights

Attorneys are staunch guardians of individual rights. They ensure that no one’s rights are violated, regardless of the circumstances. This commitment to upholding the law strengthens the foundations of justice in society.

Embracing Technology

The legal field has witnessed a technological revolution, and attorneys are quick to embrace these advancements. From e-discovery tools to virtual courtrooms, attorneys leverage technology to streamline their work, making legal services more efficient and accessible.

Advocating for Social Change

Attorneys are not confined to courtrooms alone. They play a significant role in advocating for social change. They champion causes that align with justice and equality, working towards a fairer and more equitable society.

Ethical Compass

Ethics are paramount in the legal profession, and attorneys uphold the highest ethical standards. Their unwavering commitment to integrity ensures that justice is served transparently and without compromise.

Empowering Clients

Attorneys empower their clients with knowledge and options. They demystify complex legal jargon, enabling clients to make informed decisions about their cases. This empowerment fosters a sense of control and confidence.

Pro Bono Work

Many attorneys engage in pro bono work, providing legal services to those who cannot afford them. This selfless act reflects their dedication to justice and the well-being of their communities.

Balancing Advocacy and Neutrality

Attorneys must strike a delicate balance between advocating for their clients and maintaining neutrality. This equilibrium ensures a fair legal process and instills trust in the legal system.

Influencing Precedent

Landmark cases often set legal precedents, shaping future interpretations of the law. Attorneys who argue these cases play a pivotal role in influencing the direction of legal jurisprudence.

Legal Innovators

Attorneys are not just followers of the law; they are also legal innovators. They propose new legal strategies and challenge established norms, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the legal realm.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Attorneys serve as protectors of the vulnerable in society, including children, the elderly, and those with limited resources. Their advocacy ensures that the most marginalized individuals receive the legal support they need.

Adapting to Changing Circumstances

The legal landscape is dynamic, and attorneys excel at adapting to changing circumstances. Whether it’s a shift in legislation or a global crisis, attorneys remain resilient and resourceful.

International Reach

Attorneys today have a global reach. They navigate international laws and treaties, providing clients with insights into the complexities of cross-border legal matters.

Bridging the Justice Gap

Attorneys play a vital role in bridging the justice gap. They strive to make legal services more accessible to all, irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds.

Ensuring Due Process

Due process is the cornerstone of justice, and attorneys ensure that it is upheld in every legal proceeding. They work diligently to prevent miscarriages of justice.

Educators and Mentors

Attorneys pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation. Many serve as educators and mentors, shaping the future of the legal profession.

Legal Research Pioneers

In the age of information, attorneys are pioneers of legal research. They utilize vast databases and digital resources to build strong cases and defend their clients effectively.

Diverse Specializations

Attorneys specialize in diverse fields, from environmental law to intellectual property. This specialization allows them to provide specialized, in-depth counsel to clients.

The Role of Precedent

Precedent is a crucial element in legal decision-making. Attorneys study past cases to build persuasive arguments and navigate legal complexities.

Upholding Democracy

Attorneys play a pivotal role in upholding democracy. They ensure that the principles of justice and fairness are upheld in government and political processes.

A Voice for the Voiceless

Attorneys often represent individuals and groups who lack a voice in the legal system. They amplify the concerns of marginalized communities.

Striving for Equity

Attorneys advocate for equity in all aspects of life, from the workplace to the courtroom. Their efforts contribute to a more just society.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of attorneys in shaping legal precedent?

Attorneys play a crucial role in shaping legal precedent by arguing landmark cases and influencing how the law is interpreted. Their persuasive skills and legal expertise are instrumental in setting new standards.

How do attorneys adapt to changes in the legal landscape?

Attorneys adapt to changes in the legal landscape by staying informed about legislative developments, embracing technology, and continuously improving their skills. This adaptability ensures they remain effective in their roles.

Can attorneys really make a difference in advocating for social change?

Yes, attorneys can make a significant difference in advocating for social change. They use their legal knowledge to challenge unjust laws, fight for civil rights, and promote social justice causes.

What is the significance of attorneys offering pro bono services?

Attorneys offering pro bono services provide legal representation to individuals who cannot afford it. This ensures that justice is accessible to all, regardless of financial means.

How do attorneys balance advocacy and neutrality in legal proceedings?

Attorneys balance advocacy and neutrality by upholding their ethical duty to represent their clients’ interests vigorously while also respecting the principles of fairness and justice in legal proceedings.

What is the impact of attorneys on international legal matters?

Attorneys have a significant impact on international legal matters by navigating complex international laws and treaties

, representing clients in cross-border disputes, and contributing to global legal discussions.


Attorneys are the unsung heroes of the legal world, tirelessly working to uphold justice, protect rights, and shape the future of the legal profession. Their influence extends far beyond courtrooms, touching every aspect of society. As we unveil the secrets of how attorneys are changing the game in law, we gain a deeper appreciation for their indispensable role in our lives.

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