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During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Alex Witt Show," legal analyst Lisa Rubin stated unequivocally that Donald Trump's lawyers will be unsuccessful if they ask for a mistrial after last week's closing arguments before a jury that had previously heard evidence of massive tax fraud by the Trump Organization.
According to the analyst, complaints by the former president's attorneys in a Manhattan courtroom will go nowhere if they try to have the weeks of proceedings thrown out.
"Trump Organization lawyers objected to the testimony, they called for a mistrial, the jury heard this potentially damning new information," host Alex Witt began. "Is it fair game to go after Donald Trump at this stage? Or are there grounds for a mistrial?"
"I don't think there are grounds for a mistrial, Alex, and here's why," Rubin began. "First of all, the evidence you are just citing was not newly presented to the jury during closing arguments. It was a document that had come up during the trial."
"And, in fact," she continued. "People who were in the courtroom watching, one of them tweeted, ''I was wondering when I was going to see this document again.'"
"The reason that Donald Trump became a focus of the prosecutors' closing arguments is in fact because the defense opened the door," she elaborated. "When the defense closed for itself, it told the jury, 'Donald Trump has nothing to do with this, put aside how you feel about Donald Trump. The organization, that is the one on trial.' The prosecution then argued to the judge, 'They've opened the door. We said at the beginning that Donald Trump wasn't on trial, and the jury should pay attention to this. But now that they've called attention to him, we have every right to refuse that.'"
"That is a fact of what they did last Friday," she added.
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Fox News host Arthel Neville disagreed with an "expert" who said that Elon Musk plans to use Twitter as the software for chips implanted in people's brains.
Neville hosted a segment on Sunday with Datagrade CEO Joe Toscano to discuss information about the 2020 election that Musk revealed from Twitter's files.
"Perhaps, Elon is really trying to deflect attention from the fact that he just proposed within the next six months, he's hoping to put chips in people's brains," Toscano remarked.
"So you think there's maybe much ado about nothing," Neville replied, "and a distraction by Musk. Is that what you're saying?"
"I do think that's a big conversation," Toscano said. "Think about it. This man owns Neuralink. He said, within the last three days, in the next six months, he's hoping to put chips in people's brains for human trials. He has Twitter, which is going to be the software and he has StarLink, which is going to be the internet for this."
Neville cautioned her audience not to believe the expert.
"We don't want to put it out there that somehow if you use your phone or tweet or something that you're going to get chips put in your brain," the host said. "Let's not do that. It's a crazy concept. So, we'll step away from that one."
Instead, the Fox News host moved on to a question about Hunter Biden.
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Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) tried to downplay former President Donald Trump's call to "terminate" the U.S. Constitution over the 2020 presidential election.
During an interview on Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan asked Turner about Trump's recent remarks.
"A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," the former president wrote over the weekend.
Brennan wondered whether the remarks should be "disqualifying" for a presidential candidate.
"It's certainly not consistent with the oath that we all take," Turner replied.
Brennan explained that Trump is currently the "frontrunner for the Republican nomination."
But Turner tried to downplay Trump's role in the Republican Party.
"Trump has made a thousand statements on which I disagree," the congressman opined. "There is a political process that has to go forward."
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"Constitutional conservatives are pretty clear about where they value the Constitution," Brennan interrupted.
"You do get to ask the questions, but I do get to pick my answer," Turner complained.
"I'm trying to get you to answer the question I'm asking," Brennan retorted.
"There is a political process that has to go forward before anybody is a frontrunner or anybody is, uh, even the candidate for the party," Turner said.
"Do you condemn him saying something like this?" the host wondered.
"Absolutely," the congressman insisted. "I believe, answering your question, that people are certainly going to take into consideration a statement like this as they evaluate a candidate."
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