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Villager News Miscellany

PBMay-June 2023May-June 20235It seems so long ago that this column would start with nice animal drawings of the US President. Now all Villager’s Presidential ideas are typed.Bumpy for TrumpieManhattan DA Alvin Bragg, sitting on his 34-point indictment, may soon have company in his pursuit of Trump, from prosecutors elsewhere. Special counsel Jack Smith is considering whether to bring federal charges over Trump’s involvement in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, the wider Republican efort to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election win and the classifed materials discovered in boxes at Mar-a-Lago. Fani Willis, the DA in Fulton county, Georgia, is separately investigating attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn Biden’s win in that state. “I just want to fnd 11,780 votes”, the outgoing President manically implored during a call to Republican Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger, referring to the number of ballots needed to give him victory in the swing state. New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Trump and the Trump Organization for fraud in civil proceedings. James’ ofce has found more than 200 examples of misleading asset valuations dating to between 2011 and 2021, and that Trump infated his net worth by billions of dollars, helping him to obtain lower interest rates on loans and better insurance coverage.Other civil cases include two by E Jean Carroll, a former Ellemagazine ‘advice columnist’ accusing Trump of defaming her by denying he raped her in a dressing room of New York’s swanky Bergdorf Goodman department store in late 1995 or early 1996. Catherine McKoy and three others accuse Trump of promoting a scam marketing scheme on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’. The lawsuit alleges Trump pocketed $8.8 million from the scheme — but that they lost thousands of dollars. Eddy Grant, the performer behind the 80s disco-reggae mega-hit “Electric Avenue” is suing for copyright infringement, claiming Trump made illicit use of the song during his 2020 campaign. Trump himself is suing his un-mad niece Mary and the New York Timesclaiming they “maliciously conspired” against him,  breaching the confdentiality of the family’s 2001 settlement of the estate of Mary Trump’s father, Fred Trump Sr.  Trump lost a case in a federal court in southern Florida in March 2022, alleging that Hillary Clinton and her campaign staf conspired to harm his 2016 run for president by promoting a “contrived Trump-Russia link”.But, Villager can guarantee, none of it will be enough to undo the clown President’s allure for 40% of the American public. For his appeal to them is how much he riles people like you and Villager. To be undone the man has to appear to the Redneck to have stopped annoying us. It’s not going to happen short perhaps of him leading his next administration into an unsuccessful WW III.And now the nominative determinism bit: Apart from Bragg’s right to boast about his indictments, we have Mr Jim Trusty, Trump lawyer and his associate, Mr Todd Blanche, who whitened, on his own, when he heard Trump’s explanations, and David Pecker,