Showing posts with label Walt Nauta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Walt Nauta. Show all posts

July 28, 2023

Who will flip on Trump? If not Rudy or Walt, what about Carlos and Yuscil?



Scroll to bottom of page for links to recent blogs stories.

We see articles like these about Rudy Guiliani flipping:

Click to read

Click to read

Of course there's this: Rudy Giuliani Denies He 'Flipped' On Donald Trump In DOJ's Jan. 6 Probe

This tweet is from one of Rudy's lawyers:
Here are some of the replies to the tweet:



Whether the first mate will realize the ship is sure to sink and decide to go down with the captain remains to be seen. Bravado is cheap until only the wheelhouse is above shark infested waters. 

I doubt they read HUFFPOST where this is the main story...

Click to read

I also doubt they watch MSNBC where it is being reported that Jack Smith has this on tape:


Now there are new players who served in much lesser roles than Rudy on Trump's luxury cruise liner. In addtion to Walt Nauta a new Mar-a-Lago lacky, Carlos De Olivera, has been charged.  (Read article here.) Here's an excerpt: The newest defendant in the case places the former president in the middle of the attempts to delete the security footage. According to the indictment, De Oliveira told another Trump employee, who was director of IT at Mar-a-Lago, “that ‘the boss’ wanted the server deleted,” according to the indictment. 

De Oliveira is the property manager at Mar-a-Lago, and helped move boxes to obscure evidence. He is charged with multiple crimes, including making false statements. The following is from Business Insider:

Law professor at the University of Richmond Carl Tobias said De Oliveira was likely charged because he "just wasn't cooperating. They were finally so frustrated that they realized he wasn't going to talk," Tobias said. "He probably wasn't because he would incriminate himself… if you push and push and someone isn't responsive, then the next logical step is to charge them as well."

This is what De Olivera faces:

Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice (20 yrs.),
Altering, destroying, mulilating or concealing an item (20 yrs)
Corruptly, altering, destroying, mulilating or concealing an item (20 yrs)
False statements (5 yrs.)

And then there's ‘Trump Employee 4’ in the superseding indictment identified as Yuscil TaverasTaveras oversaw the surveillance camera footage at Mar-a-Lago.

Taveras is at the center of the new accusations added to the indictment, including an exchange he had with De Oliveira on June 27, 2022. In that conversation, De Oliveira asked to have a private discussion in an “audio closet” with Taveras, including questioning how long the footage from the security tapes lasted and whether it could be deleted.

When Taveras said “he would not know how to do that, and that he did not believe that he would have the rights to do that,” De Oliveira said “the boss” wanted it deleted, according to the indictment.


Despite the fact that Trump and his associates are now being charged with conspiracy laws used to prosecute organized crime figures Trump isn't a Mafia capo who has both truly loyal underlings who will go to prison for him and those who stick by the boss because to rat them out (i.e. flip on them) would result in termination with extreme predjudice. Typically they are not only offered immunity to testify but go into witness protection.

We still don't know what De Olivera or Taveras looks like.

Once people with first-hand knowledge of Trump's crimes like Nauta and De Olivera, Tavares, and even Rudy, can only punish them with Truth Social rants calling them lying traitors and can't literally order hits on them  we might see them flipping him like he's a pancake on a hot griddle.

So far Trump is praising Nauta, De Olivera, and Yuscil Taveras


While all this may have similarities with how the government makes a gangster organized crime case Trump isn't Al Capone, Albert Anastisaia who had the nickname Lord High Executioner,  Carlo Gambino who had the nickname The Godfather, John "Dapper Don" Gotti who murdered his boss Paul Castillano, or Pablo Escobar. 

Another way to look at Trump is that while he wants to be seen as Billy the Kid or Jessie James, he's firing blanks.
Update:


The last count on the superseding indictment — No. 42 — involves alleged false statements by De Oliveira, and they would appear to put him in serious trouble.


In a January interview with the FBI, De Oliveira allegedly offered blanket denials that he participated in unloading White House boxes when they arrived at Mar-a-Lago in January 2021. He said he wasn’t aware of the boxes and “never saw nothing.” He said he didn’t know where they were even stored.

The government says in the indictment that De Oliveira “personally observed and helped move” Trump’s White House boxes in January 2021.


The least serious of the counts against De Oliveira might just be the easiest to prove.


Update, July 29


Here's an excerpt:

Giuliani’s promotion of a debunked conspiracy theory about two election workers falsely accused of mishandling Fulton County ballots also implicates him in an infamous phone call from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — also a focal point of Willis’ investigation. During the phone call, Trump tried to pressure the state’s chief election officer into flipping the election in the former president’s favor.

“He’s in the thick of it,” Kevin O’Brien, a former federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York with experience trying public corruption cases, told Raw Story. “I don’t know how his lawyers are going to argue to get him off the hook if the day comes when they tell him he’s a target and he’s going to be indicted. What is their response to all this evidence? I don’t know, except to say he was confused, or he was impaired.


Without going into more details  here, it lays out all of his involvement in illegal scheming and why Guiliani is at more risk of facing prison than I thought he was. This leads me to reassess the chances he may flip. If it gets through his thick skull that he could  be the star inmate at not just some country-club federal prison from which Trump or another GOP president could rescue him, but as a guest of the Georgia Department of Corrections, he could decide to cut a deal.

Addendum: 

I post on several other platforms. Bookise is the one where I get comments. They are often from Trump supporters. This is what someone psoted on this article.


Who's gonna flip on Joe Biden aka "The Big Guy". I could see Hunter doing a Henry Hill from the movie, Goodfellas turning rat to get a sweet deal.
  • Recent posts:
  • Wordsmitng: Here are some good lines from a Brian Karem Salon article
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 27
    Brian KaremRudy GiulianiSalon
    0
    I don't want to write "it's not like we weren't warned" a year into Trump's second term.
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 26
    0
    Musk's Twitter rebrand and name change: will it be an Edsel?
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 25
    Elon MuskTwitterTwitter rebrandX
    0
    Does the Barbenheimer weekend tell us anything about our country?"
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 24
    BarbenheimerBarbieDemocracyDenmarkOpenheimerSeaside Hotelculturemovies
    0
    I never heard of Eric Ramsey until now. He has a lesson for spineless Black football players who were on Tommy Tuberville's teams.
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 23
    Auburn football scandalDonnell AlexanderEric RamseyHal BrownTommy Tuberville
    0
    Election 2024: Silly Season or Stinky Season?
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 22
    #sneakergateBarron TrumpElection 2024GOPHal BrownJames ComerJim JordanMarjorie Taylor GreenMelania TrumpRosanna_RosannaDanna
    0
    Gullible people who believe Donald Trump may also believe anti-vaxxers like RFK Jr. and Dr. Zach Bush, and snake oil salespeople pushing products like Prevagen
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 20
    Jr.PrevagenRFK Jr.Robert F. KennedyTrumpZach Bushgulliblepseudoscience
    0
    Just who are the the Trump supporters? I see three general groups.
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 20
    GOPTrump
    0
    Holy maraschino-cherry macho mishagas, Batman, what's with these push-up 'pulican's?
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 19
    Amanda MarcotteChuck GrassleyHal BrownMAGA workoutsRFK Jr.Tom Cotton
    0
    Trump has Israeli artifacts at Mar-a-Lago. They want them back. Send Mossad to get them.
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 18
    Israeli antiquities at Mar-a-LagoMossadTrump Israel
    0
    The fate of Nixon should temper Trump's arrogant confidence, but what about Napoleon?
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 17
    NapoleanNixonTrump
    0
    Christi should educate Republicans about Trump's psychopathology
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 16
    Chris ChristiDangerous Case of Donald TrumpTump psychopathologymalignant narcissism
    0
    I didn't know who Jack White was. Then I read what he posted on Instagram. Now I like him... a lot.
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 15
    Guy FieriHal BrownJack BlackJack WhiteMark WahlbergMel GibsonTaylor SwiftThe White Stripesmusicianspoltics
    0
    Double Take on seeing that the House Ethics Committee reaching out to witnesses in revived Matt Gaetz probe. Did I read this right?
    Hal Brown
    Hal Brown
    Published
    • Jul 14
    Christopher WrayFBIHal BrownHouse Ethics CommitteeHouse GOPHunter BidenMatt GaetzMichael GuestRep. Michael Guest
    0




 


Amazing! Trump just got some bigots pissed off. By Hal Brown, MSW

  I had to read the RawStory article shown above three times to figure out what happened. Trump was showing his supposed support for law enf...