Donnie appears to endorse the following (per his view of Putin and election tampering):
Judge to bailiff: Bailiff, please tell the court what crime the defendant is charged with.
Bailiff: First degree murder, your honor.
Judge to defendant: So how do you plead to this charge?
Defendant: Not guilty
Judge to defendant’s lawyer: Mr. _______, I have read all the pre-trial documents, and your client was photographed at the scene of the crime, he had the victims’ blood on his clothes when he was arrested, the murder weapon is registered to him, he posted numerous comments on Facebook that he wanted to kill the victims, and we have statements from his brother and girlfriend that they drove him to the scene of the crime. Are you sure you want your client to plead not guilty? If he is found guilty via trial, he could get the death penalty.
Defendant’s lawyer: He says he didn’t do it.
Judge: Well, ok then. Case dismissed.
Update from NY Times 7/16/18: “I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia that was responsible for the election hacking, Mr. Trump added. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.” Case dismissed.
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