Trump vs New York
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist / Political Candidate
Trump vs New York
In a Manhattan courtroom, the civil fraud trial involving former President Trump commenced, with city officials seeking to dissolve his businesses and restrict him from conducting business within the state.
The accusations against Trump include claims of inflating real estate and financial asset values to secure favorable bank loans, allegations vehemently denied by Trump’s legal team, who assert that all dealings were conducted within legal parameters and that if any error occurred, it involved undervaluation of assets.
New York Attorney General Letitia James aims for significant penalties, seeking $250 million and the enforced removal of Trump and his sons from their business operations.
Judge Arthur Engoron, presiding without a jury, issued a contentious fraud ruling, drawing criticism for valuing Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate at $18 million, considerably less than a nearby undeveloped lot, one-tenth the size, listed at $150 million.
It’s noteworthy that Letitia James, who spearheads the case, had publicly expressed anti-Trump sentiments during her 2018 campaign, vowing to be a “real pain in the ass” for him.
In a notable moment during the trial, Judge Engoron, a lifelong Democrat donor, was captured on camera grinning at TV cameras before exchanging smiles with prosecutors.
Despite not being obliged to attend a civil trial, Trump made a conspicuous appearance, openly criticizing AG James and Judge Engoron. He labeled the trial as a “disgraceful” effort by a “corrupt” Attorney General, questioning the misplaced priorities given the surge in crime rates.
Trump’s critique extended to the judge, dismissing him as a Democratic operative. By the end of the first day, a partial victory emerged for Trump as Judge Engoron conceded that the statute of limitations had lapsed for about 80% of the fraud charges.
The unfolding legal drama is expected to unfold over time
🎥 Take a look at this smirking liberal judge. Does he look like he’s set to give Trump a fair trial?
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