Former President Trump launched a scathing critique against the New York judge overseeing his civil fraud trial. He labeled the judge a “nut job,” following the decision that mandated his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to provide testimony in the ongoing case.
“My daughter, Ivanka, was released from this Fake Letitia James case by the Court of Appeals, but this Trump Hating, Unhinged Judge, who ruled me guilty before this Witch Hunt Trial even started, couldn’t care less about the fact that he was overturned. I also won on Appeal on Statute of Limitations, but he refuses to accept their decision. I truly believe he is CRAZY, but certainly, at a minimum, CRAZED in his hatred of me,” Trump said in a post on Truth Social.
“This case should have never started, but now must be dismissed,” Trump continued. “Financial Statements were LOW, NOT HIGH, had a 100% Disclaimer Clause, Banks were fully paid, “on time, on schedule,” with never even a minor default, there was NO VICTIM, EXCEPT ME. Any other Judge in the Country would have thrown this case out on day one. He’s an out of control “Nut Job,” who fined me $10,000 over a ridiculous Gag Order so that the publicity for the day would take over from the fact that Racist James and the Judge’s Star Witness admitted LYING TO CONGRESS on the stand – CASE OVER!”
Judge Arthur Engoron’s recent decision dictates that Ivanka Trump is required to testify in the case. This comes as a surprise, especially considering she was previously removed as a defendant during the early stages of the legal proceedings. The upcoming trial will also see Trump’s two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, taking the stand.
Ivanka Trump’s legal representatives presented an argument against the subpoena, contending that the court lacks the jurisdiction to demand her testimony.
“Ms. Trump is not a party in this action. Nor is Ms. Trump a New York resident,” her legal team asserted. “It is black-letter law that, given those two facts, Ms. Trump is beyond the jurisdiction of this Court.”
The extensive fraud case alleges that Trump, along with his sons, deliberately altered the value of their business assets. This purported manipulation was supposedly done to secure favorable terms on loans and insurance policies.
Previously, Engoron concluded that the fraud did indeed take place. The upcoming trial aims to ascertain the extent of the damages. The prosecution is aggressively pursuing financial penalties, which could amount to a staggering $250 million. Additionally, they are pushing for a stringent measure that would prohibit the three men from managing businesses within the state of New York.
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