Does this guy look like he’s happy to have a judge and prosecutor in the process of taking his money and business away?
One might get the impression that BIG ASSED Donald Trump was in court trying to stare down the judge and Attorney General, while watching his lawyers try to make him happy….
The thing is ?
He don’t have the money he said he’s had…..
(This trial is about how much the AG fine is to be…She asked for as much as $250M)
(From a serial liar)
It’s just ‘real estate’
Get used to see the ex-president sitting in a court …
Trump’s lawyers agreed to the trial solely by a judge….
The fraud lawsuit that could cost former President Donald Trumpcontrol of some of his most prized properties went to trial Monday, with New York state lawyers vowing to hold him accountable while he denounced the case as a politically motivated “scam.”
The civil case, brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, accuses the business-mogul-turned-politician and his company of deceiving banks, insurers and others by habitually misstating his wealth in financial statements.
“They were lying year after year after year,” Kevin Wallace, a lawyer in James’ office, said in an opening statement as Trump sat at the defense table. He looked straight ahead, arms crossed, facing away from a screen that showed details of Wallace’s presentation.
“It’s a scam. It’s a sham,” Trump said. He called the case “an attempt to hurt me in an election” and added: “I don’t think the people of this country are going to stand for it.”
Trump looked away from James as he passed her on the way into court, with a disgusted look on his face. Meanwhile, his campaign immediately began fundraising off the appearance.
Judge Arthur Engoron already has ruled that Trump committed fraud in his business dealings. That ruling last week, if upheld on appeal, could force Trump to give up New York properties including Trump Tower, a Wall Street office building, golf courses and a suburban estate. Trump has called it a “a corporate death penalty” and insisted the judge is unfair and out to get him.
The trial concerns six remaining claims in the lawsuit. It is a non-jury trial, which Engoron said was legally required when a suit seeks not only money but a court order setting out something a defendant must do or not do.
James is seeking $250 million in penalties and a ban on Trump doing business in New York…..
Donald Trump unleashed an angry rant at 1 a.m. on Truth Social, just hours before his fraud trial began:
“I’m going to Court tomorrow morning to fight for my name and reputation against a corrupt and racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who campaigned on ‘getting Trump,’ and a Trump Hating Judge who is unfair, unhinged, and vicious in his PURSUIT of me. He values Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, at 18 Million Dollars, when it is worth 50 to 100 times that amount. His valuations are FRAUDULENT in pursuit of Election Interference, and worse. THIS WHOLE CASE IS A SHAM!!! See you in Court – Monday morning.”
The Independent: Trump’s fraud trial could expose his “fantasy world” – and seriously damage his business interests….
During the lunch break Trump AGAIN went after the judge…..
Trump has ANOTHER major fraud case due up in January next year…..
This case WILL GO to a Appeal ….
NY Post play by play Here…..
image…Former president Donald Trump attends his trial at a Manhattan courthouse, in New York City, on Monday…..Brendan Mcdermid/AFP/Getty