On his Truth Social platform, former President Donald Trump vented his frustration at court officials overseeing his civil fraud trial in New York. He criticized the proceedings, claiming they misrepresented the worth of his assets like Mar-a-Lago, branding the situation as a fraudulent attack orchestrated by a corrupt New York State Attorney General and an unruly judge. Trump expressed disbelief that his brand value wasn’t factored into financial statements and highlighted a disclaimer clause in his documents.
According to reports from rawstory.com, Trump accused the judge of ignoring evidence supporting his innocence and accused the legal system of being biased against him. He highlighted concerns about the judge’s alleged political biases and accused the judge’s law clerk of making illegal campaign contributions, anticipating an unfavorable verdict despite asserting his innocence repeatedly.
Trump’s outbursts come amid a gag order barring him from attacking court personnel, a restriction he breached twice, resulting in fines. However, a higher state court is reviewing this order’s validity, temporarily lifting its enforcement.
The Attorney General, Letitia James, pursues substantial fines and the Trump Organization’s dissolution, alleging Trump and his sons manipulated property values to manipulate interest rates and tax liabilities. Despite Judge Arthur Engoron ruling in favor of James regarding the fraud allegations, the trial now focuses primarily on determining the extent of damages. According to the website, this legal battle continues to unfold amidst Trump’s vehement protests against what he perceives as an unfair trial.