Trump Rages Against New York Legal System Following $355 Million Fine

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.17 - 2024 9:53 AM CET

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Trump Rages Against New York Legal System Following $355 Million Fine.

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Following yesterdays legal defeat in New York, former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to vehemently criticize the judgment that resulted in a $355 million fine against him. Trump's series of posts painted the legal decision as an assault on the justice system by what he describes as "partisan, deluded, biased Judges and Prosecutors."

In his fiery tirades, Trump targeted New York Attorney General Letitia James, labeling her as "Racist, Corrupt" and accusing her of being "obsessed with 'Getting Trump'" for years. He further criticized the state's judiciary, particularly singling out Judge Arthur Engoron, whom he claims facilitated an "illegal, unAmerican judgment" against him, his family, and his business empire.

Trump described the fine as a result of "ELECTION INTERFERENCE" and a continuation of the "WITCH HUNT" against him, suggesting that the legal actions were politically motivated attempts to harm him and the Republican Party. He expressed his outrage over the judgment, claiming that his case had previously seen favorable outcomes in the Appellate Division, where he states over 80% of the claims against him were dismissed.

The former president defended his financial statements, asserting that they were validated by witnesses and an expert witness as exceeding reported net worth, and notably excluding the valuation of his most prized asset, the "TRUMP Brand." He highlighted his substantial tax contributions to New York City and State, framing the legal challenges as efforts by "Crazed Lunatics" to expel him from the state.

Trump further argued that the banks involved in the loan transactions testified to his financial reliability and profitability as a client, accusing the judge of ignoring these testimonies and instead siding with Michael Cohen, whom Trump accused of being a habitual liar.

Concluding his series of posts, Trump called the judgment "shocking and corrupt" and warned of its implications for New York's business environment.

He vowed to continue the fight on appeal, asserting that he and his legal team had "already won."

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