This week, Americans were treated with some footage from Trump’s trial in New York City. This civil trial was launched by Democrat DA Letitia James. She claimed Trump lied about his businesses and could face civil penalties, which might amount to billions taken from the former president.
Critics have slammed the judge presiding over the case, Judge Arthur Engoron. He had previously grossly undervalued Trump’s properties, including his luxury resort in Florida. On Monday, he shocked viewers by smiling smugly at news cameras. Some believe he has a bias against Trump.
The hearing lasted the day, with the judge being the sole decider, not a jury. Despite the media hype and controversy, Trump emerged defiant. And he revealed something that should result in a big win for his business.
From The Post Millennial:
“The last five minutes was outstanding,” he said, “because the judge essentially conceded that the statute of limitations that we won at the Court of Appeals is in effect. Therefore about 80% of the case is over.” […]
Trump’s lawyer corroborated that statement.
Trump says 80% of NY case is essentially over after judge concedes statute of limitations applies. pic.twitter.com/jXjUTjuAav
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 2, 2023
Judge Engoron, who got attention for his possible anti-Trump bias, reportedly ruled that much of the claims made against Trump are outside the statute of limitations. Which could mean that James and her prosecutors cannot charge Trump over them.
Trump claimed that “80%” of the case is “over,” due to what the judge said. This could serve as a huge blow to prosecutors’ agenda. James and other New York state prosecutors had long claimed Trump was guilty of various wrongful business activities.
Yet if what the judge said holds true, Trump will face little penalty from this case, if any. That should lead to an obvious question from many Americans, why are Democrats pursuing this case at all? Didn’t they know the statute of limitations had already passed?
This could serve to confirm many people’s suspicions that these Democrat-led trials are motivated by partisan politics. Trump himself blasted the trial after he came out of the hearing.
From The Post Millennial:
“When you have a radical left Attorney General like Letitia James, who got elected on the fact that’s she’s going to ‘take down President Trump,’” he said. “We have others likewise. Take a look at Georgia. Take a look at Jack Smith… This is called election interference.”
TRUMP: “When you have a radical left Attorney General like Letitia James, who got elected on the fact that’s she’s going to ‘take down President Trump’.. We have others likewise. Take a look at Georgia. Take a look at Jack Smith.. This is called election interference.” pic.twitter.com/dCciwIiizs
— ALX 🎃 (@alx) October 2, 2023
Many will probably think the same after they learn about what the judge said.
- Trump claims the judge upheld the statute of limitations in his civil trial.
- Both he and his lawyers claim that “80%” of the trial is now over.
- Critics have accused Democrats of using these trials to interfere with the election.