Trump blasts 'partisan, deluded, biased Judges and Prosecutors' after civil fraud ruling

"We cannot let injustice stand, and will fight Crooked Joe Biden’s weaponized persecution at every step. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he concluded.
Donald Trump, Jan. 11, 2023, New York City

Former President Donald Trump on Friday lamented what he deemed a partisan attack on the American justice system in the wake of Judge Arthur Engoron's verdict in a civil fraud case ordering that he pay roughly $355 million and barring him from serving as an officer or director in a New York firm for three years.

New York Attorney General Letitia James had brought the case, alleging that Trump manipulated the value of his assets to secure favorable loan terms and lower insurance premiums. Trump has denied wrongdoing, plans to appeal, and has insisted James's case is part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail his 2024 presidential campaign.

"The Justice System in New York State, and America as a whole, is under assault by partisan, deluded, biased Judges and Prosecutors," he posted on Truth Social. "Racist, Corrupt A.G. Tish James has been obsessed with 'Getting Trump' for years, and used Crooked New York State Judge Engoron to get an illegal, unAmerican judgment against me, my family, and my tremendous business. I helped New York City during its worst of times, and now, while it is overrun with Violent Biden Migrant Crime, the Radicals are doing all they can to kick me out….."

The former president sparred frequently with Engoron throughout the trial, ultimately resulting in his imposition of a gag order that he later expanded to Trump's attorneys. Ahead of the trial, Engoron ruled in summary judgement that Trump could be held liable for fraud and the trial proceeded on other claims. 

Trump further fumed over the terms of the verdict, which also imposed $4 million fines each to his eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric.

"This 'decision' is a Complete and Total SHAM. There were No Victims, No Damages, No Complaints. Only satisfied Banks and Insurance Companies (which made a ton of money), GREAT Financial Statements, that didn’t even include the most valuable Asset - The TRUMP Brand, IRONCLAD Disclaimers (Buyer Beware, and Do your Own Due Diligence), and amazing Properties all over the World," he went on. "All the other side had was a ridiculous $18 million valuation of magnificent Mar-a-Lago, an unConstitutional Gag Order, a Consumer Fraud Statute never before used for this purpose, No Jury allowed, and a refusal to send this disgusting charade to the Commercial Division, where it would have been put to a deserving end…"

He lastly expressed confidence that he would triumph on appeal, pointing out that he had previous secured reversals against Engoron throughout the proceedings.

"This 'case' is OVER ever since the Appellate Division ended it on Statute of Limitations, also letting my daughter Ivanka out of this Witch Hunt," he declared. "The Democrat Club-controlled Judge Engoron has already been reversed four times on this case, a shameful record, and he will be reversed again."

"We cannot let injustice stand, and will fight Crooked Joe Biden’s weaponized persecution at every step. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he concluded.

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