Trump fundraises off of NY AG James's bid to toss his $175 million bond

"Why are they obsessed with getting their filthy hands on the property I worked so hard to build?" he asked.

Published: April 22, 2024 12:11pm

Former President Donald Trump has begun fundraising off of New York Attorney General Letitia James's bid to see his $175 million bond thrown out, a development that could potentially result in her seizing some of his signature properties.

"Despite posting an unprecedented $175 MILLION DOLLAR BOND just to defend myself, Crooked AG Letitia James is trying to have it REJECTED," Trump declared in a fundraising email. "THESE THUGS ONLY WANT ONE THING: THE ICONIC TRUMP TOWER!"

"Why are they obsessed with getting their filthy hands on the property I worked so hard to build?" he asked, before urging recipients to support the campaign.

James on Friday asked a judge to block the $175 million bond that he posted to avoid paying a combined $464 million in penalties while he appeals a fraud verdict from Judge Arthur Engoron.

The New York attorney took exception to the firm that posted Trump's bond, the California-based Knight Specialty Insurance Company, and contended that Trump had not proven he could fully pay off the bond.

"Based on the foregoing, the People respectfully request that the Court deny Movants' motion to justify the surety, declare the Bond to be without effect and order that any replacement bond be posted within seven days, along with such other and further relief the Court deems necessary and appropriate," attorneys with James's office wrote.

Before Trump posted the bond, James had filed judgements in Westchester County, suggesting the state would move to seize his Seven Springs golf course and estate. She previously hinted that the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street was also on her radar for seizure.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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