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Trump Drops $250 Million Fraud Case Against New York AG Letitia James

Trump Drops $250 Million Fraud Case Against New York AG Letitia James

On Thursday, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Judge Donald Middlebrooks warned Trump  “that the lawsuit appeared to verge on frivolous.”

President Donald Trump dropped his $250 million fraud lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Trump filed the lawsuit in November in an effort “to shield his revocable trust” from James, who filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Trump family. His ownership of the Trump Organization went into a revocable trust when he became president:

In a 41-page civil lawsuit laden with familiar grievances, the former president accused James of “intimidation and harassment” and of making repeated “attempts to steal, destroy or control all things Trump,” including the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust that contains his private estate plan, and decisions about the disposition of his assets upon death.

The lawsuit said the trust “requires protection from James’ demand to invade his privacy.” As part of her lawsuit, James has sought documents about the trust, its terms and its contents.

“These are private matters to President Trump, and under Florida law, revelation of a settlor’s revocable trust while the settlor is still alive threatens the settlor’s right to privacy guaranteed by Article I, Section 23 of the Florida Constitution and the common law,” Trump’s lawsuit states.

Trump did not explain why he withdrew the lawsuit: “Plaintiff, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, by and through his undersigned counsel and pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i), hereby voluntarily dismisses his claims in this action against Defendant, LETITIA JAMES, without prejudice.”

On Thursday, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Judge Donald Middlebrooks warned Trump  “that the lawsuit appeared to verge on frivolous.”

Also on Thursday, Middlebrooks also fined Trump and his lawyer Alina Habba $1 million for filing a “frivolous” lawsuit against failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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The Gentle Grizzly | January 20, 2023 at 11:03 am

I wonder what was agreed behind closed doors?


 
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MattMusson | January 20, 2023 at 11:07 am

I guess the Truth is no longer a defense.

Nothing frivolous about this

Just truth

“In a 41-page civil lawsuit laden with familiar grievances, the former president accused James of “intimidation and harassment” and of making repeated “attempts to steal, destroy or control all things Trump,” including the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust that contains his private estate plan, and decisions about the disposition of his assets upon death.”

Well down the two justice system road here. The reality is Democrats CAN and DO in fact do what ever the hell they want. Conservatives, well…you got can just go get fucked for all the justice system cares.

So (as a non-lawyer) are we talking about standing? The NY AG has filed suit to gain access to something in Florida that seems to be beyond her legal authority as a New York official. Until she actually gets some sort of judgement or decision, she has not actually harmed the trust, i.e. she can whine outside the door and scratch all she wants, but as long as the door’s closed, he can’t complain about the dog in the house. (to use a bad analogy)

Judge Donald Middlebrooks is a pure Clinton guy. He evidently sees no need to hide that fact: he sanctioned Trump and his attorney $1 million dollars for daring to claim that Hillary tried to defame him by her role in the Russia hoax.

It must be great to be Hillary.

Again and still: Why isn’t the vile, venal witch Hillary Clinton in prison already?


     
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    Paula in reply to LB1901. | January 20, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Because she’s a democrat.


       
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      henrybowman in reply to Paula. | January 20, 2023 at 3:02 pm

      And at least partially because Trump chose not to make that particular campaign promise a priority once he had won his office.


         
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        Stuytown in reply to henrybowman. | January 21, 2023 at 12:02 am

        To my memory, once Trump was in office he was advised that going after a political opponent would make it look like he was a third world autocrat. So, he didn’t for political reasons. Now look at Biden. Does anyone say that he looks like a third world autocrat? Not a peep, though he has spent his presidency pursuing his rival. Biden is the autocrat.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | January 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm

        He never intended to keep that promise.

        It may be that he would not have been able to put her in jail anyway. He didn’t promise to do it illegally. It was understood all along that his promise meant he would have the DOJ appoint a prosecutor to look into her multiple crimes and see if any of them were still prosecutable. It might have turned out that none of them were. Certainly most of her better-known crimes have long ago passed the statute of limitations. If the prosecutor had found that there weren’t any that were recent enough, and that they could prove beyond a reasonable doubt, then fine, we’d have had to accept that.

        But Trump never intended to appoint a prosecutor. And when he got in he didn’t. So now we’ll never know what could have been.


     
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    n.n in reply to LB1901. | January 20, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    SoS Clinton is like VP Biden by way of Pres Obama.

Hostile jurisdiction.

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