President Trump has been involved in a legal battle with New York Attorney General Letitia James, who has accused him of inflating his assets to obtain bank loans for his business empire. However, the case took a major blow this week when Michael Cohen, a convicted perjurer and former Trump associate, denied that Trump had pressured him to exaggerate the value of his assets.
The judge overseeing the case, Judge Engoron, has come under fire for his handling of the proceedings. One particular point of contention is his valuation of Mar-a-Lago, one of Trump’s properties, at only $18 million. Many view this valuation as absurdly low, considering Mar-a-Lago is widely recognized as one of the most expensive properties in the world.
In a surprising turn of events, Judge Engoron recently called on Ivanka Trump, Trump’s daughter, to testify in the case. This move has been widely criticized as a clear attempt to harass and target the Trump family. Critics argue that it is a blatant display of the Democrats’ ongoing effort to dismantle the US Constitution and undermine the justice system.
President Trump himself has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with Judge Engoron’s handling of the case. He took to Truth Social, his social media platform, to release a scathing statement. In his statement, Trump expressed his belief that Judge Engoron is biased against him and unwilling to accept the decisions made by higher courts that have favored Trump. Trump also emphasized that the case should never have been brought to court in the first place, as the financial statements in question were accurate, the banks were fully paid, and there was no victim except for Trump himself.
Trump labeled Judge Engoron as “CRAZY” and accused him of being “CRAZED” in his hatred towards him. The former president argued that any other judge in the country would have dismissed the case from the start. He also criticized the judge’s decision to fine him $10,000 over a gag order, calling it a distraction from the fact that Letitia James, the attorney general, and the judge’s star witness had both admitted to lying to Congress.
The ongoing battle between President Trump and Judge Engoron highlights the deep divisions within the US justice system, with accusations of bias and political motivations flying from both sides. Some argue that the judge’s actions are justified in the pursuit of justice, while others see them as part of a larger effort to target and undermine a former president.
As the case continues to unfold, it remains to be seen what impact it will have on the reputation of both President Trump and Judge Engoron. It also raises questions about the integrity of the US justice system and the potential consequences of using legal proceedings as a political weapon. Ultimately, the outcome of this case will have far-reaching implications for the future of American politics and the justice system itself.