How Much Trouble Will Trump Get Into Over a New Social Media Post? – Former President Donald Trump slammed the New York state judge overseeing his $250 million corporate fraud case for requiring his daughter, Ivanka, to testify against him on Friday.
The state claims that the former president and his family inflated the values of their properties to get favorable treatment from banks and insurers, and tax write-offs between 2011 and 2021. Trump maintains his innocence.
“My daughter, Ivanka, was released from this Fake Letitia James case by the Court of Appeals, but this Trump Hating, Unhinged Judge, who ruled me guilty before this Witch Hunt Trial even started, couldn’t care less about the fact that he was overturned,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social. “I also won on Appeal on Statute of Limitations, but he refuses to accept their decision. I truly believe he is CRAZY, but certainly, at a minimum, CRAZED in his hatred of me. This case should have never started, but now must be dismissed.”
Trump defied the gag order that Justice Arthur Engoron imposed against him by referring to him as “an out of control ‘Nut Job,’” and New York Attorney General Letitia James as “Racist James.”
Price of Ivanka Trump Penthouse Under Scrutiny
The price of Ivanka Trump’s penthouse has come under scrutiny after former Trump accountant Donald Bender, a partner at Mazars USA, stated that the valuation given on the Trump balance sheet differed from the price she would have to spend to buy it outright. James claimed in her lawsuit that the $20.8 million valuation differed from the $8.5 million she would need to pay to buy it outright.
Ivanka Trump’s Motion to Avoid Testimony Denied
James filed a motion Thursday opposing Ivanka Trump’s motion to quash the subpoena.
“She does not seem to be averse to her involvement in the family business when it comes to owning and collecting proceeds from the OPO sale, the Trump Organization purchasing insurance for her and her companies, managing her household staff and credit card bills, renting her apartment or even paying her legal fees in this action,” the filing reads. “… [H]er attempt now to distance herself from her family’s business carries no legal weight.”
The filing continued: “Lastly, assuming Ms. Trump is required to appear, there is no basis to limit the substance of her testimony. She was a key participant in many of the events at issue, as the Court is aware. Moreover, the Court has broad discretion concerning the scope of any direct, cross, and re-direct examination.”
Trump Children Set to Testify Next Week
Her brother, Donald Trump Jr., is set to testify on Wednesday. Ivanka Trump is supposed to testify on Friday, although her attorney may try to quash the subpoena. She previously was excused from being a party in the case in June by a state appeals court.
Donald Trump complained that Engoron had fined him $10,000 after a testy session on Wednesday. Engoron warned Donald Trump that he could face jail if he refused to comply with his gag order.
This move sets off the long-dreaded confrontation between father and daughter that both hoped to avoid.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.