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Donald Trump Rages at NY AG Letitia James As Deadline Looms

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Former President Donald Trump is speaking out against New York Attorney General Letitia James once again.

“Numerous businesses have ended plans to relocate into New York because of the fabricated Witch Hunt against me. They see what is going on, and want no part of it!!! Peekaboo James, the Racist and Corrupt A.G., is considered the WORST ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE COUNTRY! She spends all of her time and money going after TRUMP, and almost nothing on fighting Violent Crime! Judge Engoron is a Flake Radical Left Trump Hater, who despises and disrespects the Appellate Division, and refuses to do as they say. He considers them a JOKE – So bad and dangerous for New York State’s System of Justice!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

Trump also shared a post on Truth Social highlighting recent comments made by Georgetown University law school professor and legal expert Jonathan Turley.

During an interview on Fox News, Turley compared the treatment Trump is getting in New York to “mob justice.”

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Turley was responding to the massive $454 million fine levied against him in his civil fraud case, noting that the way the ruling was written, Trump can’t even appeal the decision until he pays the money.

“This is obviously a situation where you don’t have any good options, including getting the bond itself. Remember, if you get the bond, you still lose a considerable amount of money on the cost of the bond. And this creates a sort of perverse incentive for judges like this one who comes up with this astronomical, in my view ridiculous, level of damages,” Turley told the “Fox & Friends” morning show hosts.

“Basically, his position is, ‘In order to get any other judge to look at what I’ve done to you, you’ve got to come up with basically a half a billion dollars, just to appeal,’” Turley continued. “It’s like a judge saying, ‘I’m going to take your house away, but you can appeal my decision; you just have to sell your house to do it.

“Many people look at this as a type of almost mob justice,” the law professor added. “As you know, the attorney general ran on bagging Trump. She’s now pledging to seize his property just because he can’t come up with this bond.

“At some point, the courts have got to step in and say, look, this is just simply enough. You know, you’re requiring this astronomical bond just for this guy to be able to get any other judge to look at this decision,” he said.

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NY AG James, who campaigned on ‘getting’ Trump, sought $370 million in damages and a permanent ban on the former president doing any business in the state. Judge Arthur Engoron obliged her, leveling the massive fine and then some in his ruling last month.

“James had sought $370 million, plus 9% interest in penalties from Trump. Any awarded funds would go to the New York State Treasury, unless directed elsewhere by the state comptroller,” Fox News reported.

Trump blasted “clubhouse politician” Engoron and defended the “great company” he built after the ruling, telling Fox News Digital that it is another example of Democrats “trying to stop” him but that “they will not be successful.”

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“A crooked New York judge working with the very corrupt attorney general of New York State, who ran on the basis of ‘I will get Trump’ before knowing me — before even knowing anything about me — just ruled that I have to pay a fine of $355 million based on absolutely nothing,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “No victims. No damages. Great financial statements, with full disclaimer clauses, only success.”

He added that the “banks and insurance companies were thrilled — they made nothing but money. No defaults, no nothing at a time when many banks are losing money.”

“This is a witch hunt where the judge ruled against me before he even saw the case,” Trump said, noting that Engoron “strongly stated that said Mar-a-Lago was worth $18 million- when it is worth anywhere from 50 to 100 times more than that.”

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