It was a show-stopping moment in former President Donald Trump’s political show trial.
On the witness stand in his civil fraud trial in Manhattan on Monday, the former New York real estate tycoon and leading GOP presidential candidate for 2024 took a piece of paper from his jacket pocket, claiming it would end the matter once and for all.
Naturally, he was not permitted to read it.
According to the New York Post, the paper was most likely a disclaimer notice, which is common in significant financial transactions, warning potential lenders to the Trump Organization that they needed to undertake their valuations of Trump properties before lending money to the company.
Letitia James, the politically astute Attorney General of New York, filed a $250 million civil claim accusing Trump and his business of overvaluing the Trump Organization’s assets in order to obtain better loan terms.
Leaving aside the ridiculousness of a lawsuit that does not claim any individual or business is being victimized, all loans were repaid at the agreed-upon interest rate.
It’s just absurd to think that the sharp-eyed money men (and women) of Manhattan’s financial scene would lend 10 cents, let alone tens of millions of dollars, based entirely on the borrower’s word.
It’s even worse to pretend that a state attorney general in a fiscal disaster like New York—a state bleeding people and pounded by budget woes—will do a better job protecting private bank money than extraordinarily well-paid bank executives.
But James ran on a promise to get Trump, and she’s keeping it—no matter how damaging it is to the concept of justice under the law in New York.
New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, who has made his dislike for the defendant perfectly obvious throughout the proceedings (an opinion Trump returns in spades), is assisting her in her vengeance.
Indeed, as Reuters reported in September, Engoron has already ruled on the crux of the issue, concluding that Trump and his firm committed fraud. What is being debated now is the sanctions.
Engoron, of course, had no use for Trump’s reading of the disclaimer document.
“I would love to read this, Your Honor, if I could?” Trump said, according to the Post.
“Not at this point, not at this point,” Engoron replied.
“I’m shocked,” Trump answered.
The dispute over the document eventually set off a witness standoff by the 45th president.
“He called me a fraud and he didn’t know anything about me!” Trump shouted, pointing at Engoron, according to the Post.
He then included James in his denunciation.
“The fraud is on the court and not on me … the fraud is on her!” he said, the Post reported.
Of course, courtroom outbursts are rarely justifiable, but if ever one was, it was this one.
On the same day he ruled Trump guilty of fraud, Engoron declared that disclaimer statements were no defense, according to the Post.
According to the Post, they not only “insulate the defendants from liability,” but they also “place the onus for accuracy squarely on defendants’ shoulders.”
Whatever the judge’s legal rationale, that is essentially the inverse of reality. The “onus” of a bank’s choice to invest in a business like Trump’s falls on the bank, which is based on documentation far more detailed than the potential borrower’s estimate of his net worth and ability to repay it.
On the stand on Monday, Trump stated unequivocally that the disclaimer exonerated him.
“We have a disclaimer clause that says do your own due diligence, don’t under any circumstances count on anything in here,” he said, according to Politico. “If you were borrowing money … they were not really documents that the banks paid much attention to. They looked at the deal, they looked at the asset … but these were not very important.”
The fact that a civil lawsuit is being filed in a case allegedly based on that estimate—as if the bankers who backed Trump suddenly came into town on a load of turnips with hay in their hair and a billion bucks in their pockets—is beyond absurd.
The fact that the court in the case is refusing to accept a document that makes it apparent to all parties involved that the borrower’s evaluation is not to be trusted places it in disgrace.
In a reasonable world, no attorney general would take on such a lawsuit. No judge would allow it to go forward. And no judge would handle the case the way Ergoron has.
Of course, the judge is a Democrat, as is James, and as is the entire power structure in New York City and the state of New York.
It is also a fact of American politics that Donald Trump is the single most visible and powerful challenger to President Joe Biden’s Democratic administration in Washington.
And Americans are supposed to believe that the party whose calling card is bankruptcy—moral, intellectual, and financial bankruptcy—knows more about money than the financial behemoths of the world’s financial capital, who looked at Trump and his company and decided he was a bet worth taking when they lent him money.
The state is anticipated to rest its case once its final witness, Trump’s daughter Ivanka, takes the stand on Wednesday, with the proceedings wrapping up by mid-December, according to the Post.
Even a show trial necessitates the use of a curtain at some point.
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