Donald Trump and his revolving courthouse door dramas continue. His old nemesis brings the latest in the seemingly unending charges against the beleaguered ex-president, the 67th New York Attorney General Letitia James, 64.
James, a registered Democrat and antigun proponent, tried pressuring six banks and financial institutions in June of 2016 to end their financial services to weapons manufacturers. One such Institution, singled out by James, Branch Banking, and Trust, refused the request to deny benefits.
Among the charges are inflation of property and assets to obtain favorable loan treatment from banks, investors, and potential business partners.
James alleges that Trump approved the deception and fraud committed by the officers at the highest levels of decision-making within the Trump Organization along with the Corporations annual statements.
Former President Trump and his attorney Alina Habba have denied the charges calling them a “witch-hunt” and accusing James of being a “renegade prosecutor,” but Trump didn’t provide any corroborating evidence to his statements.
On April 13, 2023, on Trump’s social media platform Truth Social, the ex-president complained that James released the time Trump would be arriving in New York for his court appearance to mimic the security and media circus his recent appearance with New York DA Alvin Bragg created.
Trump complained it would make the jobs of police and secret service harder to do their jobs. Trump also alleged that he’s not getting a fair assessment from judges assigned to his cases.
For example, On Friday, January 13, 2023, the Trump organization was fined $1.6 million for 17 violations of income tax reporting by Judge Manuel Merchan, who will also preside in the “Stormy Daniels” hush money case filed against Trump.
If Trump is convicted, his Trump corporate certificate will be canceled, preventing his company from operating in the State of New York.