Former President Donald Trump, currently facing a civil fraud case in a New York City courthouse, has accused the prosecutors of engaging in corrupt practices to meddle in the 2024 presidential election. The lawsuit was initiated by New York Attorney General Letitia James in September 2022, seeking $250 million in damages based on allegations of fraud and overvaluation of Trump’s properties and wealth by Trump and his business associates.
In a defiant stance, Trump characterized the lawsuit as an extension of the “greatest witch hunt of all time” and criticized Judge Arthur Engoron’s ruling that held Trump and The Trump Organization liable for fraud. He portrayed the case as politically motivated, with a “rogue judge” and a “racist attorney general” targeting him for political gain.
Trump vehemently denied any wrongdoing, emphasizing the quality of his financial records and the alleged absence of harm to banks from his net worth claims. He argued that the case was orchestrated as part of a broader attempt to undermine his 2024 presidential candidacy, highlighting his substantial lead in the polls over President Joe Biden and Republican competitors.
Trump contended that the case was orchestrated by corrupt officials within the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, suggesting that it was an unprecedented attempt to indict a former President while running for office again. He emphasized that his decision to run for office in 2024 had prompted these actions.
Furthermore, Trump criticized Judge Engoron, labeling him as a “politician” and insinuating that he was biased against him. Trump called for an investigation into the judge’s actions, alleging that he had undervalued Trump’s properties.
In Trump’s narrative, the case becomes a symbol of political corruption and an attempt to tarnish his candidacy, which he believes is the solution to the decline he perceives in the country. Trump’s words echo the sentiment among conservatives that he is unfairly targeted by politically motivated legal actions.