President Trump has gotten a bit of much-needed good news.
A New York judge has temporarily paused New York Attorney General Letitia James’ fraud lawsuit against the former President. Originally, the case was set to begin on October 2, 2023.
Due to the recent interim stay, the case may be pushed back to a later date if a panel of judges, convening at the end of September, rules to push the lawsuit back—though they may rule to keep the original date of October 2nd.
The New York AG claimed that the 45th President and his family engaged in widespread fraud through their numerous business entities.
Many rightly pointed out the political nature of James’ lawsuit and pointed to comments she made while running for office—a position she secured by loudly proclaiming that she was going to ‘get Trump.’
Here’s what we currently know about the pending lawsuit in New York:
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 15, 2023
Previously, CBS News reported: “New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office says it is ready to proceed with a trial stemming from its $250 million lawsuit claiming former President Donald Trump, two of his children and his company engaged in widespread fraud.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office says it is ready to proceed with a trial stemming from its $250 million lawsuit claiming former President Donald Trump, two of his children and his company engaged in widespread fraud. https://t.co/HGNaKAgzlr
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 1, 2023
The Epoch Times provided more details:
State Justice David Friedman, with the 1st Department of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, granted an interim stay of the trial—slated to start Oct. 2—and referred the matter to a five-judge panel, which expects to rule in the last week of September, a spokesperson said.
He also ordered the full appeals court to consider a reported lawsuit that President Trump had filed against the trial judge, Arthur Engoron, on an expedited basis.
Earlier this year, a New York court dismissed Letitia James’ claims against Ivanka Trump, citing a statute of limitation for the complaint.
A New York state appeals court has dismissed Ivanka Trump from Letitia James’ fraud lawsuit against the Trump Organization, saying the claims made by the NY attorney general’s office are too old.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) June 28, 2023
Washington Examiner also pointed out that: “Letitia James [asked] for legal sanctions against Trump in $250 million lawsuit.”
Letitia James asks for legal sanctions against Trump in $250 million lawsuit https://t.co/CnhQNhZlXU
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 7, 2023
James said in a statement: “We are confident in our case and will be ready for trial.”
The attorney general has said that a “mountain of evidence” shows how Trump and his associates lied over a decade about his assets and net worth, which she says may have been inflated by as much as $3.6 billion, to obtain better terms on loans and insurance.