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submitted 2 months ago by MicroWave to c/politics

At least one of Trump's four criminal trials is set to begin while the others are now in jeopardy

After five decades of playing fast and loose with the laws of New York, and a plenary of fraud, deception and corruption, legal appeasement seems to be declining and legal accountability seems to be ramping up as the proverbial hens are finally returning home to roost for the former Houdini of white-collar crime, Donald J. Trump.

First, there was the civil judgment of 5 million dollars awarded to the writer E. Jean Carroll by a federal jury of Trump’s peers. Then there was a second judgment of $83.3 million in damages awarded to Carroll by another jury of Trump’s peers for the additional defamatory statements that he continued to make after the first judgment was rendered for denying that he had sexually assaulted Carroll. And then there was the New York civil fraud decision by Judge Arthur Engoron holding Trump and his sons, Eric and Don, Jr. financially liable to the tune of more than $350 million underscoring “the extent of Trump and the Trump Organization’s white-collar malfeasance.” Last week, Judge Engoron turned down a request by Trump’s lawyers to postpone payment.

However, in the case of the historic $454 million judgment, “a figure that is growing by more than $100,000 in interest every day,” Trump sought a stay yesterday in opposition to New York law that requires first forking over the entire amount in damages or putting up a cash bond for the same known in the New York civil court system as an “undertaking.”

Trump also had previously done the same thing with the $83.3 million ruling by a jury in the second E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit. Neither of these appeals should go anywhere and the clock is still ticking in each case and soon time will be up before Carroll’s attorneys and then the New York attorney general Letitia James can start seizing the former president’s assets and property.

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[-] [email protected] 69 points 2 months ago

Best. At just the best time.

[-] [email protected] 50 points 2 months ago

Best would have been 2016 so he didn't even get his first term.

But I will accept today as the best poasible day since we don't have time machines.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

This is there I'm at

[-] grue 24 points 2 months ago

No, the best time would've been a decade or so ago.

[-] themeatbridge 22 points 2 months ago

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is right now.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago
[-] themeatbridge 7 points 2 months ago

No, that was a bad time. It was really cloudy, and there were just, like, a lot of things going on...

[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago

Thats why that phrase is fucking stupid. It should be "the best time was 20 years ago. A great time is right now."

[-] Feathercrown 0 points 2 months ago

The phrase isn't stupid because you understand it perfectly fine.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

Stop Fighting! Every time is the best time for Drumpf to face the consequences of his actions

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Too many butterfly effect questions for me there.

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