Letitia James Gets Slapped Down By Court

By Mike Fishmore | May 9, 2024

Issued against Trump

New York Attorney General Letitia James has faced criticism over her civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump alleging fraud in his real estate business. 

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While an initial $454 million judgment was issued against Trump, it was vastly reduced on appeal. James then attempted to circumvent the appeals court allowing Trump to post a $175 million bond, but was rebuked by a state judge. 

Excoriated James

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Legal observers have excoriated James and the judge overseeing the case for bringing a "witch hunt" against Trump, citing James' campaign promises to "sue his [expletive]" and questioning whether he could receive a fair trial. Commentators argue the politicized case has contributed to Trump's rising poll numbers and portrayed him as a martyr.