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More ‘Extremely Bad News’ For Trump In The Legal Case Against Him In New York

As he attempts to fend off a massive civil judgement against him and his company, disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump found out Thursday that his pathetic countersuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James just wound up before a judge who has ruled against him in the past.

James is pursuing a case against Trump and the Trump Organization in civil court that could result in the company being seized and liquidated, so Donald decided it would be a great idea to sue the attorney general for “intimidation and harassment.” The countersuit also claimed that James was trying to “steal, destroy or control all things Trump.”

James had the case moved to federal court, and that led to it being assigned to a judge who just recently ruled against Trump, Politico’s Kyle Cheney reports.

“Extremely bad luck for Trump. He filed a lawsuit against NYAG Letitia James in Florida state court. James yesterday removed the case to federal court and it landed before … Judge Donald Middlebrooks, who just days ago sanctioned Trump attorneys for a frivolous lawsuit.”

Last week, Judge Middlebrooks harshly criticized and sanctioned some of Trump’s lawyers as part of a lawsuit filed against Hillary Clinton and several of his political enemies, chiding them for what he called an abuse of the legal system in order to settle personal grievances.

James is seeking a $250 million judgement against Trump and his company, and she may also decide to impose a legal “death penalty” against the Trump Organization, as former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance noted in February during an appearance on MSNBC:

“Details of other transactions that are highly questionable, and that may be sharp business practices or fraud, but James is likely to get her depositions, and she, of course, has jurisdiction under New York’s Martin Act to protect New York from sharp business practices. she has the authority to curtail businesses’ ability to operate, and even as she did with Trump’s charitable fund, to no longer permit them to operate in the state of New York. So the consequences here, just on the civil side, could be dramatic. The criminal investigation will proceed at its own pace.”

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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