Donald Trump just lost an appeal to delay a civil trial in New York being brought by the state’s hack Attorney General Letitia James.
This is the case that deals with his business in New York where he was told that he had well overinflated the value of his assets and by doing so defrauded banks and insurers.
Here’s more from the AP:
An appeals court Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to delay a civil trial in a lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, allowing the case to proceed days after a judge ruled the former president committed years of fraud and stripped him of some companies as punishment.
The decision, by the state’s intermediate appellate court, clears the way for Judge Arthur Engoron to preside over a non-jury trial starting Oct. 2 in Manhattan in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil lawsuit.
Trump is listed among dozens of possible witnesses, setting up a potential courtroom showdown with the judge. The fraud ruling Tuesday threatens to upend his real estate empire and force him to give up prized New York properties such as Trump Tower, a Wall Street office building, golf courses and a suburban estate.
Trump has denied wrongdoing, arguing that some of his assets are worth far more than what’s listed on annual financial statements that Engoron said he used to secure loans and make deals. Trump has argued that the statements have disclaimers that absolve him of liability. His lawyers have said they would appeal.
They write that the appeal was actually filed two weeks ago and it was a challenge against the judge in his case:
Trump’s lawyers had sought the trial delay prior to Engoron’s ruling, alleging he abused his authority and hindered their preparations by failing to comply with a June appeals court order that he narrow the scope of the trial based on the statute of limitations.
They filed a lawsuit against Engoron on Sept. 14 under a provision of state law known as Article 78, which allows people to challenge some judicial authority, and asked that the trial be postponed until that matter was resolved.
An appeals court judge, David Friedman, granted an interim stay of the trial while the full appeals court considered the lawsuit on an expedited basis. Thursday’s ruling lifted the stay, allowing the trial to proceed as scheduled. Through a court lawyer, Engoron declined to participate in the appeals court process.
The left is really going to make Trump pay for ever becoming president. We all saw Letitia James pledge to do this and she is keeping her promise to try and destroy him. She can’t do it criminally, so she’s trying to do it via lawsuits.