With Donald Trump facing four criminal trials over the next year, it’s easy to forget that New York Attorney General Letitia James has a civil case against Trump that could bankrupt his fraudulent financial house of cards. In fact it looks like Trump may have forgotten that probe existed, until James filed this week for a summary ruling and a $250 million penalty.
The filing sure appears to have reminded Donald Trump that the civil probe still exists. He’s now ranting and raving something fierce about it on social media, in all caps, and making no sense.
Here’s just a fraction of Trump’s rant: “THE THING I HAVE IS A GREAT CASE BASED ON PHENOMENAL NUMBERS THAT SHOW A NET WORTH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE THAN SHE VICIOUSLY & FALSELY CLAIMED, VERY LITTLE DEBT, BIG CASH, A POWERFUL DISCLAIMER CLAUSE, PAID OFF LOANS, NO DEFAULTS, “HAPPY” BANKS, GREAT ASSETS.”
Trump is also giving something away by insisting that the judge in this case hates him. Instead of urging the judge to rule in his favor, Trump appears to be assuming the judge will rule against him, and is moving on to attacking the judge before the ruling even comes down.
As I wrote this morning, if Letitia James is able to extract $250 million from Donald Trump’s rickety financial house of cards, it could cause the whole thing to come tumbling down. Based on Trump’s reaction, it appears he agrees with my assessment.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report