Trump Pulls Out The Proof In Surprise Court Moment – Judge Silenced

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During his testimony earlier this week in his New York real estate case, the former president Donald Trump tried to read out from a “exonerating document,” but a judge in charge stopped him.

Judge Arthur Engoron denied President Trump’s request to view a financial disclaimer that is included with every set of financial data that the Trump real estate firm submits to banks, the President informed his Truth Social followers. These kinds of disclaimers are frequently used to reaffirm to readers that it is encouraged for financial professionals to draw their own inferences from the data.

“This is the Paper that I wanted to submit that the Judge refused to take, because he doesn’t want anybody to know about the Disclaimer Clause at the beginning of each Financial Statement. This is just part of it! That case is a disgrace to the Legal and Judicial System of New York. Hopefully the Appellate Courts will stop this travesty of Justice that everybody is watching and fully understanding!” Trump penned.

The disclaimer reads:

Disclaimers Provided to Banks in Each Financial Statement:
Considerable judgment is necessary to interpret market data and develop the related estimates of current value. Accordingly, the estimates presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that could be realized upon the disposition of the assets or payment of the related liabilities. The use of different market assumptions and/or estimation methodologies may have a material effect on the estimated current value amounts.

Because the significance and pervasiveness of the matters discussed above make it difficult to assess their impact on the statement of financial condition, users of this financial statement should recognize that they might reach different conclusions about the financial condition of Donald J. Trump if they had access to a revised statement of financial condition without the above referenced exceptions to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

“I would love to read this, Your Honor, if I could? Am I allowed to do that?” as reported by the New York Post.

“Read my opinion again — or for the first time, perhaps,” Engoron replied to Trump.

On Thursday morning Trump posted on Truth Social:

“The New York State Judicial System is under attack because of the way the bogus A.G. “case” has played out. It’s a giant SCAM, with no “smoking gun,” No Victim (except me!), and absolutely no crime. Their only witness, already convicted felon Michael Cohen, crumbled like nothing I have ever seen before. He ADMITTED HE LIED, AND THEN ADMITTED THAT I NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, TOLD HIM TO INFLATE THE NUMBERS!!! Everybody thinks that this political Witch Hunt should END TODAY. It is an embarrassment to New York…And Remember Mar-a-Lago!!!”

Trump also posted screenshots of a New York Post article that calls the trial one of a Kangaroo Court:

The article reads in part:

The dictionary defines a kangaroo court in two ways.

The first is “a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted.”

The second is “a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedure.”

Both apply in spades to the Manhattan civil fraud trial of Donald John Trump.

If New York’s government were capable of being embarrassed, now would be the time.

The case itself is the scandal.

It’s a strange allegation of fraud where there is no victim.

So what’s the crime?

The charges are based on the assertion that Trump and his family inflated the value of their properties for insurance and loan purposes.

As one real estate lawyer told me, if that’s a crime, two-thirds of New York developers belong in jail.

Ah, but none of the others is named Trump, and so the show trial must go on.

It’s neither a secret nor an excuse that the former president revels in being obnoxious, and he is playing the part to perfection in the Lower Manhattan courtroom.

Scowling, outbursts, insults and name-calling are part of his everyday defense, before, during and after each session.

The outbursts sometimes continue through the night on social media.

These and other assaults on good sense have been part of Trump’s schtick since he first ran for president eight years ago, making it easy to see him as the boy who too often cries wolf.

Anti-Trump crusade

That’s a grave mistake, because this time there really is a wolf.

The case is that bad.

It stinks to high heaven and is more persecution than prosecution.

Trump’s crime is being a rich, loud-mouth Republican who won the White House over Hillary Clinton.

That was unbearable for many blue-state leftists, among them New York Attorney General Letitia James.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 09: New York State Attorney General Letitia James makes an announcement about a new program that would provide financial resources to abortion providers in New York on May 09, 2022 in New York City. The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program would help low-income residents and also financially assist people seeking an abortion who come to New York from states where the procedure is banned. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

She repeatedly called him an “illegitimate president” and, according to Fox News, once told him, “I’m going to give you the same level of respect that you gave to President Obama, and that is absolutely no respect at all.”

Revenge, anyone?

She reportedly led a chant of “Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” and participated in a chant of “Lock him up!”

After winning her election, she vowed that “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well.”

It is to her everlasting shame that she kept the promise, including the part about his family by dragging three of his children into the circus.

In addition, her unrestrained gall is part of the extreme anti-business climate driving the city and state into the ditch.

Bringing the case after her public attacks and threats represents a clear abuse of office that state courts should have blocked.

It’s an abuse she reinforces with her unusual and unprofessional appearances in the courtroom and her mini press conferences at the end of the day.

On Monday, she told reporters Trump’s testimony was full of “distractions” and “insults” and added that the “documentary evidence” shows he “falsely inflated his assets to basically enrich himself and his family.”

Former President Donald Trump waits to take the witness stand at New York Supreme Court, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

James filed the lawsuit against President Trump, charging him with a plot to deceive his business associates to inflate the value of real estate holdings in order to secure favorable lending terms from banks. The president’s lawyers have fiercely objected, claiming that the judge’s revised assessment of Mar-a-Lago’s value at $18 million is an outrageous figure when contrasted with the prices of nearby properties that are merely a small portion of the property’s size.

In public remarks regarding the case, President Trump called Judge Engoron a “very unfair” judge who snaps his cool in court and attacked Attorney James as a “racist”. Courtroom cameras have seen Engoron repeatedly grinning while making fun of President Trump. Judge Engoron has regularly sent in shirtless selfies to his high school alumni association, and followers of the president have discovered these on the internet.

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