Coming out of the courtroom after testifying, Trump was pleased with comments by New York Justice Arthur Engoron presiding over the case regarding the statute of limitations having already run on many of the charges brought by James. “Well, I think that was very good,” he said. “That last five minutes was outstanding because the judge essentially conceded that the statute of limitations that we won at the court of appeals is in effect. Therefore about 80 percent of the case is over.” Trump attorney Clifford Robert elaborated saying, “So based on the judge’s comments at the end of the hearing at the end of the trial today, it would appear that he is agreeing that all of the transactions that closed prior to 2014 are now out of the case.” An appeals court ruled in June that the statute of limitations for the case is set at 2014, the New York Post reported. James’ lawsuit looks to the years 2011 to 2021 to seek to prove the Trump Organization lied on its financial statements. “There’s no case here. There are no victims. The banks aren’t a victim. The insurance companies aren’t a victim. Everybody got paid,” Trump said. The Republican concluded, “The attorney general of this state is a disgrace. Letitia James is a disgrace to our country and to the state of New York. She should focus on all of the violent crimes and the murder going on in New York, not on somebody who paid back the banks in full without a default and in many cases paid them back early.” In addition to James’ civil suit, Trump is facing 91 felony indictments brought by Biden Justice Department-appointed special counsel Jack Smith, as well as Democratic prosecutors in New York City and Fulton County, Georgia.
🚨Donald Trump speaks before headed into court for his New York civil trial pic.twitter.com/w9G6UUCVvv— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 17, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.