(Article by Paul Craig Roberts republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org)
Examples are numerous. I have written about the injustices inflicted on Julian Assange, Trump supporters, and those forced to submit to Covid “vaccination.” This time I will illustrate the point with the “fraud case” against Trump for allegedly overstating the value of his real estate holdings and with the entire world standing aside, the genocide of Palestinians under the rubric of Israel’s “self-defense.”
The “fraud case” against Trump consists of an unsupported allegation against Trump by George Soros’ disciple NY attorney general Letitia James who is on record as a Trump-hater.
It is not a trial. There is no jury. The staged proceeding is only for the judge to determine how big a fine Trump has to pay for allegedly–no proof is supplied, only Letitia’s accusation–overstating the value of his holdings.
The judge, Engoron, in my opinion, is indulging his publicly-avowed hatred of Trump. It is the judge who should be indicted and placed on trial. He is guilty of ignoring an appellate court’s ruling that set a statute of limitations on the case. He granted a summary judgment against Trump of $250,000,000 before the process of determining Trump’s fine began.
Engoron and his staff are hardcore Democrats. They have made political contributions to the Democrat Party that are against the rules of conduct for judges and their law clerks.
Additionally, the biased judge has ruled against Trump’s ability to speak his mind and has prevented Trump’s attorneys from pointing out the ridiculous nature of the charges.
The charge that Trump overstated the value of his real estate holdings is only the unsupported opinion of the biased Trump-hater Letitia James who claims that New York State was damaged by Trump’s alleged overstatement of the value of his holdings.
The judge, who has no qualification as a real estate appraiser, says Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is only worth $18 million. Forbes magazine gives it a minimum value of $350,000,000.
Neither New York nor anyone suffered from the alleged and unsupported claim that Trump overstated the value of his holdings.
As US Representative Elise Stefanik stated in her ethics compliant filed against judge Engoron in New York, “no evidence was presented on trial to suggest fraud, and in fact material evidence suggested the opposite.”
“The defendant paid back the sophisticated Wall Street banks, on time, in full, with interest, as agreed. No insurance company paid a penny. And these banks and insurance companies, allegedly defrauded, continue to do business with the defendant.”
“Indeed, two banks had done their own analyses of President Trump’s net worth, as revealed in testimonies, and for some development projects the bank had courted President Trump’s business, not the other way around.”
Trump Organization had valued Mar-a-Lago between $426 million and $612 million in these statements, while Ms. James and the judge valued it at $18 million to $27.6 million, prompting ridicule from prominent real estate brokers who regarded the Trump-hating judge’s claim as “ludicrous.”
The judge, who declared Trump to be “a bad man” dismissed from the record exculpatory evidence for Trump in the form of a sworn affidavit from Lawrence Moens, the top Palm Beach luxury broker, who said if he had the opportunity to market Mar-a-Lago, it would be sold to someone with “net worths in the multiple billions,” the likes of Elon Musk, kings, emperors, and heads of state. Engoron called the statement an “unsubstantiated dream,” but admitted testimony from someone on the attorney general’s side who helped come up with the $250 million disgorgement figure, suggesting banks lost out on more than $100 million in interest because the financial statements were inflated. THIS IS ONLY THE JUDGE’S AND LETITIA’S CLAIM, NOT THE BANKS’ CLAIM. THERE ARE NO INJURED PARTIES.
TO BE CLEAR THE “FRAUD CASE” AGAINST TRUMP HAS NO COMPLAINANT EXCEPT LETITIA
HOW DID SUCH A FAKE CASE GET INTO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM?
THE ANSWER IS THAT THE US “JUSTICE” SUSTEM IS NOTHING BUT A WEAPON AGAINST OPPONENTS OF THE DEEP STATE. TRUMP IS BEING PERSECUTED FOR ONE REASON ONLY–TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO ALL FUTURE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES THAT IF YOU ATTEMPT TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF THE RULING ESTABLISHMENT YOU WILL BE DESTROYED.
Now turn to Israel’s destruction of Palestine with the support of the United States, the Republican Party, Christian Evangelicals, and the puppet states that comprise the American Empire. After a month of slaughter, Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and the rest of the world have taken no action to stop it.
No government has lifted a finger against Israel’s declared intention of destroying the remnants of Palestine still lingering after 75 years of Israel’s ongoing theft of Palestine from the inhabitants.
The Great Moral Western governments ban citizens from protesting Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians. US corporations and law firms collect the names of protesting students and blacklist them from employment. What person of integrity would work for such companies?
We have now lived through more than one month of Israeli bombing relentlessly killing 10,000 Palestinian women and children, and the entire world together cannot stop the atrocity. When the UN tries, Washington vetoes the UN. Israel’s declared policy is to drive every resident of Gaza into the Sinai Desert into “tent cities,” from which Israel expects Europe and the US to absorb them as immigrants, thus erasing Palestine from history.
Going by news reports of massive US military forces accumulating around Israel and announcements that Washington has Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria in its targets, it seems that the US is employed as Israel’s agent in behalf of Greater Israel–“from the Nile to the Euphrates.” The ethnic cleansing of Palestine is the beginning of the slaughter.
Here is a report about Rep. Stefanik’s ethic complaint filed against the judge: https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/house-republican-files-ethics-complaint-against-judge-in-trump-fraud-case-5527003?utm_source=News&src_src=News&utm_campaign=rtbreaking-2023-11-10-1&src_cmp=rtbreaking-2023-11-10-1&utm_medium=email&est=EA%2BpgvlbkS3hC4v4Zw0WTRgMXA1t9dyjOtoZpf5HGyTZWJF870IHW
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