MSNBC Host Questions If Court Case Decision Against Trump Went Too Far

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 02/16/2024
On Friday, MSNBC's Katy Tur questioned the panel on whether it was appropriate for New York Attorney General Letitia James to file a fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and the Trump Organization even if there were no real victims.

Judge Arthur Engoron ruled on Friday, ordering Trump to pay $354 million in damages for misleading insurers and banks. The court also prohibited Trump from managing his companies in New York for a period of three years and designated a "independent monitor" to keep a check on the Trump enterprises. Trump maintained that there was no fraud as the banks and insurers suffered no losses.

Tur referenced Associated Press information of a specific provision that is applicable in the Trump fraud case and does not need evidence of injury to a person or organization. You are not need to prove that your actions caused harm to any individuals. You explicitly cheated no one, Tur said.

"So, even though the bar is injury shown, it has only been utilized to prohibit someone from doing business when it has been demonstrated that someone was harmed," she went on. In the event that a person is harmed by cosmetics you are selling and the firm selling them is prohibited. My concern is: Is it appropriate to target Donald Trump in this way given the current circumstances?

In order to defraud Trump University of thousands of dollars, Tristan Snell, a former assistant attorney general for New York, utilized the exact identical legislation.

"The legal standard is whether there was a tendency to mislead," Snell said. That is what it is, and the New York legislature decided in the interest of public policy that the Attorney General's office needed to have that weapon in order to defend the public interest in this case.

"It seems that Judge Engoron discovered is there was purpose, not just a predisposition, there was purpose to lie," Tur chimed in.

According to MSNBC commentator Suzanne Craig, "I think the intriguing thing about victims is, too, there were victims here, and they were the banks." "They just are not society's most well-liked victims." The deceived banks "do not feel like they lost," Tur shot back.

Craig said, "They still did, and that is the conclusion, and that is where they are at now." Had they been aware of the facts, their interest rate would have been greater. They also suffered financial losses.


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