For most of Donald Trump’s public life he has been known as serially litigious. He uses the courts as a tool to intimidate and obstruct those with whom he has any disagreement whether legal, financial, political, or personal. For the most part it has only been effective when used against small businesses that he sought stiff. He has had much less success with it in the political realm.
However, that doesn’t mean Trump hasn’t seen some benefit from his lawsuit frenzies. They have served to delay accountability by abusing the system with multiple filings and appeals. Never mind that those efforts generally end in failure for Trump.
Despite his record of repudiation by the courts, Trump persists in filing his pathetic and futile lawsuits. The latest one was filed on Wednesday against Letitia James, the Attorney General of New York. James is suing Trump for fraud related to his shady real estate business. So naturally, Trump is trying to evade accountability again with a legal distraction that has no chance of success.
“Today, I filed a lawsuit in Florida State Circuit Court against the corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia “Peekaboo” James. New York State is one of the most crime-ridden places on earth with murders, robberies, drug deals, and every other form of crime setting records on a weekly basis.”
First of all, it is ridiculous to file a lawsuit in Florida against the Attorney General New York. But that’s just the beginning of Trump’s foolishness. He repeats his infantile nickname for James (“Peekaboo”) for which no one can figure out the meaning. And he chastises James for not eliminating all crime in New York, which isn’t her job. In New York local district attorneys have jurisdiction over those matters, not the state Attorney General. But Trump wasn’t through. He went on to whine about being subjected to the law, like every other citizen…
“[James] attacks great and upstanding businesses which have done nothing wrong, like the very successful, job and tax producing Trump Organization that I have painstakingly built over a long period of years. Crooked and highly partisan James now thinks it is the business of the State of New York to go after my revocable trust and pry into my private estate plan, only to look for ways to recklessly injure me, my family, my businesses, and my tens of millions of supporters.”
Setting aside the fact that the Trump Organization is neither successful, nor a job creator, Trump is dismissing the abundance of evidence proving that he and his family have actually done a great deal of wrong. And it’s cute that he tries to reflect his own criminal behavior on his not-nearly millions of cult supporters, who are not the targets of James’ lawsuit. And he still had more to say…
“If I were not elected President of the United States, and now leading in the polls by substantial margins against both Democrats and Republicans, this would not be happening.”
Trump may be partly right about this. Had he not elevated himself in the public eye, he might have slithered by with his crimes, as he had done for many years before he ran for office. But his massive, yet fragile, ego drove him to put himself in legal jeopardy, believing that he is untouchable.
For her part, AG James replied to Trump’s filing by noting that Trump’s prior lawsuits have been laughed out of court. And she reiterated her that position that the New York Attorney General will not be intimidated or dissuaded by Trump’s impotent bluster…
“Multiple judges have dismissed Donald Trump’s baseless attempts to evade justice, and no number of lawsuits will deter us from pursuing this fraud. We sued Donald Trump because he committed extensive financial fraud. That fact hasn’t changed, and neither will our resolve to ensure that no matter how powerful or political one might be, no one is above the law.”
This lawsuit by Trump follows other recent efforts to evade accountability. But those efforts reeked of desperation and fear. For instance, when Trump was forced to give a deposition, he pleaded the Fifth Amendment more than 400 times. And in another bonehead play, Trump lashed out at the judge presiding over his case. All of which reveals just how tortured Trump is by these proceedings. He know he’s guilty, and has no recourse but to throw his feeble temper tantrums. and so he does.
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