“This goes to his very identity” the rabid New York Times gushed. They were referring to Monday’s outrageous decision by New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur F. Engoron granting summary judgment to New York Attorney General Leticia James in her civil lawsuit against Donald Trump and his businesses. Engoron, a Democratic Party hack, declared that Trump had systematically overvalued his properties and therefore committed business fraud. He is seeking to dissolve Trump’s New York business organizations, seize their properties, and bankrupt Trump, a key step in the strategy of judicial murder undertaken by the present regime. In the Washington, D.C. J6 prosecution of Trump, Special Counsel Jack Smith is attempting to prevent Trump from criticizing the prosecutors, judge, or witnesses, effectively rendering him mute while his opponents are free to campaign against him as an indicted and potentially convicted criminal.
Since all oligarchs believe that those who are successful businessmen are oligarchs just like them, they believe that bankrupting Trump will cause his demise because his money is his identity, his power. His power resides elsewhere—in his imagination and vision for an economic renaissance—and his steadfast will to bring that into being. That’s why Trump is winning and they are losing despite every atrocity they throw at him. Nonetheless the war on Trump’s funding will undermine his ability to pay for and sustain his legal defenses and his presidential campaign.
Once again, the Trump prosecutors have torn a page from the prosecutorial jihad conducted against Lyndon LaRouche. In that case, federal prosecutors bankrupted business entities associated with LaRouche and then claimed fraud when the entities were unable to pay outstanding political loans because of the bankruptcy. That bankruptcy was declared to be a government fraud upon the court after LaRouche’s criminal conviction.
Trump now leads Joe Biden in the polls by 10% according to the most recent poll by the Washington Post and ABC News. That is beyond the “margin of fraud”—a new metric which recognizes the extant capacities of the Democrats for ballot crimes. The tabs on the polls are even scarier for them. Young people, minorities, trade unionists—traditional Democratic constituencies—are flocking to support Trump. Every atrocity the regime commits against him only increases that march to his side. Narcissists all, the regime’s Mandarins can’t recognize the reasons for this as they are emotionally and intellectually blind outside the bubble where they preen before their own mirrors. Hence, they double down.
As usual in this campaign, James’ lawsuit is a perverse joke. Anyone with knowledge of New York real estate could argue that it is all massively overvalued and fraudulent from the standpoint of physical economy. At issue are loans issued years ago to Trump’s businesses from big sophisticated banks and financial institutions which were all paid back at a profit to the institutions. Every submitted valuation by Trump’s businesses included a red flag warning about the subjective nature of the valuations, telling the institutions to perform their own analysis before granting the loan. The institutions in question testified that they did their due diligence and evaluations before granting the loans. No one was fooled here. Everyone profited. The Manhattan District Attorneys’ office, which conducted a years’ long examination of every conceivable pretext for indicting Trump, rejected this claim as a non-starter. Trump attorney, Christopher Kise noted in a statement: “The court disregarded the viewpoint of those actually involved in the loan transactions who testified there was nothing misleading, there was no fraud, and the transactions were all highly profitable.” There was “zero evidence of any default, breach, late payment or any complaint of harm.”
As to “over-valuation,” InJustice Engoron just pulled low ball numbers out of a hat to reach his precooked result. Eric Trump points to Engoron’s bogus valuation of Mar-a-Lago at $18 million, as an example of the InJustice’s bogus calculations. The blatant absurdity of Engoron’s finding is demonstrated by using standard real estate valuation —comparing it to the fair market value of other properties in the same neighborhood. All are valued at several orders of magnitude above $18 million, including vacant lots, although Mar-a-Lago dwarfs them in size, seaside location, and amenities.
Trump’s lawyers responded on Monday to Prosecutor Jack Smith’s attempt to silence Trump, on pain of contempt, from speaking about the Washington, D.C. J6 prosecution which occurs first in the show trial lineup. Judge Tanya Chutkan could decide on that order as early as next week. If Trump refuses to stop criticizing the prosecution, Chutkan is threatening to move his trial date up from March 4, 2024, as a sanction—rushing what everyone knows will be a rigged conviction in the hopes that a guilty finding might finally staunch Trump’s advance. Trump’s legal response to this threatened constitutional atrocity clearly outlines the political and constitutional stakes:
“On August 1, 2023, the prosecution publicly released a forty-five-page speaking Indictment that read very much like a campaign press release,” the filing begins. “As if the Indictment’s media talking points were not enough, prosecutor Jack Smith then held a press conference to deliver an incendiary attack upon President Trump, falsely claiming that he ‘fueled . . . an unprecedented assault on the seat of American democracy.’ This inflammatory rhetoric, which violated long-standing rules of prosecutorial ethics, was then repeated daily by media publications across the country. Following these efforts to poison President Trump’s defense, the prosecution now asks the Court to take the extraordinary step of stripping President Trump of his First Amendment freedoms during the most important months of his campaign against President Biden.
. . . “ ‘Freedom from government censorship is fundamental to our national ethos and ‘it can hardly be doubted that the constitutional guarantee has its fullest and most urgent application precisely to the conduct of campaigns for political office.’ Monitor Patriot Co. v. Roy, 401 U.S. 265, 272 (1971). Tossing these foundational principles aside, the Biden Administration charged President Trump—the leading contender in the 2024 Presidential Election—for statements he made as president. Now, keenly aware that it is losing that race for 2024, the prosecution seeks to unconstitutionally silence President Trump’s (but not President Biden’s) political speech on pain of contempt. See Citizens United v. Fed. Election Comm’n, 558 U.S. 310, 349 (2010) (‘If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech.’).
“In support, the prosecution presents nothing but pretexts, claiming that the Court must muzzle President Trump to ensure that: (1) the prosecution, the Court, and witnesses are not ‘intimidated’ by political criticism; and (2) the District of Columbia citizenry (who voted by a margin of around 95% for Biden in the 2020 election) do not magically transform and become biased in President Trump’s favor.
“Neither the prosecution nor the Court are reluctant to proceed with this case, and none of the public figures the prosecution references in its Motion have refused to participate, either. Just the opposite, these individuals appear to relish the notoriety they have gained through their proximity to President Trump, variously writing books about their experiences, appearing for interviews with national media, and even running for president in their own right. Similarly, despite repeatedly claiming President Trump’s statements threaten ‘the impartiality of the venire,’ Motion at 13, the prosecution does not identify a single potential juror who has allegedly become partial against the government due to President Trump’s statements.”
There is a way to stop all of this: Defund the prosecutors. That is a national priority ahead of government shutdowns, budget cutting, or anything else currently before the House of Representatives. Use the power of the purse to halt this attack on the American people—a wholesale attack on the Constitution itself and its freedoms, that which defines us, constitutes our claim to exceptionalism, and serves as a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. Congressman Andrew Clyde of Georgia has an appropriation amendment which will accomplish this. Representatives Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Andy Ogles have put forth similar amendments. Please sign and circulate our petition to accomplish this. Call your Republican Congressman at 202-221-3121 and tell them this is the No. 1 priority. If you are represented by a Democrat you think you can organize, call them too.