35 Burst results for "Letitia"
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Are Dems Setting Precedent for Punishing Political Enemies?
"We've laid out here, if you're looking for a crime, the only crime that had been committed, if in fact a crime was committed was a financial misdemeanor. And for that, the district attorney wants to literally handcuff and shackle Donald Trump. Keep in mind, this is a guy who received $1 million from George Soros. This is a man who campaigned on a promise to get Donald Trump. Letitia James, the attorney general of New York. Campaigned on the same promise to get Donald Trump. They have weaponized the judicial system. Look at what's happening in Atlanta, Georgia, where once again you have a George Soros funded district attorney going after president Trump. That one could get very ugly because apparently they're looking at RICO violations. Suggesting that Trump was trying to coerce the Secretary of State and to changing vote totals in the state of Georgia. But really, this is all about stopping Donald Trump and punishing political enemies. And this is why it is incumbent upon every freedom loving American, and even I would appeal to some of you you Democrats out there who still believe in the constitution who still believe in the rule of law, I have to hope and pray there are still some of you out there. And we all need to stand up and say, we're not going to tolerate this. We're not going to allow you to turn our country into some sort of a, of a Soviet style, police state. We're just not going down that path. Am I grave concern is that Republicans are going to return the favor if they ever get back in control of the House and this pardon me of the Senate and The White House? We can not go down this path as a nation. We can not, we can not be jailing our political enemies.
The Officer Tatum Show
New York AG to Host Drag Story Hour
"New York attorney general letitia James is hosting a drag story hour in New York City. This Sunday that families and children are invited to a ten. Do you know how silly this is? Family families with children. I said families and children. Families with children are invited to attend. Now, of course she got backlash over this. And I'm not shocked. Now, imagine if I don't know what mayor or attorney general would be in another place that said, a strip show. Call it juicy hour. And you got women stripping and you homeboy had his package hanging out. At one of these events, he up on the table, he did the splits on his legs and his stuff hanging out.
THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"letitia" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"The all new showtime original documentary series murder in bighorn exposes the injustice behind the missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana. They can take our women and nothing will happen. Since colonization, the native women have been targeted. She deserves justice. This three part documentary series seeks to uncover the truth. Our girls don't just die. As of right now, we don't have a crime. We're just supposed to. Stay in the back and be a good Indian. Murder and bighorn, streaming February 3rd, only on showtime. Coming up on 5 minute news. Letitia James calls for sanctions against Donald Trump. George Santos steps down from a house panels amid controversy. And Kamala Harris to attend tirade Nichols funeral as more officers face charges. It's Wednesday, February 1. I'm Anthony Davis. New York's attorney general letitia James on Tuesday asked a judge to sanction disgraced former president Donald Trump, his adult children, the Trump organization, and their lawyers over their responses to her $250 million civil fraud lawsuit against them. The lawsuit last September accused the defendants of involvement in a decades long scheme to manipulate asset values and Trump's net worth in order to induce banks and insurers to provide better terms. On the 26th of January, the defendants filed formal answers where as often occurs in similar lawsuits, they denied or claimed to lack sufficient knowledge about dozens of substantive accusations in a letter to the Manhattan judge overseeing the case authoring Goran, James said many responses were demonstrably false, frivolous, or otherwise improper. She said the trumps should lose some of their defenses as well as face sanctions. James says the improper responses, including Trump's objection to being labeled the inactive president of the Trump organization during his White House term, though he had used that description in an October 2021 sworn deposition. Trump's daughter Ivanka was criticized by James for saying she did not know whether she had personally met with bankers or could confirm the contents of her own emails. James also rejected arguments by Donald Trump and his sons Don Junior and Eric that she lacked standing to sue and had already rejected their contention that she was pursuing a political witch hunt. Meanwhile, a video released on Tuesday showed Donald Trump answering questions from letitia James in a deposition of the civil fraud case last summer, questioned about his financial affairs, the former president repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. Part of a refusal to answer, he repeated more than 400 times. Republican representative George Santos of New York announced on Tuesday, he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced numerous calls for his resignation and is facing multiple investigations by prosecutors over his personal and campaign finances, and lies about his resume and family background. Santos was assigned two fairly low profile panels. The House committee on small business and to the House science space and technology committee. Still, his arrival has left GOP leadership frequently answering questions about the congressman rather than about their priorities for the coming months. In a prepared statement, Santos said he wanted to focus on serving his constituents without distraction. The question surrounding Santos go beyond his misrepresentations to voters to include whether his congressional campaign followed the law in its reporting to the federal election commission. There have been lingering questions about irregularities in his campaign committee's financial reports and the source of Santos wealth. If Santos campaign is found to have knowingly and willfully made any materially false fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation on its paperwork, it could potentially face criminal charges the FEC said in a letter to the campaign last week. Democrats have been highly critical of Santos, as well as McCarthy, for his efforts to oust three democratic lawmakers from committees, while at the same time backing committee assignments for Santos, who has lied so thoroughly to his constituents about his background. Kamala Harris will, as vice president, attends the funeral of tirade Nichols, the black man who died three days after Memphis police officers savagely beat and executed him following a traffic stop earlier this month The White House said yesterday. Nichols would be eulogized by the reverend Al sharpton at a service at Mississippi boulevard Christian church in Memphis this morning. Family members of briona Taylor and George Floyd, who were also murdered by police in Louisville, Kentucky and Minneapolis in 2020 will also attend. Meanwhile, Shelby county district attorney Steve mulroy said on Tuesday that prosecutors could bring more criminal charges against police officers and others in connection with Nichols fatal beating after mounting criticism over how mol Roy's office and the Memphis police department have handled the case. 5 officers all black were charged last week with second degree murder and dismissed from the force. The department confirmed on Monday that a 6th officer Preston hemphill had been suspended from duty soon after the January 7 attack, but has not been criminally charged. Questions have been raised over why Memphis police waited weeks to name the white police officer involved in the lynching as it emerged an unnamed 7th officer and three emergency responders have also been disciplined over the case. After the video footage was made public last Friday, calls have grown louder for local police officials and prosecutors to be more transparent about the circumstances of the incident given that the initial police reports do
Caller: What's Happening to Netanyahu Is Happening to Republicans
"One about what you're talking about Benjamin Netanyahu Isn't that kind of the crazy crap we're trying to have our swamp up in Washington D.C. due to any of our Republicans And that what they're doing to them you're asking Well trying to basically make it where they can run us out Thank you I think in a different way you're a 100% correct They're intimidating these Republicans I think they're trying to make an example out of Trump He didn't deserve to be impeached twice He didn't deserve to be criminally investigated He doesn't deserve what's going on now I'm not even just talking morally And hasn't done anything Then they secure 6 year of his taxes with the support of the chief justice of the Supreme Court to do what to leak them There's no criminality in those taxes He ran his businesses on the up and up then you have letitia James who is a radical kook kami in Albany She runs for office She gets to keep her license even though she said one of the reasons she's running is to bring charges against Trump Then you have another kook left wing DA who puts a grand jury together to go after Trump in Atlanta Then you have another kook Soros DA in Manhattan who's trying to find ways to go after the Trump businesses too That's three Democrat DAs slash attorneys general Then you have a U.S. attorney special counsel or special prosecutor really This guy Smith they yank him from The Hague where he's busy Prosecuting war criminals to go against Trump on January 6th and documents which is a disgusting thing what they've done there While they're covering up for the bidens hunter Joe Jim the corrupt Biden family while they refuse to enforce the border while they refuse to prosecute people who are threatening justices
AP News Radio
Trump Organization to be sentenced for tax fraud, faces fine
"A New York judge is scheduled to find Donald Trump's company for helping its executives Dodge taxes. As a corporation, the stiffest possible penalty that could be imposed on the Trump organization for conspiracy and falsifying business records is $1.6 million. The company was convicted last month of 17 tax crimes for helping its executives Dodge taxes on job perks, including rent free apartments, luxury cars, and private school tuition. The former president is not on trial and Trump family members aren't expected in the New York courtroom, former chief financial officer Allen weisselberg, the only executive charged, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 months in jail. Trump has said the case against his company was part of a politically motivated witch hunt Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg says that a related investigation is still underway and New York attorney general letitia James is suing Trump and his company alleging they misled banks and others about the value of their assets. That trial is scheduled for October. I'm Jennifer King
CoinDesk Podcast Network
The Crypto Reckoning Continues
"It's only the first week of the year and we clearly already need a Friday. Yesterday, Delphi lawyer Gabriel Shapiro wrote, we're looking at an almost total legal and financial wipeout of the crypto kingpins. Ready to rebuild from scratch, and that I think is pretty much the state of it. Yesterday was just another ravaging day in the reckoning and crypto cleanup following 2020 twos crises. Going in no particular order will start with Celsius. New York State's attorney general letitia James has sued former Celsius CEO Alex mashinsky for defrauding hundreds of thousands of investors by making false statements about the financial health of the company. Raising allegations dating back to 2018, the state intends to seek a court ordered ban on mashinsky doing business in New York State, as well as damages and restitution for harmed investors, according to a statement released on Thursday. The statement alleges that, quote, as the former CEO of Celsius, Alex mashinsky promised to lead investors to financial freedom, but led them down a path of financial ruin. The AG herself, James came even harder in her tweets, I'm suing the former CEO of cryptocurrency platform Celsius network for defrauding investors out of billions of dollars. Alex mashinsky lied to people about the risks of investing in Celsius, hit its deteriorating financial condition and failed to register in New York. Mashinsky tricked hardworking people into investing their life savings into Celsius, promising big financial returns, and claiming the platform was safer than a bank. Instead, Celsius collapsed in New Yorkers were left in financial ruin. I'm suing to get New Yorkers their money back and ban mashinsky from doing business in New York. We will continue to protect people from the risks of investing in cryptocurrency. Now I don't think anyone is particularly sad to see mashinsky on the receiving end of some serious legal trouble. My duties, for example, tweeted crypto fraud Domino's falling fast in 2023. Day has come time to pay the piper.
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Body Positivity Gets a Boost With Vogue's Plus-Sized Cover Model
"But I can't win this way when the body positivity movement got a bump this week to just see this one Vogue magazine featured the plus size model paloma el Cesar on the cover it's January issue and she posted on Instagram, of course. She shared the cover and she praised Vogue for allowing people to see the bodies like hers or no longer radical. Well, they really are. I wouldn't use the word radical. I'd use not attractive, really. I shouldn't say that. Not up to showing on a magazine cover. Like, I want my magazine covers to have women to look a certain way. Unless the magazine is about plus size people. I don't need plus size people invading Li magazines. I just don't. You got your own magazines for that, right? You got your own stores for that for every 21 and shit like that. What the fuck, why we gotta spread it around. Just stay where you are. Stay in your fucking lane. She goes, I woke up this morning. This shoot and hit my knees. I rolled out of bed. I prayed for protection and care for a day where I could honor how monumental this was. For the voices to be quieted. Why the fucking heavy people act this way? Fucking calm down. For the voices to be quieted to know that this was bigger than me and to know I was exactly where I needed to be the day was crisp and low hanging fog kissed Long Island pond. I'd soon pose in. Everything became so surreal as I looked out to Gabby letitia Susie and Annie to work and collaborate with women I so deeply, I don't know who the fuck these people are, but basically she went on and on about to know that I'm shooting an American Vogue cover as a chubby short mixed race woman who never imagined this would be her reality. Listen, we don't need to know your mixed race. We can see it by your complexion and that's wonderful. You don't have to people have to stop saying it. We know you're mixed race. It's evident. That's wonderful that your mixed race, but to keep fucking pump in it, we know you're chubby and we know you're short too. So why you think you need to volumize that is beyond me?
AP News Radio
Judge agrees to appoint monitor for Trump Organization assets
"Former president Donald Trump's company is appealing a judge's decision to appoint an independent monitor to oversee its business dealings while it's being sued for fraud by New York's attorney general I Norman hall Lawyers for the Trump organization are challenging Manhattan judge Arthur and garran's decision issued last Thursday They're also seeking a state to prevent and garand drooling from taking effect while the appeal is pending in garage ruling to lawyers said essentially handcuffed the company restricting its ability to freely make deals so assets and change its corporate structure attorney general letitia James lawsuit the product of a three year investigation alleges Trump and the Trump organization misled banks and others about the value of price assets including golf courses and hotels burying his name She also accuses the firm taking
AP News Radio
Judge says he'll appoint monitor for Donald Trump's company
"A New York judge says he will appoint an independent monitor for former president Donald Trump's real estate empire I Norman hall the judges order would restrict the company's ability to freely make deals sell assets and change its corporate structure judge Arthur and Goran or the outside watchdog for the Trump organization as he presides over lawsuit filed by New York attorney general letitia James the suit alleges Trump in the company routinely misled banks and others about the value of price assets including golf courses and hotels bearing his name James office says the Trump organization is continuing to engage in fraud and has taken steps to Dodge potential penalties from the lawsuit such as incorporating a new entity in Delaware named Trump organization LLC a Trump lawyer says the Trump entities aren't going anywhere On Norman hall
AP News Radio
LAPD captain warned CBS about Les Moonves sexual assault claim, NY attorney general says
"CBS and his former president Leslie moonves have reached an agreement with the New York attorney general's office which says the network's executives conspired with a Los Angeles Police captain to hide sexual assault allegations against moonves I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Under the agreement CBS and Leslie moonves will pay $33 million to shareholders with CBS paying $6 million for sexual harassment programs The office of New York attorney general letitia James says the police captain which the LAPD later identified as Corey palka tipped off CBS about a woman's report about moonves allegedly sexually assaulting her in the 1980s James office says at least one CBS executive sold millions of dollars of stock before
The Charlie Kirk Show
Arizona AG Nominee Abe Hamadeh Discusses Cash Bail
"Play a piece of tape here. And this is about Illinois. It's not about Arizona, but it's about what will happen if we allow Democrat AGs and these maniacs to get into power. It's a clip of Joe Rogan discussing the elimination of cash bail, play cut 35. They're essentially eliminating cash bail for almost everything dangerous. The law includes secondary murder, arson, so you let a guy's house on fire, get right out of jail. Drug induced homicide, robbery, kidnapping, aggravated battery, burglary, intimidation, aggravated driving under the influence, fleeing and alluding drug offenses and threatening a public official. No bail. No bail. Now, I'm not saying that's happening in Arizona tomorrow, but it is a theme, isn't it Abe if we let down our guard, we allow people like Hayes and these marxists to take over all of a sudden you get ideas like that. Absolutely. And we already have one at DA George Soros prosecutor here in pima county actually down in Tucson. And that's exactly the policies that they're implementing so quickly. There's also very important county attorney race America county. I encourage every Republican to vote for Rachel Mitchell because her opponent Julie gungal would bring those type of views and same with my opponent Chris mace, but look at every single city that's implemented ending cash bail Charlie. It's literally turned those cities into less safe. A lot less safe and what you're seeing right now is it turns them into Gotham and chaos and misery. So New York, Portland, San Francisco, every single city that's actually implemented these policies have turned them to hell holes. So I don't know why Illinois wants to bring that on, but you know, I think this is exactly why there's going to be a huge push on November 8th. Look at even new yorks and play Charlie. I just saw that poll at Trafalgar poll today that actually had Lee zeldin up. And if you're looking at penry, Michael Henry, he's running against letitia James, you know, who's a crooked attorney general in New York. I mean, he's, he's right on the cusp. I'm hoping they have a red wave in New York all across the country. We need to elect Republicans up and down the ballot.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
How Is President Trump Doing? He Tells Us
"I did a list on our newsmax show on everything they've tried to do to you from the Billy Bush tapes to impeachment one impeachment to the Mueller probe, the January 6th committee, letitia James and so forth. I know we have 3 million listeners plus our viewers. They are concerned for you for the former First Lady Melania. How are you doing sir and talk to us about the latest developments in Nancy's witch hunt? So I think it's, I think we're doing very well. People do say, how do you do this? How do you do it? Like we have Peekaboo James, you know, the attorney general, New York, who's controlled by Washington. But Peekaboo James comes out with I built this great company, and they said, took advantage of banks. I didn't take advantage. The banks were never missed a day of interest. My company has very little debt. It has tremendous cash. It's got a tremendous amount of cash. I built a great company. Some of the best assets in the world real estate assets in the world. And I got to go through this with this corrupt attorney general who, by the way, is so weak on crime that New York City sets records in New York State records on murders and all and drugs. I mean, the drugs are all over the place. And she's somebody said, oh, how much did the banks lose? I said nothing. What do you mean nothing? Nothing. Actually, they get paid off early in some cases. You know, there was nothing. And I have very little banks because I've heard a little debt. I mean, she, they manufacture stuff. They do whatever they can. These are very corrupt people. And if you don't think they're dealing with Washington, this is state and local.
Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
Michael Cohen Praises Letitia James' Bravery
"What is your take on all of this? Is just as karma, whatever you want to call it finally coming. Karma boomerang? Yeah. Yeah. Is it coming for Trump? Okay, so I do believe that indictments will be coming. I believe that indictments will be coming thank God to tish James our attorney general and I hope if she doesn't end up staying as attorney general, you know what they always say AG stands for. What? Governor. I would love to see tish James. Aspiring government. Oh, there you go. Sorry, you cut out there. Aspiring governor, got it. Wait, wait, wait, hold on. Wait, that one's going over your head. No, you cut out. Wait, it's coming back. I got it. Okay. All right. I would hope that she would consider becoming governor down the road. And I would support her with everything that I have. And I would get people to support her because what she did, nobody else wanted to do. Alvin bridge certainly didn't want to do it. Okay, we at the end of this month, we have the DA's case against the Trump organization. I want to remind you started by our previous district attorney Cyrus Vance. So at least Alvin Briggs didn't muck that one up and then get rid of get rid of that case. I also believe that that will cause some significant legal challenges to Trump personally, not just the Trump organization. But what tish James did by being first one out there, she now has all of the documents, all of the proof she has forwarded the case to the southern district of New York for tax evasion, as well as to the IRS. So I do believe indictments will be coming. I believe that they will come before the end of the year. What bothers me again is this whole slow walk by our Justice Department. Oh, we can't do it now. It's only three weeks before the midterm elections. Ask me if I care. Yeah. Yeah. By the way, we want to thank you for saying mom care if we indict him on the day of the midterm elections. It's not guilty. He's not on the ballot. Yeah, exactly.
Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
Show the Same Contempt for Trump That He Shows for the Law
"Yeah, you say it's not just the Trump's gotten away with so much to run his life. How many regular working in middle class diffs does he have to over before the rest understand they're being conned? How did it take so long for some entity in New York to seriously go after his entire ass and why do they always stop short of actually arresting someone who's blatantly flouted the law I'm honestly pissed as hell at Cyrus Vance and every AG and DA who allowed Trump and his children to remain free as over to F over more people. You said, right, and she could be so brazen in her contempt for Trump because Trump's been so brazen in his contempt for the law when you're talking about letitia James. Her job is enforcing the law. So sure, someone like Trump is going to piss her off. So, you know, somebody in the, I love this whole thing of like, oh, you know, we don't want we don't want letitia James running for office saying she's going to go after Trump. I don't know if somebody ran for sheriff in the old west and said, I'm going to get that Jesse James. Everybody be like hell yeah. Let's get Jesse James.
Gavin Newsom Won't Come Onto the Mark Levin Show
"This guy Gavin Newsom will not come on the program He will not come on the program any more than letitia James will come on the program But he will not come on this program We are heard in every corner of California Literally Every corner of California And you would think he'd want to come on and kind of whip my ass debating me and show that people of California just how smart he is But he won't I'm not running for anything I'm just a right winger AKA constitutional conservative But I have all this stuff that he's been doing in front of me in a big folder This is from Fox News Paul best California residents can now acquire a state ID regardless of immigration status under a law signed by governor Gavin Newsom on Friday Now why did he do this Because they like fraudulent voting
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Shows Why Trump's 'Crime' Is Completely Bogus
"Donald Trump is under multiple investigations and attacks from the left. As I've said before, it's almost overkill. And when you have overkill, you'd begin to suspect that the guys who are flinging multiple arrows are flinging so many arrows because they don't have a single arrow that's sure to find its target. There's a kind of searching here for something that they can get him on, and the latest comes from letitia James, who is the New York attorney general, and she is trying to get Trump really for his business dealings that long proceed his ascent to the presidency. So this is not, this is not about colluding with Russia. This is not about taking classified documents. Those, of course, are supposedly offenses. I think they're fictional offenses, but their offense has nevertheless that are timed within Trump's tenure in the presidency, but or at least in the campaign leading up to the presidency in the case of Russia collusion Trump is colluding with Putin and all of that turned out to be nonsense. But here what letitia James is saying is that Trump's business, the Trump organization, over valued its assets in applying for loans from large financial institutions. Oh, wow. First of all, it should be said that all these loans that letitia James is talking about have been fully paid back. So this is not a case where Trump took loans. He couldn't pay them back. He's somehow refused to pay people back. He owes the money. None of that. The argument is simply this that in order to get the loans in the first place Trump exaggerated the value of his assets. He gave them, if you will, a higher appraisal than they were truly do.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"letitia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg law with June grosso from Bloomberg radio. Claiming you have money that you do not have, does not amount to the art of the deal. It's the art of the steal. And there can not be different rules for different people in this country or in this state. And former presidents are no different. New York's attorney general letitia James is suing former president Donald Trump, his three eldest children and his company for what she called staggering fraud over a decade, alleging they lied about the value of his prized real estate assets from golf courses and hotels to his homes at Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago. The lawsuit strikes at the essence of what made Trump famous and the core of his brand and the ultimate aim is to stop the trumps from doing business in New York ever again. My guess is former federal prosecutor Robert mintz, a partner mccarter in English. This is a 222 page complaint. You could say it's almost three years in the making, listing 200 plus times Trump allegedly lied about valuations of his assets over ten years. This is a sweeping and detailed complaint not unexpected, by the way, something that everybody thought was going to come eventually out of the New York attorney general's office, but the details and the number of interviews and the number of documents that were reviewed in putting this complaint together is something that's certainly gets your attention. Is a leg is a widespread effort to manipulate property valuations by former president Trump and three of his children and the Trump organization and some of the Trump executives and is asking for $250 million in penalties and an end to their operations in the state of New York. It's specifically accuses them of engaging in a years long scheme to enrich themselves by inflating the values of a wide variety of properties that the Trump organization would inflate the valuation of assets in certain circumstances. For example, when seeking loans and for insurance coverage purposes, but at the same time, deflate the value of those very same assets in order to reduce their tax liability. During the press conference, the AG gave some concrete examples easy to understand, according to James, Trump said his triplex and Trump Tower was more than 30,000 ft² when in reality was less than 11,000 ft², so that increased the value by about $200 million. But what the attorney general was trying to do here was to get out in front of an argument that these valuations are by definition somewhat subjective. In other words, in order to try to put a valuation on commercial property in Manhattan, for example, there is somewhat of a subjective element to coming up with a number of what that property is worth based upon other commercial properties. So what the AG here was attempting to do was to give examples that did not involve any of that subjectivity. So as an example, the complaint alleges that the triplex apartment at Trump Tower was 30,000 ft² in certain documents and then was listed as only 11,000 ft² in others. That is something that is clearly not subjective, but is simply an object of fact. It's either 30,000 or 11,000 ft². Other examples include adding more floors and square footage to buildings and actually exist claiming more residential lots than we're actually zoned for on certain golf courses. Again, these are attempts by the attorney general's office to show that these were not mistakes, but these were simply facts that were misstated on according to the attorney general's office were in misstated intentionally. The other thing and we're seeing throughout this complaint is the attempt by the attorney general's office to show that this is a pattern in practice. In other words, it's not an isolated example. It's not a situation in which the Trump organization can say that they may have made a mistake or they may have relied on evaluation that was improper, but they're showing that this is a pattern in practice. It's an involved multiple properties both domestic and internationally on something that went on for many years. Ultimately, in order to prove their case, they have to show that this was done intentionally. It was not an innocent mistake. On his social media site, truth social, Trump called the lawsuit another witch hunt. His lawyer Elena haba said, it's abundantly clear that the attorney general's office has exceeded its statutory authority by prying into transactions where absolutely no wrongdoing has taken place. How do they rebut, though, things like exaggerations of square footage? That's a fact. How do you rebut that? Well, I think that's part of the defense that we're certainly going to see in this case. The fact is that letitia James is a Democrat who was elected. Alvin Bragg and non district attorney was also a Democrat. And so it's certainly something that's going to come out of the Trump playbook to argue that these people were politically motivated. And in fact, letitia James as the New York attorney general when she ran for office specifically talked about investigating Donald Trump and the Trump organization. So this is part of an attempt in order to nullify the jury to go out there and suggest that this entire investigation and now the civil charges that have been brought were all part of the witch hunt and there's really no substance here. An ultimately when it gets down to a trial, they will have to rebut the specific examples where the AG has cited misstatements in these asset valuations. This is a civil complaint, but James said that she thinks the conduct alleged here also violates federal criminal law and she's making criminal referrals to the U.S.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"letitia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg law with June brusso from Bloomberg radio. Claiming you have money that you do not have. Does not amount to the art of the deal. It's the art of the steal. And there can not be different rules for different people in this country or in this state. And former presidents are no different. New York's attorney general letitia James is suing former president Donald Trump, his three eldest children and his company for what she called staggering fraud over a decade, alleging they lied about the value of his prized real estate assets from golf courses and hotels to his homes at Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago. The lawsuit strikes at the essence of what made Trump famous and the core of his brand, and the ultimate aim is to stop the trumps from doing business in New York ever again. My guess is former federal prosecutor Robert mintz, a partner mccarter in English. This is a 222 page complaint. You could say it's almost three years in the making, listing 200 plus times Trump allegedly lied about valuations of his assets over ten years. This is a sweeping and detailed complaint not unexpected, by the way, something that everybody thought was going to come eventually out of the New York attorney general's office, but the details and the number of interviews and the number of documents that were reviewed in putting this complaint together is something that's certainly gets your attention. Is a leg is a widespread effort to manipulate property valuations by former president Trump and three of his children and the Trump organization and some of the Trump executives and is asking for $250 million in penalties and an end to their operations in the state of New York. It specifically accuses them of engaging in a years long scheme to enrich themselves by inflating the values of a wide variety of properties that the Trump organization would inflate the valuation of assets in certain circumstances. For example, when seeking loans and for insurance coverage purposes, but at the same time, deflate the value of those very same assets in order to reduce their tax liability. During the press conference, the AG gave some concrete examples, easy to understand, according to James, Trump said his triplex in Trump Tower was more than 30,000 ft² when in reality was less than 11,000 ft², so that increased the value by about $200 million. Well, what the attorney general was trying to do here was to get out in front of an argument that these valuations are by definition somewhat subjective. In other words, in order to try to put a valuation on commercial property in Manhattan, for example, there is somewhat of a subjective element to coming up with a number of what that property is worth based upon other commercial properties. So what the AG here was attempting to do was to give examples that did not involve any of that subjectivity. So as an example, the complaint alleges that the triplex apartment at Trump Tower was 30,000 ft² in certain documents and then was listed as only 11,000 ft² in others. That is something that is clearly not subjective, but is simply an objective fact. It's either 30,000 or 11,000 ft². Other examples include adding more floors and square footage to buildings and actually exist claiming more residential lots than we're actually zoned for on certain golf courses. Again, these are attempts by the attorney general's office to show that these were not mistakes, but these were simply facts that were misstated on according to the attorney general's office or in misstated intentionally. The other thing we're seeing throughout this complaint is the attempt by the attorney general's office to show that this is a pattern in practice. In other words, it's not an isolated example. It's not a situation in which the Trump organization can say that they may have made a mistake or they may have relied on evaluation that was improper, but they're showing that this is a pattern in practice. It's an involved multiple properties both domestic and internationally and something that went on for many years. Ultimately, in order to prove their case, they have to show that this was done intentionally. It was not an innocent mistake. On his social media site, truth social, Trump called the lawsuit another witch hunt. His lawyer Elena haba said, it's abundantly clear that the attorney general's office has exceeded its statutory authority by prying into transactions where absolutely no wrongdoing has taken place. How do they rebut, though, things like exaggerations of square footage? That's a fact, how do you rebut that? Well, I think that's part of the defense that we're certainly going to see in this case. The fact is that letitia James is a Democrat who was elected. Alvin Bragg and district attorney was also a Democrat. And so it's certainly something that's going to come out of the Trump playbook to argue that these people were politically motivated. And in fact, letitia James as the New York attorney general, when she ran for office specifically talked about investigating Donald Trump and the Trump organization. So this is part of an attempt in order to nullify the jury to go out there and suggest that this entire investigation and now the civil charges that have been brought were all part of a witch hunt and there's really no substance here. On ultimately, when it gets down to a trial, they will have to rebut the specific examples where the AG has cited misstatements in these asset valuations. This is a civil complaint, but Jane said that she thinks the conduct alleged here also violates federal criminal law, and she's making criminal referrals to the U.S. attorney in Manhattan and the IRS. So they'll have the benefit of all the evidence she's gathered in a lot of hard fought legal fights. Does that put pressure on them to do something? Well, I think it does ratchet up the pressure a bit on the U.S. attorney's office. James specifically said that this investigation uncovered potential criminal violations, including falsifying business records. Issuing false financial statements, insurance fraud, conspiracy, and bank front. So this will, I think, put additional pressure on the U.S.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Kevin McCarthy: On Day One, Republicans Will Repeal 87,000 IRS Agents
"The attorney general of New York, a partisan named letitia James, promised to go after Donald Trump. She hates the guy despises him and was very, very vocal in her promise a few years ago to try to make Trump's life a living hell. This week she unleashed a lawsuit, a civil lawsuit, not criminal charges, but a civil lawsuit claiming the Trump inflated the value of his properties. Watching the FBI come swooping in and confiscating the cell phone of a private citizen like Mike lindell. Sheen IRS agents unleashed upon the middle class, all these things have to be addressed. And thankfully, Kevin McCarthy, the would be and likely future Speaker of the House, addressed a lot of it specifically today in revealing what the Republicans commitment to America agenda is all about. It includes this. We'll put it out to the entire country. This is what we'll do. But on that very first day that we're sworn in, you'll see that it all changes. Because on our very first bill, we're going to repeal 87,000 IRS agents. This is what Republicans have been hoping for. This is what independence have been praying for. This is what many Democrats expect. That the Republicans are going to stand up and tackle inflation, crime, election accountability,
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh and Debbie Discuss the Relentless Pursuit of Trump
"Most recently in the news, the attorney general of New York, letitia James, the latest investigation, apparently into the not just Trump, but also the Trump family. The Trump family, I mean, this is just, you know, again, it's one of those things where they're just throwing spaghetti at the wall and then whatever sticks they think is going to be what's going to bring them down. They know that something's got to. You know? I mean, there's a little bit of a funny aspect to all this because it's sort of like, you know, we thought we got him on that one. No, we got to move over here. We got to move over there. It does not seem to occur to the left that there's something fundamentally wrong about identifying the man Trump and then going looking for crime. Right, so what didn't we say that? It's like create the crime, put in the man. You know? Right. Right? And so. And if this one doesn't work. Exactly. Let's go to the next stage. Because really, truly, I mean, if the feds want someone to go to jail, they will find something for you to go to jail for. They will. And I think that they're really trying very hard. They're very scared of him. They think that if he's on the ballot in 2024, they are doomed, not we're doomed, because America will be great again. But for them, America will be horrible. So they do not want that. And I think that they are going all out. I mean, look at this. Now, letitia James is also going to file something in the southern district of New York. You know that I've called that many times. The judicial branch of the Democratic Party, that's the same court that got you. It goes after conservatives. I'm not sure that there's a single Democrat that that place has gone after. You said something a moment ago though that caught my attention and that is you said that the left is afraid that Trump will win. Right? Now it's funny because there are Republicans who think, well, you know, maybe we should move beyond Trump. Maybe we should look for somebody else because after all, this guy just has so much so much attack and so on. But the left thinks that Trump is the strongest candidate on our side. That's why he's their main target.
Donald Trump Jr.: Letitia James Has No Response to Liberal Backlash
"It's just frustrating I mean we got in this we're the first people to go into The White House and come out with less money We've been fighting these battles We've spent probably hundreds of billions of dollars at this point in legal fees because they can just do you forever Notice how even if you look at the stuff that it's all like give me a break Nonsense stuff but again they get their little sound bite but there's nothing there And again because you have no recourse they can get you to spend hundreds of millions of dollars Whether they win or lose You still have to spend that money They could lose everything in the end They'll get some sort of little slap of the risk Who the heck knows But they get this sound bite that they win You spend hundreds of millions of dollars fighting it and you don't get any of it back even though it's clear to anyone even the people in this case it was sort of interesting even the people who hate our guts are coming out there It's like okay this is a step too far This is ridiculous Even some of the leftists And even judging by the Q&A in the press conference yesterday it was sort of amazing because even that hometown New York liberal media was like okay but this seems a little bit ridiculous here And she has no answer That's what people were It's like they don't even think there's going to be maybe some pushback Maybe something They just go in there they read their poorly written speech They say it in front They expect everyone to give them all the accolades in the world
"letitia" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Women in the streets. Some believable what's happened. Unbelievable. I want to talk to you about letitia James. It's not just the New York story. It's a national story. This is an example of a radical leftist who gets a position of power as they do in these Democrat states and Democrat cities. Then they use the law as stalinists. To try and destroy people with whom they disagree. Tisha James, as they call her, is a stalinist in my view. She's a stalinist, as is the January 6th committee a stalinist operation. And when she ran for the attorney general position in New York, she said things that should have resulted in her being brought up before the New York bar. The highest court of New York and its ethics committee, and she should have had her her license to practice law removed. You don't run for office, ladies and gentlemen. On the campaign message of targeting an individual. That's not what you do. And yet she did it and did it more than once. And we're going to have her opponent the Republican opponent on this program. In our number three, Michael Henry. Whose neck and neck with her now as attorney general race in New York. It's very important. It's important because you got to send a message. To the marxists. And this is what she said when she was running in part cut one go. Will you sue him for us? Oh, we're going to definitely assume we're going to be a real estate in the ass because I'm obviously going to know my name personally. I love it. We probably does already
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"To the heart of the former president's business career, what he built his entire image. There's been lots of documentation in the past of Trump overselling some of the values of the things that he owns, but what different here is that this is in the legal realm now. And this is probably out of all the investigation, the one he might be most worried about. This is his entire business, but many Republicans are also taking this side of Trump, saying it is political that letitia James has been going after the former president and his family for years and so this is what they expected because of the political nature of it. In fact, representative Elise Stefanik, a member of Republican leadership and also from New York, she said that she thinks that this will actually have political consequences that benefit Republicans in New York. She called letitia James investigations overreach. And said that she thinks that it has gone too far and Republicans might actually win some close races in New York in part because of this. That's fascinating to hear what's stefanik is saying, it does echo what we heard in the summer after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Yeah, that's absolutely right. Republicans were confident that the search from Mar-a-Lago was something that was absolutely political, that there is no reason for that search to have happened. And that was the stance many of them have taken. But this investigation continues. And this is also something now that is in the court system. And the investigations are closing in on the former president. We'll see what sort of impact this has politically. It's no coincidence that president Joe Biden a couple of weeks ago started talking about Donald Trump more and more on the campaign trail and that is because it is reminding voters of the former president. What they didn't like about him and Democrats think that it's actually politically effective. It's something that you just year after year find yourself saying with regard to Donald Trump. This has never happened before. We've never been here before, and now we are looking at a former president, highly investigated. I just can not think of another period in American history where we've seen something quite like this. No, absolutely right. In a former president, not only investigated, but also absolutely fighting back and claiming no wrongdoing and claiming that he is, in fact, just the victim of political witch hunts. He is very masterful and very good at doing that. His followers and his supporters believe that, we'll see where this all of this goes. But remember, he is still contemplating a run for
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"This suit goes to the heart of the former president's business career, but he built his entire image on. There's been lots of documentation in the past of Trump overselling some of the values of the things that he owns, but what different here is that this is in the legal realm now. And this is probably out of all the investigation, the one he might be most worried about. This is his entire business, but many Republicans are also taking this side of Trump, saying it is political that letitia James has been going after the former president and his family for years and so this is what they expected because of the political nature of it. In fact, representative Elise Stefanik, a member of Republican leadership and also from New York, she said that she thinks that this will actually have political consequences that benefit Republicans in New York. She called letitia James investigations overreach. And said that she thinks that it has gone too far and Republicans might actually win some close races in New York in part because of this. That's fascinating to hear what's stefanik is saying, it does echo what we heard in the summer after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Yeah, that's absolutely right. Republicans were confident that the search from Mar-a-Lago was something that was absolutely political, that there is no reason for that search to have happened. And that was the stance many of them have taken. But this investigation continues. And this is also something now that is in the court system. And the investigations are closing in on the former president. We'll see what sort of impact this has politically. It's no coincidence that president Joe Biden a couple of weeks ago started talking about Donald Trump more and more on the campaign trail and that is because it is reminding voters of the former president, what they didn't like about him and Democrats think that it's actually politically effective. It's something that you just a year after year find yourself saying with regard to Donald Trump. This has never happened before. We've never been here before, and now we are looking at a former president, highly investigated. I just can not think of another period in American history where we've seen something quite like this. No, absolutely right. In a former president, not only investigated, but also absolutely fighting back and claiming no wrongdoing and claiming that he is, in fact, just the victim of political witch hunts. He is very masterful and very good at doing that. His followers and his supporters believe that. We'll see where this all of this goes. But remember, he is still contemplating a run for
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"7 11, we have more about one of our big stories tonight. Former president Trump, three of his kids and his family business are accused of lying to lenders and insurers for more than a decade. New York attorney general letitia James has filed a civil suit against the Trump's trying to get at least a quarter $1 billion in penalties. She says her goal is to stop the family from ever running a business in the state again. The complaint demonstrates that Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and to cheat the system thereby cheating all of us. Washington Post live anchor Lee Ann Caldwell also co writes the early two O two. She tells Dimitri this suit goes to the heart of the former president's business career, what he built his whole image on. There's been lots of documentation in the past of Trump over selling some of the values of the things that he owns, but what different here is that this is in the legal realm now. And this is probably out of all the investigation, the one he might be most worried about. This is his entire business, but many Republicans are also taking this side of Trump, saying that it is political that letitia James has been going after the former president and his family for years and so this is what they expected because of the political nature of it. In fact, representative Elise Stefanik, a member of Republican leadership and also from New York, she said today that she thinks that this will actually have political consequences that benefit Republicans in New York. She called letitia James investigations overreach and said that she thinks that it has gone too far and Republicans might actually win some close races in New York in part because of this. That's fascinating to hear what's stefanik is saying, it does echo what we heard in the summer after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Yeah, that's absolutely right. Republicans were confident that the search from Mar-a-Lago was something that was absolutely political, that there is no reason for that search to have happened. And that was the stance many of them have taken. But this investigation continues. And this is also something. Now that is in the court system. And the investigations are closing in on the former president. We'll see what sort of impact this has politically. It's no coincidence that president Joe Biden a couple of weeks ago started talking about Donald Trump more and more on the campaign trail and that is because it is reminding voters of the former president. What they didn't like about him and Democrats think that it's actually politically effective. Washington Post live anchor Leon Caldwell there we spoke with her on Skype
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"letitia" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Let me add a little bit more color commentary, a little bit more context to the civil litigation file today by New York State attorney general letitia James. She is seeking quote unquote around. It's not a hard and fast number around $250 million. She's calling this disgorgement from the defendants, the defendants are president Trump. Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, the CEO, or CFO, rather and several other entities within the Trump organization. She's also seeking for the Trump organization to be banned from having any involvement in commercial real estate acquisitions. Of course, because she knows that's exactly what they do. So hit them where it hurts. And obviously New York City before they've destroyed it used to be called the greatest city in the world. I just don't know that you can say that anymore with how dangerous it is. I remember when Rudy Giuliani saved New York, you had trash piled up 20, 30 feet high. You had rats as big as cats. You had squeegee guys, all kinds of things going on. And it does show you, though, if you elect the right philosophy of governance, you can fix just about anything. You really can. Because New York was in very bad shape, New York City, very, very bad shape. So the Trump organization would be barred from engaging in any commercial real estate acquisitions for 5 years. Trump himself and his children would be prohibited from serving as officers or directors in any corporation in the state. I mean, it really is just inviting you just to move out of New York after all that's what this horrific governor fake governor inherited governor. Kathy hochul says, she told people get out. Go to Florida. Hey, guess what? A lot of them did. New York City had in the past 30 days, the most people ever in history to leave New York City. For guess where, Florida, that doesn't count the people that also left to go to Texas and to South Carolina and to other places around the country. Todd starnes country, you name it. So it's not a kill shot, but it's a big hit. If she prevails, that's obviously a lot of money. It prevents you from doing business. I mean, Donald Trump has been the king. Of New York real estate. Since I, since I worked for him, well more than 30 years. This is, in my opinion, this is very Stalin esque, this is show me the person and I'll show you the crime. This was an effort, and this is civil, but this is an effort of investigating in search of a crime. Not investigating anything that's real. But in search of, and that's not what we're supposed to do in the United States of America. You're not supposed to pick a person by name and then say you're going to look at everything about them..
"letitia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Sometimes when Democrats come into The White House they have a temptation to do things that are really important but maybe not universally popular with the Biden administration and this Congress has decided to do is just put legislation on the floor of the Senate that is crazy popular whether it be changes in our gun laws helping veterans lowering the cost of drugs, even the increase on taxes for corporations, hugely popular amongst Republicans and Democrats. It is the Stephanie Miller show Dana Goldberg is here So Trump Fred the 5th, I believed Chris said it was. 11 billion times. Yesterday. He sent out a series of post emails and videos attacking attorney general letitia James for her comments during her campaign. Statement from the office of the voice of the president, Dana, was crazy pants. Hooray. At the very plush beautiful expensive Jesus office, nice working conditions as people are being murdered all over New York when she explains her time and effort trying to get Trump. Okay, so that beautiful office. Oh, also taxpayers paid for those. Right, it involves his personal business, this case. Yes. But he used taxpayer dollars to send out all those attacks on letitia James. Just in case, you know, I don't know. You care about it. If anyone's keeping track, I mean, come on. Right. I thought this was interesting yesterday and Iranian was charged in a plot to assassinate former Trump national security adviser John Bolton. In which he offered an unnamed individual $300,000 in cryptocurrency
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"Now, looking at 76 in Apple Marlboro 78 in centerville, Washington coming in at 79°. It's 1141 former president Trump reportedly took the 5th. Hundreds of times during a four hour long taped deposition yesterday. The New York attorney general is investigating his company's business practices and in a statement, the former president insisted he had no choice but to decline to answer those questions. We had more on this from CBS chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa. How do you feel, mister Trump? How do you feel? Former president Trump Wednesday invoked the 5th during a four hour videotape deposition in a New York State investigation into his business practices. New York State attorney general letitia James office wrote that James will pursue the facts and the law wherever they may lead. Trump insisted he had no choice, but to decline to answer questions. And that he did nothing wrong. But taking the 5th is something he has previously criticized. If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment? CBS News, legal analyst Ricky clemons says Trump's decision was understandable. Any lawyer worth his rehearsal would have told Donald Trump that it was a essential for him to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege. Still, Trump faces other ongoing investigations, criminal probe, led by the Manhattan district attorney into his businesses there and a Fulton county, Georgia district attorney on his efforts to overturn the stage 2020 election results. Meanwhile, Trump and GOP allies continue to lash out at the FBI over its search of his Florida home earlier this week. Look, this is the DoJ run amok. Pennsylvania congressman Scott Perry spoke out last night about the FBI seizing his cell phone Tuesday. His lawyer says he is not the target of the probe. Now, the president's House was rated Monday. Do you think they're linked? Right. I do think, I think all of this is linked to Trump appointed FBI director Christopher wray declined to comment on the Trump surge, but had this to say about the recent rise of threats. Against the Justice
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment protection against self incrimination this week when he refused Wednesday to answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general's civil investigation into his business dealings. The former president releasing the statement adding, I once asked if you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment? Now, I know the answer to that question. This morning, Laurie Levinson, a professor at Loyola law school in Los Angeles and former federal prosecutor on the president's decision to invoke the 5th. I'm not surprised actually that Trump took the 5th because he had some exposure here. There's been an investigation by the New York attorney general letitia James. This has been a civil investigation to see if his company was engaged in fraud. But he knows that looming out there are criminal investigations by the Manhattan DA. And the total focusing on whether Trump has made false statements regarding the values of his properties, when he went to get to loan and funding, then he would tend to overvalue what his properties were worth. On the other hand, on his taxes, he was undervaluing it at least that's the allocation. So given that setup and having to be under oath in a deposition, he has chosen to invoke the 5th and that is his right as a former president or any member of society. The only question is what the consequences of that might be. Yeah, and what options now does the attorney general letitia James have at this point now that the president is refusing to talk? Well, she has the option of moving forward with a civil lawsuit against president Trump. She already has quite a bit of information from other individuals in the paperwork itself. And when you take the Fifth Amendment, it can't not be used against you in a criminal proceeding, but they can draw negative inferences from it in a civil proceeding. And that's what James is focusing on. What happens next in the investigation? Well, what's going to likely happen next because I think they're nearing the end of the attorney general's civil investigation is they can decide to bring lawsuits against Trump and his entities. But what might happen down the road is that as the Manhattan DA had put on hold, his criminal investigation, that might ramp up. Again, it can't be used in a criminal trial that Trump took the 5th, but it certainly can spark the interest of the district attorney. Laurie Levinson, a professor at Loyola law school in Los Angeles and former federal prosecutor, talking with Sean and Hillary. You are
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"Nick eyed Ellie. And the Dow was up 462 points. It is 3 o'clock. This is CBS News on the hour, sponsored by nhtsa. I'm Monica rickson, New York. You see the mob takes him. If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment? Despite saying those words back in 2016, former president Trump took the 5th today and declined to answer questions in a New York State investigation into his businesses. CBS Allison keyes reports. In a statement the former president says he had no choice but to decline to answer questions from New York State attorney general letitia James, calling her investigation a vindictive and self serving fishing expedition. He says he will utilize the U.S. Constitution to its fullest extent to defend himself against this malicious attack by this administration, this attorney general's office, and all other attacks on my family by business and our country. President Biden signed the pact act into law today, expanding healthcare for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Here CBS Stacy Lynn. The president said we have one truly sacred obligation. We send in a harm's way. And to care for them and their families when they come home. And the bill does just that. It makes it easier for veterans exposed to burn pits gain healthcare. This is the most significant law our nation has ever passed to help millions of veterans who are exposed to toxic substances during their military services. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says her recent trip to Taiwan was necessary. We will not allow China to isolate Taiwan. They have kept Taiwan from participating in the World Health Organization, other things where Taiwan can make a very valued contribution. And they may keep them from going there, but they're not keeping us from going to Taiwan. Sesame place has started diversity training over allegations of racial discrimination at the park earlier this summer, and now viral video shows a costume character snubbing two little black girls during a parade. The family is suing. Kobe Bryant's widow heads to trial today in LA. It all has to do with photos taken at the crash site by sheriff's deputies immediately following Kobe Bryant's death. Vanessa Bryant is suing for invasion of privacy. She's asking for millions in damages. The lawsuit claims the deputy showed the pictures to firefighters and others, including patrons at a bar. Vanessa Bryant says she lives in fear that one day the images will be shown online. At CBS Steve futterman. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell still pushing for a yearlong suspension for Cleveland Browns QB deshaun Watson. There was
"letitia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"A former public defender in the courts of Washington back when I was a prosecutor So he knows his way around justice on both sides of the equation defense and prosecution And now on the bench he said and I quote Donald Trump's speech on January 6th was the essence of civil conspiracy That is a serious federal judge announcing here is the road map for prosecuting Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection Now admittedly that was in the context of a civil case and he refused to dismiss the civil suit brought against Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection But the principles are universal when it comes to a conspiracy to incite an insurrection So that's an important really important statement by a federal judge But that's what I'm saying interesting that it might be the civil cases whether it's January 6th or his financial crimes in New York it might be the civil cases to get him and not the criminal which is ironic in New York said I reviewed thousands of documents This comes out of his ruling in the letitia James subpoena battle I reviewed thousands of documents and the attorney general's investigation has quote uncovered copious evidence of possible financial fraud I'm a Jersey guy I don't use big words like copious I would say tons of freaking fun Right Yeah And that's what a New York judge said And that's an informed opinion because in his opinion he said I reviewed thousands of documents that have been subpoenaed by tish James These are hugely ominous signs for Donald Trump So we are still generally heading in the right direction The investigative circle still tightens around Donald Trump The loosened up a little bit with the New York district attorney story So we need some Jersey justice Real quick Just to silver linings again the former Minneapolis police officers have all been found guilty of failing to render aid as they watch George Floyd solely a suffocated by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin The officers also face trial on charges they aided and abetted Chauvin So that was a good news for justice at least one rule Yeah right When we look at both Ahmad Arbery and his family have received accountability I'm not going to call it justice but they've received accountability both from a state jury and some a federal jury And now the same thing has happened with the George Floyd murder and George Floyd's family They've now received accountability from a state jury and the federal jury in a civil rights case These are consequential developments hopefully this is a sign of things to come by holding folks accountable for violating the civil rights of our brothers and sisters John figueroa Glenn if I could I want to bring it back to Trump for just a moment Every evening on SiriusXM progress I'm talking folks off ledges who are terrified that Donald Trump is never going to receive any kind of karma come up in any kind of justice When we look at the civil cases against him from E Jean Carroll to lieutenant colonel vindman to summer zervos when we look at what's happening with the Georgia attorney general the New York State attorney general and the New York City DA how much do we need to remind people that billable hours may be the worst thing in Donald Trump's life I mean when you think about the amount of money he'll be shoveling to defense attorneys for the rest of his life is that to your mind some form of justice people can take solace in You know it's just money And I agree I absolutely agree with you that Donald Trump probably already is sort of de facto bankrupt And I also believe based on all the developments in the New York civil cases that the Trump organization is done It's completely done here I mean you know his accounting firm of walked away from ten years of work they did for Trump because he had been feeding them garbage numbers So maybe Trump is sitting in the reception room of an H and R block trying to find somebody to do his taxes right now But yes he's done on the financial front but it's only money We need to see him in an orange suit because justice matters And real quick before you go you tweeted only the weakest of weak men like Trump and Ponte Pompeo cozy up in genuflect to a murderous dictator like Putin in a very real sense they're siding with America's enemies You know my dad being an assistant prosecutor at Nuremberg is why I have deep complex data issues with you But my point is is there I mean I know it's early and it's just happening now but isn't Putin a war criminal Is there Hagen his future I mean isn't this the most clear case we've seen of good and evil How can there not be a Hague in his future I mean this is a blatantly unlawful war of aggression to satisfy the ego of a murderous dictator period And you know listen I was in the army active duty 6 and a half years And I will never cavalierly say we've got to send our men and women over there to fight on Ukrainian soil But I like the way Biden has been galvanizing world opinion against Putin I hope that that will reap benefits I hope there is some way maybe to encourage an uprising from within Russia and resistance from within Ukraine but something yet something has to be done We can't stand by and let Vladimir Putin you know kill people in Ukraine for sport because he wants more land That's insane Yeah You and your giant odd gavel and your pictures of you in the army But mostly the pictures of you playing football are mostly stuck in my.
"letitia" Discussed on WTOP
"To inform anyone who had gotten the documents not to use them when assessing the financial health of the company or the former president Letter came just weeks after New York attorney general letitia James at her office uncovered evidence that the documents regularly misstated the value of assets It appears that Virginia lawmakers will pass a bill that cuts some or all of the state's tax on groceries And that could cost the state when it comes to transportation funding If some version of a grocery tax cut does pass in Virginia's General Assembly the state transportation fund would take a hit The Richmond times dispatch reports it would lose up to $250 million over the next two years and could continue losing about a 140 million annually after that Lisa Guthrie with a Virginia transit association says Virginia would suddenly be losing a dedicated source of funding though governor Glenn youngkin who wants to do away with the grocery tax claims Virginia does have plenty of money in its transportation trust fund to cover the loss The fund finished the last fiscal year with a $371 million surplus Nikki and Elliot news There's a plan drawn out from Montgomery county could look like in three decades but a legislative report says it's very much a work in progress From deciding where housing should be developed to mapping transit and transportation systems of the future the intent of the thrive Montgomery 2050 plan is to provide guidance and to include everyone but the Montgomery county office of legislative oversight said it needs to get more input particularly from low income residents and communities of color County council president Gabe Al brunos said that the input could come in the form of work groups or community meetings But I do think there's a benefit to ensuring that as many voices that need to be heard are heard Kate Ryan WTO news News The Pentagon weighs in on how certain business mergers can hurt national security 7 54 I say I see in Microsoft to understand the challenges of cloud adoption.
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"7 51 President Biden assigned a bill into law to block imports from China's Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove the items were made without forced labor It's the latest in a series of intensifying U.S. penalties against the Asian power for alleged abuses The measure had to overcome some initial hesitation from The White House as well as corporate opposition to in final passage last week in the Senate following earlier house passage A prosecutor says former New York governor Andrew Cuomo won't face criminal charges after a female state trooper said she felt completely violated by his unwanted touching at an event at a Long Island race track in 2019 acting Nassau county district attorney joy Smith said an investigation found the allegations against Cuomo credible deeply troubling but not criminal under New York law Smith started investigating after the encounter was detailed in New York attorney general letitia James August report that led to Cuomo's resignation from office Marylanders have plenty of people who Maryland has plenty of people who give but it also has plenty of people in need In a ranking of most charitable states Maryland was near the top of the list this year This year Maryland ranked as the second most charitable state in America second only to Utah And that includes things like volunteering and service and charitable monetary giving as well Wallet hub analyst Joe Gonzalez says the flip side of that coin is when it came to the neediest cities in the country Baltimore is in the top ten but one fact that Gonzalez said should give us hope is that during the pandemic their survey showed Americans stepped up to help their neighbors In 2020 and in 2021 people actually volunteered more and they gave more money to charity than in 2019 Michelle Morello WP news President Biden has signed a bill funding research into a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease About accelerating hope and giving patients a fighting.
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"Brought to you by audible, letitia James does not want New York to be defined by the failings of a few men. Now she's running for governor by Charlotte altar. When New York attorney general letitia James was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, she noticed that some women on the subway looked different from others. I would admire women who wore suits, business suits. She tells me during a 45 minute telephone interview on October 26th. Three days before she announced her bid for New York governor. The first woman of color I ever saw where a business suit was on the subway. She finally got her own first business suit in law school, but by then she was onto bigger professional thrills. It was surreal. She recalls. But what was even more surreal was stepping into a courtroom and defending someone falsely accused of a crime. When I asked her why there had never been a black woman governor anywhere in the U.S., she seemed to shrug. I tend not to focus on race. She said, instead, she was interested in how one uses power. When it comes to using power, James has carved out a record of using hers to as one New York political observer put it, go after bad guys. And even on the precipice of a race, which could make her the first black woman governor in American history, she turns the conversation away from her biography, preferring to talk about her track record instead. As New York attorney general, her office pursued investigations of financial malfeasance at the NRA, the Trump organization and the miscounting of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. She led a victorious effort to get up to $1.5 billion in restitution from opioid manufacturers to help New Yorkers confront the opioid crisis, and she kept her three year stint by overseeing the probe of former governor Andrew Cuomo's alleged sexual harassment of staff members that led to his resignation on August 10th. Next to all that, it seems tish James doesn't think the personal story of tish James is particularly interesting. I put my head down every day and I go to work. She says on our phone call, three days before she announced her candidacy. Her entrance into the New York gubernatorial race kicks off a contentious primary contest to challenge governor Cathy hoka. The state's first woman governor, who succeeded Cuomo after he was forced out. The high profile primary between a black woman with deep roots in progressive Brooklyn and a more moderate white incumbent from buffalo is shaping up to be a referendum on race, geography and ideology that could determine the direction of the New York Democratic Party, even as more potential candidates signal their considering entering the race. James 63 has made her own way in New York politics. She was the first black woman elected to citywide office in New York City as public advocate in 2013. The first woman of color elected to statewide office in New York as attorney general in 2018, and now she's seeking the highest office in the state. A bid that would make her the first woman and black person to be elected to the state's highest office. Her career is also tinged with political intrigue. James and Cuomo were allies when they ran in 2018, but her office oversaw the investigation that ultimately led to his downfall..
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"A huge issue that I'm really passionate about that I feel really strongly For me the biggest issue issues are public education and gun safety laws Next week's election is widely viewed as a bellwether for next year's midterm elections Inflation is hitting a number not seen since 1991 The commerce department says the personal consumption expenditures price index rose three tenths of a percent in September That gauge includes food and energy the year over year gain was 4.4% and it hasn't been that high since January 1991 I'm Brian schuck a Republican congressman who's been a vocal opponent of former president Trump says he won't seek another term in office Rory O'Neill reports While congressman Adam kinzinger won't seek a 7th term the representative from Illinois says he's not done with politics This isn't the end of my political future but the beginning Kids ago and Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney are the only Republican members of a House select committee investigating the events of January 6th We've fallen for those lies and now we face a poisoned country filled with outrage blinding our ability to achieve real strength Did not make any specific announcement about his plans when his term ends in January of 2023 I'm Rory O'Neill Tesla is recalling fewer than 3000 cars to fix suspension issues The recall covers 2020 to 2021 model Y SUVs and 2019 to 2021 model three sedans Documents filed with the national highway traffic safety administration say a suspension link could separate from the subframe making the cars unstable and increasing the risk of a crash New York attorney general letitia James could be the nation's first black female governor Lisa G has more James officially announced her bid to be the next governor of New York tweeting she's running because she has the experience vision and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers She also posted a video on why she wants to run the attorney general has gotten a lot of attention for investigating former president Donald Trump and launching an inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations that took down governor Andrew Cuomo SpaceX says it's falcon 9 rocket and crew dragon capsule are in good shape as it prepares for launch in Florida the three astronauts completed a full dress rehearsal of launch day activities last night the mission will carry three NASA astronauts and a German astronaut to the International Space Station I'm Brian shook Now this Bloomberg sports update the Atlanta Braves are just two wins away from their first World Series title in more than two decades The braves did not allow a hit until the 8th inning on their way to a two nothing shutout of the Astros and gain three of the fall classic Ian Anderson went 5 Hitler's innings while four relievers gave up just two hits the rest of the way Austin O'Reilly doubled in a run in the third inning and Travis Darnell homered in the 8th for Atlanta as the braves take a two games to one lead in the best of 7 set game four is later tonight In the NHL at the garden the rangers extend their record to 5 two and one with a four nothing win over the Columbus blue jackets rangers gold tender Igor shark and turned to sign 31 shots or his third career shutout and Chris kreider scored two power play goals in the third period to seal the victory Ryan strome and Alexa's law for a year where the other ranger gold scores At the Barclays center the nets even their record at three and three with a one O 5 98 win over the Indiana Pacers down by 12 at the end of the first quarter but that's rallied in the second quarter and took a three point halftime lead James Harden let old scorers of 29 points and Kevin Durant had 22 points to go along with 11 rebounds but that's back in action on Sunday Night at the Barclays center against Detroit Joe burrow in the Cincinnati Bengals look to keep things rolling as they visit the gents And east.