New York Attorney General, Letitia James, was clearly dismayed over Monday's apparent opinion from Judge Arthur Engoron agreeing that the New York State statute of limitations should rightfully apply to any of Donald Trump's transactions at issue from 2014 or earlier.
Such a ruling would delete roughly 80% of her charges against Trump, a circumstance noted by the former President outside the courtroom following the dismissal.
The former President's remarks appeared to have been the trigger for James' response.
“Trump’s comments were offensive. They were baseless. They were void of any facts and or any evidence. What they were, were comments that were unfortunately fomenting violence, comments that I would describe as race-baiting. Comments unfortunately that appeals to the bottom of our humanity.”
James oddly characterized Trump's comments as "fomenting violence," and "race-baiting," despite neither the subject of violence or race having been mentioned by the President.
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James has expressed displeasure with the 2014 application of the statute of limitations, and vigorously disagreed with Engoron's apparent interpretation, given the eviscerating effect it would have on the bulk of her case against Trump.
However, Judge Engoron on Tuesday has pushed back against the idea he has agreed with an earlier court ruling from June that set the statute of limitations at the 2014 date, saying, "Every use of a [false] statement of financial condition in business starts the statute of limitations running again."
Additionally, the former President, has also been ordered by Judge Engoron to refrain from speaking about any member of his staff involved with the case, following Trump's earlier statements characterizing a key member of Engoron's staff as inappropriately associating with Democrat operatives in general, and Senate Majority Leader and New York Senator Chuck Schumer in particular.
On her Instagram account, Engoron's chief law clerk, Allison Greenfield has stated her intention to run for office as a Democrat, and included a picture of herself with Schumer. It was this picture that Trump posted alongside his allegations of impropriety.
Trump's attorneys are expected to appeal the order