In a surprising twist amidst the ongoing civil trial, former President Donald Trump has announced a significant triumph in a New York City court. Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom on Monday afternoon, Trump stated that based on the judge’s recent remarks, approximately 80% of the case against him would likely be dismissed.
Trump reflected on a pivotal moment in the trial, saying, “Well, I think that was very good. That last five minutes was outstanding because the judge essentially conceded that the statute of limitations that we won at the Court of Appeals is in effect. Therefore, about 80 percent of the case is over.”
This development comes after Judge Arthur Engoron rejected Trump’s request to delay the civil trial just last week. The New York Attorney General, Letitia James, had sued Trump, his children, and the Trump Organization, alleging fraudulent activities. The accusations centered around Trump “inflating his net worth by billions of dollars” and the involvement of his children in these alleged misrepresentations.
Despite the weight of the allegations, Trump has consistently criticized the proceedings. He expressed his dissatisfaction with not being entitled to a jury trial, a right he believes is fundamental in the United States.