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Trump with wife, Melania, slams NY fraud case

Trump with wife, Melania, slams NY fraud case

In a recent development that has captured the nation's attention, former President Donald Trump, alongside his wife Melania, vehemently criticized the ongoing civil fraud case in New York.

The case, which has been a source of controversy and heated debate, alleges that Trump, his sons, and former aide Allen Weisselberg overvalued their properties for years, deceiving banks and insurers to secure loans and bonds.

The former president is facing a multitude of legal challenges, but it is the civil fraud case that has brought him back into the limelight.

Voting in Florida on Tuesday, Trump was joined by Melania in a rare public appearance.

He took this opportunity to slam the jail sentence of Peter Navarro and express his discontent with the proceedings of the New York fraud case.

Trump's legal team has recently filed a 5,000-page document in response to the case, stating that footing the full amount of the $464 million appeal bond is "a practical impossibility" for Trump.

This statement comes one week before the deadline for the NY civil fraud judgment.

The origins of the case trace back to investigations that began four and a half years ago, during Trump's presidency, following revelations by his former fixer Michael Cohen regarding the Trump Organization's accounting practices.

The New York Attorney General Letitia James brought the fraud charges, seeking a fine of $250 million.

In a statement outside the courtroom, Trump said, "No bank was affected. No bank was hurt," emphasizing that all his loans were paid back on time.

He also accused the trial of being timed to damage his 2024 campaign, stating, "This trial could have been brought years ago, but they waited until I was right in the middle of my campaign".

The case has seen its fair share of dramatic moments, with Judge Arthur Engoron ruling that Trump and his business had committed fraud.

Trump has denied all wrongdoing and has indicated his intention to appeal the decision. The judge has also fined Trump $354 million and has barred him and his sons from helming New York companies for years.

As the case unfolds, the public and media alike are closely watching to see how it will impact Trump's future, both legally and politically.

The former president's strong remarks and the significant financial implications of the case continue to fuel discussions nationwide.