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Tones are rising between Donald Trump and the New York judges following the investigation that led to the indictment of the former US president for fraud. The former US president defined the trial – which began on Monday and reached its third hearing today – “corrupt” and “a witch hunt”, despite having been ordered not to speak about it publicly. The tycoon accused judge Arthur Engoron of “being a Democrat”, therefore too tied to Joe Biden’s party: “The judge – declared Trump, leaving the courtroom – already knows what he will do”. Then he also attacked Attorney General Laetitia James – “he IS a political animal” – and she said she had decided to be present at the trial to highlight to the media “how corrupt”. Together with his three children Ivanka, Donald Jr and Eric, and the managers of the Trump Organization, he is accused of inflating the value of his company’s assets to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from banks.
Prosecutor James: “I won’t be bullied”
Prosecutor James said she will not be “bullied” and that “the Donald Trump Show is over”, accusing the tycoon of having participated in the trial only to “raise funds”. She asked for damages of $250 million and a ban on Trump and his family members from continuing to do business in the state.