The Trump legal team is looking to bring the fraud case in New York against Donald Trump to a quick conclusion and do a reboot.
To be honest, they have a very good case.
That, however, does not mean they will actually win the motion.
I have zero doubt that any neutral observer would not see the bias in Judge Engoron in this case.
It started right out of the gate with his partial summary judgment and it continued with some odd comments he has made during the case.
That behavior is at the root of the filing by the Trump Defense team.
To me, this seems pretty obvious, especially when you look at the valuations for Trump’s properties.
The fact that Mar-a-Lago was valued at less than $30 million when 6,000 sq. ft. properties, which is about 10% the size of Mar-a-Lago, are going for $60 million makes it pretty evident the valuations are bogus.
For me, the convincing statement was when Engoron overruled an objection by the AG’s legal team saying that he did not want his decision overturned or a mistrial ordered.
You don’t even think about making that statement unless your mind is already made up.
The filing, in part, stated, “In this case, the evidence of apparent and actual bias is tangible and overwhelming.
“Such evidence, coupled with an unprecedented departure from standard judicial procedure, has tainted these proceedings and a mistrial is warranted.”
After the filing was made, James went into damage control, stating, “Once again, Donald Trump is trying to dismiss the truth and the facts, but the numbers and evidence don’t lie.
“Donald Trump is now being held accountable for the years of fraud he committed and the incredible ways he lied to enrich himself and his family. He can keep trying to distract from his fraud, but the truth always comes out.”
If I were making this ruling, I would rule for a mistrial in a heartbeat, but I am not, so I have little hope this ruling will fall in Trump’s favor.