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Trump Claiming Election Interference To Avoid Bond Payment

Legal experts say Trump is now trying to claim that paying off his civil fraud bond is equivalent to sabotage because it starves him off crucial funds needed for election expenses.

This is despite a new ruling that has reduced the bond amount needed to be posted by Trump from $464 million to $175 million (to be paid within 10 days) in the civil fraud trial.

This revision followed arguments from Trump’s legal team about the financial impracticability of meeting the initial penalty.

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Initially, Trump’s representatives had proposed a bond of $100 million, responding to allegations by New York Attorney General Letitia James that Trump had overvalued his assets for better financial deals.

Following the court’s decision to reduce the bond, Trump assured his ability to cover the amount in cash, a move MSNBC legal correspondent Lisa Rubin interprets as laying the groundwork for claiming his prosecution impedes his 2024 presidential campaign efforts financially.

Rubin suggests that Trump is crafting a narrative whereby the funds allocated for the bond, intended for campaign use, are being forcibly diverted, thereby framing the legal actions against him as a direct attack on his political aspirations.

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Trump has voiced similar grievances, terming the bond as a tactic of electoral interference by political adversaries, including Judge Arthur Engoron and Attorney General Letitia James, whom he accuses of orchestrating a campaign against him.

In response to the appellate court’s decision, AG James emphasized that the adjustment of the bond amount does not negate the findings of Trump’s liability for fraud, maintaining that Trump remains accountable for years of deceptive practices aimed at personal enrichment.

The debate continues as Trump positions himself against what he perceives as politically motivated legal challenges, with implications that extend into the realm of campaign finance and electoral integrity.


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