Is this a full blown witch-hunt?
A New York judge has set the stage for possible criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, ruling that his company must turn over documents to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office as part of an investigation into possible financial fraud.
The ruling by Judge Arthur Engoron is a major victory for the DA’s office, which has been investigating Trump’s business practices for years. The DA’s office is looking into whether Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, inflated the value of their assets in order to obtain loans and other financial benefits.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing, and his lawyers have argued that the DA’s investigation is politically motivated. However, Engoron ruled that the DA’s office has a legitimate basis for its investigation and that Trump’s company must comply with its subpoenas.
The ruling is a significant development in the DA’s investigation, and it could lead to criminal charges against Trump. If Trump is charged with a crime, he could face years in prison.
The DA’s investigation is just one of the legal challenges facing Trump. He is also facing a number of civil lawsuits, including one filed by the New York Attorney General’s office alleging that he used his charitable foundation for personal and political gain.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing in the civil lawsuits as well. However, if he is found liable, he could be forced to pay millions of dollars in damages.
The legal challenges facing Trump are a major distraction for him and could damage his political prospects. If he is charged with a crime or found liable in a civil lawsuit, it could make it difficult for him to run for office again.