MASSIVE WIN: Former President Donald Trump Scores A Major Legal Win In A Case Against the City of New York

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The city of New York is a liberal bastion, and elected authorities and officials usually tend to oppose and sometimes even threaten any reminders of former President Donald Trump anywhere that can be found in the city, but nevertheless despite all of this, one of the city’s plans was recently thwarted by a judge. According to a recent report published by the news outlet Bloomberg, the city tried to terminate the Trump Organization’s Ferry Point golf club in the Bronx, but a judge ruled in favor of the Trump Organization this last week.

Following the January 6 incident that took place in the U.S. Capitol, the city terminated $17 million in contracts with the corporation by February 2021, including rights to operate a carousel and two ice rinks in Central Park. The organization filed the lawsuit against the city in June, citing a November 14 deadline to vacate the course. According to the city of New York, the group violated a contract requirement requiring them to “run a course capable of attracting professional tournament-quality tournaments.”

According to the same lawsuit, the city of New York tried to claim that the PGA of America’s January announcement that it would not hold its annual championship at Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, the course led it to believe that no golf organization would associate itself with the Bronx course if it was linked to Trump after the Capitol riot.

Nevertheless, last Friday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Debra James annulled the city’s decision to cancel the Ferry Point contract, claiming that there is no such duty under their deal. While the contract permitted the city to terminate the partnership at any time, James pointed out that New York didn’t use that provision in its decision to end the contract.

A representative for the New York Municipal Law Department remarked, “Anyone holding a city concession is held to a high standard.” “The court’s judgment has saddened us, and we are considering our legal alternatives.” According to The New York Post, Eric Trump stated that the group will continue to run the gold course.

“The judge didn’t believe their gibberish, and this is a well-reasoned and proper ruling, and we look forward to continuing to manage the finest golf course in the world for many years to come,” he added. “De Blasio did this for his own political theater,” claimed former Mayor Bill de Blasio. “He squandered a lot of time and city resources on his personal vengeance.” He is an embarrassment to New York, and everyone is relieved he is no longer here.”

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“Total Victory at @TrumpFerryPoint!” a Twitter user wrote on his page. @BilldeBlasio is an embarrassment to the city of New York, and his contract challenge was nothing more than political theater (that costs NY tremendous money and time).”

On Twitter, he remarked, “Our crew is thrilled to continue to run New York’s best Golf Course!” In other legal developments, President Donald Trump has requested that the judge overseeing his lawsuit against Hillary Clinton be removed from the court. According to The Washington Examiner, his argument for attempting to disqualify US District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks is because he was initially nominated by former President Bill Clinton in 1997, while Hillary was first lady.

In what seems written inside a document, the former president’s lawyers stated that “there is a legitimate foundation for Judge Middlebrooks’ impartiality to be called into doubt.” The motion further cites Section 455 of the United Stipulates Code, which states that “any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any matter in which his impartiality may reasonably be questioned.”

Trump’s motion makes no reference to Middlebrooks’ decision during 2016 to brush aside a civil racketeering action against Clinton, alleging that the former secretary of state used her private email account to seek speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation by changing U.S. foreign policy.

In separate motions filed last week with U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks, Gorelick and longtime Clinton personal lawyer David Kendall argued that any of Klayman’s issues with the FOIA responses should be resolved through litigation pending in Washington against the State Department, not through a racketeering lawsuit against the Clintons personally and the foundation.

Late last month, Trump filed his complaint, alleging a plot to construct a “false narrative” linking his 2016 campaign to Russia. The 108-page lawsuit details a long number of concerns, including special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, and charges racketeering, conspiracy to conduct “injurious lie,” and obstruction of justice, among other things. In his lawsuit, the former president is seeking $72 million in damages.

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