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The question of weather Donald Trump still has the same power within the Republican party has been a precarious one lately. In particular, in the aftermath of the mid terms in which almost every Trump-backed candidate lost their particular election. Well, the former President can now heartily enjoy a recent court victory courtesy of a judge out of New York. A New York judge handed former President Donald Trump a huge win against his turncoat niece Mary Trump. Mary sued Donald and other family members accusing them of swindling her out of her inheritance from Trump’s father Fred.
In fact, it was just reported by Business Insider that:
A New York judge ruled against Mary Trump in a lawsuit she brought against her uncle, former President Donald Trump, alleging she was swindled out of millions of dollars in inheritance money.
Mary Trump’s lawsuit, filed in September 2020, alleged the ex-president and his siblings Maryanne Trump Barry and Robert Trump (who died in August 2020) maneuvered to limit her rightful inheritance from the family business of family patriarch Fred C. Trump, who died in 1999.
In a Monday decision, the judge overseeing the case ruled that she was barred from suing due to the terms of a settlement she entered in 2001. The settlement granted her millions of dollars in cash in exchange for her interest in various Trump properties — though Mary Trump said the sum was based on her aunt and uncles’ fraudulent misrepresentations of the property values.
Business Insider went on to report:
Nonetheless, New York Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Reed ruled, Mary Trump could not overcome the strict language of the settlement agreement.
“Plaintiff’s claims for fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty all fall within the broad scope of the releases,” Reed wrote.
Roberta Kaplan, an attorney representing Mary Trump, said she would appeal the case.
“Yesterday’s decision is both incorrect and disappointing,” Kaplan said in a statement. “Given the age of the defendants, not to mention the fact that one of them intends to announce today that he is running again for President, we intend to seek an expedited appeal.”
The ruling is the second major legal victory this week ahead of former president Donald Trump’s expected announcement Tuesday that he would seek the presidency a third time.
It was further reported by New York Daily News that:
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Over in federal court, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Liman ruled that Michael Cohen’s lawsuit against Trump and former Attorney General Bill Barr could not proceed.
Cohen’s lawsuit accused Trump, his ex-AG and the Justice Department of conspiring to throw him back in prison when he refused to sign a home confinement agreement requiring him not to publish his tell-all book “Disloyal: A Memoir” about Trump for the duration of his sentence.
In his decision to toss the suit, Liman said he was bound by Supreme Court precedent “squarely” foreclosing Cohen’s retaliation claim. He nevertheless noted the case demonstrated “profound violence” to Cohen’s constitutional rights by the executive branch.
“[N]othing short of the use of executive power to lock up the president’s political enemies for speaking critically of him,” the judge wrote.
Cohen’s lawyer Andrew Laufer said he was exploring all options and a possible appeal.
In a statement to the Daily News, Trump’s former personal attorney said he had expected the government “would do everything in its power” to quash his case.
“At every turn, I have been silenced or derailed in my efforts to expose the unethical and unconstitutional tactics used against me by the previous administration,” Cohen said. “Despite all this, I will not be deterred in continuing my journey of speaking truth to power.”
For fairly obvious reasons, Donald Trump has been in the news even more now than he typically has been. In fact, The Raging Patriot reported just earlier this week that many political pundits are putting on their Nostradamus hats while others are stating Trump’s 2024 presidential run as a fact. Fox News is in limbo because of the infectious “Trump derangement syndrome.” Some pundits on Fox News are blaming Trump, while others are anxiously waiting for November 15. It is becoming more apparent that the Republican party is divided. There are Republicans like McCarthy and McConnell who want to keep the “Uni-party” on the Hill, while there are Republicans like Kari Lake and Marjorie Taylor Greene who are willing to take the bull by the horns.
Mitch McConnell’s desire to keep the Uni-party alive and strong was more apparent when he spent money to slam Kelly Tshibaka, a Trump candidate running in Alaska. RINO pundits blame Trump for the lackluster Red Wave, but if people followed the money trail, Mitch McConnell spent more money on Lisa Murkowski to oust Tshibaka than on Blake Masters.