In its persecution of political enemies New York echoes Stalin, Mao. Business is waking up, truckers get involved…

Judge Arthur Engoron on Friday released his verdict in Letitia James’ New York City fraud trial against President Trump. The judge made his decision in a 92-page filing. Judge Engoron ordered Trump to pay more than a $355 million fine (plus interest) and barred Trump “from serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation or other legal entity in New York for a period of three years.” Engoron claimed Trump and each of the defendants “participated in aiding and abetting the conspiracy to commit insurance fraud by their individual acts in falsifying business records and valuations, causing materially fraudulent SFCs to be intentionally submitted to insurance companies.” Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were also ordered to pay millions of dollars in fines.

The verdict against Donald Trump violates both the letter and spirit of the law in every possible sense.  Rather than allowing the law to impartially lead to whatever result may follow, Engoron and James have weaponized New York’s fraud law, § 63(12), which is designed to protect against fraud where there are identifiable victims (of which none exist in the Trump case), to bring down a political opponent.  Thus, rather than have the law dictate a remedy, they both have unilaterally decreed Trump an enemy for his political views ipso facto and are using the law as a cover to destroy him behind the proprieties of the justice system.  This is an extremely dangerous formula: and exactly how persecutions of political enemies were conducted under Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.  

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A MASSIVE trucker boycott is underway as truckers are halting shipments to NYC after Trump was fined nearly half a billion dollars.