As a result of a judge’s accusations that Donald Trump was using the courts to exact revenge on New York Attorney General Letitia James, the president has decided to drop the case against her. The complaint claimed that Ms. James had waged a campaign of intimidation against the ex-president.
Ms. James has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Trump’s family business, the Trump Organization, for $250 million (£202 million). Mr. Trump and his legal team have been approached by the BBC for comment. On Friday, Mr. Trump withdrew his case, less than a day after US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks reprimanded him for filing a frivolous complaint.
The former president, the judge said, had seek revenge on political adversaries by using the judicial system. For another action brought against Hillary Clinton, in which she and others were accused of attempting to weave a false narrative that the Trump campaign was coordinating with Russia during the 2016 election, the judge ordered Mr. Trump to pay over $1m (£809,190).
In September, the court threw out the case, and one of the defendants later sought sanctions against Mr. Trump in the form of a fine. It was after a new request for penalties was made by the defendants, which included Mrs. Clinton, that this last ruling was issued.
Judge Middlebrooks said in his opinion that Mr. Trump was a mastermind of strategic misuse of the judicial process and that the action had inadequacy as a legal claim and was filed for political purposes. “No reasonable lawyer would have filed it,” he said. “This case should never have been brought.”
Mr. Trump, his lawyer Alina Habba, and her business Habba Madaio & Associates were fined a total of $937,989.39 by the judge. At the time, Judge Middlebrooks also cautioned that Mr. Trump may be subject to further fines as a result of his litigation against Ms. James. In his November complaint, Mr. Trump alleged that Ms. James had waged a persistent, poisonous, public, and shameless attack against him and the Trump Organization.
President Trump has decided to abandon the action against New York Attorney General Letitia James after a judge suggested that he was using the courts to get even with James. According to the lawsuit, Ms. James engaged in an intimidation campaign targeting the former president.
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