Donald Trump has one trick up his sleeve that guarantees the last laugh over Letitia James

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New York Attorney General Letitia James thought she drove a stake through the heart of Donald Trump’s business empire.

But it looks like James and her allies in the media popped the champagne corks too soon.

And Donald Trump has one trick up his sleeve that guarantees the last laugh over Letitia James.

Democrat Judge Arthur Engoron and Democrat New York Attorney General Letitia James dragged America into banana republic territory with a ruling party using the courts to destroy their political opposition.

In this case, Engoron allowed James to seize all of former President Donald Trump’s cash by slapping Trump with a $364 million civil fraud judgment – without there even being a trial to decide the underlying facts of whether he actually defrauded anyone – and forced him to post a bond if he wants to appeal that takes the penalty up to $460 million.

Former Supreme Court clerk Chris Landau appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show and explained that Trump had to first take his case through the New York Court of Appeals and that those justices would fix this travesty.

Landau explained that New York is the financial capital of the world for a reason and the justices should send the message that rogue politicians and judges can’t just seize the property of anyone they disagree with politically.

“So this is an argument under the federal Constitution so that gives him the opportunity to try and take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. Hopefully, Laura, the New York state courts will be able to fix this mess. I mean, New York didn’t become the financial capital of the world for nothing. The New York courts have historically been very good about making sure that business disputes get resolved fairly and appropriately – that is until Trump came along,” Landau began.

But, in the event that the New York Courts didn’t correct this horrendous ruling, the Supreme Court could step in and reverse it because the Eighth Amendment protects Americans from unjust fines.

None of the banks who lent Trump money felt they were the victim of a fraud scheme and executives all testified in court that they wished to do business with him again.

“Well Laura, there’s two different issues. One is the issue of getting a bond to take the appeal, and he’ll have to put up some cash immediately for that. Then there’s the broader issue of how do you attack this crazy fine. The 8th Amendment, as the President said, says you shall not have excessive fines. It seems pretty commonsensical to say that a fine of $350 million plus interest for a victimless crime, where the person that was allegedly defrauded – the bank – said, ‘We want to do business with this guy again’ is excessive,” Landau concluded.

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