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The trial judge presiding over former President Donald Trump's criminal case in Manhattan will not rule that attorney Joe Tacopina has a conflict of interest in representing him, reported the New York Law Journal on Monday.
Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan has declined to hold a conflict hearing on Tacopina, which was requested previously in a complaint filed by the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Legal experts have for months raised red flags about Tacopina's involvement in the case, because Daniels previously approached him as a potential counsel years before, creating the potential that he may have some inside information about her he could use to defend Trump at trial. However, Daniels never actually retained him as an attorney. Despite this, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has separately asked for information from Tacopina to clarify the matter.
The Manhattan criminal case, the first of four prosecutions against the former president in various jurisdictions, alleges that Trump committed fraud by misrepresenting payments that were supposedly to buy off Daniels' silence about an affair the two of them had in 2006, to prevent it from being made public during the 2016 presidential election.
Bragg has charged the fraud counts as felonies, which means he is alleging the fraud was committed in order to cover up an underlying financial crime.
In addition to these charges, Trump is facing two sets of indictments, federally and in Georgia, for the plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and another federal indictment under the Espionage Act for his stash of highly classified national defense information kept at his Mar-a-Lago resort. He has denied any criminal wrongdoing in all of these
A former aide to Donald Trump told federal investigators that the former president repeatedly wrote to-do lists on the backs of White House documents marked classified, ABC News reported.
Molly Michael claimed that she received requests from Trump that were written on the back of notecards that she later realized were visibly marked as sensitive White House materials that were used to brief Trump while he was still in office.
"The notecards with classification markings were at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate when FBI agents searched the property on Aug. 8, 2022 -- but the materials were not taken by the FBI, according to sources familiar with what Michael told investigators," ABC News' report stated.
Michael also told investigators that she grew increasingly concerned with how Trump was responding to the National Archives' request for the return of all government documents, saying that his claims regarding the materials were easy to disprove.
Read the full report at ABC News.
Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Monday to attack the lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Trump is headed to court this week to fight a suit alleging he grossly inflated his wealth to score loans, tax breaks, insurance deals and to promote himself and his name.
"It turns out that my Financial Statements show a WORTH which is substantially more than I showed the very well represented (by top flight law firms!) & highly sophisticated Financial Institutions and Banks," Trump claimed on social media. "Also shows that each statement has a Disclaimer Clause strongly telling these institutions to do their own analysis & to not rely on the Financial Statements presented. Additionally, great liquidity - Very little Debt relative to Assets! In other words, Trump Hating Letitia James has no case!"
Over the past several years, Trump has attacked biographers like Tim O'Brien and David Cay Johnston, both of whom have alleged that Trump isn't worth anywhere close to the billion-plus dollars that he has claimed.
New York Times reporter David Fahrenthold has spent the better part of the past six years following the financial life of Trump, particularly when it comes to his business.
He explained that the only "good" year that Donald Trump had was when he sold his father's real estate empire.
It's unclear why Trump would be posting something like that, other than he's slated to begin the suit against James. It's possible that the court findings will reveal how much he's actually worth and show that he's not a billionaire and might not even be among the larger millionaires.
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