Trump cooperates with deposition, then announces new judicial plan

by Will Tubbs

Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News

It appears that former President Donald Trump took a new approach to his second deposition before the lawyers who represent the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James. 

Whereas last year, prior to being haled into court by James for a civil suit, Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment rights or claimed executive privilege about 400 times, on Thursday he chose to provide answers to all questions about his business dealings in the state of New York. 

“I just spoke to our great 45th POTUS, Donald J Trump and future 47th POTUS, after he spent all day being questioned by vicious Lying Loser Leticia,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted Thursday. “He told the court how incredibly successful he and his family have been truly living the American Dream! Joe Biden couldn’t have found the courtroom, let alone sat there for hours, and has nothing but corrupt business stories to hide!”

It would be inaccurate to call Trump’s about face a purely magnanimous gesture. In a civil trial, jurors are allowed to make negative inferences when a witness chooses not to answer a question.

Trump faces a $250 million lawsuit as well as an effort by James to have Trump blocked from operating a business in the state. 

“He remains resolute in his stance that he has nothing to conceal, and he looks forward to educating the attorney general about the immense success of his multi-billion dollar company,” Alina Habba, one of Trump’s attorneys, said in a statement.

While James did not conduct the questioning, CNN reports that she was present for at least some of the proceedings. 

Trump did not comment about his most recent visit to New York directly, but he did commemorate the occasion by introducing his “Agenda47” plan, under which he has vowed to replace prosecutors who he says have weaponized the judicial system. 

“If we cannot restore the fair and impartial rule of law, we will not be a free country,” Trump says in a video that was circulated on Truth Social under the post, “There is no more dire threat to the American way of life than the corruption and weaponization of our Justice System.”

The former president said that, if elected in 2024, he would appoint 100 U.S. Attorneys who would be the “polar opposite of the Soros District Attorneys” he says are operating at the local, state, and federal levels. 

“As president, it will be my personal mission to restore the scales of justice in America. We will have fairness and equality under the law,” Trump said, later adding, “As we completely overhaul the federal Department of Justice and FBI, we will also launch sweeping civil rights investigations into Marxist local District Attorneys. And that’s what we have—they are Marxist in many cases.

“By refusing to charge countless crimes, these Soros prosecutors appear to be engaging in selective enforcement based on illegal racial discrimination.” 

The full video can be viewed on Greene’s Twitter account. 

James is one of several attorneys to have drawn the anger of Trump and his supporters. 

On her personal Twitter account, Greene shared a video which featured a montage of statements James had made about her desire to “follow” the former president’s money and to be a “pain” in Trump’s “a**.” 

Prior to the deposition, Trump had reiterated that he felt the process was a waste of time and repeated his assertion that James was a bigot. 

“I will be heading downtown to meet with a Racist who leaked that I would be there at 9:30 A.M.,” Trump posted. “The leak makes it much more difficult for the Police and Secret Service to do their job. This civil case is ridiculous, just like all of the other Election Interference cases being brought against me. If I had a fair judge, this case would have never happened. MAGA!”

Trump’s campaign also unveiled a fact sheet that collected some of James’ more outspoken remarks. 

As of this writing, neither James nor her representatives have commented on the deposition, Trump’s criticisms, or the former president’s judicial reform pledge.