Friday, February 18, 2022

Happy Friday

Hey, you made it to the end of the work-week, the Olympics are almost over — not that I watched one minute of them — and next Thursday the original “Law & Order” returns with Sam Waterston as the District Attorney.  DUN-DUN!

Meanwhile, the buzzards are circling Mar-a-Lago as we noted this week, and in New York the real Law & Order team is going to get their chance to interrogate the minions that ran the Trump mob operation.  To quote the immortal John Cole: spill, bitches.

The New York attorney general can question Donald J. Trump and two of his adult children under oath as part of a civil inquiry into his business practices, a judge ruled on Thursday, rejecting the former president’s effort to block the interviews.

The inquiry by the attorney general, Letitia James, and a parallel criminal investigation led by the Manhattan district attorney are examining whether Mr. Trump improperly inflated the value of his assets to receive favorable loans.

Lawyers for the Trump family had sought to prohibit Ms. James, a Democrat, from interviewing Mr. Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump. They had argued that she was politically biased against Mr. Trump and was inappropriately using her civil inquiry to aid the district attorney’s criminal investigation, which she is also participating in.

But the judge, Arthur F. Engoron, wrote that “this argument completely misses the mark.”

He ruled in favor of Ms. James’s lawyers, who had asked that the former president and the two adult children be interviewed in the next three weeks. The order also requires that the former president provide the attorney general with documents she sought in her subpoena.

“Today, justice prevailed,” Ms. James said in a statement, adding, “No one is above the law.” The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Have a great weekend.