In an amazing display of progressive communist democrat police state justice, New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron found that Trump was guilty of fraud, conspiracy, and issuing false financial statements and false business records, and fined Trump and the Trump Organization  $370 for a standard business practice with no declared victims.

There was no trial; the prosecution’s case, using a never-applied law, was conducted by the Judge based on the attorney-filed briefs, after which he held Trump guilty as charged. The only thing to be decided at trial was the penalty to be assessed.

Considering the outrageous amount of the fine, one must ask about the disposition of funds since there were no declared victims—or is this a case of state forfeiture of assets where the money flows to satisfy New York’s budget deficit?

The Judge found Trump’s former attorney, fraudster and perjurer Michael Cohen, a credible witness because his State-sponsored testimony aided the State’s case.

"Although the animosity between the witness and the defendant is palpable, providing Cohen with an incentive to lie, the Court found his testimony credible, based on the relaxed manner in which he testified, the general plausibility of his statements, and, most importantly, the way his testimony was corroborated by other trial evidence. A less-forgiving factfinder might have concluded differently, might not have believed a single word of a convicted perjurer. This factfinder does not believe that pleading guilty to perjury means that you can never tell the truth. Michael Cohen told the truth."

The Judge appears upset that Trump did not confess, roll over, and beg the Court’s mercy.

"Their complete lack of contrition and remorse borders on pathological. They are accused only of inflating asset values to make more money. The documents prove this over and over again. This is a venial sin, not a mortal sin. Defendants did not commit murder or arson. They did not rob a bank at gunpoint. Donald Trump is not Bernard Madoff. Yet, defendants are incapable of admitting the error of their ways. Instead, they adopt a 'See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' posture that the evidence belies."

Adding a little poetry…

“The English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) first declared, ‘To err is human, to forgive is divine.’ Defendants apparently are of a different mind.”

Who was really calling the shots?


Bottom line…

Of course, the ruling will be appealed, and the matter will drag on through the courts—enriching attorneys as they delay and delay.

Undoubtedly, the prosecutor, the Judge, and affiliated parties should be impeached, removed from office, and prosecuted for attempting to interfere with a federal presidential election. Trump should sue the State of New York and the Democrat Party to recover expenses, punitive damages, and an official policy.

We should all be thankful to Donald Trump for revealing the depth of corruption in the Democrat Party and the institutions it has corrupted over the years since Barack Obama was elected.

We are so screwed.


-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS