Trump lied on financial docs to the tune of billions

Left: New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a press conference regarding former U.S. President Donald Trump and his family’s financial fraud case on Sept. 21, 2022, in New York; Right: Donald Trump speaks at a ‘Save America’ rally on October 22, 2022 in Robstown, Texas. (YUKI IWAMURA/AFP; Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Long before he was president, Donald Trump inflated his personal net worth by billions of dollars, the New York Attorney General’s Office said in a series of court documents filed on Wednesday.

The high point of that perfidy came in 2014 when Trump claimed to be worth some $2.2 billion more than he was, New York Attorney General Letitia James argued in a 100-page legal memo supporting her office’s motion for summary judgment. A separate statement of material facts contains 160 pages of argument – and mathematics. Yet another filing documents 421 different exhibits by the state.

The filings seek to make quick work of some of the claims in a $250 million civil fraud lawsuit brought against Trump, three of his children, and their family business in September 2022.

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