No more delays on the civil fraud lawsuit, New York tells Trump


The New York Supreme Court has denied a motion by Donald Trump to delay a civil fraud case against him, clearing the way for the case to proceed.

The case, which was brought by the New York Attorney General’s Office in 2018, accuses the former president of misusing funds from his charitable foundation to pay for his 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump had argued that his defense in the case should be delayed until his second impeachment trial is complete.

However, the court ruled that the impeachment trial is a “separate matter” and that Trump’s defense in the civil fraud case should proceed.

The ruling means that the civil fraud case is now allowed to proceed and Trump may be required to testify in the case.

The court’s decision is a major victory for the New York Attorney General’s office and could lead to Trump being held accountable for misusing funds from his charitable foundation.