New documents and testimony support Trump in civil fraud trial

November 30, 2023

New York Attorney General Letitia James made headlines earlier this year when she filed a civil fraud case against former President Donald Trump.

However, one observer recently argued that a growing body of documents and testimony suggests the case is beginning to fall apart. 

Former bank employee says Trump's adjustments were "not unusual or atypical"

James has accused Trump of overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth in an effort to fraudulently obtain bank loans.

Yet in an op-ed piece published on Thursday, Daily Caller contributor Katelynn Richardson pointed out how the financial institution Trump allegedly defrauded "was eager to land him as a client over a decade ago."

That's according to CNN, which noted that a 17-year employee of Deutsche Bank testified that adjustments made to Trump's net worth were not out of the ordinary.

David Williams said, "It’s not unusual or atypical for any client's provide[d] financial statements to be adjusted to this level to this extent."

Deutsche Bank regarded Trump as a "whale," eagerly sought to do business

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that in a November 2011 email to her colleagues, then Deutsche Bank managing director Rosemary Vrablic characterized Trump's business as a "whale."

The term "whale" refers to a wealthy client and Vrablic used it following a meeting that same month with Donald Trump Jr., an event she said was "very nice" and "productive."

"It went great. Donald was low key and demure. Unbelievable. The conversation was fantastic. Not sure he could do it again for a second meeting but hey … miracles can happen," she added.

Moreover, Vrablic said she was looking forward to golfing with Trump Jr. and expressed hope that his father might attend.

The former president's legal team also introduced documents showing the bank's projected Trump-related revenue growing from $13,000 to $6 million.

Trump calls for state attorney general and trial judge to be removed from office

Further, Deutsche Bank co-chair Anshu Jain argued for "leveraging Mr. Trump’s personal and professional network within the real estate industry."

For his part, Trump seized on the testimony in a post on Truth Social and called for both James as well as the judge presiding over his case to be impeached.

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