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Mick Mulvaney, now a never-Trumper, still thinks NY AG Letitia James’ civil fraud lawsuit is all wrong

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Then Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney listens to remarks by US President Donald Trump during a lunch with representatives of the United Nations Security Council at the White House on December 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Then Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney listens to remarks by US President Donald Trump during a lunch with representatives of the United Nations Security Council at the White House on December 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.Mark Wilson / Getty Images

  • Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump’s former budget director, has criticized Trump’s NY AG Letitia James case.

  • Mulvaney, who was never a Trumper, now asks of James’ lawsuit, “Who’s the victim here?”

  • Trump also raised this defense, insisting that the banks he allegedly defrauded, “I paid them.”

Trump’s former White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, put forth a theory on Twitter that even if New York Attorney General Letitia James is right about the Trump family’s alleged swiftly manipulating financial information for decades, it’s still essentially a victimless crime.

“Let me understand this: AG is suing him for fraud… when he borrowed money… and then gave it back?” Mulvaney, who has distanced himself from the embattled former president since the deadly siege of the US Capitol, posted on social media Thursday.

“Seriously, who is the victim here?”

Mulvaney, who served as budget director and chief of staff in the Trump White House, sided with the former president on Friday despite being outspoken now.

In August, Mulvaney called Trump the only Republican who could lose to a Democrat in the 2024 election. “I hope he doesn’t run,” Mulvaney said in an interview with NewsNation.

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Trump also raised a “who’s the victim” defense in response to James’ 200-page lawsuit, which asks a Manhattan judge for cash and regulatory relief that could cripple the Trump organization, his real estate empire and golf resort.

“By the way, I paid them money,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity shortly after the lawsuit was dropped on Wednesday.

“They haven’t lost money,” Trump said. In fact, he said, “the banks made a lot of money.” “It’s trying to defend banks that have been repaid.”

James’ lawsuit alleges that Trump enriched himself with undue $250 million by lying over the past decade to Deutsche Bank and other lenders about financial documents.

It claims New Yorkers are the victims, claiming that money he borrowed through false claims was not available at the time to businesses and other law-abiding residents of the state.

“Trump’s crimes are not without victims,” ​​she told reporters in unveiling the lawsuit.

“When the powerful and well-connected break the law to get more money than they are entitled to, it reduces the resources available to workers, small businesses, and taxpayers.”

Read the original article on Business Insider

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