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Donald Trump Scores Massive Victory In Court, Mary Trump Case Dismissed

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Former President Donald Trump has announced his long-anticipated candidacy for the 2024 presidential election and he has scored a massive victory, but not in the political world. A nudge dismissed a multi-million dollar fraud lawsuit brought by his nice Mary Trump, Bloomberg News reported.

“A 2001 family settlement agreement in which Mary Trump cashed out of her inheritance ‘unambiguously’ waived her right to file any future claims against her famous uncle and aunt, former federal judge Maryanne Trump, according to a ruling Monday by New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed,” Bloomberg News said.

“The settlement did not require defendants to make true and correct representations to the plaintiff,” Judge Reed said. “If the plaintiff did not wish to forego suing on fraud she might discover in the future, she could have insisted that the releases be conditioned on the truth and accuracy of the financial information provided by defendants.”

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“It is encouraging to see one frivolous suit after another be tossed,” the former president’s attorney Alina Habba said. “I am happy the Trump family can put this ridiculous case to rest.”

Mary Trump’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, promised to appeal the decision and argued that the judge had taken too long “given the age of the defendants, not to mention the fact that one of them intends to announce today that he is running again for President.”

He said that the judge’s decision was “both incorrect and disappointing,”

“In our view, the court overlooked applicable case law and the well-pleaded allegations in Mary Trump’s complaint,” he said.

Mary Trump claimed the former president and his siblings supplied her with false tax returns and financial statements for years to dupe her into believing her interest in the business was worth less than it was, ultimately resulting in her selling her share at a deflated value. The elder Trumps had been acting as fiduciaries after she inherited the minority interest upon the death of her father Fred Trump Jr., the former president’s older brother.

Mary Trump’s suit also named Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert, who died in 2020. Mary Trump has become a fierce critic of her uncle and wrote a tell-all book depicting him as a liar and narcissist who was coddled by an overbearing father. She overcame a lawsuit attempting to stop the book from being published. Donald Trump separately sued his niece over her role in a New York Times report on his taxes, which won a Pulitzer Prize. Her motion to dismiss that case is still pending.

On Tuesday, Trump announced that he is campaigning for president in 2024. While speaking from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump announced that he will be running for president in 2024.

“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump said to a room full of supporters. “Unlike other presidents, I kept my promises.”

“The world was at peace, America was prospering, and our country was on track for an amazing future— because I made big promises to the American People and, unlike other Presidents, I kept my promises,” he said. “Under our leadership, we were a great and glorious nation, something you haven’t heard for quite a long period of time. We were a strong nation, and importantly we were a free nation. Now, we are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation.”

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Trump declared: “I am tonight again announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”

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Soon after Trump’s announcement, Arizona Republican Kari Lake took to Twitter to give Trump her full support.

“President Trump announces his ‘24 Presidential run. He has my complete and total endorsement!” Lake tweeted.

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Earlier this week, Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was projected as the winner over Lake in Arizona’s race for governor.

“Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor, NBC News projected Monday. Hobbs’ victory is key for Democrats in a presidential battleground — though the closeness of the contest left the result up in the air for nearly a week,” NBC News reported.

“A record number of early ballots were dropped off on Election Day in Maricopa County, officials said, which had to be processed in a more time-intensive manner that includes signature verification. Maricopa County, the state’s most populous, said Sunday that it estimated that its count was 94 percent complete after receiving a historic 290,000 of those early ballots on Election Day,” the outlet added.

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