Tens of millions of former President Donald Trump’s supporters were just as stunned as he was when a very partial federal judge awarded writer E. Jean Carroll an astronomical $83 million in a defamation case during which he basically wasn’t allowed to present any evidence.
But the good news is, this battle is likely far from over and there is a good bet that Carroll will never see a dime of the money she was awarded – or at least not nearly as much. That’s because, according to Trump’s former acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, there were all sorts of judicial rules broken that essentially violated Trump’s right to a fair trial.
In an interview this week with Newsmax TV, Whittaker gave his assessment of the case and said he doesn’t think there is a snowball’s chance in Hades that Trump will be forced to pay this woman all of that money — especially given that Trump claims he’s never even met her, let alone sexually abused or even raped her.
Court cases in New York against Donald Trump are all “an attempt to break” the former president, but ultimately won’t “stand the test of time,” Matthew Whitaker, former acting U.S. attorney general in the Trump administration, told Newsmax on Monday.
In an interview on “Newsline,” Whitaker slammed the $88.3 million award from a federal jury in a case brought by writer E. Jean Carroll — and another lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general accusing Trump of padding his net worth and misleading banks about the value of his assets.
“Ultimately, I hope and I expect that the appeals court, which is obviously … going to look at this [E. Jean Carroll case] judgment and especially the punitive damage number, which is just astronomical, and set that aside because ultimately this is not how the law works,” Whitaker said.