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Oops! After 12 years or so of Leader blogging, I seem to have made a factual mistake of sorts in calling Judge Middlebrooks “Black.” I returned to the wrong set of notes in my rush to meet the paper’s weekly deadline and have no other excuse

I probably should have explained more carefully regarding Judge Middlebrooks’ role in things. It was a “charge” Trump had made against NewYork Attorney General Letitia James—whom he described as “Black” and therefore “racist.”

My original notes state that the ordinal suit had sought to shield Trump's revocable trust from James, who has an ongoing $250 million civil suit that alleges fraudulent conduct at the Trump Organization. James has accused Trump and his family members of "grossly" inflating the former president's net worth by billions of dollars and of cheating lenders and others with false and misleading financial statements.

“Trump, who has denied the allegations, has called the investigation by James, who is black, a politically-motivated ‘witch hunt’ by an attorney general he has called ‘racist’."

All of my blog quotes are correct except the next-to-last sentence in the foregoing article. A subsequent story may be found Jan. 24 on the Internet under “Trump withdraws second lawsuit . . .“

From: Taking time | Tom Camfield

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