Trump Seems To Be Imperiling Himself Legally With His Latest Public Rage Spree

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Former President Donald Trump was, for some reason, posting angrily online about writer E. Jean Carroll in the middle of the night this week, ranting about her in commentary posted to his personal account on the social media site Truth Social near 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

Carroll has previously used Truth Social commentary against Trump in court proceedings, ultimately securing penalties on him nearing $90 million for defamation and sexual misconduct.

“We have a Rigged Judge, who is working for the Democrat Party and refuses to terminate this “case,” which should have never been brought by Soft on Crime Alvin Bragg. Judge Merchan should immediately removed, and the Appellate Courts have to take over,” Trump said, adding: “Same with Judge Kaplan, who allowed a woman, who I have never met (celebrity photo line does not count!), and know nothing about, to get a lawless judgment of $90 Million Dollars.”

The defamation claims from Carroll related specifically to Trump’s antagonistic responses to her account of him sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. In other words, it was rhetoric similar to what Trump posted Wednesday. Though he left it out this time, Trump has included in such rants in the past that he knew it could ultimately prove detrimental for his own cause for him to be making the remarks. Carroll used that very post against him in court proceedings.

Trump sought, this time around, help from Republicans in D.C., though it’s not like they have the power to magically shut down criminal proceedings that he’s facing that aren’t even at the federal level. Trump also continues trying to credit the Biden White House with his legal troubles, despite the actual record from the evidence pointing elsewhere: to prosecutors and grand juries. It’s a trend for the ex-president, who also seemed to be making up a totally imagined tale of thousands of people trying to protest for him this week but facing supposed hurdles from overreaching security in New York.