Ocasio-Cortez says there is a ‘risk’ of not seizing Trump’s assets

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that there is a “risk” in not seizing former President Trump’s assets as he faces a looming deadline to post bail in the $454 million sentence in his fraud case in New York.

“I think what we are facing politically is a much greater, much more serious and serious pressure of having this ruling against Donald Trump and him being in this degree of debt and the financial pressures that he is under and to which he is subject. do to obtain those assets,” Ocasio-Cortez said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“In fact, I think there is a risk in not seizing these assets and the open window that exists to try to secure these funds by other means,” he said. “We have seen many interesting transactions with Truth Social and other media. And there is a very real risk of political corruption.”

The deadline for Trump to post the staggering bail amount is Monday in the New York fraud case. If he does not post bail, he risks having his assets seized by New York Attorney General Letitia James, whom he continues to protest against In recent days.

Trump’s lawyers said last week that It is “impossible” for him to secure a full appeal bond in that amount due to lack of available cash. Trump later claimed that he had almost 500 million dollars in cash before the deadline.

Ocasio-Cortez emphasized Sunday that Trump should be treated the same as anyone else as to whether his assets should be seized.

“I think Attorney General James has been handling this case with tremendous skill. Ultimately, it is up to him to determine, but I believe that all people should be treated equally under the law. And if that asset seizure would apply to any other American, then Donald Trump should be treated the same,” he stated.

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