Following the judge’s decision to place a gag order on the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump has lost the ability to publicly criticize the Manhattan court authorities who are presiding over the business fraud trial he is now facing there.
According to a story from the New York Post, a judge named Arthur Engoron, who is a registered Democrat, imposed a partial gag order against President Trump and other parties involved in the case for allegedly launching “personal attacks” at a member of the court staff.
According to the New York Post, during his presentation to the court, Engoron said that “one of the defendants” had written a “disparaging untrue and personally-identifying post” about the judge’s senior legal clerk Alison Greenfield. However, Engoron did not directly mention Trump as the person who had made the offensive remark.
On the second day of his civil fraud lawsuit in New York, it was alleged that Trump uploaded a photo on his Truth Social account of Greenfield standing beside the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and referred to Greenfield as “Schumer’s girlfriend.” The image has since been removed.
“Schumer’s girlfriend, Alison R. Greenfield, is running this case against me,” Trump wrote on Tuesday. “How disgraceful! This case should be dismissed immediately!”
According to a story from The Hill, shortly after that, the Trump campaign issued an email to supporters in which it criticized the judge for his purported anti-Trump sentiments in the past and cited multiple stories that highlighted the judge’s prejudices as evidence.
Among the publications, Trump referenced a piece from the Daily Wire in which it was said that Engoron had contributed to Democrats since the 1990s, including the donation that was the most recent one, which was made in 2018 to Manhattan Democrats.
Trump referenced a second piece from the Gateway Pundit, in which they claimed that the court remarked that New York Attorney General Letitia James had every right to go after the 45th president if “he’s just a bad guy.” Trump used this claim as evidence to support his position.
After the court had resumed its session, the judge imposed the gag order in response to social media postings that had been published by President Trump during the court’s lunch break.
“This morning one of the defendants posted on (a) social media account a disparaging untrue and personally-identifying post about a member of my staff,” alleged Engoron, according to Politico. “The post was personally-identifying and included personally identifying information.” “Despite the fact that I ordered the post to be deleted, and it appears that it was,” the sentence continues, “it was also emailed out to millions of other recipients.”
The judge then issued a veiled warning to dissidents, saying that they would face “serious” legal repercussions for openly criticizing members of the court staff, but he did not specify what those implications might be.
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“Consider this statement an order forbidding all parties from posting, emailing, or speaking publicly about any members of my staff,” the judge added. “Consider this statement an order.” “Serious sanctions will be imposed on you if you are unable to comply with this.”
According to the New York Post, Engoron delivered these statements during a closed-door discussion in the court that lasted for forty-five minutes and in which representatives from the media were apparently not permitted.
The gag order issued by President Trump comes at a time when New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting an inquiry into the commercial operations that President Trump engaged in before taking office.
According to the Associated Press, James has requested a penalty payment of $250 million after accusing the Trump Organization of artificially misrepresenting the worth of its assets in order to qualify for more favorable loan conditions and insurance premiums.
According to RSBN, Engoron backed with the state attorney general’s action against the group last week, claiming that the organization was culpable for fraud. at addition, he refuted reports that Trump’s house at Mar-a-Lago was worth one billion dollars, stating that the property was only worth eighteen million dollars.
In addition, the court ordered seven and a half thousand dollars to be paid by five of Trump’s attorneys for presenting what the judge referred to as “frivolous arguments.”
With Engoron’s leftward political leanings and disdain for Trump, many doubt whether he will give impartial judgment or a fair trial to the 45th president.
Even if a jury were to find Donald Trump “not guilty” of all charges, the judge has hinted previously that he could overrule their decision should he feel like doing so.
Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec posted a video to X, formerly known as Twitter, of Engoron’s comments from a 2015 lecture to students at City University of New York, where he claimed he could overturn a jury based on his own personal emotions.
“Juries get it wrong a lot, that’s my own opinion,” Engoron told the students.
“I have a tool to deal with that. It’s called judgment notwithstanding the verdict,” the judge declared. “I can say, ‘there is no possible way that a reasonable jury would’ve reached that conclusion.’”
The judge also drew massive criticism for flashing smiles at courtroom cameras during the trial on Monday, as Trump and his legal team remained stoic.
Trump later told reporters, “We’re going to be here for MONTHS with a judge that’s already made up his mind.”
He continued, “It’s ridiculous. He’s a Democrat judge. He’s an operative, and it’s ridiculous.”