In a surprising turn of events, New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron has issued a gag order against former President Donald J. Trump. This comes after Trump publicly criticized Engoron’s law clerk, Ashley Greenfield, in comments to the press and on social media. Judge Engoron made it clear that personal attacks on his court staff are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. He warned all parties involved in the ongoing fraud trial to abide by the gag order or face serious sanctions.
🚨 BREAKING: New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron has issued a gag order against Donald Trump after Trump ranted about Engoron’s law clerk in public comments to the press and on social media.
Will Trump follow through with this gag order?https://t.co/Q2qlWiIKQG
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Trump’s criticism of Greenfield stemmed from a post he made on Truth Social, where he shared an image of her with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trump accused Schumer’s girlfriend of running the case against him, calling it “disgraceful” and demanding its immediate dismissal. Outside the courthouse, Trump further emphasized this connection, claiming it proved the trial to be a “witch hunt” and labeling it as rigged and fraudulent.
In response to the gag order, the Trump campaign sent out an email criticizing Judge Engoron as a “Far-Left Democrat” and highlighting his alleged political bias. They also questioned the credibility of New York Attorney General Letitia James, whom Trump has previously criticized for her prosecution of his family. Trump suggested that she, too, should be dismissed. In a post to Truth Social, he expressed his hope that the judge would reconsider his ruling on fraud, claiming that he is worth far more than the values stated in his financial statements.
It appears that tensions are rising in this ongoing trial, with Trump adamantly protesting the case against him and questioning the impartiality of Judge Engoron. While Senator Schumer has made no public comment on his relationship with Allison Greenfield, one can speculate that this controversy may have far-reaching political implications. Only time will tell how this trial unfolds and what impact it will have on Trump’s future.