By attacking the judge and New York Attorney General Letitia James in a series of Truth Social posts Thursday morning, Donald Trump once again risked violating the gag order in his New York fraud trial.
Just hours after he took the witness stand and was fined $10,000, the former president went on the attack again, claiming that “radical leftist” Judge Arthur Engoron had found him “guilty before the trial even began and.” long before he knew the real facts.”
“The radical left judge said he didn’t care,” Trump said. “He is trying to protect RACIST AG Letitia James, who has no case, lost the appeal, but has a tyrannical and capricious judge who hates Trump.”
He also described how his former lawyer Michael Cohen collapsed and choked up under cross-examination yesterday and fully admitted that I had done nothing wrong.
The latest outburst came after special counsel Jack Smith asked the federal judge in the Jan. 6 case to impose tougher sanctions.
By attacking the judge and New York Attorney General Letitia James in a series of Truth Social posts Thursday morning, Donald Trump once again risked violating the gag order in his New York fraud trial
“It was like watching the end of the best episode of Petty Mason (sic) with the defendant breaking down and crying.”
“This case should end NOW, but this judge and his “boss,” Letitia Peekaboo James, will never let that happen.
“He even refuses to recognize our great victory in the appeals court.” It’s a disgrace to the legal system in New York State. This is a rigged case!’
In a dramatic outburst in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon, the former president threw his arms in the air before standing and leaving in a huff, prompting Secret Service agents to chase after him.
The abrupt departure came shortly after he was fined for the second time for violating a gag order and shortly after one of his lawyers finished questioning fixer-turned-enemy Michael Cohen, who testified that Trump did not instruct him to do so Increase value of its company properties.
The admission – which contradicts Cohen’s earlier statement – prompted defense attorney Clifford Robert to call for a targeted sentence and argue that his testimony was grounds for dismissal.
Judge Arthur Engoron said it had been “absolutely denied” and that the case had “evidence everywhere”. He also said he did not consider Cohen a “key witness.”
“There is enough evidence in this case to fill this courtroom,” the judge said.
When asked to explain his comment on Wednesday, Trump said he wasn’t talking about the court clerk but instead blasted former fixer Michael Cohen. His original post silencing the order came when he referred to the court clerk, Sen. Charles Schumer, as a “friend” and posted a link to her Instagram page with a Me Wall photo of her with the powerful Democrat.
Jude Engoron called Trump’s statement “not credible.”
In his Truth Social post, Trump said the judge “should be ashamed of himself for ruling against me before the trial even began and for not dismissing this rigged witch hunt now that the facts are known and their star witness is completely discredited.” ‘, actually admitting to lying.’
Trump’s claim that he was found guilty before the trial began relies on a legal maneuver in the case: both Trump and prosecutors requested “summary judgment” in the event of.
Judge Engoron ultimately issued a summary judgment finding fraud, and the case is not yet at the stage where the amount of the fine can be determined.
Trump also described how his former lawyer Michael Cohen collapsed and choked up under cross-examination yesterday and fully admitted “I had done nothing wrong.”
Trump was called to the stand to address comments he previously made outside the courtroom about Judge Engoron and his court staff. He was subsequently fined $10,000 for violating a gag order