OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
6:10 PM – Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Judge Arthur Engoron, overseeing former President Donald Trump’s New York fraud trial, issued a limited gag order for all parties after Trump criticized the judge’s law clerk on Truth Social during the second day of the trial.
Engoron was bothered by Trump’s social media post on Truth Social, where he reportedly made derogatory comments about the clerk.
This was brought up through a photo of the clerk posing with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), where Trump referred to the clerk as “Schumer’s girlfriend” and accused her of “running this case against me.”
“How disgraceful!” Trump wrote in the Truth Social post. “This case should be dismissed immediately!!”
The 45th president mentioned Schumer and the clerk’s name again during a break in the proceedings, claiming that the trial was “rigged” and “fraudulent.” However, he later deleted the post.
The gag order was issued after the second day of the fraud trial, which Trump has been attending.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has accused Trump, two of his older sons, the Trump Organization, and top executives of fraudulently valuing real estate properties to receive more favorable loan and insurance terms, as well as tax benefits.
Prosecutors have also pushed the case against Trump and his company for what they claim are years of “fraudulently inflating” the value of some of his most famous real estate properties.
“Consider this a gag order on all parties with respect to posting or publicly speaking about any member of my staff,” Engoron said during Trump’s civil trial.
As a result, the judge issued the gag order excluding Trump and any party in the case from sharing posts or speaking publicly about staff members. The former president posted “personally identifying information” about the principal clerk on the social media platform while the hearing was ongoing, she claims.
The trial judge, without naming Trump, addressed the court on the subject, saying “one of the defendants” posted a “disparaging, untrue and personally identifying post” about staff.
“Personal attacks on members of my court staff are not appropriate, and I will not tolerate it under any circumstance,” Engoron declared.
The judge also stated that he warned the counsel about the former president’s comments, however, “the warning was ignored.”
Trump’s fraud trial is expected to last until December.
Stay informed! Receive breaking news blasts directly to your inbox for free. Subscribe here. https://www.oann.com/alerts
Representative Henry Cuellar speaks out after he was carjacked at gunpoint near his residence just a mile away from the Capitol.
Analysts predict Generation Z will have a massive impact on the 2024 Presidential Election.
The House of Representatives ousts Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker while Judge Engoron hits Trump with a gag order
The Biden White House is putting a stop to senior administration officials traveling internationally for energy engagements that promote carbon-intensive fuels.
Meta is planning to lay off employees on Wednesday in the unit of its metaverse-oriented Reality Labs division focused on creating custom silicon
Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud trial got under way with jury selection on Tuesday, nearly a year after his now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange’s collapse.
The global cryptocurrency market remains badly scarred following the tumultuous collapse of crypto exchange FTX and other big players last year
A California federal judge has ruled people who own Tesla cars must pursue autopilot claims in individual arbitration rather than court.
What led to Judge Engoron issuing a limited gag order in the fraud trial involving Donald Trump?
Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over former President Donald Trump’s fraud trial in New York, has issued a limited gag order for all parties involved. This comes after Trump criticized the judge’s law clerk on the social media platform Truth Social during the second day of the trial.
The issue arose from a photo of the law clerk posing with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, where Trump referred to her as “Schumer’s girlfriend” and accused her of “running this case against me.” In a Truth Social post, Trump expressed his disapproval, stating, ”How disgraceful! This case should be dismissed immediately!!” However, he later deleted the post.
During a break in the proceedings, the 45th president mentioned Schumer and the law clerk’s name again, claiming that the trial was “rigged” and “fraudulent.” It was after this incident that the gag order was issued. The order prohibits sharing posts or publicly speaking about any member of the judge’s staff, excluding Trump and any party involved in the case.
The fraud trial, which Trump has been attending, involves accusations by New York Attorney General Letitia James against Trump, his two older sons, the Trump Organization, and top executives. They are accused of fraudulently valuing real estate properties to manipulate loan and insurance terms, as well as tax benefits. Prosecutors have also alleged years of “fraudulently inflating” the value of some of Trump’s most famous real estate properties.
In response to Trump’s social media post about the law clerk, the judge made it clear that personal attacks on members of his court staff are not appropriate and will not be tolerated under any circumstance.
The gag order serves as a reminder that all parties involved in the trial should refrain from making derogatory comments or publicly speaking about the judge’s staff members. It is essential to maintain a professional and respectful environment during legal proceedings.
This development underscores the importance of upholding the principles of fairness and dignity in the courtroom. Personal attacks and derogatory comments not only undermine the integrity of the trial but also create a hostile environment that impedes justice.
As the trial progresses, it is crucial for all parties involved to focus on presenting their arguments and evidence while respecting the boundaries set by the court. Only by doing so can a fair and impartial judgment be reached.
" Conservative News Daily does not always share or support the views and opinions expressed here; they are just those of the writer."