Trump fumes at 'tyrannical and unhinged' NY judge after $10K fine: 'He has gone crazy '
Engoron imposed a gag order prohibiting Trump from publicly criticizing his staff after the former president posted an image of the clerk, whom he referred to as "Schumer's girlfriend."
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday excoriated New York Judge Arthur Engoron after he imposed a $10,000 fine on the former president for violating a gag order.
"The Judge in the New York State A.G. case refuses to accept the overturning of his decisions by the Appeals Court. This is a first in the history of the State! HE HAS GONE CRAZY IN HIS HATRED OF 'TRUMP,'" Trump posted on Thursday. "Also, their 'STAR' witness just admitted his statements were all a big lie. He broke down in court. The Radical Left Judge said he doesn't care."
"He is trying to protect RACIST A.G. Letitia James, who has no case, lost the appeal, but has a tyrannical and unhinged Trump Hating Judge," he continued. "She campaigned for A.G. on, 'I Will Get Trump,' long before she knew anything about me. This is Judicial Misconduct, coupled with Prosecutorial Misconduct, and somebody from the State of New York must step in and stop this Complete & Total Miscarriage of Justice!"
Engoron imposed a gag order prohibiting Trump from publicly criticizing his staff after the former president posted an image of the clerk, whom he referred to as "Schumer's girlfriend." Engoron ordered the post's deletion, but later imposed a $5,000 fine after learning that the post remained archived on Trump's campaign site.
Earlier this week, Trump accrued a second fine after referring to Engoron as a "very partisan judge with a person who is very partisan sitting alongside him, perhaps even more partisan than he is." Trump clarified on the witness stand on Wednesday that he was referencing his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who testified this week.
The trial involves James's claims that Trump inflated his net worth to secure favorable loan terms and lower insurance premiums. Engoron determined in summary judgement that Trump had done so, though the non-jury trial is ongoing to address her other claims. James is seeking $250 million in damages and an order barring Trump from doing business in the Empire State.
Earlier this month, Trump secured an appellate court win allowing him to retain control of his business while the trial proceeds rather than hand it over to a court receiver.
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