A few days after getting fined $10,000 by Judge Engoron for violating his gag order, President Trump went off on the judge, calling him a “nut job” for ruling that his daughter Ivanka must testify in the case.
In a Truth Social post Saturday, Trump called the judge “Trump hating,” and “unhinged.”
From The Hill:
“I truly believe he is CRAZY, but certainly, at a minimum, CRAZED in his hatred of me,” Trump said. “This case should have never started, but now must be dismissed.”
Judge Arthur Engoron ruled this week that Ivanka Trump must testify in the case, despite being dropped as a defendant early on in the legal process. Trump and his two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are expected to take the stand next month.
Ivanka Trump’s legal team argued that prosecutors don’t have the jurisdiction to subpoena her.
“Ms. Trump is not a party in this action. Nor is Ms. Trump a New York resident,” her attorneys wrote. “It is black-letter law that, given those two facts, Ms. Trump is beyond the jurisdiction of this Court.”
In another post, Trump called Engoron “grossly incompetent,” “a partisan political hack” and a “Radical Trump Hater.”
Per The Washington Times:
New York Attorney General Letitia James brought the lawsuit against Mr. Trump. Her office said that Ivanka Trump remains “financially and professionally intertwined with the Trump Organization,” and has “personal knowledge” of the facts related to the charges against her father and brothers.
The trial has been underway for a month and has featured testimony from former accountants and ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen. Mr. Trump is slated to testify on Nov. 6.
After Cohen admitted to lying under oath, President Trump’s legal team asked for an immediate, direct verdict in the trial in light of Cohen’s testimony.
The motion was dismissed by Engoron, which upset Trump and made him storm out of the courtroom.
President Trump leaving court today:
"The witness just admitted we won the trial. The judge should end this trial immediately."
'Star witness' Michael Cohen reportedly gave testimony helpful to Trump's side.
Will Judge Engoron persist, despite this?pic.twitter.com/hGDDJZgpul
— Vince Manfeld (@AureliusStoic1) October 26, 2023