Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, made a brief return to the public eye to speak to members of the media. He was arriving at the Manhattan Supreme Court for day two of his Civil Fraud Trial. The photo captured during the event was taken by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA and was shared widely on various media platforms. Additionally, Trump shared a post on Truth Social about presiding Justice Arthur’s law clerk. This photo and post reflect Trump’s continued presence in the public sphere, despite no longer holding political office.
On Tuesday, as he faced his New York fraud civil trial, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to launch an attack against Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron’s principal law clerk. In his post, he referred to Allison Greenfield as Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D) “girlfriend” and even shared a photo of the two smiling together. Trump also included a link to Greenfield’s Instagram profile.
In a recent post, the individual expressed their disgust towards the fact that the case against them is being handled by Schumer’s girlfriend, Alison R. Greenfield. They went on to deem the situation as disgraceful and demanded that the case be dismissed without any delay.
Legal experts speculate that this move is likely to ignite further discussions about gag orders, similar to those sparked by Trump’s social media posts during his Jan. 6 federal criminal case. Despite this, the former president continues to post about Allison Greenfield, sharing a picture of her with Senate’s top Democrat Schumer. By doing so, he intends to convey to his supporters that they, along with New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) and Judge Engoron (D), are engaging in political maneuvers to ruin his family business.
After the Truth Social post by Trump, it became evident that his intentions were not subtle. He even went as far as drawing more attention to the post outside the courthouse and using it as evidence for a supposed “witch hunt”.
Trump expressed his dismay regarding the recent news about Schumer and the principal clerk, calling it disgraceful.
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The $250 million civil fraud lawsuit against Trump has already caused a stir among him and his supporters. They are unhappy that he has to face a bench trial before a judge whom he has labeled a “ROGUE, OUT OF CONTROL, TRUMP HATING JUDGE.” However, the judge emphasized on Monday that neither Trump nor his lawyers, Christopher Kise and Alina Habba, asked for a jury trial. This revelation was made clear in a recent announcement.
It’s highly likely that Trump would argue he wouldn’t receive a fair trial in liberal Manhattan, even if there was a jury trial.
Last week, Engoron’s partial summary judgment ruled in favor of James and found that the former president had inflated his net worth by billions of dollars and overestimated the value of his Trump Tower triplex apartment by a factor of three. James cited her experts and stated that Trump’s overestimation occurred during the years 2018 and 2019.
Engoron strongly believes that such an act can only be categorized as fraud.
In the ruling for summary judgment, Engoron held Donald Trump, Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and the Trump Organization accountable for fraud. The judge also nullified business certificates and assigned a retired Judge, Barbara S. Jones, to oversee the Trump Organization as an independent monitor. The court also directed the involved parties to propose a maximum of three potential independent receivers who can manage the dismantling of the canceled LLCs.
In a recent post on Truth Social, Trump lashed out at Letitia James, accusing her of being a “racist” and reiterating his belief that the judge is disregarding the appellate court’s decision to dismiss the majority of the case against him. Trump’s fiery statement suggests that he remains steadfast in his stance against James and is unafraid to use strong language to express his views.
On Monday evening, the ex-president expressed his satisfaction with the trial proceedings, stating that it was a positive day in court. He mentioned that the judge had acknowledged the Appellate Court’s unanimous decision on the Statute of Limitations, which resulted in a significant reduction of the case by about 80%.
According to a courtroom account by Adam Klasfeld, the judge rejected the claim that he had reversed his stance on the issue of statute of limitations. He reportedly shot down the argument and stated that every use of a false statement of financial condition in business restarts the statute of limitations. The judge made this statement on Tuesday while addressing the matter. The claim was made in relation to a fraud case filed by the New York Attorney General.
According to reports, the judge recognized that the Trump team had intentions to appeal regarding the matter.
As we were crafting this piece, the article regarding Greenfield vanished from the Truth Social feed of Donald Trump. Here is the original version of the post:
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