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Former President Donald Trump ignored a gag order and blew up at the Manhattan judge overseeing the civil fraud trial stemming from a $250 million lawsuit filed against him after he ordered his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to testify.
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the case after she campaigned on a platform to ‘get’ the former president. Judge Arthur Engoron is overseeing the trial.
“My daughter, Ivanka, was released from this Fake Letitia James case by the Court of Appeals, but this Trump Hating, Unhinged Judge, who ruled me guilty before this Witch Hunt Trial even started, couldn’t care less about the fact that he was overturned,” Trump raged on his Truth Social platform.
“I also won on Appeal on Statute of Limitations, but he refuses to accept their decision. I truly believe he is CRAZY, but certainly, at a minimum, CRAZED in his hatred of me,” he continued.
“This case should have never started, but now must be dismissed. Financial Statements were LOW, NOT HIGH, had a 100% Disclaimer Clause, Banks were fully paid, ‘on time, on schedule,’ with never even a minor default, there was NO VICTIM, EXCEPT ME,” the former president added.
“Any other Judge in the Country would have thrown this case out on day one. He’s an out of control ‘Nut Job,’ who fined me $10,000 over a ridiculous Gag Order so that the publicity for the day would take over from the fact that Racist James and the Judge’s Star Witness admitted LYING TO CONGRESS on the stand – CASE OVER!” he wrote.
In another post, Trump continued his verbal assault in response to a news report noting that Ivanka has been ordered to testify:
This grossly incompetent “Judge,” who is overturned on Appeal more than almost any Judge in New York State, is a partisan political hack who totally disregards the Court of Appeals decisions against him, and won’t allow a Jury to get anywhere near my “CASE” (brought by a Failed, Trump Hating, Racist Attorney General named Letitia James, whose entire campaign for office was “I WILL GET TRUMP.” She then used this charade to run for Governor, and lost, BADLY!). The New York State legal system has broken down completely, and everybody who is watching this Witch Hunt so agrees.
Hopefully, that will soon change. This CRAZED Judge ruled against me before the Trial even started, and said Mar-a-Lago is worth only $18,000,000. Other properties, likewise. This is a Biden Election Interference Scam! There were No Crimes & No Victims, and there is NO JURY ALLOWED. This Radical Trump Hater Must Be Taken Off This Case!
Ivanka Trump’s attorneys filed a motion to have a subpoena for her testimony quashed in New York last week, but Engoron denied the motion while also ordering that her testimony not be scheduled before Wednesday so that she could file an appeal.
After an appeals court dismissed Ivanka Trump as a defendant, her lawyer argued that she should not be compelled to appear in court, CNN reported.
The judge added that Ivanka Trump was required to submit an affidavit stating that she no longer resides or works in the state. Because “only she can tell us that,” and “it’s too late to do that now,” Engoron said.
Engoron also refused to accept a deposition from Ivanka that had been taken in Florida after he made his initial ruling. Engoron stated, “We want her here in person,” indicating his preference for live testimony.
Ivanka Trump’s legal team has accused James of seeking her testimony for the sake of creating a media spectacle, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction over Ivanka Trump because she has not lived or worked in the state of New York since 2017.