Former President Donald Trump’s legal team has filed a motion for a mistrial in his New York fraud case, claiming bias on the part of the judge and the law clerk. The motion specifically points out Judge Arthur Engoron and his alleged posts on a school alumni page referencing the case. Trump’s counsel argues that these public comments violate the New York code. The motion also addresses concerns with Engoron’s principal law clerk, who they claim has been acting as a “co-judge” throughout the trial. Trump’s legal team accuses the clerk of showing partisan bias and making inappropriate political contributions.
Trump's Legal Team Files Mistrial Motion in NY Fraud Case https://t.co/jpKhKdZ0ud
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The trial has been filled with contentious moments from the beginning. Judge Engoron previously accused Trump of overstating the value of his properties and imposed fines on members of Trump’s legal team for engaging in repetitive, frivolous motions. The judge also revoked business licenses and ordered a receiver to oversee the dissolution of Trump’s companies, although this move was later blocked. Engoron also imposed a gag order on Trump, which was later overturned. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has filed a judicial complaint against the judge, and Trump’s attorney Alina Habba has publicly criticized Engoron.
As Trump continues his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he has faced legal battles related to the election. Despite these legal issues, Trump has already released agenda items for a potential second term. However, critics have already started to attack him and other GOP candidates, following the usual pattern.