The federal Judge overseeing Trump’s New York fraud hearing fined former President Donald Trump $5,000 for violating the gag order that protects his staff and court from Trump’s criticisms.
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Trump for falsifying his net worth and assets to get more favorable loan terms. It’s an allegation that Trump flatly denies.
“Make no mistake: future violations, whether intentional or unintentional, will subject the violator to far more severe sanctions,” Engoron wrote.
Trump deleted his Truth Social post attacking the judge’s law clerk but fined him for a version of that post that remains visible on his website two weeks after he was banned from making attack statements against the Judge or courtroom staff.
Judge Engoron slapped Trump with a gag order on October 3rd after Trump posted a picture of one of his female law clerks posing with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, calling her the senator’s girlfriend.
Trump has also repeatedly attacked the New York Attorney General, calling her a liar.
Even with postings unrelated to the lawsuit directly, Trump never hesitates to use any opportunity to campaign.
“As I successfully fight these Political Opponent Lawsuits, all created and started by Crooked Joe Biden and his group of Radical Left Thugs, I realize how insignificant they are compared to the horror of what is going on with Israel and the Middle East, where thousands of people have so needlessly died, in a war that should have NEVER STARTED, and millions could very easily follow, all due to the highly incompetent Biden Administration and their policies of Weakness and Appeasement (and of being just plain STUPID!),” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“This is true also with Ukraine/Russia, which would NEVER HAVE STARTED under the Trump Administration, and many other “hot spots” around the globe that could easily lead to big problems and death. Even INFLATION, a killer in its own right, would not have happened. So let them keep suing me over B.S., in their hope of Election Interference, as our Country becomes disabled and dies. We will successfully fight it all, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!”