Judge Engoron imposed a gag order on former President Trump regarding his civil lawsuit in New York and a New York appeals court judge has decided to lift the gag order, letting Trump finally speak.
The New York appeals court Judge David Friedman decided to overturn the gag order citing freedom of speech concerns. Trump’s civil trial in New York brought by state Attorney General Letitia James has been a disaster from the very beginning and Trump has violated the gag order twice because he felt his freedom of speech right was being violated.
This emergency lawsuit filed by Trump’s legal team in New York claimed Judge Engoron’s rulings “cast serious doubt” on him as a “impartial finder of fact.”
Trump took to social media to celebrate.
“Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!). His Ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace,” he wrote on Truth Social. “They are defending the Worst and Least Respected Attorney General in the United States, Letitia James, who is a Worldwide disgrace, as is her illegal Witch Hunt against me. The Radical and Unprecedented actions of Judge Engoron will keep BUSINESSES and JOBS forever out of New York State.”
“I have done NOTHING WRONG, my numbers were low, not high, I have a COMPLETE DISCLAIMER CLAUSE, their Star Witness admitted he lied and made up this Fake case against me, and the Attorney General used a ‘Get Trump’ platform in order to run for A.G. & Governor (she failed!),” he added. “This wicked attack on Democracy must be ended, NOW!”
Former President Trump also wrote on Truth Social that the entire trial is a “hoax” and the blasted Judge Engoron.
“Trump Hating, Radical Left Judge, Arthur Engoron, is, sadly, the most overturned Judge in New York State,” he posted. “He was just stayed on his Gag Order, which Unconstitutionally prohibited me & my attorneys from talking about important elements of a Fraud case where it was he & Letitia James that committed the Fraud by knowingly, substantially, & outrageously devaluing my asset values in order to make me look guilty of something which I did not do.”
“In actuality, witnesses & experts have proven conclusively that my Financial Statements Value is LOW, or very Conservative, not HIGH, as they were claiming. A.G. James & Engoron worked in COLLUSION to make some assets many times lower in Value than they are. By doing this, they ridiculously & wrongfully, without Knowledge, Trial, or Jury (which is not allowed in this case!), ruled that I was guilty of FRAUD. This HOAX is a public relations disaster for New York State. Violent Crime is raging, and companies are FLEEING, never to be seen in N.Y. again!”
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) recently filed a serious ethics complaint against Judge Engoron and wrote on Twitter
“I am pleased to see that after my ethics complaint to the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron, an appellate court has lifted the unconstitutional gag order against President Trump.”