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Stefanik: New York judge ‘wrongfully denied’ Trump mistrial request in fraud trial

Rep. Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.) added to her previous ethics complaint against the New York judge handling former President Trump’s civil fraud case, alleging that the judge “wrongly denied” the case. Request for mistrial Because of prejudice.

“A week ago, I filed an ethics lawsuit against Judge Arthur Engoron in Manhattan, alleging partisan antics, bias, and trampling on President Trump,” she said. I wrote to X, Formerly known as Twitter. “Today, I supplement my ethics complaint against Judge Engoron with yet another example of his egregious misconduct, having just wrongfully denied President Trump’s motion for a mistrial.”

In denying the request Friday, Mr. Engoron said Mr. Trump’s lawyers’ claims were “absolutely without merit.”

The motion for a mistrial alleges that Engoron was biased and committed judicial misconduct, including comments disparaging Trump and the trial itself. Mr. Engoron said Mr. Trump’s team was making selective comments.

“The defendant omitted my statement immediately after the verdict, making such discussion disingenuous and made in bad faith,” Engoron said of one case.

Stefanik’s first ethics lawsuit against the judge argues that Engoron is too biased against Trump to properly decide the case.

“This judge’s bizarre behavior has no place in our judicial system, where Judge Engoron does not respect defendants’ rights to due process and a fair trial,” she said. I have written last week.

The news came a day after an appeals court judge temporarily lifted a gag order on the case that barred the former president from speaking about Engoron’s staff.

Stefanik appeared to hail the decision as a victory in her case.

“Following my ethics complaint with the New York Judicial Conduct Commission against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron, I am pleased that the Court of Appeals has lifted the unconstitutional gag order against President Trump.” According to Stefanik’s statement:.

Despite the complaints, Engoron has already ruled that Trump’s company falsely inflated or devalued property values ​​to lower taxes and increase insurance coverage.

Prosecutors in the fraud trial brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James are seeking fines of more than $250 million and a ban on Mr. Trump and his adult children from operating businesses in New York.

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