Former President Trump criticized New York Judge Arthur Engoron following the overturning of the judge’s gag order.
The order had restricted Trump from making public statements about court staff during his civil fraud trial.
The former president took to social media to express his discontent, claiming the judge’s actions were unconstitutional and politically biased.
BREAKING: In case you missed this earlier today, appellate judge David Friedman temporarily lifted a gag order prohibiting Donald Trump from discussing court personnel during his civil fraud trial in New York, citing free speech concerns.
NOTE: The trial judge, Arthur Engoron,… pic.twitter.com/qrUIDV6VOm
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) November 17, 2023
“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!),” Trump wrote.
“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.”
“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.”
A New York appeals court has temporarily lifted the limited gag order imposed on Donald Trump and his attorneys by Judge Arthur Engoron in the Trump family civil fraud trial.
Judge David Friedman cited constitutional concerns over Trump’s free speech rights. pic.twitter.com/XsPJVmYYt2
— The Recount (@therecount) November 16, 2023
“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!). This wicked attack on Democracy must be ended, NOW!”
The gag order was temporarily lifted by appellate judge David Friedman, allowing Trump to freely comment while the appeals process unfolds.
The trial judge, Arthur Engoron, had initially imposed the gag order after Trump made comments about the judge’s law clerk on social media.
Engoron extended the gag order to Trump’s attorneys a month later, citing inappropriate remarks and resulting threats and harassment.