Judge Smiles For Camera At Trump Trial After Former President Lashes Out | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    The judge presiding over Donald Trump's civil fraud trial in New York City got blasted by the former president's allies for flashing a smile in front of a camera before the proceeding got underway on Monday.

    News networks aired scenes from the courtroom showing Trump sitting with his lawyers and, a few rows behind them, New York Attorney General Letitia James, who brought the $250 million lawsuit over allegations of business fraud against Trump, members of his family, and the Trump Organization.

    When the camera panned to the front of the room, Judge Arthur Engoron appeared to take notice. He smiled, took off his glasses, and smiled again. Upon looking to the side, the judge shrugged before he returned his gaze to the camera and smiled once more. Trump previously spoke out against the charges ahead of his court appearance, slamming Engoron as a "rogue judge."

    The smile enraged Trump's defenders and others who expressed their dismay on social media in reaction to clips of the video.

    "I've never seen anything more inappropriate in my life," Jesse Binnall, an attorney for Trump but not in the New York fraud case, said during an appearance on Newsmax.

    "A show trial. Literally," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have a serious crisis in our judicial system. So many demons," said political commentator Julie Kelly. "The judge in Trump's case smiles for his closeup. What an absolute clown show," said the X account for the popular Citizen Free Press website.

    "Leftism as an ideology rejects the entire system of objective law upon which Western Civ stands," said Stephen Miller, a leading adviser in Trump's White House. "To the Left, there are only allies or enemies. And the more they judge someone the latter, the more they will weaponize the 'justice' system against them. This is our brave new world."

    The judge did not allow a camera to be in the room for the opening statements that followed, as had been requested by media outlets, leaving some in shock that one got footage from the room before the trial began.

    During a break in the trial, Trump caught up with reporters and castigated the judge, who last week found Trump liable for fraud.


    "We're going to be here for months with a judge that already made up his mind. It's ridiculous," Trump said. "He's a Democrat judge. He's an operative. And it's ridiculous, Other than that, things went very well."

    Trump is facing multiple civil and criminal cases as he runs a 2024 campaign seeking another term in the White House. He has broadly denied any wrongdoing.

Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
  Not sure
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In light of continued developments, primarily since 2008, there exists in these United States a Legal System which operates on a proved Two Tiered approach to justice rendered, which primarily benefits Democratic Elites and Woke Ideological Virtue Signalers, representing their co-dependent wards, to the expressed exclusion of normal hardworking American citizens: What is your suggestion in remedying this widespread injustice and, if not corrected, its existential outcome for our Constitutional Republic?
  Complete overhaul of the Department of Justice and their enforcers - the FBI - to reflect a far more honest justice system to keep patriots remaining calm.
  Disband the FBI, and request that congress investigate all unethical and non patriotic practices to partially right the wrongs of a distrusted and politically weaponized "Department of Justice."
  Continue with the current system since the two tiered justice system has been so remarkably beneficial to Democratic Socialist political hegemony; chronic distrust in institutions notwithstanding.
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Understanding that this fragile Republic of the self-governed is in a precarious space in our nation's vast history: What is your honor bound patriotic duty in helping to sustain the continuance of these United States of America?
  I will depend on my Democratic Socialist politicians to continue to march hard toward the Left to provide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for all who think and do as they are told.
  I will defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and support all elected leaders who pledge to protect and insure the continued sovereignty of this Representative Republic.
  I am very concerned about maintaining my current life style without working. I was told that as long as I vote Democrat, I had nothing to worry about ... but now I worry.
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