Trump Slams Judge In Courtroom During Civil Business Fraud Trial After Being Barred From Speaking | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    Former President Donald Trump ripped into the judge presiding over his civil business fraud trial during closing arguments on Thursday, even after the judge refused to allow the former president to give his own summation.

    On Wednesday, Judge Arthur Engoron told one of Trump's lawyers that since he did not hear from Trump's team "by the third extended deadline (noon today), I assume that Mr. Trump will not agree to the reasonable, lawful limits that I have imposed as a precondition to giving a closing statement above and beyond those given by his attorneys, and that, therefore, he will not be speaking in court tomorrow."

    But during closing arguments, Trump spoke up anyway, launching into a six-minute-long speech where he slammed both Engoron and New York Attorney General Letitia James, according to the Associated Press. Trump reportedly blasted the judge after his lawyer, Christopher Kise, asked him once more if his client could speak. When Engoron asked Trump if we would abide by the specific guidelines proposed to him earlier, Trump began his speech.

    "This is a fraud on me. What's happened here, sir, is a fraud on me," Trump said. He later accused the judge of not listening to him before Engoron told Trump's lawyers to "control your client." He then gave the former president a minute to speak before adjourning for lunch.

    "We have a situation where I am an innocent man," the former president added. "I'm being persecuted by someone running for office and I think you have to go outside the bounds."

    Before going into the courtroom on Thursday, Trump stood alongside his lawyers outside and called the trial "election interference at the highest level," alleging that "it's in coordination with the White House and Joe Biden."


    "It is indeed a terrible witchhunt," Trump said, adding. "As you know, I want to speak, I want to give a summation. At this moment, the judge is not letting me make the summation because I'll bring up things that he doesn't want to hear. It's a very unfair trial. Nobody has ever seen anything like this."

    Trump's civil business fraud trial began after James, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit against the former president and three of his children in September 2022. The suit alleges that Trump, along with Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump, misled the value of his company's assets in financial statements "over 200 times in 10 years." Initially, James sought $250 million in fines for Trump, but according to a brief filed last week, James is now asking the judge to fine Trump more than $370 million.

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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Considering the current overwhelming obstacles inflicting stress upon America's working class: rampant inflation; energy insecurity; supply chain turmoil; banking failures; foreign policy disasters; government corruption; (DEI) Diversity Equity Inclusion narrative, with WOKE extremes practiced; Climate Change ideology; intractable crime wave in Leftist cities; wide open border by executive design; a permanently discredited Legacy Media; failed or failing education industry, just to name a few of the many: Who should Americans blame?
  Donald J. Trump
  Joseph R. Biden
  Leftist controlled Congress for the last 4 years.
  Bloated, incompetent bureaucracy weaponized and poorly managed
  The electorate, US, for putting these fools in elected office that utterly fail
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