Monday was a pretty exciting day for the Trump fraud case.
Donald Trump was on the stand and his testimony was electric, as was the reaction of Judge Engoron.
There was quite a bit of back and forth, with Judge Engoron getting heated more than once.
Engoron objected to an answer that Donald Trump was giving during the trial regarding his financial statements.
Attorney Christopher Kise defended Trump’s answer, stating, “The court needs to hear what he has to say about these statements.
“He’s describing to you about why there was no intent to mislead anyone with his answers. That’s what he’s doing.”
Engoron responded, “We are here to hear him answer questions, and most of the time he’s not.”
Then attorney Alina Habba went after prosecutor Kevin Wallace, stating, “More succinct questions will give more succinct answers.”
This is when Engoron started to lose it, stating, “We are not here to hear what he has to say. We are here to have him answer questions.”
Habba tried to explain to Engoron that sometimes explaining these matters is more complicated, to which Engoron snapped, “I am not here to hear what he has to say, now sit down!”
Habba held a press conference during the break on Monday, absolutely obliterating Engoron…
Then Engoron extended the gag order on Trump to Habba and Kise, with the order stating, “All counsel are prohibited from making any public statements, in or out of court, that refer to any confidential communications, in any form, between my staff and me.”
Engoron further warned them that any violation of that order would result in “Serious sanctions” being levied.
The judge has clearly made up his mind, so the only hope Trump has in this case right now is hope for a reversal on appeal.