The New York fraud case brought by NY Attorney General Letitia James continues to be a problem for Donald Trump.
On Friday, Trump was fined $5,000 for violating the partial gag order issued by Judge Engoron.
On Monday, Trump had to write another check, this time for $10,000.
I Don’t Believe You
I think Judge Engoron has made it quite clear that he does not like Donald Trump, nor does he believe a single word that comes out of Trump’s mouth.
Engoron called Trump to the witness stand on Monday to question him about comments that were made to the media.
Trump stated, “This judge is a very partisan judge with a person who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him, perhaps even much more partisan than he is.”
Engoron wanted him to clarify who the person “sitting alongside of him” was, and Trump responded, “You and Cohen.”
Engoron inquired if Trump had actually been referring to the Judge’s clerk, which Trump denied.
When Trump finished talking, Engoron stated, “As the trier of fact, I find the witness is not credible,” then he hit Trump with a $10,000 fine for violating the gag order.
The initial order was placed after Trump had posted, "Schumer's girlfriend, Alison R. Greenfield, is running this case against me. How disgraceful! This case should be dismissed immediately!!"
Greenfield is the clerk.
The post was taken down from Truth Social, but a picture of the post was placed on Trump’s campaign website, which is how the first $5,000 fine came to be.
Trump was livid when he left the courtroom, mumbling, “Unbelievable” as he left the courtroom.
Engoron also put Trump on notice, stating, "Make no mistake: future violations, whether intentional or unintentional, will subject the violator to far more severe sanctions," hinting that Trump would wind up in jail if he does respect the gag order.