On Friday, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York added to her previous ethics complaint against the New York judge presiding over President Trump’s civil fraud case.
She alleged he “wrongfully denied” the request for a mistrial due to bias.
From The Hill:
“A week ago, I filed an ethics complaint against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron for his partisan antics, bias, and railroading of President Trump,” she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Today, I’m supplementing my ethics complaint against Judge Engoron with examples of even more of his egregious misconduct after he just wrongly dismissed President Trump’s motion for a mistrial.”
🚨🚨🚨 A week ago, I filed an ethics complaint against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron for his partisan antics, bias, and railroading of President Trump. After my complaint, a New York appellate court smacked down Judge Engoron for his blatantly unconstitutional gag order. Today,…
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 18, 2023
I filed an official judicial complaint against Judge Arthur Engoron for his inappropriate bias and judicial intemperance in New York’s disgraceful lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization. pic.twitter.com/xkvuclOdnX
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 14, 2023
In his denial of the request Friday, Engoron said Trump’s attorney’s arguments were “utterly without merit.”
The mistrial request alleges that Engoron was biased and committed judicial misconduct, including comments demeaning Trump and the trial itself. Engoron said Trump’s team was cherry-picking comments.
“Such argument is disingenuous and made in bad faith, as defendants omitted what I said immediately after that sentence,” Engoron said of one instance.
President Trump called Engoron a “complete and total puppet” of New York Attorney General Letitia James on Saturday.
“Judge Arthur Engoron, the most overturned and stayed Judge in the State, and the Racist New York State Attorney General, the most corrupt & incompetent A.G. in the Country (Violent Crime Is Raging!), have FRAUDULENTLY Undervalued my properties, by many times, in order to make me look bad, and make the Judge’s original ridiculous finding of Fraud pass the ‘smell test,’ which it does not,” Trump said on Truth Social.
Trump’s attack comes after the temporary lifting of a limited gag order by an appellate judge that prevented the former president and his attorneys from talking about Engoron’s staff.
🚨BREAKING: NY Appeals Court removes gag order on President Trump
He can now continue criticizing Judge Engoron, Letitia James, and the rest of the NY Marxists trying to destroy an innocent man pic.twitter.com/NW5iSGm0LE
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) November 16, 2023