Did Judge in Trump Fraud Trial Act with Bias?

Former President Donald Trump has accused Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over his New York civil fraud trial, of being a "complete and total puppet" of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Trump claims that Engoron and James undervalued his properties in order to make him look bad and to support the judge's finding of fraud. Trump's attack comes after a temporary lifting of a limited gag order that prevented him and his attorneys from discussing Engoron's staff. Despite pushback from Trump and his allies, Engoron has already ruled that Trump and his business are liable for fraud. New York Rep. Elise Stefanik has also filed an ethics complaint against Engoron, alleging judicial bias. In response to the complaint, Engoron dismissed a mistrial motion filed by Trump's attorneys, calling their arguments "utterly without merit." The trial is expected to conclude next month.


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