Donald Trump Stung by Court Filing on Thanksgiving

Donald Trump Stung by Court Filing on Thanksgiving

In a recent court filing, the DOJ requested a gag order in Donald Trump’s civil fraud case in New York after the former President’s Thanksgiving message.

Here are the details of the news.

Donald Trump Stung by Court Filing on Thanksgiving

Former President Donald Trump of the United States has invited a new court filing against him through his Thanksgiving message in his New York civil fraud case.

New York Attorney Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the former president in New York, alleging that he overestimated his business’s worth by billions of dollars to show profit to get bank loans at low rates.

In his post on the Truth Social platform on Thursday titled, ‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ Trump criticized his ongoing civil fraud trials in New York as a ‘witch hunt’ while attacking President Joe Biden, Attorney General Letitia James, Judge Arthur Engoron who is presiding over the case.

He described Biden as “crooked,” “the Racist & Incompetent Attorney General of New York State, Letitia’ Peekaboo’ James, the Radical Left Trump-Hating Judge, a ‘Psycho,’ Arthur Engoron and his Politically Biased & Corrupt Campaign Finance Violator, Chief Clerk Alison Greenfield.”

Trump’s Thanksgiving text has enraged the Department of Justice (DOJ) and has led the department to issue a new court filing requesting to reinstate the gag order in a $250 million fraud case in New York. The gag order will prohibit Trump from making any statements against anyone involved in the case.

The Judge imposed a gag order in the case in October as a result of the former President’s repeated comments on Judge Engoron and his law clerk, Allison Greenfield.

In the same month, Engoron had fined Donald Trump twice for violating his gag order. First, for failing to remove a Truth Social post mentioning Greenfield two weeks after the Judge ordered it to delete it, and second, after Trump attacked Greenfield as a “very partisan” individual outside the New York court.

Moreover, the gag order was extended later to include Trump’s legal team. However, a New York appeals court put a temporary hold on the gag order last week after Trump’s lawyer filed an appeal that the order was unconstitutional as it violates Trump’s right to free speech.

The hold will remain in effect until November 27, 2023, after which the appeals court judges will decide on the order.

While the gag order was on hold, Trump took the opportunity to express his frustration over everyone he thinks is responsible for the lawsuit and slammed them in his Thanksgiving post on Thursday.

On the same day, Cecil Vandevender, DOJ’s assistant special counsel, urged the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a document that the gag order must be reinstated for Trump during the ongoing case trials in New York.

The filing specifically focuses on a document in which a New York State Unified Court System employee details the “hundreds of threatening and harassing voicemail messages” sent to Judge Engoron.

Last month, the gag order prohibited Trump from issuing statements against witnesses and Judge’s staff involved in the case but did not ban him from criticizing Judge Engoron.

However, despite facing four other criminal lawsuits, Trump remains a GOP front-runner for the Presidential primary.

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