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Judge in Trump civil fraud trial received hundreds of threats, court filing says
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 25, 2023 12:00PM
attacked by Il Trumpo and his legions

Judge in Trump civil fraud trial received hundreds of threats, court filing says
[thehill.com]

The judge in former President Trump’s civil fraud trial has received hundreds of threats, a Wednesday court filing said.

“On a daily basis, the judge and his staff are being inundated with hundreds of harassing and threatening phone calls, voicemail messages, and emails,” Charles Hollon, a New York court officer-captain assigned to the Judicial Threats Assessment Unit, said in the filing. Hollon said the threats have required the unit to “constantly reassess and evaluate” the security protections to put in place “to ensure the safety of the judge and those around him.”

In the filing, an attorney in the Office of Court Administration argued that Trump’s request to stay the gag orders imposed on him during the civil fr??aud trial should be denied. The attorney pointed to large amounts of “threatening, harassing, disparaging and antisemitic messages” received by the court’s chamber phone and the personal cell phone of a law clerk for Engoron warranting “the imposition of the limited gag orders imposed by the Court.”

The New York Appellate Division lifted the gag orders against Trump earlier this month, which stemmed from Trump’s attack on Truth Social against one of Engoron’s clerks calling her Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) “girlfriend” and sharing personally identifying information about her.

In the wake of the gag orders being temporarily lifted, Trump resumed his Truth Social attacks on Engoron and his clerk.

“Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!),” Trump posted on his social media platform.

“His Ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace,” Trump’s post continued.




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Re: Judge in Trump civil fraud trial received hundreds of threats, court filing says
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 25, 2023 12:16PM
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Re: Judge in Trump civil fraud trial received hundreds of threats, court filing says
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 25, 2023 01:47PM
You know, it really IS hard in a representative democracy to fully prosecute populist demagogues.

There are all sorts of warning in the Founding Father documents, too.

And yet, here we are.
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Re: Judge in Trump civil fraud trial received hundreds of threats, court filing says
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 25, 2023 07:50PM
"It is to deny, what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that men of ambition and talents will not continue to spring up amongst us. And, when they do, they will as naturally seek the gratification of their ruling passion, as others have so done before them. The question then, is, can that gratification be found in supporting and maintaining an edifice that has been erected by others? Most certainly it cannot. Many great and good men sufficiently qualified for any task they should undertake, may ever be found, whose ambition would inspire to nothing beyond a seat in Congress, a gubernatorial or a presidential chair; but such belong not to the family of the lion, or the tribe of the eagle. What! think you these places would satisfy an Alexander, a Caesar, or a Napoleon?--Never! Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.--It sees no distinction in adding story to story, upon the monuments of fame, erected to the memory of others. It denies that it is glory enough to serve under any chief. It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it, whether at the expense of emancipating slaves, or enslaving freemen. Is it unreasonable then to expect, that some man possessed of the loftiest genius, coupled with ambition sufficient to push it to its utmost stretch, will at some time, spring up among us? And when such a one does, it will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs."

--A. Lincoln, 1838




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Re: Judge in Trump civil fraud trial received hundreds of threats, court filing says
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 26, 2023 03:19PM
Just like a Star Trek "back in history" episode … Only Captain Kirk can fix this.
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