Stefanik files complaint against judge in Trump fraud trial
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R –Schuylerville, has filed a judicial complaint against the judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s fraud trial, claiming “inappropriate bias and judicial intemperance.”
“Americans are sick and tired of the blatant corruption by radical Leftist judges in New York. All New Yorkers must speak out against the dangerous weaponized lawfare against President Trump,” Stefanik said in a statement.
The complaint against Judge Arthur Engoron was filed with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, who is presiding over the lawsuit, claminig that the Trump Organization inflated the value of their properties to obtain favorable loans.
In the complaint, which Stefanik posted on X, formerly Twitter, she said that Engoron has exhibited “bizarre behavior” and not honored the defendant’s rights to due process.
“Last year, Judge Engoron told President Trump’s attorney that the former president is ‘just a bad guy,’ who Democrat New York Attorney General Letitia James ‘should go after as the chief law enforcement officer of the state,’” Stefanik wrote.
In addition, Stefanik claimed that Engeron ignored an appellate ruling about the appropriate statute of limitations in this case and entered summary judgment against the defendant before the trial began — without witnesses or cross-examination.
“This, despite the fact there’s disputed material evidence – and there’s no victim of the defendant’s supposed fraud. Indeed, as the trial evidence has made, the defendant has paid back the sophisticated Wall Street banks, on time, in full, with interest, as agreed.”
Stefanik also criticized the gag order he has placed on Trump and his attorneys.
“Judge Engoron has gone on to gag and fine President Trump for merely criticizing Judge Engoron’s law clerk, which is core political speech protected by the First Amendment.”
She also pointed out that Engoron and his staff have given to Democratic candidates.
NewsChannel 13’s Mark Mulholland spoke to local attorney Paul DerOhannesian about Stefanik’s complaint. Watch his interview in the video.