In a stunning display of judicial overreach, Judge Arthur Engoron has effectively muzzled former President Donald Trump, barring him from delivering his own closing argument in the New York civil business fraud trial. This last-minute reversal by the judge is a blatant attempt to silence Trump and deny him a fair chance to defend himself against the relentless, politically driven attacks from New York Attorney General Letitia James.
This is not just a trial; it’s a witch hunt aimed at crippling Trump financially and tarnishing his reputation. The judge’s insistence on “relevant” matters and his threat of a hefty fine if Trump strays from these narrow confines is nothing short of judicial tyranny. It’s a clear message that in Judge Engoron’s courtroom, Trump’s right to a full and robust defense is being trampled underfoot.
The hypocrisy and double standards at play here are astounding. Trump’s lawyers, like Christopher Kise, rightly pointed out the unfairness and ambiguity in these restrictions, which essentially gag Trump and prevent him from speaking out against the gross injustice he’s facing. But it’s no surprise that the judge, a Democrat, has sided with the prosecution, continuing the trend of weaponizing the legal system against conservatives.
This trial is a farce, a sham proceeding where the outcome seems predetermined by a biased judge hell-bent on punishing Trump for daring to challenge the status quo. The Democrats, terrified of Trump’s continued influence and potential 2024 presidential run, are using this trial to attack him through any means necessary.
And let’s not forget the crux of this trial – the dubious claims by Letitia James that Trump inflated his net worth. This is a desperate attempt to find something, anything, to pin on Trump. James, who campaigned on taking down Trump, is now making good on her promise, using her office to wage a personal vendetta against him.
The American people see through this charade. They recognize it for what it is – a politically motivated assault on one of the most effective conservative leaders this country has ever seen. The left is using every tool in their arsenal to silence Trump and his supporters, but they will not succeed. The truth will prevail, and this injustice will only strengthen the resolve of conservatives across the nation.