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The judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud case in New York City has issued a ruling following his request for a mistrial.
State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron denied the request in a decision handed down late Friday, according to reports, after Trump’s attorneys argued the judge and his chief law clerk showed an “appearance of bias” against the former president.
In denying the motion, Engoron said that it was “utterly without merit” and would be “futile” to proceed to a full briefing schedule even though state prosecutors “advocated for” it, The Epoch Times reported.
Engoron defended his actions as well as those of his chief law clerk, Allison Greenfield, who had come under scrutiny by the former president over past donations to Democratic candidates.
The Epoch Times reported as well:
The motion seeking a mistrial pointed to a high school newsletter, at which Judge Engoron, in his capacity as a Wheatley School alumnus, works as an editor. The newsletter has publicly posted links in the “newsletter he maintains to articles…
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