Just hours before closing arguments in Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial, Judge Engoron, who presides over the trial, was the victim of a bomb threat at his home.
A bomb threat was made to the home of the judge overseeing Trump’s civil fraud trial, just hours before closing arguments are set to begin https://t.co/XUGD6PKOOi
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The former president, who had indicated his intention to participate directly in his defense’s closing arguments, had his request denied by Judge Engoron as Trump refused to obey certain rules, including refraining from criticizing New York Attorney General Letitia James or her team and avoiding turning his closing arguments into a campaign speech.
But this incident intensifies the already palpable tension surrounding Trump’s many legal proceedings, since Judge Engoron isn’t the first to have a link to various Trump court cases and fall victim to this kind of maneuvering.