BREAKING: Trump Faces Contempt Threat Over NY Gag Order Violation

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Trump Faces Contempt Threat Over NY Gag Order Violation

New York, 10:54 a.m. – A New York Supreme Court Justice, Arthur Engoron, has issued a stern warning to former President Donald Trump, threatening him with contempt of court for violating a gag order imposed by the court. This development occurred during the civil fraud trial over allegations by New York Attorney General Letitia James that Trump and his inner circle artificially inflated his net worth to secure favorable loan and insurance deals.

The trial has been underway for nearly three weeks, with Justice Engoron reminding all parties involved that time is running out. James asserts that Trump, his businesses, two former executives, and his adult sons manipulated financial statements from 2011 to 2021, overestimating the value of real estate assets. In contrast, Trump claims he was intentionally conservative in his assessments and argues that the court should recognize his real estate expertise.

Trouble surfaced when a social media post by Trump, targeting the judge’s law clerk, Allison Greenfield, remained on his campaign website despite a limited gag order. This order prohibited any public comments regarding court staff after Trump falsely disparaged Greenfield, labeling her as “girlfriend” to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The post led to threats against Greenfield, and the judge ordered its removal.