What sort of lawyer thinks it’s a good idea to piss off the judge? The sort that Donald Trump hires

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Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to https://www.flickr.com/photos/glynlowe/ [bad link], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.

I think the judge in Donald Trump’s fraud trial is getting pissed. Really pissed. At Trump’s lawyers.[1] And that surely can’t be good news for Trump.

Lee Moran, “George Conway Has Some Blunt Advice For Donald Trump In Fraud Trial,” Huffington Post, October 31, 2023, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-conway-donald-trump-empire-death-blow_n_6540c68de4b0ae2dc0b50ea5

Lauren Aratani, “‘Expect the unexpected’: Trump fraud trial becomes family affair,” Guardian, November 1, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/01/donald-trump-children-testify-fraud-trial-jr-eric-ivanka

Caleb Ecarma, “Don Jr. Has a Conveniently Fuzzy Memory of Trump Org Finances: ‘I Leave It to My CPAs,’ Vanity Fair, November 1, 2023, https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/11/don-jr-conveniently-fuzzy-memory-trump-org-finances

Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, “Uh-Oh: Eric Trump Stumbles in Key “Gotcha” Moment in Fraud Trial,” New Republic, November 2, 2023, https://newrepublic.com/post/176615/eric-trump-stumbles-gotcha-moment-new-york-fraud-trial

Rozina Sabur, “Eric Trump loses temper during New York fraud trial testimony,” Telegraph, November 2, 2023, https://www.telegraph.co.uk//us/news/2023/11/02/eric-trump-testifying-donald-jr-ny-fraud-trial-organisation/

Kara Scannell, “Judge in Trump fraud trial expands gag order to Trump’s attorneys,” Cable News Network, November 3, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/03/politics/trump-gag-order-engoron-clerk/index.html


  1. [1]Kara Scannell, “Judge in Trump fraud trial expands gag order to Trump’s attorneys,” Cable News Network, November 3, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/03/politics/trump-gag-order-engoron-clerk/index.html

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