Former President Donald Trump was told to quiet down by the judge in his organization's New York fraud trial on Wednesday while a witness was on the stand.
Judge Arthur Engoron issued the warning after Trump conferred with his lawyers during the trial.
A New York judge asked former President Trump to pipe down after he grew animated while a witness testified against him in his civil fraud trial. https://t.co/kXqloe62ZK
— The Hill (@thehill) October 18, 2023
"Kevin Wallace, a lawyer with the state attorney general’s office, requested that Engoron ask the defense to 'stop commenting during the witness’s testimony,' noting that Trump’s comments were audible on the witness side of the room," the Hill reported.
"Engoron then asked everyone to keep their voices down, 'particularly if it’s meant to influence the testimony,'" it added.
A judge warned Donald Trump and others at his New York civil fraud trial to keep their voices down Wednesday after the former president threw up his hands in frustration and spoke aloud to his lawyers while a witness was testifying against him. https://t.co/nVXgFt8MD3
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) October 18, 2023
"In a series of questions, Trump lawyer Lazaro Fields sought to establish that Larson had, at one point, undershot the projected 2015 value of a Trump-owned Wall Street office building by $114 million," PBS reported.
"Larson said the 'values were not wrong — it’s what we knew at the time.' Trump threw up his hands during the exchange," it noted.
Trump told to quiet down at NY civil fraud trial https://t.co/iu3evvRn3J
— Way Too Early with Jonathan Lemire (@WayTooEarly) October 19, 2023
"On Wednesday morning, Trump showed up for a second straight day for his trial in the fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James and presided over by Judge Arthur Engoron," Mediaite reported.
"During a break in the proceedings, Trump told reporters that he had struck a knockout blow in court that would soon lead the case — in which Trump has already been ruled liable for fraud — to soon be dismissed," it continued.
The latest clash is part of the ongoing series of cases for the former president as he seeks a comeback bid for president in 2024.
In addition to the New York case, Trump faces cases in Washington, Florida and Georgia, with more than 90 total charges against him.
The massive legal battles have not stopped his popularity, however, as Trump continues to lead GOP contenders and is polling well against President Joe Biden.