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Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Judge’s Home in Trump Fraud Case

Authorities responded to a bomb threat at Judge Arthur Engoron’s home on Long Island. The incident occurred hours before the closing arguments in former President Trump’s civil fraud trial.

Official Confirmation of Threat

A court official confirmed the threat to The Associated Press. Al Baker, a court spokesperson, stated, “There was a threat. I can confirm a bomb threat.”

Court’s Response to Threat

Baker assured that the court proceedings, including the closing arguments, would proceed as planned. He mentioned the ongoing security measures, which will be intensified for safety.

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Nassau County Police Involvement

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The Nassau County Police Department responded to a “swatting incident” in Great Neck Gardens. The identity of the resident involved was not confirmed.

$250 Million Lawsuit Against Trump

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New York Attorney General Letitia James’s lawsuit accuses Trump, his adult sons, and the Trump Organization of financial fraud. The lawsuit alleges false asset valuation for tax and insurance benefits.

Trump’s Plan to Deliver Closing Argument

Media reports suggested Trump’s intent to make his own closing argument. However, Judge Engoron rejected this, citing the need for relevance and adherence to legal standards.

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Conditions for Trump’s Participation

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Judge Engoron stated that Trump could make his closing argument under specific conditions. These included limiting his subjects and adhering to the standards of a lawyer’s closing argument.

Opposition to Trump’s Request

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A lawyer from James’s office objected to Trump presenting his own closing argument. The lawyer argued that Trump does not have the right to do so.

Trump’s Reaction on Social Media

Trump expressed his displeasure on Truth Social, accusing Judge Engoron and Attorney General James of collaborating against him.

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Contentious Relationship Between Trump and Engoron

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Trump and Judge Engoron have had a turbulent relationship throughout the trial. This includes disagreements over a gag order imposed early in the case.

Trump’s Accusations of Bias

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Trump accused Judge Engoron and Attorney General James of being biased against him. He labeled them as “Trump haters,” “frauds,” and “political hacks” during his testimony.

Conclusion of the Trial

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The closing arguments are scheduled, with each side given two hours and 15 minutes for presentation. The trial is expected to reach a decision before the end of the month.

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