New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is suing former President Trump, received significant support from megadonors including George Soros, his son Jonathan Soros, and Reid Hoffman.
These donors have also been heavily involved in anti-Trump efforts.
Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over Trump’s civil fraud trial, has donated to Democrats in the past and has expressed controversial views on juries. (Trending: CNN Poll Is Bad News For Biden)
“Now, I’m going to say something controversial even though I’m being taped,” the judge says in a past video.
“Juries get it wrong a lot — that’s my own opinion. I do only civil trials — personal injury cases, contract disputes — but I’ve had situations where, like, ‘Oh, my — heaven’s sake. How could they have thought that?’”
“Well, I have a tool that I can deal with that. It’s called judgment not withstanding the verdict,” he went on.
“I can say there is no possible way that a reasonable jury would have reached that conclusion. Alright, am I following the law, or am I making the law?”
“OK, I’m following the law. I’m an impartial referee, but it’s hard to factor out my own emotions. I have tools.”
Last month, Engoron ruled that Trump and the Trump Organization committed fraud by overvaluing assets and exaggerating net worth.
James is seeking a $250 million penalty against Trump’s businesses.
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