New York Judge Caught Smil­ing Dur­ing Trump Tri­al Is Life­long Demo­c­rat Donor

New York Judge Caught Smiling During Trump Trial Is Lifelong Democrat Donor

The New York judge pre­sid­ing over for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s jury-free fraud tri­al is a life­long Demo­c­ra­t­ic donor who has spent thou­sands of dol­lars on par­ti­san polit­i­cal con­tri­bu­tions, accord­ing to cam­paign finance records.
Judge Arthur Engoron, who attract­ed ire on Mon­day after he appeared to pose for cam­eras dur­ing the tri­al, has con­tributed exclu­sive­ly to Democ­rats over the past 25 years, most of them direct­ly to his local Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty com­mit­tees. New York’s cam­paign finance data­base shows Engoron has con­tributed over $5,000 to can­di­dates and com­mit­tees, includ­ing most recent­ly in 2018 to the Man­hat­tan Democ­rats.
Engoron has unique con­trol over Trump’s legal fate. New York’s case against Trump is being car­ried out as a benc …