BREAKING: Trump files to recuse Engoron from case over improper discussion with New York lawyer

The attorneys for former President Trump have filed to have the corrupt Judge Engoron recused from Trump’s case over improper discussions of the case with a New York real estate lawyer.

The lawyer volunteered his advice for Engoron when he saw him at the courthouse because he wanted the judge ‘to get it right’.

Here’s more from The Hill:

Attorneys for former President Trump demanded Thursday that the judge who oversaw his civil fraud trial recuse himself from the case over allegations he improperly discussed it with an outside party.

“Allegations have surfaced revealing this Court may have engaged in actions fundamentally incompatible with the responsibilities attendant to donning the black robe and sitting in judgment,” Trump attorneys Alina Habba and Clifford Robert wrote in a 24-page recusal motion.

On Feb. 16, the day Judge Arthur Engoron handed down his multimillion-dollar judgment against Trump, a high-profile New York real estate lawyer said in an interview with NBC New York that he approached the judge about three weeks earlier to offer unsolicited advice about the case.

“I saw him in the corner [at the courthouse] and I told my client, ‘I need to go.’ And I walked over and we started talking. … I wanted him to know what I think and why … I really want him to get it right,” the lawyer, Adam Leitman Bailey, told NBC New York on Feb. 16.

Bailey later said that “the word ‘Donald Trump’” was never mentioned in the conversation, NBC New York reported, but when asked if it was clear they were discussing Trump’s case, the lawyer replied, “Well, obviously we weren’t talking about the Mets.”

At the time, court spokesperson Al Baker told the outlet that Engoron’s decision “was his alone, was deeply considered and was wholly uninfluenced” by Bailey, denying any ex parte conversation where the case was discussed without all parties present.

Baker declined to comment further on the matter Thursday. The Hill requested comment from Bailey.

The conversation between Bailey and Engoron sparked a state judicial conduct investigation last month.

“The New York Code of Judicial Conduct exists to ensure that litigants are afforded a fair and impartial trial,” Habba said in a statement. “Justice Engoron’s communications with Attorney Adam Leitman Bailey regarding the merits of this case, however, directly violate that code and demonstrate that Judge Engoron cannot serve as a fair arbiter.

“It is clear that Judge Engoron should recuse himself immediately,” she said.

I don’t know all of the repercussions from having Engoron removed, but I would think that it would call into question his judgement against Trump at the very least. It sounds like this would be a great move for Trump if they are successful.

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