(NewsSpace.com) – Former President Donald Trump is facing a lot of legal woes, from civil to criminal. The judges in his cases have been subject to attacks from both Trump and his followers. The most recent event involves Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over the civil fraud case in New York.
On Thursday, January 11, the day that closing arguments were slated to begin, there was a bomb threat at Engoron’s home in Great Neck, New York. The bomb squad responded to the call and is in the midst of carrying out an investigation. At the time of the threat, it wasn’t clear whether or not Engoron was home. The Nassau County Police Department later revealed that he had been the subject of a swatting event.
While it’s not clear who made the call that elicited the response, Trump had attacked Engoron the day prior on his social media site, Truth Social, saying that the judge, along with the New York attorney general, was trying to “screw” him.
Prior to the swatting incident with Engoron, another one of the judges overseeing a Trump case was targeted as well. Judge Tanya Chutkan was swatted on Sunday, January 7. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department said it received a call stating there had been a shooting at her home, which was quickly determined to be untrue. Chutkan is overseeing the case against Trump for federal election interference.
On Christmas Day, Special Counsel Jack Smith was also targeted. The US Marshals were quick to notify local authorities that nothing was amiss at his home, where he was celebrating the holiday with his family.
As for the civil case in New York, Engoron is expected to issue a ruling—there is no jury in the case—as soon as the end of this month. The closing arguments took place on Thursday, as expected, and Trump was allowed to speak for several minutes.
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