Judge Smacks Down Ivanka Trump With Brutal Ruling

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the former President Donald Trump, was unsuccessful in persuading an appeals court that her testimony in her father’s fraud trial would impose an excessive burden.

Judge Arthur Engoron, the presiding judge overseeing the ongoing trial pertaining to a fraud case initiated by New York Attorney General Letitia James, has recently issued a ruling mandating the physical presence of Ivanka Trump, the former First Daughter, for the purpose of providing testimony. The scheduled date for Ivanka’s significant event was initially planned for the current week, but it has been rescheduled to the following Wednesday. Meanwhile, former co-First Sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. testified earlier this week.

Ivanka Trump made an attempt to avoid testifying by submitting a motion for a stay to the New York Court of Appeals on Thursday. Her attorney argued that “Ms. Trump, who resides in Florida with her three minor children, will suffer undue hardship if a stay is denied and she is required to testify at trial in New York in the middle of a school week, in a case she has already been dismissed from, before her appeal is heard.”

Attorney General James responded in a legal document, as reported by CNBC.

“Ms. Trump’s arguments are based on the false premise that witnesses with relevant, firsthand knowledge may be called to testify only if they are ‘a primary actor’ in the case,” James told the appeals court.

James said that Ivanka Trump “has firsthand knowledge of issues that are central to the ongoing trial, and staying her testimony may well serve to delay the fair and orderly resolution of a trial that has now been proceeding for over almost a month, in which OAG is nearing completion of its case in chief.”

James went on: “Ms. Trump’s mere need to attend trial for a single day to testify truthfully is not itself a serious harm that warrants emergency relief.”

The application for a stay was denied on Thursday night. The fundamental allure remains present.

Trump is currently faced with a multitude of responsibilities, as he navigates four pending legal matters and actively engages in preparations for his prospective 2024 presidential candidacy.

However, there is a prominent subject that consistently arises and remains a persistent concern for him throughout press conferences and election-related activities: The current whereabouts of Melania Trump are unknown.

According to SheKnows, it is plausible that Trump holds the belief that he and his spouse have adequately addressed this inquiry.

However, information obtained from undisclosed sources suggests that his staff members are growing increasingly concerned about the extended duration of her absence.

The presence of one’s spouse during an election, although perceived as antiquated, remains a crucial component on the campaign checklist and significantly influences voters’ perceptions.

Melania exhibited a notable reticence towards public visibility during her initial tenure, and it is plausible that Trump’s adherents would express a preference for a more frequent presence of hers, even if it is of a limited nature.

“The reports were that she was angry, and she wanted nothing more to do with politics… and nothing more to do with campaigning. She wanted out and wanted to be a private person with her son,” according to Ron Filipkowski, a leftist writer for MeidasTouchNetwork, during a recent livestream on Newsweek, who went on, “And I absolutely believe that is the case.”

Melania has not been to any of her spouse’s legal procedures and, to a large extent, has been absent from the campaign trail as well. According to Filipkowski, “Trump and Trump’s campaign people fully understand, that’s going to be a big problem that if she doesn’t at least get out there a little bit and show her support, it’s going to look bad.”

Humorously, though, during the proceedings at the New York City courtroom, an inquiry was made to Donald Trump on Melania’s perspective on the matter. The reaction is highly amusing given the widely known fact that the two individuals in question had not engaged in conversation for some weeks.

For individuals who have the perspective of not desiring another presidential term for Donald Trump, the prospect of such an outcome appears favorable.

Former US President Donald J. Trump tells me in the hallway of the courthouse following a break of the civil fraud trial in Manhattan, New York on October 17, 2023 that Former US First Lady Melania Trump says the trial against him “is a disgrace.” pic.twitter.com/FTscXp6fdM

— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) October 17, 2023

Melania’s most recent public appearance took place during an April Mar-a-Lago dinner. Additionally, she made an appearance in a concise interview on Fox News in the month of May. In conclusion, that is the entirety of the matter.

According to public relations expert Jane Owen, it is a prudent decision for Melania Trump to distance herself from the issues surrounding her husband, Donald Trump.

According to Owen who was interviewed by Newsweek, “The less she comments or is seen to be supportive or unsupportive, the more room she has to maneuver. If things go badly for Trump, she can remain relatively unscathed and come out with enough remaining star power to command a healthy fee for appearances or endorsements, should she want to go down that road.”

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