On the second day of the trial of the $250 million fraud case against him, Former President Donald Trump who made an appearance in the Manhattan court, also took to Truth Social, spewing a bizarre conspiracy theory.
He launched an attack against Judge Arthur Engoron’s clerk, who was also present in the Manhattan courtroom, and referred to her as Chuck “Schumer’s girlfriend.” He included a link to her Instagram account.
“Schumer’s girlfriend, Alison R. Greenfield, is running this case against me,” Trump wrote. “How disgraceful! This case should be dismissed immediately!!”
The post has now been taken down.
A screenshot of the post was shared on Twitter, where it quickly went viral. The post included a photo of Greenfield and Schumer, which was originally tweeted on September 27 by a verified account named @JudicialProtest.
After an hour of a closed-door meeting between Trump, his attorney, and the New York State Attorney General, the judge condemned the former president as the trial resumed.
“This morning, one of the defendants posted to a social media account a disparaging, untrue post about a member of my staff. Although I have since ordered the post to be deleted, it has been mailed out to millions of others. Personal attacks of my staff are inappropriate and I won’t tolerate them,” he said. “Yesterday I warned the counsel of this and it was disregarded. Failure to abide by this directive will result in serious sanctions – I will be very clear.”
Who is Alison R Greenfield?
Greenfield is the Principal Law Clerk to Judge Arthur Engoron, the Supreme Court Justice at the New York State Unified Court System. She has previously worked as a senior counsel in the Special Litigation Unit of New York City Law Department.
She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She also worked as an associate at Jaffe & Asher law firm From December 2010 to April 2013. She started out as an intern at the Oxford University Press back in 2009.
She graduated from NYU and the Cardozo School of Law.