Lawyers in Trump’s civil fraud trial are ordered to clam up about judge’s communications with staff

Judge Arthur Engoron talks with his principal law clerk Allison Greenfield during the fraud trial for former President Donald Trump at New York Supreme Court, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, in New York. (Michael M Santiago/Pool Photo via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump’s civil business fraud trial barred attorneys in the case Friday from commenting on “confidential communications” between him and his staff, after the former president’s attorneys renewed claims that a clerk is poisoning the proceedings.