When asked about the chance of Engoron granting a mistrial, legal analyst Alan Dershowitz told Newsweek: "Zero."
"It is roughly the same odds as Trump confessing...somewhere between unlikely and unimaginable," legal analyst Jonathan Turley told Newsweek. "Many of us have criticized the underlying law, but it is like complaining about the weather. This is sweeping authority has been given to the courts under a law that does not require an actual loss by a bank or third party."
Dave Aronberg, the state attorney for Palm Beach, Florida, told Newsweek: "Trump has no chance of a mistrial here. In addition, his chances of prevailing on appeal because of judicial bias are slim, because Judge Engoron has not stepped over the line, despite the occasional snarky comment. The fact that Judge Engoron continues to limit Trump's gag order to court staff and allows himself to be subject to a torrent of verbal abuse shows that the judge is trying to be fair."