Trump Set to Take the Stand in $250 Million Civil Fraud Trial for Self-Defense Testimony

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The $250 million civil fraud trial of former President Donald Trump is scheduled to begin next month, marking a significant development in the legal proceedings. 

His attorneys confirmed in court on Monday that Trump will be the final witness for the defense on December 11, followed by his son, Eric Trump, who is scheduled to testify on December 6. 

The trial, spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office, accuses the Trumps and their company of inflating financial statements by billions of dollars.

Amidst the legal battle, Trump’s attorneys also addressed a separate issue before a New York state appeals court regarding threats against the law clerk of Judge Arthur Engoron, who presides over the civil fraud trial. 

Trump’s legal team dismissed allegations of endangering the clerk’s safety, contending that the security concerns lacked substance and emphasizing that the communications did not signify an imminent threat.

Trump’s Defense Against Gag Order

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The $250 million civil fraud trial of former President Donald Trump is scheduled to begin next month, marking a significant development in the legal proceedings.

However, the state court system urged the appeals court to lift a temporary pause on the gag order, citing an influx of threatening and antisemitic messages received by the clerk following Trump’s social media post about her alleged relationship with Senator Chuck Schumer. 

The court’s security official acknowledged the seriousness of the threats, prompting increased security measures.

Trump’s attorneys asserted their client’s lack of involvement in the threats and argued against the gag order, stating that Trump should be able to express concerns about potential bias from the clerk without curtailment of his speech rights. 

They condemned the gag order as an attempt to shield the court from public scrutiny and limit Trump’s ability to address alleged partisan conduct affecting a fair trial.

The trial, marred by controversies surrounding social media posts and alleged bias, has intensified tensions between Trump’s legal team and the court.

 As the legal battle rages on, Trump’s impending testimony and the ongoing dispute over the gag order inject further complexity into a case already fraught with political and legal ramifications.

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