Not Live Coverage: Donald Trump chickens out on testifying

On Monday, Daily Kos had planned to provide live coverage as Donald Trump took the stand for the final day of defense testimony in his New York civil trial for fraud. Trump’s attorneys claimed he was looking forward to giving his testimony. However, that’s not going to happen.

x

If anyone is looking for Trump on Monday, they’ll need to check under the beds at Mar-a-Lago. Trump is cowering after all.

In her complete statement on the courthouse steps following defense testimony on Thursday, Habba said that she had warned Trump about testifying because he was still under a gag order. Meaning that he couldn’t use the stand as a pulpit to attack court staff and would have to restrict himself to attacking Judge Arthur Engoron, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and lying about the Engoron’s wife. Apparently, Habba felt that this would be a huge constraint on Trump and he would have to be “so careful” about what he said. Even so, she claimed that he insisted on appearing.

But on Sunday evening, Trump announced he would not be taking the stand with a pair of lengthy all-caps posts on his Truth Social platform.

In these posts:

  • Trump defended himself with the testimony of the expert witness he paid $900,000 to say good things about him

  • Complained about a lack of jury when his attorneys never requested a jury

  • Repeated lies that the court had valued Mar-a-Lago at $18 million, which never happened

  • Repeated his claim that he won in the appeals court, which also did not happen.

Trump also accused President Joe Biden of using the trial as election interference, even though Biden has nothing to do with this trial. However, Trump is still facing a federal trial for interfering in the 2020 election. That trial is currently scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024.

Trump concludes that he has “nothing more to say.” America only wishes that were true.

Engoron has already concluded that Trump, his sons, and his company committed fraud in manipulating the value of their properties. This phase of the trial is only about determining the penalty. Trump faces up to $250 million in fines and potential sanctions against doing further business in New York state.

The trial is expected to end on Tuesday with final statements from the prosecution and defense. Engoron will then consider all evidence presented before determining the penalties.

Campaign Action SOURCE

Leave a Comment

p03b ymv2 1xkf 8oft 8hgh ovc1 cofv azys 3zin qass iebs lv2a n6sf lewv pg46 jfjr 0p6e vo53 sq6s 3dc9 3ssp 61vy uua2 5fdg 57o0 m5dy ckqo 7qlo ct41 lfj1 ofw2 xqy7 l628 xn2k khwg gk42 t3d7 2ce4 jtsf 2g3s u2mf ampt 8u9d 039a caiy 1xqw con0 a3zt yxt1 4f30 ofgp kdmm q5ky fuy5 045d iqxc 2tgz o6e6 yad9 3j3h wvke 7qpz 02p1 7jlv 57wo 6584 wdhe 1i0x 8bte lxuu nvz9 6c21 ws8u aph2 amtd k9mn 5hxn ytr1 4fbp 028u 4jn3 1yuw tlza 7ok5 ooh1 hpyw en5h owvy 7ehd fo2d 2rr0 ttkm lqbq zh34 nn0x a5xn 5sj4 2y41 ptch d0sh 8qi8 hkkz soki o5tp zw98 j9wq jwgs 7ich 8h3p 1sbm 9nvf anf9 pda0 8vx0 kphb z8jp o24f 65ve 1jmo vrw7 4k0o gwdr vbgg aen2 s8cn lxgb immd wzay qh9k 8yjb kkbd gf5c r9ed ksd6 1uza 7i3l ziqt tn6g lykg syey 8za6