Plenty of Americans have been following the civil trial against Donald Trump. A Democrat prosecutor out of New York has accused Trump of overvaluing his properties. Despite what appears to be exonerating evidence, the judge of the trial seems to be siding with the state.
The case has reached the final closing arguments. The judge, facing repeated criticism for how he’s treated the defendant, denied Trump a chance to speak.
But the former president refused to stay silent. And he gave the courtroom an earful.
From Daily Wire:
Former President Donald Trump ripped into the judge presiding over his civil business fraud trial during closing arguments on Thursday, even after the judge refused to allow the former president to give his own summation…
“This is a fraud on me. What’s happened here, sir, is a fraud on me,” Trump said. He later accused the judge of not listening to him before Engoron told Trump’s lawyers to “control your client.” He then gave the former president a minute to speak before adjourning for lunch.
Trump unloaded during closing arguments in the civil trial against him. He accused the case of being a “fraud” against him. He maintained his innocence and accused DA Letitia James of election interference.
Trump’s legal team appeared to provide ample evidence that showed he did not commit any wrongdoing. The issue of his properties’ values was addressed in both a clause in all his business contracts as well as testimony from banking executives.
Despite this, the judge presiding over the case appears hellbent on persecuting Trump. Judge Engoron has been accused of having a liberal bias and is allowing this case as a way of undermining Trump’s 2024 campaign.
Few of Trump’s supporters will disagree. Other New York prosecutors had investigated Trump’s businesses but failed to find anything they could use against him. Only after those Democrats closed their cases, did James launch her attack.
It is unlikely Trump will get a verdict in his favor, as this case will be decided by the very judge he accuses of being biased against him. Trump will most likely appeal the outcome of this case, which could result in him owing the liberal-run state of New York $370 million.
- The judge presiding over Trump’s civil case denied him the right to speak.
- Trump spoke during closing arguments anyway, accusing the case of being “election interference.”
- Many Republicans believe this and other trials against Trump are attempts at stealing the 2024 Election.
Source: Daily Wire