The judge in the New York fraud trial threatened to interrupt testimony,
Trump’s lawyer was asked to explain the court’s judicial procedure to his client. Due to his stance, the judge overseeing the former US president’s civil commercial fraud trial in New York threatened to halt his testimony.
During his discussions about his company’s bookkeeping, Trump has frequently quarreled with Judge Arthur Engoron, who is contemplating imposing substantial fines and other penalties that could harm the former president’s property empire.
Engoron cautioned about the potential
US presidential candidate in 2024 that he could remove him from the witness stand if a question was not answered immediately. The judge asked Christopher Kise, Trump’s attorney, to state: “Mr. Can you manipulate your client, Kise? This is not a political event, but a judicial hearing.’ The former president admitted that his company did not accurately estimate the value of apartment towers, golf courses, and other assets. According to New York state prosecutors, the charges were amplified to secure better financing conditions and have now been declared as fraudulent.
Trump stated that numerous assets, including his Mar-a-Lago estate and the Doral golf course in Florida, were undervalued and not taken seriously by banks.
The lawsuit’s text claims that the estimates skewered creditors and insurers, overstating his assets by 2 billion dollars (about R$9). The current prices are 8 billion.
Engoron and New York
Attorney General Letitia James has been accused of political irrationality by Trump, who has also called the case a “witch hunt.” On the witness stand, he continued his complaints and accused legal officials of neglecting his personal matters after taking office.
He said: ‘I know the judge will rule against me because he rules against him always.
While Trump was giving evidence, the trial judge asked his lawyer to explain certain rules to him.
“The ex-US president, who is about to assume the role of president again, has a grasp of the rules,” Kise declared.
Unlike the four criminal cases, Trump does not face jail time while he prepares to run for president again.
By requesting campaign contributions from those who are accused of being targeted for his political agenda, Trum has sought to exploit the lawsuits.