Trump Reverses Decision to Testify in Civil Fraud Trial

Former President Donald Trump, in a significant turn of events, has announced that he will no longer testify at his ongoing civil fraud trial, a decision he communicated via his social media platform, Truth Social.

Trump’s decision not to testify on Monday was confirmed by court officials and marks a departure from the trial’s anticipated proceedings. He had been scheduled as one of the final defense witnesses in a trial that has spanned two months.

Trump’s Statement on Social Media

In his post, Trump stated,

“As everyone knows, I have very successfully & conclusively testified in the corrupt, Biden directed, New York state attorney general’s rigged trial against me.”

He defended the integrity of his financial statements and criticized the New York Attorney General and the judge overseeing the case.

The Defense’s Argument

The reversal follows testimony from an accounting expert who asserted that the Attorney General’s case lacked merit and found no evidence of fraud in Trump’s financial statements. Trump quoted a professor from NYU Stern, saying, “If Mr. Trump were my student, he would get an ‘A’ on his financial statements.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James seeks $250 million in damages, accusing Trump and his company of inflating property values. In response, Trump criticized the valuation methods used by the AG’s office and refuted their claims.

James’s Comments and Trump’s Further Rebuttal

James commented, “No matter how much he tries to distract from reality, the facts don’t lie.” Trump countered by discussing the valuation of Mar-a-Lago and his tax payments, labeling the case a witch hunt and election interference.

The trial is set to resume on Tuesday with the final part of testimony from accounting expert Eli Bartov. The Attorney General’s office will then have a day for rebuttals, with closing arguments scheduled for January 11.

With information from Fox News.

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