Is Trump Being Forced Into Taking The Stand?

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( – On Monday, former President Donald Trump said that he would appear on the witness stand in the New York fraud trial against him for the third time. This appearance will allow his legal team to question him regarding his business practices in defense of the Trump Organization’s business practices.

Last month during a testimony Trump defended his business practices and argued that the trial against him was completely corrupt. His speech would often resemble a political speech more than a testimony which resulted in the judge in the case often stopping him. Still, Trump has maintained that the New York attorney general and prosecutors team had downplayed important financial documents and that they were “frauds.”

In November during his case, Trump argued that the case was a complete “disgrace.” He further pointed out that anyone who read any legal scholar papers would be able to see that the case against him was part of a “political witch hunt.

With Trump’s legal team getting to control the questions Trump will be given the chance to really control the narrative and present to the court his side of the story. Many witnesses since the start of the trial have similarly given their own perspective.

In connection to this case Trump and his legal counsel have also been fighting with the trial judge who they have argued has been biased against Trump since the start. The dispute first started after the imposition of a gag order by Judge Engoron against Trump and his legal team. The order blocks them from making any comments about the judge or any of the court staff.

In the eleventh hour, the former President decided not to go back on the witness stand. The reason for the reversal, Trump said “I have already testified to everything & have nothing more to say other than this is a complete & total election interference and a Biden witch hunt,” so “I will not be testifying.”

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