Developments in Trump Organization Trial: Defense Presents Case, Trump Jr.’s Monday Testimony

Donald Trump Jr., attends the Trump Organization civil fraud trial.

As the trial against the Trump Organization continues, the defense began presenting its case today, with attorney Alina Habba indicating the responsibility for the contested financial statements lies with Trump’s external accounting firm. During a Fox News interview, Habba highlighted the role of banks in conducting due diligence on Trump’s financial statements. The state concluded its case last week, and the defense aims to conclude by December 15th. Additionally, Habba hinted at a potential mistrial motion by Donald Trump, addressing the issue without breaching the judge’s gag order.

In other developments, Donald Trump Jr. attended a UFC event at Madison Square Garden with his father, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock, and UFC president Dana White, before returning to court. Upon arrival at court, Trump Jr. faced protests but remained non-committal about his testimony.

In court, Trump Jr. took the stand, answering initial biographical questions comfortably, including his time as a bartender post-college. He then detailed the history of the Trump Organization, describing it as a large family business and his father as a visionary in real estate. Trump Jr. outlined the organization’s evolution, starting from his great-grandfather in the Yukon Territories to his grandfather, Fred Trump, in Queens and Brooklyn.

Judge Arthur Engoron allowed Trump Jr. to elaborate on the Trump Organization’s history, overruling an objection from the state attorney. Trump Jr. portrayed his father as an innovator who expanded into luxury real estate in Manhattan, highlighting Trump Tower as a significant project. The testimony aimed to contextualize the organization’s operations and Trump Jr.’s reliance on other executives for numerical details.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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