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Trump Goes on Courtroom Rant as NY Civil Fraud Trial Wraps Up

HeadlineJan 12, 2024

Here in New York, Donald Trump’s $370 million civil fraud trial wrapped up Thursday with Trump insulting the judge overseeing the case, and accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of persecuting him, and saying she should pay him for what he called a “political witch hunt.” As the extraordinary courtroom scene unfolded, Justice Arthur Engoron, who had denied Trump’s request to deliver his own closing statement, instructed his lawyer to “control your client.” Attorney General James spoke to reporters outside the courthouse.

Attorney General Letitia James: “This is our own last day in our case against Donald Trump for persistent and repeated fraud, illegality. This case has never been about politics or personal vendetta or about name calling. This case is about the facts and the law. And Mr. Donald Trump violated the law. And as you know, the judge has already found that he in fact violated the law for repeated fraud over a period of years.”

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