Trump declines to testify again in New York civil trial

By Jen Krausz on
 December 11, 2023

Former President Donald Trump said that he did not plan to testify in his New York civil trial on Monday, once again calling Judge Arthur Engoron "biased" and stating that the trial was attempted "election interference."

Trump had previously said that he would testify but appears to have changed his mind.

He did take the stand on Nov. 6 and may have felt he had nothing else to add.

While New York Attorney General Letitia James and Engoron have both claimed that Mar-A-Lago and other Trump-owned properties had highly inflated property valuations on financial and loan documents, other experts testified that the valuations could have been accurate or much closer to accurate than they have been portrayed.

Trump's son Eric also pulled out of testifying last week after having testified earlier along with his father.

Testimony in the trial wraps up on Tuesday. If Engoron finds Trump liable, it's possible that he will lose the right to run his own company and be fined up to $250 million.