Donald Trump Jr. apparently frustrated New York Attorney General Letitia James with his testimony this week.
Trump’s testimony turned into what was described as a Trump Organization “infomercial.”
Judge Engoron, who has clearly made up his mind, is now giving the defense extra leeway to avoid having a mistrial ruled or having his decision overturned in the appellate court.
After an objection was overruled, James was notably frustrated, as were her prosecuting attorneys, who, at one point, “cradled their heads in their hands, or sat back with their arms crossed."
In the aforementioned objection, Engoron ruled, “Objection’s overruled, let him go ahead and talk about how great the Trump Organization is.”
Trump Jr. did just that, and James decided to leave before his testimony was completed, with one reporter noting that this was “one of the few times I can remember her leaving while a member of the Trump family was testifying."
Personally, I just don’t understand the purpose of this type of testimony in this type of trial.
The trial is not being televised, so the American people can only go by what the media is reporting, and most of them are not printing Jr.’s big speech, just that he rambled on.
There is no jury, so going on about the organization or whining about how unfair all this is serves no purpose because the individual ruling on the case, the only person ruling on the case, is Judge Egoron, who has clearly already made up his mind that Trump is guilty of fraud.
None of what they are saying on the stand will help them in their appeal because, for lack of a better word, it is all fluff.
The only thing this really does is allow Trump Jr. to do the media circuit and proclaim himself a hero for his father by saying he got all this information on the record. Legally, however, it means nothing.
As I have stated before, Trump has more than enough to, at the very least, file for a new trial based on Engoron’s bias, if not have the decision reversed on appeal.
If I were Trump, I would just get through this as quickly as possible, then roll the dice before the federal appeals court.