The long-awaited testimony of Donald Trump took place on Monday, and it was quite the event.
Trump and his attorneys have multiple standoffs, with both Trump and Judge Engoron having their respective meltdowns during the testimony.
In the process, Trump called the case against him a “disgrace” while also demanding a jury trial.
Give Me My Trial
After slamming Attorney General Letitia James for going after him when people are being “murdered” in New York, Trump ripped the case against him, stating, "It’s a disgrace. It is election interference because you want to keep me in court all day long.
"And Judge … I want a jury."
That will never happen, however, because the case against Trump was filed as an “equitable” remedy case rather than a legal remedy case.
Even if Trump’s attorneys had requested a jury trial at the outset, that is not even an option in an equitable remedy case.
Trump’s attorneys gushed over Trump’s testimony, stating, "An absolutely brilliant performance by President Trump. He's not backing down. He's told everyone the facts.
“Now that the American people know what's going on, maybe something will change."
Here is the problem with that… the only person who actually matters in this case is Judge Engoron, and he made it quite clear that he does not care what Trump has to say.
Attorney Alina Habba discussed this during her press conference after the hearing.
She stated, "I don't care who you are, you have a right to hire a lawyer who can put objections on the record. You have a right to hire a lawyer who can stand up and say something when they see something wrong.
"But I was told to sit down today. I was yelled at, and I've had a judge who is unhinged, slamming [the] table.”
Trump never had a chance in this trial, as I have stated before, so his best bet is to get this over with and win the case on appeal.
With the bogus valuations the state used, I just don’t see how he loses the appeal other than if he gets a panel of three Democrat-appointed judges.