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NY Attorney General plans to call Trump, three children to testify in fraud trial


New York Attorney General Letitia James has planned to summon several key individuals, including former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump, to testify in an upcoming civil fraud case. James has alleged that Trump manipulated the value of his assets to deceive insurers and banks, thereby securing advantageous terms on loans and insurance premiums.


On Tuesday, Judge Arthur Engoron granted summary judgement in favor of James regarding the core claim in the case, prompting a trial set for October 2 to address the remaining six points raised by James. Engoron will preside over the non-jury trial, although it is anticipated that some counts may be dismissed by an appeals court prior to the trial commencement due to Trump's arguments regarding the expiration of the statute of limitations.


In addition to the Trump family, James listed 28 individuals as witnesses in a court filing, which includes former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. Conversely, the Trump team, in its response, submitted a list of 128 witnesses, including Trump, Trump Jr., and Eric.


In a separate case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the Trump Organization was fined $1.6 million earlier this year due to its involvement in a tax fraud scheme, leading to Weisselberg's guilty plea and agreement to testify. Subsequently, Weisselberg was sentenced to five months in prison at Rikers Island.


The former president has consistently labeled James's case as a political maneuver aimed at undermining his 2024 presidential bid, asserting that it is part of a broader "witch hunt".

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Why? She and judge making up what they want

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