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Donald Trump refuses to testify in his criminal trial

Donald Trump refuses to testify in his criminal trial

The former Republican Party leader was accused of falsifying his company’s accounts to cover up an affair in 2016.


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Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside Manhattan Criminal Court, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in New York.  (Michael M. Santiago / Ciba)

However, he promised to testify in court. Donald Trump will not speak during his hearing. A review of the case concluded on Tuesday, May 21, paving the way for jury deliberations next week. The Republican candidate’s lawyers did not invite him to stand. According to several watchdogs, the former president risks being subjected to ruthless cross-examination by prosecutors.

“The good news is that they (the case) are not guilty of any crime., the former president said while leaving the court. According to him, the case “Should be dismissed before judgment”. After more than four weeks of deliberations in New York, about twenty witnesses and thousands of pages of documents were presented, the Republican candidate has a significant stake in the criminal case since November 5.

The next hearing, purely procedural, will be held on Thursday. “Marty [prochain]You will hear pleas” Defense and Prosecution, “I hope you start thinking” The next day, Judge Juan Mercon told jurors. Undoubtedly, the difficult task of determining whether Donald Trump is guilty of a possible sex scandal at the end of the 2016 presidential campaign will undoubtedly be a difficult task, following the trial since April 22 of 34 accounting errors related to the payment of $130,000 to former porn actress Stormy Daniels by twelve New York citizens. A unanimous vote of the judges is required to convict him.

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