The NY Times - Trump Will Not Testify as Scheduled in Civil Fraud Trial
Donald Trump has decided not to return to the witness stand to testify on Monday as he had planned, setting up an abrupt and anticlimactic ending to the defense’s case in his civil fraud trial in Manhattan.
As recently as Sunday morning, Mr. Trump had been expected to testify in his own defense in the case, in which the New York attorney general has accused him of fraudulently inflating his net worth.
But just before 3:30 in the afternoon, Mr. Trump announced on his social media platform in two all-caps messages that he had already testified “very successfully and conclusively” and that “I will not be testifying on Monday.”
His about-face all but ends the lengthy and chaotic proceedings in the fraud trial, which began in early October. ...
A logical or cowardly decision - or both? 🙄