Former President Donald Trump intends to testify in court to defend his business against the $250 million fraud lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which aims to bar the former leader and his three eldest children from ever again leading a corporation in the state.
Trump’s attorney declared during the court hearing on Tuesday that the former president intended to testify in the civil case, which is scheduled to go to trial on October 2, 2023, and that he would even prefer to have a jury trial over a bench trial in which a judge determines the outcome.
According to a Business Insider report, Trump and his company’s attorney Alina Habba informed the judge that “they will be here.” They are all.
Trump’s potential court appearance is unusual. Despite being the subject of numerous lawsuits since leaving the White House, he has refrained from giving a public statement or even going under oath in a private deposition.