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Trump promised he would testify in his own defense, but his lawyers have "decided against it" | Salon.com

  
Via:  Devangelical  •  one month ago  •  15 comments

By:   Nandika Chatterjee (Salon)

Trump promised he would testify in his own defense, but his lawyers have "decided against it" | Salon.com
The former president had been adamant that he was willing to testify, but most experts thought that was a bad idea

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After over a month in court over his criminal hush money case, former president Donald Trump has decided not to testify in his own defense.

Before the trial started, Trump had ardently maintained that he would testify, telling reporters at Mar-a-Lago: "I'm testifying. I tell the truth." One of his lawyers, Alina Habba, told Fox News just yesterday that Trump "is willing, he is able, he has nothing to hide it all. He's absolutely ready to tell the truth."

But that willingness couldn't be found on Tuesday.

Although Trump's lead counsel, Todd Blanche, had indicated earlier in the trial that the former president could take the stand, "ultimately they decided against it," The New York Times reported.

The consensus among legal experts had been that it might be best if did not. After all, "the jury may simply not like him," as Sarah Krissoff, a former federal prosecutor, put it.

Trump's defense team ended up only calling two witnesses, one of whom, Robert Costello, put on a performance that most legal experts said was a set back to the defense.

Next week will likley bring the case to an end, with closing arguments scheduled after Memorial Day. A dozen jurors will then decide whether Trump is guilty of any or all of the 34 felony counts against him.


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devangelical
Professor Principal
1  seeder  devangelical    one month ago

mr bluster can't cut the mustard...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1    one month ago

everyone knew the big fat turd was lying - when its' not projecting (confessing) - its' lying

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
2  Ronin2    one month ago

[] Trump doesn't have to testify in his own defense.[]

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1  JBB  replied to  Ronin2 @2    one month ago

The witnesses were longtime Trump insiders. The physical evidence was from Trump Org's own inside checks, invoices and bookkeeping! 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3  Trout Giggles    one month ago

I wish he would testify. The jury who don't know him or listen to him would see what an ass he really is

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
3.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

“The jury who don't know him or listen to him would see what an ass he really is.”

Everyone with a pulse knows him, everyone with any concept of personal responsibility admonishes his behavior.

And if convicted, the apologists will contend the jury was tainted, as If he hasn’t tainted every single thing he touches. Perhaps then, he and his acolytes should expect and accept the consequences. Karma truly is a bitch. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1    one month ago

Ok, let me change my statement. I want him to testify so that more charges can be added such as perjury and obstruction of justice

Oh! And toss in contempt for added flavor

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     one month ago

He would perjure himself in the first 2 minutes of testimony. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago
He would perjure himself in the first 2 minutes of testimony.

You really think he'd take that long?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5  Kavika     one month ago

He would perjure himself in the first 2 minutes of testimony. 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
6  CB    one month ago

I don't know why the media plays this game of calling everybody a liar for their lies, but Donald. The man who is determined to stuff himself down the throats of ever man, woman, boy and girl in this country knowingly lied about taking the witness stand in his own defense. Donald is the 'boy' who cries, 'Wolf!" I wish he would take the stand so that he could be consumed by confrontation with his own lies and schemes for which he can't deny without legal penalty.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
7  Gsquared    one month ago

Trump kept pretending like he wanted to testify, but there was no way he was ever going to testify and it has nothing to do with his lawyers.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @7    one month ago
it has nothing to do with his lawyers.

no shit. when has that waste of flesh ever listened to what his lawyers are telling him...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
7.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  devangelical @7.1    one month ago

when has that waste of flesh ever listened to what his lawyers are telling him...

Definitely not when he ordered them to call his last witness (widely reported that his lawyers did NOT want Robert Costello on the stand).

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.2  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.1    one month ago

why wouldn't he double down on his way to a conviction, it's his legion of suckers footing all the legal bills. his VP contenders know that they'll be entering the oval office thru the back door, it's just a question on how/when trump hits the exit ramp should american voters actually prove to the rest of the world just how gullible they are...

 
 

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