Former President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that he personally advised his son, Eric Trump, not to testify in the ongoing civil fraud trial that poses a significant threat to the Trump family’s fortune.
According to a report by Raw Story on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, earlier reports from Raw Story had indicated Eric’s sudden withdrawal from testifying, sparking speculation about potential legal strategies or a deliberate delay to accommodate the gag order imposed on Donald Trump.
Taking to his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump asserted his role in Eric’s decision, denouncing the trial as a “RIGGED” endeavor initiated by Attorney General Letitia James.
Trump accused James of making the trial a personal campaign promise, vowing to “GET TRUMP,” despite lacking knowledge about him.
He also highlighted James’ unsuccessful bids for the positions of Attorney General and Governor of New York.
Trump defended Eric’s prior testimony, emphasizing its perfection compared to what he referred to as an unreliable star witness who allegedly admitted to lying.
“There is no reason to waste any more of this Crooked Court’s time on having him say the same thing, over and over again,” Trump declared.
The former president suggested that Eric has already faced significant challenges due to the trial, stating, “His young life has already been unfairly disturbed and disrupted enough on this corrupt Witch Hunt.”
Trump’s words echo concerns about the toll the legal proceedings may be taking on his son.
Furthermore, Trump hinted at his own upcoming involvement in the trial, announcing plans to testify on Monday.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the trial’s nature, emphasizing the absence of a jury, and voiced accusations of corruption against both the Attorney General and the judge presiding over the case.
Trump emphasized his belief in the trial’s skewed priorities, alleging a focus on pleasing banks and insurance companies rather than addressing purported victims.
The trial revolves around allegations of fraud, with the Trump family facing potential financial ramifications amounting to $250 million.
As the legal battle unfolds, the dynamics within the courtroom and the public eye continue to evolve, with Trump’s decision to keep his son from testifying adding a layer of intrigue to an already complex legal saga.
The trial’s outcome holds significant implications not only for the Trump family but also for the broader legal and political landscape.