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Trump attends civil business fraud trial in NY, says, 'We've done nothing wrong'

Former president is expect to testify again Monday

Published: December 7, 2023 9:54am

Updated: December 7, 2023 10:12am

Former President Trump returned in person Thursday to his civil business fraud trial in New York, using the venue as a forum to challenge the prosecution's case, saying, "We've done nothing wrong."  

Trump came to the Manhattan courtroom also to watch his legal team take testimony from an accounting professor about some financial topics important to the case.

He is expected to testify Monday as testimony is the roughly two-month trial comes to a close, according to the wire service.

New York Attorney General Letitia James' case centers on whether the Trump Organization exaggerated the value of assets, particularly real estate, to gain better interest rates on loans.

"We've done nothing wrong," Trump said before entering the courtroom. 

He also suggested James knew she didn't have a case but pursed it anyway and that prosecutors time would be better spent trying to curb violent crime. 

Trump, the frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, denies any wrongdoing, and he has argued the financial statements given to lenders in fact under valued company assets.

Trump also agues partisan abuse of power by James and Judge Arthur Engoron, both Democrats, the wire service. 

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