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Judge in Trump civil fraud trial allows four witnesses Attorney General James wanted to block

Judge Arthur Engoron said he didn't want the outcome of the trial to get reversed.

Published: November 10, 2023 11:21am

The judge in former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial rejected a request from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who wanted to bar four witnesses from defending Trump, the Washington Examiner reports.

James had argued that bringing the four witnesses would be “irrelevant” because Judge Arthur Engoron had issued a partial ruling against the Trump Organization in September, according to the Examiner.

“I don’t want a retrial of this. I don’t want to be reversed,” Engoron said, according to a Messenger reporter who is attending the trial.

Engoron later said that while he would allow the testimony from the witnesses, they would be required to stay on topic when they take the stand.

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