A New York judge has set a trial date for the New York Attorney General for October 2023. $250 million lawsuit against the former president donald trumphis eldest sons, and the Trump Organization, just as the presidential election is about to begin.
Judge Arthur Engolon set the trial date for October 2, 2023 and set out some parameters for how it will be conducted at Tuesday’s hearing. He said he was “aiming” to start a trial, but said that if either party ran into problems, they could let him know.
Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump and company, told the judge: all of them.
Lawyers argued with Trump’s lawyers about the trial date, claiming more time was needed to take depositions from dozens of witnesses taken by the Attorney General’s Office.
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump’s attorney, Clifford Robert, called the case “smoke and mirrors.”
Kevin Wallace, an attorney with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, said: They are trying to get this up to 2024. ”
He said the Trumps already have most of the documents from their own records, as well as most of the documents obtained from Trump’s longtime accountant, Mothers USA, who resigned last year. He said a “significant portion of Mathers’ record is Donald Trump’s taxes,” but that “it’s not going to be that big of a factor in this lawsuit.”
The judge said the trial would involve live testimony and rejected the Attorney General’s Office’s request to use affidavits to file the case. He did not say whether it would be heard by him alone, known as a bench trial, or some combination.
The hearing was heated by a judge questioning why attorneys for Trump, the company, Trump Jr. and Eric Trump filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit late Monday night. questioned why the Trump Organization had a similar debate as it had in previous hearings about whether monitors should be imposed to oversee the Trump Organization in order to prevent it from continuing its fraudulent activities.
“The facts seem to be the same. “It’s like going through the same loop.”
Trump is appealing to a judge Monitor charge.
In a tense exchange, Habba told the judge: She said, “You have 12 hours to pre-determine to overrule our motion.
The judge countered, “You’ve already made those arguments and you lost.”
He later added: I’m telling you my feelings A motion has not been decided. I think you are just wasting your time and resources. ”
Habba accused the judge of being “obviously biased against the client.” you have a year and a half that’s unfair. ”
The Judge replied, “I am following the law and the facts as I know them best. You have your remedy. You have already tried to take the case from me. I am following the facts and the law.” and was unanimously supported.”