Trump Lawyers Make Very Compelling New Argument

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – This week during Donald Trump’s New York civil fraud trial, the relationship between Deutsche Bank and the former President was put in the spotlight, as the top executives who had previously agreed to Trump receiving hundreds of millions of dollars provided a strong defense for him during the trial.

The bank’s executives strengthened the argument that Trump’s defense counsel has been pushing from the start, which is that the bank had wanted to do business with the Trump Organization and that after performing their due diligence they had not found any fraud.

Following the testimony provided by the bankers, Trump’s lawyers asked the judge to issue an immediate decision in their favor. Throughout the trial, Trump’s lawyers have maintained that the banks were eager to form a partnership with the Trump Organization. However, Judge Arthur Engoron, who previously found Trump to be liable for fraud, did not appear to be as convinced by the testimony.

As he pointed out, the fact that the lenders were satisfied by the agreement did not necessarily mean that there had not been a violation of the statute.

In his previous decision, Engoron ruled that New York Attorney General Letitia James had proved the crux of her case and that Trump, his two adult sons, and his business were liable for fraud. The trial is focusing on some of the other claims made by the judge, including insurance fraud, falsifying business records, and conspiracy claims.

The trial does not have a jury, which means that Engoron alone is going to be deciding on this case.

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