Former President Donald Trump appeared at a New York courthouse on Thursday morning ahead of closing arguments in his civil fraud case, making his final appearance at the trial before the judge makes a ruling on it in the coming weeks.
Trump, the leading GOP presidential contender, has consistently criticized the case as a form of election interference, and he reiterated that sentiment before entering the courtroom.
“It’s election interference of the highest level. It’s a disgrace. It’s in coordination with the White House and Joe Biden because he can’t win a campaign fairly,” Trump said.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has accused Trump, his two adult sons, and two Trump Organization executives of committing business fraud by repeatedly exaggerating the former president’s wealth on financial statements over the course of years.
Judge Arthur Engoron has already found