Trump poised to testify at E. Jean Carroll defamation damages trial

Former President Donald Trump could testify as early as Thursday in the second defamation damages trial brought against him by writer E. Jean Carroll.

The trial has been twice delayed this week — first after a juror and one of Trump’s attorneys reported illnesses on Monday, and again for the New Hampshire primary election on Tuesday.

While Trump, the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination, is not required to show up to trial, he has indicated he would testify in his defense. He appeared ready to take the stand Monday, but Judge Lewis Kaplan paused the proceedings after hearing about the illnesses. 

In this Monday, Jan 22, 2024, courtroom sketch, Donald Trump is seated next to his attorney Alina Habba, foreground right, in court, listening to Judge Lewis Kaplan explain to the jury that a fellow juror’s
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