Former United States President Donald Trump has decided against testifying for a second time at his civil fraud trial in New York, saying he has “nothing more to say”.
Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election, said on Sunday that he saw no need to testify as he had done so “very successfully & conclusively” last month.
Trump had been expected to take the witness stand on Monday in the case involving allegations that the former president, his family members, and employees inflated the value of real estate assets by billions of dollars to receive more favorable bank loans and insurance terms.
“I have already testified to everything & have nothing more to say,” Trump said in a post on his Truth Social platform.
Judge Arthur Engoron has already ruled that James’s office has provided “conclusive evidence” that Trump overstated his net worth by between $812m and $2.2bn and ordered the liquidation of several companies managing the assets in question.