Trump will head to trial next October to face off with New York Attorney General Letitia James

Donald Trump will head to trial next October to face off with New York Attorney General Letitia James over her $250 MILLION lawsuit that claims he inflated property prices by billions

  • Donald Trump’s fraud case got an October 2, 2023 court date in New York
  • His lawyer suggested the former president will appear to testify in the lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James 
  • Trump’s lawyers claim they need more time, but a lawyer for the NY AG’s office claims they are trying to ‘delay’ and ‘push this into 2024’ 

Donald Trump‘s fraud case will head to trial in October next year to finally face-off with New York Attorney General Letitia James in the case against himself, his three adult children and the Trump Organization.

Almost a year away and in the middle of campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, Trump will need to appear in court for the $250 million lawsuit against his business, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Manhattan-based Judge Arthur Engoron set the court date for October 2, 2023.

According to CNN, Trump and his children, Ivanka, Jared and Donald Trump Jr., could appear to testify.

‘My clients, they will be here. All of them,’ Alina Habba, a lawyer for Trump and his company, told the outlet.

She also accused Judge Engoron of having an ‘unfair’ and ‘clear bias’ against the Trumps and exhibiting over the last ‘year and half.’ 

NY AG James filed a lawsuit against Trump in September after a three-year investigation into the Trump Organization and whether it manipulated property values to obtain investments and reap the tax and loan benefits.

Donald Trump's fraud case got an October 2, 2023 court date, and his lawyer suggested he will appear to testify in the lawsuit from NY AG Letitia James

Donald Trump’s fraud case got an October 2, 2023 court date, and his lawyer suggested he will appear to testify in the lawsuit from NY AG Letitia James

Attorneys have been sparring over the trial date, as Trump’s lawyers claim they need more time. Lawyers in James’ office, however, claim he is trying to get through the 2024 election without going to trial first.

‘This is all just their game of delay, delay, delay. They’re trying to push this into 2024,’ Kevin Wallakce, a lawyer for the New York attorney general’s office, said.

On the other hand, Clifford Robert, an attorney for Don Jr. and Eric Trump, said the case is just ‘smoke and mirrors,’

Trump finally made his long-awaited announcement last week that he will make another White House bid in 2024.

Polls indicate that the former president’s grip on the GOP is slipping, and that more Republican voters would prefer to see Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as their nominee.

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