MSNBC’s suggested Tuesday that “any judge facing a Trump trial should watch the former president’s civil fraud trial in New York.”
“Because it looks like a dress rehearsal to polarize opinions about the legitimacy of the process itself, rather than trying to win the case within the confines of the court,” the “All In” host explained.
Judge Arthur Engoron has already decided on the central aspect of the $250 million lawsuit New York Attorney General Letitia James argued that Trump had committed years of fraud by overvaluing assets to deceive banks on loans and deals. The trial focuses on six other claims, including insurance fraud and falsification of business records.
Trump, who also faces 91 counts four criminal caseshas called the fraud allegations a hoax and repeatedly attacked Engoron during his testimony on Monday.
The former president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is scheduled to take the stand on Wednesday.
Check out Hayes’ analysis here: