Image: Former President Donald Trump appears in the courtroom with his lawyers for the start of his civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court on Oct. 2, 2023 in New York.

Trump fraud trial live updates: Former president returns to court for day 2 of arguments

What to know about the second day of Trump’s fraud trial

  • Today is the second day of the New York attorney general’s $250 million civil fraud trial against former President Donald Trump, his company and two of his adult children.
  • The case could have widespread implications for the former president’s businesses.
  • Here are highlights from the first day.

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What happened at the first day of the trial

Zoë Richards

The civil fraud trial against Trump and his company began yesterday with opening statements followed by heated exchanges.

New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office called its first witness: former Trump accountant Donald Bender, who previously testified in the state’s criminal trial against the Trump Organization.

While James’ office highlighted testimony from key associates, Trump’s lead attorney Chris Kise argued that there was no intent to defraud lenders.

Kise also got into a heated exchange with Judge Arthur Engoron over a question about the relevance of certain evidence.

Trump was in court and blasted both James and Engoron during a lunch break. Engoron will decide the case since it’s a bench trial without a jury.

Speaking to reporters after the first day of the trial, Trump repeated claims that the case amounted to election interference, arguing it was keeping him off the campaign trail as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination for 2024.

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Trump’s former accountant to continue testimony this morning

Zoë Richards

Donald Bender, Trump’s former accountant, is expected to continue his testimony in court this morning.

Bender was the first witness called by the New York Attorney General’s Office yesterday. He shared details about how he compiled Trump’s financial statements.

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What happened at the first day of the trial

Zoë Richards

The civil fraud trial against Trump and his company began yesterday with opening statements followed by heated exchanges.

New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office called its first witness: former Trump accountant Donald Bender, who previously testified in the state’s criminal trial against the Trump Organization.

While James’ office highlighted testimony from key associates, Trump’s lead attorney Chris Kise argued that there was no intent to defraud lenders.

Kise also got into a heated exchange with Judge Arthur Engoron over a question about the relevance of certain evidence.

Trump was in court and blasted both James and Engoron during a lunch break. Engoron will decide the case since it’s a bench trial without a jury.

Speaking to reporters after the first day of the trial, Trump repeated claims that the case amounted to election interference, arguing it was keeping him off the campaign trail as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination for 2024.

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Trump’s former accountant to continue testimony this morning

Zoë Richards

Donald Bender, Trump’s former accountant, is expected to continue his testimony in court this morning.

Bender was the first witness called by the New York Attorney General’s Office yesterday. He shared details about how he compiled Trump’s financial statements.

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