Trump team reveals first witness for defence in NY fraud trial

Announcement of plans to call former president’s son Donald Trump Jr back to the stand in New York came ahead of his father’s appearance on Univision on Thursday night

Donald Trump’s legal team have now revealed the first witness to be called for the defence in the civil fraud trial in New York.

The former president’s son Donald Trump Jr will take the stand on Monday morning for what marks the start of the defence’s case as they seek to prevent the Trump family business empire from being toppled in the Big Apple.

Don Jr has already taken to the stand once in the case as a witness for New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office, where he struggled to remember much about his role at the Trump Organization.

Ivanka Trump was the fourth and final family member – and the last prosecution witness – to testify on Wednesday, before the AG’s office rested its case.

Hours after her appearance, Mr Trump held a boisterous rally in Hialeah, Florida, that night in which he was endorsed for the 2024 election by former press secretary and current Governor of Arkansas Sarah Huckabee Sanders – while once again skipping the GOP presidential primary debate.

The former president followed up the rally with an interview on Univision on Thursday evening, where he spoke about weaponising the DOJ against political enemies.