Donald Trump’s eldest son testified in his father’s fraud trial Monday, marking the second time he took the witness stand in less than two weeks. During his first appearance, Don Jr. faced questioning from the New York attorney general’s office about his father’s inflated net-worth statements, which explicitly state that the younger Trump was responsible for the documents. Don Jr., however, claimed he had little to do with the statements. He was called Monday by the Trump family’s attorneys, who started off with friendly questions.
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10:00 a.m.: The Trump team calls Donald Trump Jr. to the witness stand. He walks to the chair where he appeared earlier this month, wearing a navy blue suit over a white shirt.
10:05 a.m.: Don Jr. is explaining his early career, which started with work on a plot of land alongside the Hudson River, then transitioned to projects in midtown Manhattan, Chicago and Las Vegas.
10:13 a.m.: Don Jr. talks about how his family limited its international licensing business after his father became president. “In retrospect, that was probably a mistake,” he says, noting that they did not get much credit for it.
10:19 a.m.: Don Jr. is a fast talker. In the midst of the testimony, Judge Arthur Engoron asks him to please speak a little more slowly so that the stenographer can capture every word. The judge also welcomes Don Jr. back to the stand. Don Jr. says that he would respond that it’s good to be back but jokes that might lead to a perjury charge from the attorney general.