LEGAL: “Donald Trump brought bombastic rhetoric to the witness stand Monday [November 6, 2023] in the civil fraud case against him and his business, as he spent his time on the stand attacking the New York attorney general who brought the case and the judge overseeing the trial itself…

Judge Arthur Engoron, who has clashed with Trump throughout the trial, at first tried to stop the former president’s political barbs and speechifying, telling his lawyer Chris Kise to ‘control your client’ and threatening to have Trump removed as a witness.

Eventually, the judge stropped trying to control Trump – he and the attorney general’s lawyer questioning Trump let him rant, and then mostly disregarded the missives.”

-Jeremy Herb, Lauren del Valle and Kara Scannell, “Takeaways from Donald Trump’s contentious testimony in his civil fraud trial,” cnn.com, November 6, 2023