Trump Treads a Risky Path in His Trials


The American magazine "Newsweek" believes that former President Donald Trump is treading a perilous path in his criminal trials after announcing his intention to testify in his own defense.

In a radio interview on Wednesday, Trump stated that he will take charge during the upcoming trials and looks forward to doing so, affirming when asked if he will testify, "Yes, absolutely... I will testify."

However, legal experts argue that this could be a dangerous strategy that might yield adverse results for the former American president. His team is likely to strongly advise against testifying.

Legal researcher and analyst on Fox News, Jonathan Turley, stated, "It's clear this is a high-risk strategy. Trump did not perform well in previous testimonies, especially in the case of writer E. Jean Carroll. Just as good performance can ensure his acquittal, it can also determine his fate if things go poorly."

On the other hand, legal experts speculate that Trump's lawyers may not allow him to take the stand, fearing he might say something incriminating or make statements that could jeopardize the case.

Constitutional law expert Anthony Michael Kreis told Newsweek, "If I were his lawyer, I wouldn't trust Trump... There's no good outcome for a loose-lipped defendant on the stand."

Constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz believes that Trump's lawyers will spare him from testifying and being subjected to cross-examination.

Meanwhile, Dave Aronberg, a state attorney in Palm Beach County, Florida, expressed doubt that Trump's lawyers would permit him to testify. He emphasized that if Trump takes this risky stance, the "legal graveyard is full of overconfident defendants who thought they could outsmart the prosecutor," in his words.

Trump is facing charges in four cases, including the hush money case involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels over an alleged illicit relationship during his 2016 presidential campaign. Another case involves the retention of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida after leaving office.

Additionally, he faces a case attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In Georgia, he has been charged in another case for interfering with election results.

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