Ex-Federal Prosecutor Thinks Trump’s Lawyers Doomed Him With Latest ‘Dumb’ Move

A former federal prosecutor argued on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s lawyers are making the wrong move by calling the former president to take the stand as their last witness in his civil fraud trial in New York.

Trump’s attorneys said on Monday that they would on Dec. 11 call Trump to testify for the final time in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million lawsuit accusing him and his company of systematically overvaluing their assets for years for financial gain.

It is “well, dumb,” Elizabeth de la Vega wrote on X, the Elon Musk-owned platform formerly known as Twitter, of the decision by Trump’s legal team.

“What happens after a witness testifies on direct is, of course, cross-ex,” she explained.

“Any benefit” that Trump’s team “think his direct testimony provides will be destroyed by the time” the New York attorney general office’s attorneys “finish with him,” she added.

Conservative attorney and Trump critic George Conway led the commenters who lightheartedly suggested de la Vega keep quiet on the Trump team move: