Professor Gregory Germain Weighs in on Former President Trump’s Court Testimony

In examining former President Trump’s testimony in his New York civil fraud trial for Salon, Professor Gregory Germain says, “While I have no doubt that Trump greatly inflated his net worth, I am very doubtful that a fraud charge will hold up on appeal without strong evidence of justifiable reliance. The unusual nature of the charges, and the weakness of the showing of justifiable reliance and harm, support Trump’s claims that he is being unfairly targeted for political reasons. The polls are showing that the politically-charged case is backfiring in the eyes of the public.”