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Judge rescinds permission for Trump to give his own closing argument at his civil fraud trial

Judge says Donald Trump won’t give own closing argument at civil fraud trial after disputing rules

By JENNIFER PELTZ AND JAKE OFFENHARTZ, AP News 

Donald Trump won’t make his own closing argument after all in his New York civil business fraud trial after his lawyers objected to the judge’s insistence that the former president stick to “relevant” matters and “not deliver a campaign speech.”

Judge Arthur Engoron nixed Trump’s unusual plan on Wednesday, a day ahead of closing arguments.

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