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Trump walks out of court in middle of E. Jean Carroll closing arguments

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2024
From The Center

Former President Trump walked out of the Manhattan federal courtroom where his sexual abuse defamation trial is ongoing, just after a lawyer for writer E. Jean Carroll had begun issuing closing remarks Friday.

It’s unclear why Trump left the courtroom, though it occurred shortly after Carroll lawyer Roberta Kaplan said the former president “has tried to normalize conduct that is abnormal.”

After Trump left, Judge Lewis Kaplan directed the defense — and, by name, adviser Boris Epshteyn — to remain seated, CNN and ABC News reported.

“The record will reflect that Mr. Trump just rose and...

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