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Prosecutors rest in Trump trial, and Judge Merchan erupts at a witness

NEW YORK — Prosecutors rested their case against former president Donald Trump on Monday, a momentous day in the month-long trial that was quickly overshadowed by the judge’s angry dressing-down of a witness he thought was being disrespectful.

For most of the day, the trial seemed to be winding down; defense lawyers indicated they did not plan to call Trump as a witness, and might finish presenting their case in a few hours. That schedule suddenly changed when their second witness, lawyer Robert Costello, infuriated the judge.

This post appeared first on The Washington Post

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