After judge lets him speak during closing arguments, Trump calls New York civil trial a 'fraud on me'

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Thursday, an angry Donald Trump told the judge presiding over his New York civil fraud trial that the case is "a fraud on me,"

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while state attorney general's office lawyers painted the former president as a remorseless fraudster who intentionally lied about his net worth to enrich himself.

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On his final trial day, Trump spoke. Right after closing statements, State Judge Arthur Engoron announced he will rule by the end of the month.

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"It’s up to me now, and will do my best to have a final ruling by Jan. 31st," Engoron said after hours of closing comments in a case that may cost Trump $370 million

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and permanently ban him from the New York real estate business "where he established his fame. Engoron didn't comment on his rule, 

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but he questioned Trump's sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr.'s role in the alleged plot. Joint defendants with the Trump Organization. Mid-December marked the end of the Oct. 2 trial. As a bench trial without a jury, Engoron will decide.

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After Chris Kise requested if Trump might speak for two to three minutes during closing arguments, Trump addressed the judge Thursday. Kiese told Engoron "No one is more affected" than Trump.

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Following Kise and Trump's refusal to avoid personal attacks in Trump's proposed closing remarks, Engoron rejected a similar request in an email Wednesday. 

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