Judge reveals timeline for closing arguments in NY v. Trump trial

Judge Juan Merchan announced the schedule .for closing arguments in former President Trump's New York criminal trial on Monday.

Merchan says closing arguments will likely begin Tuesday, May 28, giving the defense roughly a week to call witnesses. Monday's proceedings began with debate over the nature of witnesses called by the defense.

Trump's legal team requested to bring forward at least one expert witness. Merchan had warned that any expert testimony regarding legal analysis would likely result in a "battle of the experts" since the prosecution would be allowed to summon its own expert. Merchan said that would only serve to confuse the jury.

Ultimately, Merchan said the defense's expert witness could testify regarding general legal definitions and terms related to the case, but he cannot go into too deep of detail.

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