Donald Trump Jr. delivered a “worse” testimony during the civil fraud trial than his brother Eric Trump and did little to fight the case aimed against his father, according to a legal expert.

The eldest son of the former president answered questions under oath on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by his younger brother Eric, as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit accusing Donald Trump, his two sons, and Trump Organization executives of filing fraudulent financial statements that inflated the value of several properties and assets for years. The Trumps deny all wrongdoing in connection to the civil trial.

During his testimony on Wednesday, Trump Jr. said he had no direct involvement in working on the financial statements cited in James’ lawsuit as part of his role as executive vice president at The Trump Organization, and doing so was the job of accountants who worked at the real estate company. Trump Jr. also told the New York court he did sign off on paperwork, but was not involved in deciding the valuations in the financial statements which a judge has already ruled fraudulent.

Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor and president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, said that Trump Jr. and Eric Trump “stuck to the script” by minimizing their roles at the company and blamed the family’s accountants for the inflated valuations.

“Though that may have helped deflect blame from them and their father, their testimony didn’t actually justify the overvaluations, so neither of them were effective witnesses for the defense,” Rahmani told Newsweek.

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