The trial set to start next week threatens to empty their bank accounts too. Or managed under direction of the monitor?” Trump defense lawyer Christopher Kise asked the judge in court. In court today, Trump’s attorneys asked a question dripping with existential dread. If the judge agrees at trial, he could order them to pay up and refuse to allow them to hide behind their employer. As of Wednesday morning, lawyers were still discussing how to manage evidence and expert testimony at trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday.