Donald J. Trump and his two adult children agreed to be sworn in by prosecutors from the New York State Attorney General’s Office in mid-July if the state Supreme Court did not intervene.
The deal, filed Wednesday in the New York State Supreme Court, states that Mr Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump have agreed to testify, beginning Friday, July 15 and ending next week.
Government Attorney General, Letidia James, Mr. The question comes as Trump and his company, The Trump, complete the final stages of their investigation into the business practices of the organization. The deal follows several legal setbacks for the former president, whose lawyers have been fighting the attorney general for months, hoping to avoid questions.
The contract was filed on Wednesday Two weeks later, the state appeals court granted leave to appeal. Mr James’ civil investigation is politically motivated. The court rejected the arguments of Trump’s lawyers, and Mr. While Trump is under criminal investigation for some of the same business practices, he should be prevented from being prosecuted under oath.
Mr. Trump’s lawyer Alina Hubba said she would appeal the case to the Court of Appeal after the verdict. It is unclear whether the court will agree to hear the case, but if so, all three Trump family members may still be confident of avoiding interviews.
Mr. Eric Trump, another of Trump’s adult children, was interrogated under oath in October 2020 and exercised his right against self – indulgence in answering more than 500 questions. Mr. Trump and his two children may refuse to answer questions for the same reason, and doing so would be detrimental to them in Ms James’ investigation. In a criminal case, the judges can not infer anything from a defendant’s refusal to testify, but that may not be true for civil cases.
Ms James’ investigation began in March 2019 and focused on whether Mr Trump had systematically misrepresented the value of his assets in order to gain financial gain from lenders and tax authorities. Since the trial is civil, Ms. James cannot file criminal charges, but can file a lawsuit. In April, a lawyer from his office signaled that such a filing might occur in the future.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Prosecutors from Ms James’ office are also involved in the Brock-led criminal investigation. Mr. The investigation was moving towards indictment even before Brock and some of his top aides raised concerns about the strength of the case.
In the civil investigation, Mr. Trump was arraigned in April by state court judge Arthur F. He was contempt of court by Engoron and ordered to pay $ 10,000 a day until his attorneys filed several documents requested by the Attorney General. The following month, Judge Engoron dropped the contempt penalty, but imposed conditions and Mr. Trump said he would reinstate that sentence if he did not comply.
On Wednesday Mr. Trump and Mrs. After a hearing involving James’ lawyers, the judge said the order would be put in place – with no fines attached – and gave Mr Trump’s lawyers until next Friday to file information about Trump. Company Document Retention Policies.
In a recent live broadcast on the podcast “Pat Save America” Ms James said Mr Trump was “caught” using funny numbers in his financial documents. “I will allow him to settle his appeal,” he said.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations, calling Ms James’ trial a witch hunt and calling the attorney general “extreme left” racist.