Trumps File Appeal Against New York AG’s Deposition Demand

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On Monday, former President Trump and two of his children filed an appeal against New York Attorney General Letitia James’ attempt to have them sit for a deposition.

In their appeal, the Trumps argue that because James wants them to testify, she should bring them before a state grand jury, in which witnesses can receive certain immunities.

The Hill reports:

The appeal is part of the Trump family’s attempt to fight a lower court’s ruling last month that ordered the former president and his two eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., to sit for a deposition amid James’s probe into alleged fraudulent dealings by the Trump Organization.

James and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office are conducting a separate joint criminal probe into whether Trump lowered property values on his forms for tax agents but raised them to look better for financial lenders.

In the appeal Monday, attorneys for the Trumps wrote that statutory protections would be “eviscerated if the same agency involved in the criminal investigation simply opens up a ‘civil’ investigation into the very same matters,” according to CNN.

Trump’s lawyers late last month filed a notice that they were seeking a review from the state appellate court after Judge Arthur Engoron ordered the former president and his two eldest children to sit for depositions with the attorney general’s office.

Trump has slammed the investigation as nothing other than a political witchhunt.



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Rick Knight
Rick Knight
4 months ago

Witch hunt is all it is

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
4 months ago

This is beyond ridiculous. Didn’t one of the prosecutors quit because it was a farce? Letitia James is using her political office to attack a political opponents business because she has an agenda to do so. The Trump organization has been a help to NYC in the darkest of times and has offered their service for free to beautify the city. Also, look into their award from the Rainbow Coalition, which was an organization that advocated for low income housing.

PATTY
4 months ago

IT CERTAINLY STRANGE THAT THE DEMS ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO BRING TRUMP AND FAMILY TO COURT OVER ANY DETAIL THEY CAN DIG UP??????? HOWEVER THE DEMS/FRAUDS ARE OUT AND OUT CRIMINAL…….WITH EVERYTHING POINTING TO THE EXACT PROBLEM….AND NONE OF THEM SEEM TO SPEND THEIR TIME IN COURTS AND WHEN SOMETHING IS DEMANADED OF THEM!!!!. THEY JUST IGNORE IT!!!!!!! AND IT ALL GOES AWAY??????? THERE ARE TOO MANY TO SPEND THE TIME TO PRINT……LETS JUST SAY ONE EXAMPLE IS HUNTER BIDEN……OR CROOKED JOE???????????

Gary Von Neida
Gary Von Neida
4 months ago

It is very clear that the New World Order Communists really FEAR Donald J. Trump; because He is neither a chump or a puppet like Biden

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
4 months ago

Throwing out free speech is part of the Globalists mantra TTN. Perhaps you should label yourselves under another name.

Madeleine
Madeleine
4 months ago

I suggest Letitia James be investigated. The woman has a vendetta. New York has so much corruption its unreal, they are trying to find something about the Trump family to indict. Rather investigate the Biden crime family, the Clinton Crime family, the bush crime family, the Pelosi crime family, the Schiff crime family, the Kerry crime family, the Money crime family and much, much more . Oh and the de Blasio family

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