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Former president Donald Trump And two of his adult children are tentatively set to begin testimony on July 15 as part of a civil investigation into the Trump family business by the Attorney General of New York.
The testimony agreement between Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump is conditional.
If the New York State Court of Appeals issues a stay in the judge’s order that Trump must answer the question under the oath of Attorney General Letitia James, the testimony will not begin that day.
Family and company lawyers repeatedly tried to block the subpoena because of testimony from James and other requests for information from the company, but failed.
A provision submitted to the Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday allows Trump to hold the testimony order to the State Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, until Monday.
If you do not have a stay, we will ask each Trump individually from July 15th and will finish collecting these testimonies by the following week. The testimony is not given in public.
James is investigating whether the stated valuations of various real estate assets owned by The Trump Organization may have been manipulated illegally. Specifically, the Attorney General is investigating whether a company will give different valuations to its assets to obtain more favorable terms for loans, insurance, and tax incentives.
Donald Trump Jr. is currently running the Trump Organization with his brother Eric Trump, who previously answered the question under an oath by a James investigator.
Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to the White House during his father’s presidency, is the former CEO of The Trump Organization.
Trump has fought for months to avoid having to testify in an investigation that the former president has repeatedly called witch hunting.
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, After hearing the controversy on February 1stTrump and his children said they had to obey James’ subpoena to convince them of their testimony.
Engoron said in a written order that James’ investigation revealed “rich evidence of potential financial fraud” at the Trump organization.
“She has clear rights,” he added.
Family and company lawyers appealed Engoron’s orders in late February.
May 26, The appeal was rejected In a unanimous decision by the Appeals Department of the First Justice Department of the Supreme Court of Manhattan.