Judge rules Eric Trump must give N.Y. deposition before election
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s son Eric has until Oct. 7 to speak to New York investigators probing his family’s business practices, a judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting his lawyers’ contention that his “extreme travel schedule” on the campaign trail warranted a delay until after the November election.
State Judge Arthur Engoron said Eric Trump, an executive at the family’s Trump Organization, had no legal basis to postpone a subpoena seeking his deposition testimony under oath, concluding that neither the probe nor the court were “bound by the timelines of the national election.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James went to court to enforce the subpoena after Eric Trump’s lawyers canceled a July interview with investigators looking into whether the Trump Organization lied about the value of its assets in order to get loans or tax benefits.
The investigation is civil, not criminal, in nature and investigators have yet to determine whether any law was broken.