(DCWatchdog.com) – A court filing this week reveals former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children will sit for depositions on July 15 as part of the New York Attorney General’s investigation into Trump’s business affairs.
Lawyers for the former President and his two children — Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. — reached a deal with New York AG Letitia James that would give Trump time to appeal if he chooses.
But the deadline for Trump to submit an appeal to the state’s Court of Appeals is Monday.
Securing a deposition date is a victory for James, who has been investigating the Trump Organization and allegations that the company inflated property values for investors but deflated them in federal tax filings.
The AG has been trying to get Trump to sit for a deposition and hand over documents since December 2021, but the former President has appealed her attempts.
However, the former President’s efforts to avoid deposition may be diminishing after a federal judge threw out a lawsuit he filed to block James’ investigation from moving ahead, arguing it was politically motivated.
Despite the decision by U.S. District Judge Brenda Sannes to reject Trump’s argument, the former President’s lawyer Alina Habba indicated she would be appealing Sannes’s ruling but hasn’t elaborated on those plans since reports emerged of the deposition date.