- An appeals court rejected a bid by former Presidents Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump to avoid being forced to answer questions under oath by investigators for New York Attorney General Letitia James.
- James is conducting a civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices.
- The decision was the latest legal loss for Trump in James’ efforts to limit the investigation.
- The attorney general focused on allegations that the Trump Organization illegally manipulated the alleged valuation of various real estate properties for financial gain.
An appeals court on Thursday rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children to be sworn in by investigators for New York Attorney General Letitia James as part of their civil investigation of the Trump Organization’s business practices. To avoid being forced to answer questions under
The decision was the latest legal damage to Trump in his efforts to limit the investigation by James, which focuses on allegations that the Trump Organization illegally manipulated the alleged valuation of various real estate properties for financial gain.
In addition to Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., and his daughter Ivanka Trump must obey a subpoena issued by James for their testimony, according to a decision by the Appellate Division of the First Judicial Division of the Manhattan Supreme Court. The decision upholds the February 28, 2022 decision of Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Angoron, which ordered Trump to submit.
Donald Trump Jr. currently operates the Trump family business with his brother Eric Trump, who previously answered questions about James under oath by investigators. Ivanka Trump, who served as a senior White House adviser during her father’s presidency, is a former top executive in the Trump Organization.
“Once again, the courts have ruled that Donald Trump must comply with our legal investigation into his financial transactions,” James said in a statement on the appeals court’s decision.
“We will continue to abide by the facts of the case and ensure that no one escapes the law,” the attorney general said.
Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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