Judge Orders Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka To Testify In NY Case Against Trump Organization

On Tuesday, a New York state judge ruled that former President Donald Trump, his eldest son Don Jr., and daughter Ivanka Trump must testify before New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office to testify in an ongoing investigation into the Trump Organization.

The trio had been subpoenaed, and Judge Arthur Engoron agrees with the AG’s office that they must testify. 

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The Judge’s Ruling

Judge Engoron made the following statement in his ruling

“In the final analysis, a State Attorney General commences investigating a business entity, uncovers copious evidence of possible financial fraud, and wants to question, under oath, several of the entities’ principals, including its namesake. She has the clear right to do so.”He added, “As has often been said, that a prosecutor dislikes someone does not prevent a prosecution.”

The Judge also rebuffed Trump’s arguments that James’ frequent past political attacks against him were prejudicial. 

The subpoenas are due to President Trump within 14 days. Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump have each 21 days to appear for depositions.

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AG James was happy with the decision. She stated in a statement that she was pleased with the ruling.

“Today, justice prevailed. Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump have been ordered by the court to comply with our lawful investigation into Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings. The pursuit of justice will not be impeded by anyone, regardless of their power. No one is above the law.”

Letitia James The History Of Dubious Commentaries

As her campaign heat up, Letitia James seemed to have her sights on Donald Trump. Trump claimed that James had declared that if she was elected she would “look into ‘every aspect’ of my real estate dealings.”

Trump continued, saying that James had sworn to “definitely sue me,” and that she was on video saying that “…. and I quote, ‘a real pain in the ass.” Trump also said that James promised, “just wait until I’m in the Attorney General’s office,’ and, ‘I’ve got my eyes on Trump Tower.”

These comments led to the Trumps accusing James of violating Federal Election Commission rules that prohibit campaigning and promising criminal investigation. Trumps allege also that James referenced this investigation in campaign emails.

Trump lawyer Alina Habba told that, ‘This is truly prosecutorial misconduct and, in her own words, ‘no one is above the law.’