Trump, the President’s son and the chief vp of the Trump Group, had proposed the deposition happen after the November three election.
An legal professional for the corporate wrote in a current courtroom submitting that the delay ought to be made to accommodate “Mr. Trump’s excessive journey schedule and associated unavailability between now and the election, and to keep away from the usage of his deposition attendance for political functions.”
A lawyer for Trump declined to touch upon the ruling.
The workplace of New York Legal professional Common Letitia James had requested a decide to implement subpoenas for Trump’s testimony and paperwork as a part of its investigation into whether or not the Trump Group improperly inflated the worth of sure property.
“To be clear, no entity or particular person is allowed to dictate how or when our investigation will proceed or set the parameters of a lawful investigation,” she mentioned following Wednesday’s ruling. “The courtroom’s order right now makes clear that nobody is above the legislation, not even a company or a person with the title Trump.”
The workplace mentioned Trump initially agreed to be interviewed for the civil investigation in July however then abruptly canceled.
Trump’s attorneys had advised the courtroom that he by no means refused to adjust to the demand for his testimony, however mentioned they did not obtain assurances from the New York investigators that they haven’t and won’t present their investigative supplies to some other legislation enforcement company.