(PresidentialHill.com)- Former President Donald Trump filed an appeal on Monday, asking the court to block New York Attorney General Letitia James’ request to have him deposed.
Trump’s children are part of the same appeal.
The Trump defense team has asked to appear before a grand jury. Grand juries offer witnesses various immunities. But Letitia James wants the family deposed with no protections.
The appeal filed by the Trump attorneys is an effort to block a lower court’s decision rendered last month. The judge’s adjudication ordered the former president to sit for a deposition in Letitia James’s investigation regarding alleged fraudulent dealings by the Trump Organization. Trump’s two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., were also ordered to testify.
James and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office are conducting separate probes. They seek to find out if Trump lowered property values for tax purposes while raising the values of properties to benefit from lending institutions. The Westchester County, New York district attorney is conducting a probe. They maintain that the Trump Organization underreported the property value of his golf course to reduce its tax liability.
Trump’s attorneys wrote on Monday that “statutory protections would be eviscerated if the same agency involved in the criminal investigation simply opens up a ‘civil’ investigation into the very same matters.”
The purpose of the Trump team’s appeal is to ask for a review of Judge Arthur Engoron’s order which compels the Trump family to sit for the attorney general’s depositions. It will now head to an appellate court.
Trump has felt James’ probe was politically motivated from the very start. Trump has endured witch hunts, hoaxes, fake news, abuse, fabricated dossiers, lawsuits, and impeachments.
Exasperated, Trump has filed a federal lawsuit requesting an injunction against the investigation.
There is a long list of lawsuits against Donald Trump. He is currently facing a total of 19.
Most of the cases are claims of financial crimes, his role in the January 6, 2021 “insurrection,” and his alleged interference in the 2020 election.
The FBI has never characterized the events of January 6th as an insurrection. This is just another one of the mischaracterizations that have taken on a life of its own, courtesy of the mainstream “enemedia.”