Donald Trump must testify under oath in civil investigation, judges rule

Former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children must sit for a deposition as part of the New York attorney general’s civil investigation into how the family real estate business valued its holdings, an appellate court ruled Thursday.

Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump must also testify in the case.

The judges rejected the Trump argument that the subpoena was part of a politically motivated investigation and precluded by a corresponding criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

“The political campaign and other public statements made by OAG about appellants do not support the claim that OAG initiated, or is using, the subpoenas in this civil investigation to obtain testimony solely for use in a criminal proceeding or in a manner that would otherwise improperly undermine appellants’ privilege against self-incrimination,” the decision said.

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