For many of Donald Trump’s high-powered detractors, there must be a feeling that their window of opportunity is closing. Trump is almost certainly in the early stages of filling out his 2024 calendar, (if you catch my drift), and anyone with any thoughts about getting him into a courtroom understand that such a maneuver would get pretty complicated with Trump on the campaign trail.
And so Trump’s inquisitors are moving quickly, hoping to get the former President in their sights before he gets on the road.
In New York, one such investigation is about to get turbocharged.
Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general’s civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, rejecting his argument that he be excused from testifying because his answers could be used in a parallel criminal probe.
Others in the Trump family are also named in the decision.
A four-judge panel in the appellate division of the state’s trial court upheld Judge Arthur Engoron’s Feb. 17 ruling, which enforced subpoenas requiring that Trump and his two eldest children — Ivanka and Donald Jr. — give deposition testimony in Attorney General Letitia James’ probe.
There may still be one more parts to appeal the ruling for the Trumps, but they’ll need to exercise that option within 14 days of this court’s ruling.