“(I) n recent correspondence has made it clear that Mr. Trump’s attorney is ready to appear in line with the subpoena, and has also proposed four dates available after the November 3, 2020 presidential election,” Trump’s attorneys wrote in court Thursday.
Counsel for Mr. Trump proposed multiple dates beginning after the election – just two weeks later, on November 19 – to avoid Mr. Trump’s extravagant travel schedule and the unavailability and use between the current and the election. His deposit is for political purposes, “said one lawyer.
Trump agency lawyers wrote Thursday that the implementation of the subpona was unnecessary as Eric Trump testified. He never refused to comply with the evidence, but they assured him that they would not and would not give any of the investigative materials they received from New York investigators to any other law enforcement agency. The New York Attorney General has the ability to make criminal referrals if investigators believe a crime has been committed.
“Under all circumstances, we respectfully submit that the proposed dates are reasonable, for all practical purposes, just 30 days after other scheduled deposits, and because of the importance of not appearing to politicize the investigative process,” Trump’s attorneys wrote.
The Attorney General’s Office has been investigating President Donald Trump and the Trump agency since 2019, when Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen testified before Congress that Trump’s annual financial reports increased the value of his assets in order to obtain favorable loans and insurance coverage. The value of other assets to reduce real estate taxes.
James’ office also seeks a judge to compel evidence from other witnesses and documents.
Allen Weiselberg, Trump’s chief financial officer, testified for more than two days in July. Sherry Dillon, Trump’s longtime tax attorney, was also fired, but she declined to answer some questions.
As part of the investigation, the financial affairs of several Trump organization properties, including the Seven Springs Estate in Westchester County, New York, are being examined; 40 Wall Street, building in downtown Manhattan; Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago; And the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.
This story has been updated with additional details.
CNN’s Sonia Moghe contributed to the report.