On Thursday, Donald Trump is scheduled to travel back to New York for deposition in connection to the business fraud allegations filed against him and his company by the state’s attorney general.
This is going to be the first trip that Trump takes to New York City, following his arraignment last week in a separate case relating to the Manhattan District Attorney Bragg’s probe into the hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels made prior to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence over her affair with Trump. Trump has repeatedly claimed the affair never happened and pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts brought against him.
During the deposition, Trump is going to be facing questions from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office, according to a person close to the matter who was not authorized to provide information publicly about the case but agreed to do it so long as they remained anonymous.
Trump had sat for deposition at the Democrat’s office once before last August, only weeks before her lawsuit was filed. At the time Trump had used the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination to not answer the questions he was being asked. The reason for the second visit is not yet clear. Trump has said that during the first deposition, he refused to answer questions because the lawsuit was part of a “witch hunt” against him.
Trump’s lawyers did not respond to requests for information regarding Trump’s plans on Monday evening.