Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to offer video testimony subsequent month within the case alleging that his staff assaulted protesters exterior of Trump Tower in 2015, new court docket papers present.
Trump is scheduled to offer a deposition to be held over video on Oct. 18 after a previous Sept. 24 date for the testimony wanted to be rescheduled as a result of he was “no longer available,” his legal professionals stated, based on court docket papers filed Monday.
Bronx Supreme Court docket Choose Doris Gonzalez in 2019 initially ordered Trump to appear for the video deposition rejecting his legal professionals’ arguments that there wanted to be distinctive circumstances to pressure the then-sitting president to testify.
Gonzalez stated in her resolution on the time that, “no government official, including the executive, is above the law,” including that Trump’s “testimony is indispensable” to the case.
The choose should nonetheless approve the extension for the video deposition to be taken.
In September 2015, 5 demonstrators filed go well with towards Trump, The Trump Group LLC, the Trump marketing campaign and three of his safety guards claiming they had been attacked by the safety crew — who additionally took their indicators away — Sept. 3, 2015 after they had been peacefully protesting the then-presidential candidate’s detrimental feedback about Mexican immigrants.
Legal professionals for the plaintiffs — Efrain Galicia, Florencia Tejeda Perez, Gonzalo Cruz Franco, Miguel Villalobos and Norberto Garcia — intend to show that Trump inspired or ordered the safety guards’ actions.
The case which was beforehand scheduled for trial in 2019 however was then placed on pause whereas Trump’s legal professionals appealed Gonzalez’ resolution on the video testimony.
Legal professionals on each side didn’t instantly return requests for remark.