New York AG: Eric Trump Lied About Deposition Dodge

Bloomberg News reports:

President Donald Trump’s son Eric gave a judge a “false” explanation for why he backed out of a July deposition in a civil probe of the family business, New York’s top law enforcement officer said in a court filing. After New York took legal action in August to enforce a slate of subpoenas, Trump’s lawyer said his client had simply adjourned the deposition to get “certain assurances first.”

“This assertion is false,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a court filing Tuesday night in Manhattan. Trump gave his “categorical refusal to appear” through a July 27 letter from his lawyer, she said. James said Trump’s explanation about his failure to appear is also contradicted by his own public statements. She cited a Fox News Radio interview in which Trump said, “Why would you possibly comply” with such demands.