A New York judge on Wednesday said U.S. President Donald Trump's son Eric must testify under oath -- before the November presidential election -- in a probe into the Trump family's business practices.
At a hearing in Manhattan, the judge rejected as unpersuasive an argument that Eric Trump was too busy to sit for a deposition.
His lawyer had argued that as executive vice president of the Trump Organization, he was a "vital and integral part" of his father's re-election bid and traveling almost every day.
But the judge said the court is not "bound by the timelines of the national election" and ordered him to make himself available by October 7th to be interviewed under oath.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has been conducting a civil probe into "potential fraud or illegality" concerning whether Donald Trump and the Trump Organization inflated and deflated the the value of assets to obtain loans and tax benefits.
It's not the only investigation looming over the President and his company.
China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against "lying and cheating" outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. Gloria Tso reports.
Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders from the Oval Office hoursafter his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. Mr Biden,wearing a face mask, said there was “no time to start like today” while seatedbehind the Resolute Desk with a pile of executive orders. He and First LadyJill later watched a firework display from the White House.
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President Donald Trump disappeared on Wednesday behind the walls of his club in Palm Beach, Florida, ending a tumultuous presidency stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Democrats now have majority of the U.S. Senate after Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three members on Wednesday to give the party a narrow grip on both houses of Congress as well as the White House for the first time in a decade. Bryan Wood reports.
For Sari Rosenberg, a New York City teacher, receiving the first dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine left her “emotional, relieved and excited,” and one step closer to seeing her students again. This report produced by Emma Jehle.
With the help of covert reporters on the ground in China and direction from documentary filmmakers Hao Wu and Jean Tsien in New York, the team behind '76 Days' was able to bring the impact of COVID-19 to a global audience.
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The DC attorney general’s office has notified President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., that it would like to interview him as part of its investigation into misuse of his father’s inaugural funds. Representatives for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Barbara Res is a real estate executive who once worked for now-President Donald Trump, overseeing construction and development for the Trump Organization. Res says Trump refused to listen to expert advice, hired unqualified people based on their loyalty to him, disrespected his employees, and used racist language. According to Business Insider, Res says Trump once complained to her about seeing a Black construction laborer working on one of his Trump Tower buildings.
Ghislaine Maxwell was denied bail by a U.S. Judge on Monday, citing the risk the British socialite might flee from charges she assisted in the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of girls. Bryan Wood reports.
Eric Trump is willing to be interviewed by the New York State Attorney General's Office for its investigation into the Trump Organization. But there's a catch.
CNN reports the son of President Donald..