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Judge rules Donald Trump must testify in New York investigation
17 February 2022
Former US President Donald Trump and two of his children must answer questions under oath in a New York investigation into their business practices, a judge has ruled.
New York’s attorney general has accused the Trump Organization of obtaining tax breaks and loans through “fraudulent or misleading asset valuations”.
Mr Trump must sit for sworn testimony within 21 days.
He denies the accusations, and is expected to appeal the decision.
This is far from the end of the line, but it still was a rough day for the former president. This civil case, and the criminal probe in Manhattan, aren’t going away anytime soon. And having a judge, in a written order, say that there is “copious evidence of fraud” isn’t a good look – particularly for a man who likes to boast of his unparalleled business acumen.
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Article URL : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60425457