Former President Donald Trump’s legal battles in New York City’s court system continues on Thursday.
Trump is expected to return for a deposition in a business fraud lawsuit filed against him and his company by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat.
It will be the former president’s second trip to New York City over legal fights in the past two weeks. Trump was indicted last week on felony charges in a separate criminal case involving payments made during the 2016 campaign.
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Trump is expected to face questioning at James’ office in lower Manhattan. Trump previously sat for a deposition at James’ office last August, just weeks before she filed the lawsuit.
That time, Trump declined to answer questions, invoking his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination more than 400 times.
Trump said he did so because he believed the investigation was part of a “politically motivated Witch Hunt.”
Messages seeking comment were left with Trump’s lawyers and the state attorney general’s office. A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions Monday evening about his plans.
James’ lawsuit alleges Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, misled banks and others, in part by providing them with annual financial statements that misstated the value of prized assets, including golf courses and hotels bearing his name.
James, a Democrat, is seeking $250 million and a ban on Trump, a Republican, doing business in the state.
The judge in the case, Arthur Engoron, remains committed to a Oct. 2 trial date, but agreed recently to move some pretrial deadlines to allow lawyers more time to review evidence, interview witnesses and file motions. Trump’s deposition is part of that process.
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Engoron has scheduled a hearing for April 21 to resolve a dispute over the scheduling of a deposition for Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.
“This case is complex, but it is not complicated. Essentially, it all boils down to whether (Trump’s) statements of financial interest are true or false,” Engoron said at a March 21 hearing.
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article