Judge orders Ivanka Trump to testify in $250 million fraud case
The judge overseeing the $250 million civil trial against Donald Trump and his company ordered the former president’s daughter Ivanka Trump to testify in the case.
Judge Arthur Engoron said Friday she could not be called as a witness before Nov. 1, giving her time to appeal the ruling if she chooses.
Trump’s attorneys had challenged New York Attorney General Letitia James’ subpoena to Ivanka Trump, noting an appeals court had ruled earlier this year that she should be dropped as a defendant in the case over statute of limitations issues.
They contended the AG’s office was trying “to continue to harass and burden President Trump’s daughter long after” the appeals court “mandated she be dismissed from the case.”
They also argued that the AG waited too long to subpoena her, and argued the office doesn’t have jurisdiction over her because she no longer lives in the state.
The AG’s office countered that Ivanka Trump, a former White House official, still has information important to their case.