Sun, 20 Oct 2019

Judge: Trump Must Give Deposition in Protesters Lawsuit

Voice of America
21 Sep 2019, 16:05 GMT+10

NEW YORK - A New York judge has ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower.

State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx on Friday denied Trump's effort to quash a subpoena seeking the president's testimony.

She ordered Trump to videotape a deposition before the trial, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 26.

The lawsuit was filed by six activists who say they were assaulted by Trump security staff during a Sept. 3, 2015, protest by people upset over comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants.

The judge says Trump's testimony is "indispensable" as someone in charge of the business and his campaign.

A lawyer for Trump did not immediately return a phone message.

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