Trumps, New York Attorney General James reach agreement on depositions

The Trumps, who were scheduled to be deposed Thursday, have agreed to an accelerated briefing schedule for their appeal.

Updated: March 4, 2022 - 10:33am

The Trumps and the New York Attorney General's Office have reached an agreement on the impending depositions and appeal schedule in the ongoing civil investigation into the former president and his company.

Attorneys for Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr., filed an appeal to a judge's order that the three Trumps need to sit for depositions on Monday. All parties on Thursday agreed that there will be an accelerated briefing schedule in the appeal fight, which will take place before the First Appellate Division. 

If the Appellate Division decides that the Trumps must sit for deposition, they will have to do so within 14 days of the decision. The three were initially scheduled to be deposed on Thursday.

The New York Attorney General's Office – led by Democrat Letitia James – has spent two years investigating the Trump Organization and whether it misled banks or tax officials by inflating the value of assets in order to gain favorable loan terms.