Well, I guess old Donald Trump finally got fed up with the fines and court orders — and apparently ran out of any more excuses, being that no more wives have died recently — because according to breaking new reporting from Business Insider this morning, the corrupt, scandal-ridden ex-president has finally showed up at New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office for his long-delayed, court-ordered, closed-door sworn deposition today.
“Trump arrived just before 9 a.m. at the attorney general’s New York City headquarters in a skyscraper on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan,” Insider reports. “He entered the building’s underground parking garage inside one of three black SUVs in a small motorcade of Secret Service and NYPD vehicles.”
According to a source with knowledge of the matter, Attorney General James has consistently insisted that Trump be deposed in person, demanding that he show up to her office just like anyone else who was the subject of one of her investigations would be expected to.
Benjamin Dictor, one of the only other attorneys on the face of the earth to have deposed Donald Trump in relation to a lawsuit lodged against the now-former president by four Mexican-Americans who alleged that Trump sicced his security on them during a 2015 protest outside Trump Tower.
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“Body language, eye contact, facial expressions get lost if you’re doing it remote,” Dictor said of James’ insistence that Trump testify in person. “I would say that’s particularly the case with Mr. Trump.”
“In my experience examining him, it was important to be able to pick up on small cues — small tells — in the examination that I think would have been difficult to pick up had we done the examination remotely.”
Dictor also noted that an in-person deposition allows investigators to ensure that the deponent is not being fed answers to their questions behind the scenes.
“And when you need to show them a document, it can be physically just handed across the conference table,” he explained.
This deposition has been a long time coming, with James’ office attempting to secure the ex-president’s sworn testimony in the case for more than a year now.
Now, I suppose, it’s a matter of whether or not he actually answers anything.
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