Trump Smacked With Order From Federal Judge To Sit For Videotaped Deposition In Protest Lawsuit

Careful, Donald. You can't lie under oath.


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Former President Donald Trump isn’t exactly known for telling the truth. According to the Washington Post, the twice-impeached one-term president made more than 16,241 false or misleading claims as president, an average of about 14.8 such statements per day. And even if that number is a bit off, it’s still mind-boggling.

He’s a shameless liar, and he’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, so that should make a Bronx Judge’s ruling interesting since the former president was ordered to give a videotaped deposition. Before sitting for a deposition, you are sworn in under oath. We’re pretty sure that Trump’s attorneys are freaking out right now. According to ABC News, the deposition as part of a lawsuit involving his anti-immigrant rhetoric is to take place next week.

“A group of Mexican protesters said they were assaulted during a rally outside Trump Tower in September 2015 over the then-candidate’s comments that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists,” the outlet reports. “The lawsuit named Trump, his campaign, his former head of security Keith Schiller, and others.”

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“Donald J. Trump shall appear for a deposition October 18, 2021, at 10 a.m. … or, in the event of illness or emergency, on another mutually agreed to date on or before October 31, 2021,” Judge Doris Gonzalez’s order said.

This isn’t the only legal issue the former president is facing. There is the prospect of another deposition by the end of the year as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, who has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in 2007. Zervos said that Trump defamed her during his campaign when he claimed that she lied about the alleged assault.

E. Jean Carrol sued the former president for defamation, too, after the ex-president accused her of lying about an alleged rape in the 1990s. Interestingly, Carrol still has the dress she was wearing on that unfortunate day and has been trying to get a sample of Trump’s DNA. Even though he denies her allegations, Trump has refused to give a sample of his DNA.

And then there’s Trump’s tax filings and business practices that are also under investigation. Prosecutors in Georgia opened a criminal inquiry into Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. There has been speculation that Trump will run for office again in 2024, but I think he might be a bit too busy to take all of that on.

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