President Trump has lost an appeal in New York and must comply with a subpoena to testify in the New York Attorney General’s probe into his businesses.
The Hill reports that a four-judge panel in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled against Trump and his argument that the investigation is politically motivated.
The panel wrote in its opinion: “OAG began its investigation after public testimony of a senior corporate insider and reviewed significant volumes of evidence before issuing the subpoenas… Appellants have not identified any similarly implicated corporation that was not investigated or any executives of such a corporation who were not deposed. Therefore, appellants have failed to demonstrate that they were treated differently from any similarly situated persons.”
Attorney General Letitia James also responded to the ruling, “Once again, the courts have ruled that Donald Trump must comply with our lawful investigation into his financial dealings… We will continue to follow the facts of this case and ensure that no one can evade the law.”
The panel said that testimony by former Attorney Michael Cohen provided a legitimate basis for James to launch her investigation.