When will the witch hunt against Trump end?
On Thursday (May 26), a four-judge panel for the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court rejected former President Donald Trump’s challenge to a subpoena by the New York attorney general, ruling that Trump and two of his children must give testimony in the probe into his business affairs.
Thursday’s ruling was unanimous, as the judges dismissed Trump’s assertion that the subpoena forms part of a politically motivated investigation.
In its four-page decision, the panel wrote, “OAG [Office of Attorney General] began its investigation after public testimony of a senior corporate insider and reviewed significant volumes of evidence before issuing the subpoenas.”
The panel then noted it had “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.”
Donald Trump Jr., the firm’s executive vice president, and Ivanka Trump, who stepped down as a corporate officer in 2017, are also affected by the ruling.
Following the ruling, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) applauded the decision, stating, “Once again, the courts have ruled that Donald Trump must comply with our lawful investigation into his financial dealings.”
James continued in her statement, “We will continue to follow the facts of this case and ensure that no one can evade the law.”