A lawyer for the plaintiffs said that former US President Donald Trump on Monday as part of a trial brought by men accusing him of assault by his security during a demonstration outside Trump Tower in 2015 at about 4 1/ Answered questions under oath for 2 hours.
Attorney Benjamin Dictor said, “We investigated Mr. Trump on a variety of issues, including statements he made at various campaign events and rallies, which the attorney believes encouraged violence at those events. or encourages security guards to engage in violence or confiscation of property.” For the men who filed the 2015 lawsuit.
Dictor declined to mark Trump’s testimony or answer whether he believed it to be true.
Dictor said, “The president was exactly as you would expect him to be, he answered questions the way you would expect Mr. Trump to answer questions and conducted himself in a way that you would expect Mr. Trump to be.” would expect to conduct himself.”
It took many years for Trump’s statement to be made. A New York judge first ordered a videotaped statement of Trump in 2019, but it was halted during Trump’s stay at the White House.
the matter is around Case filed in 2015 A group described themselves as “Mexican-born human rights activists” protested Trump’s rhetoric on immigration in front of Trump Tower in September of that year.
The men allege that Trump’s then-chief of security, Keith Schiller, hit one of the protesters, Efrain Galicia, in the head when Galicia tried to stop Schiller from taking their large cardboard sign that read, “Trump: Make America Racist Again.”
The trial alleges that when Galicia tried to capture one of the signs, Schiller ripped it to pieces. Plaintiff’s lawyers wanted to question Trump to find out whether he was responsible for the conduct of his employees outside Trump Tower that day.
Dictor called Monday’s testimony a victory for the rule of law.
“What I can say about what happened in this building today was a demonstration that our procedures, our legal processes still work. The judicial system still works. No one is above the law. Donald John Trump sat in a chair, raised his right hand and he swore, he swore an oath to speak the truth. And nothing but the truth. And he answered questions with his lawyer for several hours and that’s appropriate in this country Part of the process,” Dictor said.
“And perhaps some of us forget that this applied to everyone during the past several years, but I think that serves as a demonstration today that our institutions are upheld and that the rule of law is the most important thing in this country.” up,” he said. added.
CNN has reached out to Trump’s lawyers for comment.
New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez ordered the statement to be made.
Earlier this month, the former president was ordered under oath by another New York judge by December 23 to answer questions in a defamation lawsuit brought by former “The Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos. zervos Accused Trump of defamation for denying allegations of sexual harassment. Trump has denied the attack.