The former president’s testimony has long been expected, though the exact timing of when it would happen remained unclear until now. His under-oath appearance is scheduled to take place exactly one year before Election Day 2024, when the GOP’s frontrunner for the party’s presidential nomination hopes he’ll win back the White House. (On a far more local level, there is also a municipal general election, for New York City Council members and district attorneys in three outer boroughs, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, the day after Donald Trump’s testimony is slated to begin.)
Trump’s adult children who have been part of his business while he served in the White House are also expected to be called as witnesses by the attorney general starting on Wednesday: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump.
Earlier Friday, the judge presiding over the Trump trial ruled that Ivanka Trump can’t block a subpoena forcing her testimony. The ruling gave her until at least Wednesday to appeal, but the schedule would appear to give her attorneys an additional two-day cushion to make their case before New York’s Appellate Division, First Department.
The New York Attorney General’s Office said the former president will testify on 6 November and his three children will take the stand before him.
Their testimony is expected over three days from Wednesday next week, starting with Donald Trump Jr.
Judge Arthur Engoron has already ruled that Mr Trump inflated the value of his properties to secure favourable loans. The trial focuses on six other claims made in the lawsuit, including falsification of business records, insurance fraud and conspiracy.
Trump testified Wednesday on a gag order matter, the judge said “I find that the witness is not credible.” A liar.