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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A judge from New York County State Supreme Court rejected a request from Eric Trump to delay his testimony in an investigation into whether Donald Trump and the Trump Organization committed fraud by providing false financial information on loan applications and tax forms.

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He's still not showing up. They need to arrest his stupid ass when he doesn't.

#1 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-09-23 06:13 PM | Reply

MONSON

"They need to arrest his stupid ass when he doesn't.:

The D.A.s always go after the weakest link first.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-23 08:50 PM | Reply

Note that this current trial is a civil case. The criminal case comes later, when more of the parties have left 'government service'.

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-23 10:14 PM | Reply

What are the betting odds on Eric pleading the 5th to protect himself or another family member?

Before he does so I'd like to remind everyone of his father's position on the 5th.
"You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?" - Donald Trump

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-24 09:54 AM | Reply

He will not show up. A bounty hunter with a warrant should be sent after him, just to see Eric dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-09-24 10:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Generally speaking, you can't plead the 5th in a civil trial since you're not at risk of losing life or liberty. However, in Eric's case, he might be allowed to do do since anything he says in the civil case could be used against him in a future criminal case, so in that situation he would be allowed to. However, if you're the defendant (since Eric is a corporate officer of the Trump Organization, that would make him at least one of the defendants) and you plead the 5th in a civil case, this generally leads to a judgement against you since it can be argued that you failed to defend your position, so the court would then almost have to side with the plaintiff.

OCU

#6 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-24 02:00 PM | Reply

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