Former US president Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday. AFP
The Republican was scheduled to meet with lawyers for Attorney General Letitia James, who sued Trump last year. Her lawsuit claims Trump and his family misled banks and business associates by giving them false information about his net worth and the value of assets such as hotels and golf courses.
The lawsuit is unrelated to the felony criminal charges filed against Trump by the Manhattan district attorney, which led last week to his historic arraignment, the first for a former president.
Trump and his lawyers have said the Democrat's lawsuit against him is politically motivated and legally baseless. He and the company have denied doing anything wrong. James declined to answer a question about the planned deposition at a news conference on an unrelated matter Wednesday.
Police officers stand guard in front of Trump Tower in New York City, US, on Wednesday. Reuters
Trump previously met with James' lawyers Aug. 10, but refused to answer all but a few procedural questions, invoking his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination more than 400 times.
"Anyone in my position not taking the Fifth Amendment would be a fool, an absolute fool,” he said in the session, which was recorded on video and later released publicly. Trump predicted a "renegade” prosecutor would try to make a criminal case out of his answers, if he gave them.
"One statement or answer that is ever so slightly off, just ever so slightly, by accident, by mistake, such as it was a sunny, beautiful day, when actually it was slightly overcast, would be met by law enforcement at a level seldom seen in this country, because I’ve experienced it,” he said.
A trial for the lawsuit is scheduled for October.
It is unclear whether Trump might answer any questions in his second deposition, which will be conducted in private if it takes place as planned.
Lawyers for Mary Trump made the accusation in a New York state court in Manhattan, where the 55-year-old psychologist is suing the former president, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and his late brother Robert’s estate.
Khan met Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of this week's United Nations General Assembly, before which he visited Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, whom he said had made the same request.
The move effectively seals off America's largest cities — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — with the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Nevada following suit.
"Thoughts of what life will be like after this job have started to creep in," said Premier Dan Andrews, who led the state's centre-left Labor party for 13 years.
"They’re very appreciative to get in here, something they’ve all been waiting anxiously for,” Darryl Oliveira, interim administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency, told reporters gathered outside the burn zone.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent an hour at the school, with Meghan reading her children’s book 'The Bench' to a group of second-grade students. Footage from the filmed visit was included in their 2022 Netflix docuseries 'Harry and Meghan.'