Rescheduled Testimony: Ivanka Trump to Appear on Nov. 8, Following Father Donald Trump in Civil Fraud Lawsuit

by Sophia Chen
Ivanka Trump testimony rescheduled

Ivanka Trump’s appearance as a witness in her father Donald Trump’s ongoing civil fraud case in New York has been postponed to November 8, a judge declared on Monday. The adjustment in scheduling came after lawyers indicated that her testimony would require a full day, perhaps longer.

Originally set to testify this Friday in a half-day court session, Judge Arthur Engoron changed the date after discussions with the state’s legal team and Donald Trump’s defense. The judge had considered extending Friday’s session to a full day, but the defense counsel cited prior commitments as a reason against the idea.

“November 8 is agreeable for all parties for Ivanka Trump’s testimony,” Engoron confirmed in court.

The change now sets the stage for Ivanka Trump to testify after a significant period of events in a case that puts her family’s real estate business at risk. On the same day as her testimony, her father, the leading Republican contender for the 2024 presidential nomination, will hold a campaign event in Miami. Interestingly, he will be missing a televised debate with other Republican presidential candidates.

New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, his organization, and top executives—including sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr.—accusing them of inflating Donald Trump’s wealth on financial documents to secure loans and conduct transactions. While Ivanka Trump was initially named as a defendant, she was later removed from the case by an appeals court in June, stating that the claims against her were too old to pursue.

The defendants, including Donald Trump, have denied any wrongdoing and have labeled the lawsuit as politically motivated. The case holds the potential to divest Donald Trump of some key business assets, including prominent properties like Trump Tower. Both James and Engoron are affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Ivanka Trump is now slated to testify after her father, who is expected to appear on November 6, making her the concluding witness to be called by the prosecution. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump will testify before her on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Upon completion of Ivanka Trump’s testimony, the defense will begin calling their witnesses, with 127 names listed in their preliminary witness list submitted before the trial commenced on October 2. Some of these names coincide with state witnesses.

Ivanka Trump resigned from her role as executive vice president of the Trump Organization in January 2017 to become an unpaid adviser in her father’s presidential administration. She relocated to Florida following Donald Trump’s exit from the White House in 2021.

She contested a subpoena to appear in the civil fraud case through her attorney, claiming improper service and arguing that she should not be compelled to testify since she is not a party to the lawsuit and does not reside in New York. She may still appeal Judge Engoron’s decision mandating her to testify.

During her tenure at the Trump Organization, Ivanka Trump played a key role in the negotiation and financing of various real estate deals, according to court documents. State lawyers have argued that she remains financially and professionally connected to her family’s enterprise.

Legal papers from James’ office further indicate that Ivanka Trump maintained financial stakes in Trump Organization businesses even after joining the White House. State lawyers also provided evidence that the Trump Organization had continued to manage various aspects of Ivanka Trump’s business affairs, including insurance, legal fees, and credit card payments.

In 2021, federal disclosure forms showed that she reported $2.6 million in income from Trump entities, including earnings from TTT Consulting LLC, an entity established to allow her and her brothers to benefit from certain licensing deals.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ivanka Trump testimony rescheduled

When has Ivanka Trump’s testimony in the civil fraud case been rescheduled to?

Ivanka Trump’s testimony has been rescheduled to November 8. She was initially set to testify on a Friday, but due to the expected length of her testimony, the date was moved.

Who is presiding over the civil fraud case?

Judge Arthur Engoron is presiding over the case. He has rejected Ivanka Trump’s initial attempt to avoid testifying and has ordered her to appear on the rescheduled date.

What is the civil fraud case about?

The New York Attorney General, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, his company, and top executives, including sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr., alleging they conspired to exaggerate Donald Trump’s wealth on financial statements to secure loans and conduct business deals.

Was Ivanka Trump originally a defendant in this case?

Yes, Ivanka Trump was originally listed as a defendant. However, an appeals court dismissed her from the case in June, stating that the claims against her were too old to be pursued.

Who are the other key witnesses in the trial?

Donald Trump is expected to testify on November 6, and his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, are scheduled to testify before Ivanka Trump. They will appear on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

What are the potential consequences of this trial for the Trump family?

The case could potentially lead to the divestment of some of Donald Trump’s corporate holdings and prominent properties, such as Trump Tower, thereby affecting the family’s real estate empire.

What is Ivanka Trump’s legal argument against testifying?

Ivanka Trump fought a subpoena through her lawyer, arguing that the state failed to properly serve her and that she shouldn’t be forced to testify because she is not a party to the case and doesn’t reside in New York.

What is the significance of the date of Ivanka Trump’s testimony?

The rescheduled date puts Ivanka Trump on the stand after a series of significant events in the trial, and on the same day that her father, Donald Trump, will be holding a campaign rally in Miami.

Is the trial politically motivated?

Donald Trump and other defendants have labeled the lawsuit as politically motivated. Both the New York Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Arthur Engoron are affiliated with the Democratic Party, but the court has not officially confirmed any political motivations.

What is Ivanka Trump’s current role?

Ivanka Trump left her position as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization in January 2017 to serve as an unpaid adviser in her father’s presidential administration. She relocated to Florida in 2021 after her father’s term ended.

More about Ivanka Trump testimony rescheduled

  • New York Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Trump Organization
  • Appeals Court Decision on Ivanka Trump’s Dismissal
  • Judge Arthur Engoron’s Rulings on the Case
  • Timeline of the Civil Fraud Case Against Trump Organization
  • Donald Trump’s 2024 Presidential Campaign Activities
  • Ivanka Trump’s Role in Trump Organization
  • Previous Testimonies in the Fraud Case
  • Financial Impact on Trump Family’s Real Estate Empire

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LegalEagle October 31, 2023 - 3:33 am

Judge Engoron’s not messing around, huh. Making everyone appear on stand, no exceptions. let’s see if this rescheduling works out.

Sarah_92 October 31, 2023 - 5:25 am

Seriously, a full day for Ivanka’s testimony? that must mean theres a lot to cover. And on the same day as Donald’s rally? Talk about timing.

JennyFromTheBlock October 31, 2023 - 2:08 pm

Ivanka fought the subpoena but the judge said nope, u gotta testify. Honestly, can’t wait for this soap opera to unfold.

CryptoQueen October 31, 2023 - 6:24 pm

To think Ivanka still had financial ties even after leaving the organization. If the prosecution’s case is solid, this could be a major blow to the Trump empire.

RonPolitico October 31, 2023 - 6:46 pm

Kinda interesting that the judge and AG are Dems. Trump’s calling it a political sham, but the law’s the law, right?

MikeJenkins October 31, 2023 - 9:34 pm

Wow, this case just keeps getting more complicated. Trump’s whole family seems to be involved somehow. Can’t wait to see what happens on Nov 8th.

FinanceGuy101 October 31, 2023 - 9:45 pm

If this goes south, could really impact Trump’s businesses and properties. Just goes to show, you can be rich and still get into serious legal troubles.

PaulInTheKnow October 31, 2023 - 11:17 pm

Intriguing how the trial keeps overlapping with political events. Almost like a TV drama but it’s real life.


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