Trump faces questions under oath at deposition in case brought by protesters


Former President Donald Trump is expected to provide a videotaped deposition in a case brought by protesters about his security team's efforts to crack down on a protest during the early days of his first presidential campaign in 2015.

Trump is expected to return to New York City, and is set to record his deposition Monday in Trump Tower.

The deposition comes as part of a lawsuit brought after a Sept. 3, 2015 protest outside Trump Tower in New York City. The demonstrators were protesting comments Trump had made about Mexico and Mexican immigrants.

Six protesters of Mexican origin said they were assaulted and later sued Trump, the Trump Organization, his 2016 presidential campaign, and security officials.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump's efforts to throw out the subpoena ordering him to testify in the case. The judge said Trump's argument against testifying--that there needed to be "exceptional circumstances" to depose a high-ranking government official--did not apply, as the case would have him answer questions about his comments and actions from before he was elected.

"This is a case about Donald Trump’s security guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators on a public sidewalk," lawyers for the plaintiffs Benjamin Dictor told the Associated Press. "We will be taking the trial testimony of Donald Trump, under oath, on Monday after years of the defendants’ dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination. We look forward to presenting the video of Mr. Trump’s testimony to a jury at his trial."

Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told Fox News ahead of the former president's deposition that "most of the lawsuit has already been won," but said "further comment will be provided in due time."

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