In a deposition of former President Donald Trump conducted as part of the sweeping civil case against the ex-commander-in-chief and his business from New York state Attorney General Letitia James, he called out Eric, his son. Under questioning, the former president identified that adult son of his as particularly involved in business operations — and considering such is, well, the focus of the case that James brought, it’s conceivable that Trump’s remarks could come up at trial, which happens in October.
Eric is already named as a defendant in the case, but the state attorney general’s team is going to have been looking for further supports for its arguments of his misconduct. “I keep repeating myself over and over and over. Donald doesn’t care about anyone of you and will look to make you the scapegoat,” Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “This includes throwing his own kids under the bus. The Donald deposition recently released does that to his son @EricTrump.”
“My son Eric is much more involved with it than I am. I’ve been doing other things. And I guess you could say on something major, final decisions, whatever. But I’ve been much less involved in it than—over the last five years, five or six years than ever before,” Trump had asserted of his business, as highlighted by Newsweek.
More recently, the older Trump has reacted with fury to claims from James of misrepresentations of his worth. “IN THE NYS A.G. LETITIA JAMES CASE, I WAS TARGETED, GIVEN NO JURY, NO EXTENSIONS, NO COMMERCIAL DIVISION, NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, NO ANYTHING! THE DEMOCRAT JUDGE HATES TRUMP WITH A PASSION,” Trump claimed last week. The reason Trump hasn’t had a jury in the case is because… that part hasn’t happened yet. It’s in October!