Ivanka: Testifying In Fraud Trial Will Impose 'Undue Hardship' On Her Family

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In ex-President Donald Trump's New York civil fraud trial, his daughter, Ivanka Trump, asked presiding Judge Arthur Engoron Thursday to allow a pause on her testimony, citing "undue hardship" as the reason for the appeal, CNN reports.

The Trump heiress was set to testify next week, but her attorney "argued in Thursday’s filing that forcing her to testify" then would cause issues "in part because it's in the middle of a school week."

The attorney wrote, "Ms. Trump, who resides in Florida with her three minor children, will suffer undue hardship if a stay is denied and she is required to testify at trial in New York in the middle of a school week, in a case she has already been dismissed from, before her appeal is heard."

Furthermore, the attorney also "argued that the New York civil court has no jurisdiction to compel her testimony because she has not lived or worked in New York since 2017 and she is no longer a co-defendant in the case."

In addition to the testimony delay, the appeal also asked the court "to stay the ruling requiring her testimony as well as a 'stay of the trial,'" as well as "for the higher court to pause the entire fraud trial against former President Donald Trump, two of his adult sons and his company until Ivanka Trump’s appeal can be heard."

The report notes the stay request was "denied."

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.


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