On Wednesday, a New York judge has ordered the president's son, Eric Trump, 36, who is most involved with running the family business, to be deposed by October 7 as part of an investigation over charges that the organization improperly inflated the value of real estate assets.
The Democratic attorney general of New York state, Letitia James, who opened the inquiry, has been asking since May to question Eric Trump, who emerged as the helmsman of the Trump Organization since the US president moved to the White House in early 2017.
It was reported that Eric said he was ready to "cooperate" with the inquiry, his lawyers recently asked for the session to be pushed back until after the November 3 election, arguing that he was too busy, as he is heavily involved in his father's re-election campaign.
James then challenged the request in a court in the state, asking that the president's son be forced to provide documentation on several of the company's properties, including a building on Wall Street and the Trump International Hotel in Wednesday.
Judge Arthur Engoron ruled in advantage of the attorney general, calling the Eric's arguments "unconvincing" and noting that "nor is this Court bound by the timelines of the national election." The Judge said this after a court hearing on Wednesday