Trump Had to Sit for a 4-Hour Deposition Today and Twitter is Having a Field Day

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At some point on Monday, Donald Trump raised his hand in an office in Trump Tower and swore to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, at which point four people were rushed to the hospital, suffering chest pain from laughing so hard. The second part might be hyperbole. Trump was deposed today.

The lawsuit arose out of a 2015 incident in which Trump’s security detail roughed up some protesters who are suing for damages. Meanwhile, Trump’s lawyers may have to agree to a date on which he’ll be deposed in a defamation case when he called a former contestant on “The Apprentice” a liar when she said he harassed her. (A good way to get around the statute of limitations is to accuse Trump of something he has done, have him deny it and call you a name and a liar, then sue for defamation).

According to Queerty:

But these are just two cases in an ever-growing mountain of civil suits Trump is facing. There are nearly a dozen pending lawsuits against the ex-president who, until now, was able to delay them all while he was in office.

His lawyers argued he was simply too busy as president to deal with them and, anyway, a sitting president is immune from civil lawsuits, and blah, blah, blah.

But now that he’s a twice-impeached private citizen living in Florida and no longer POTUS, New York state Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez has ordered Trump to appear in a video deposition for the 2015 assault case.

“After defendants spent years unsuccessfully fighting to keep Donald Trump from testifying under oath, we will be taking his testimony in this case on Monday,” the plaintiff’s attorney, Benjamin Dictor, said in a statement. “We look forward to presenting this case, including Mr. Trump’s video testimony, to the jury at his trial.”

And those aren’t even the big ones. We all know the “big ones,” the ones involving January 6th and other incidents arising during his presidency, the ones involving criminal defense lawyers.

Think of all those lawyers, and all the money they are demanding upfront and in trust accounts in order to do all this work and remember those millions the next time you see Trump at a rally talking about 2024. He needs the money coming in because we suspect he uses a lot of that money for attorneys’ fees and other means to service debt.

Oh, and remember. It is only Monday, and Congress is talking about arresting Steve Bannon. This could be one long hard week for the old boy.

Twitter had some thoughts:

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