It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Justice is making an effort to prevent a deposition with Donald Trump, scheduled for later this month, regarding a lawsuit involving two former FBI officials.
“In a redacted court filing Thursday, Justice Department attorneys said Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar authorized an appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., unless a lower court judge reconsiders an earlier ruling allowing Trump’s deposition to take place before a deposition with FBI Director Christopher Wray,” NBC News reported.
In 2019, a lawsuit was filed against the Department of Justice and FBI by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
There is a possibility that President Trump and FBI Director Christopher Wray could face a deposition.
Currently, Trump has a scheduled deposition on May 24th.
As reported by NBC News:
“Contrary to the request of the United States, Mr. Strzok seeks to depose former President Trump before Director Wray, thereby making it impossible to determine if the Director’s deposition might obviate the need to depose the former President,” Justice Department attorneys wrote in a 10-page motion to block Trump’s deposition.
They asked the court to resolve the matter by Tuesday.
Lawyers for Strzok declined to comment. Attorneys for Page and Trump did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In a court filing in March, the Justice Department said Trump “has not requested an assertion of privilege over any of the information within the scope of the authorized depositions.”
Jackson’s ruling in February said the Trump and Wray depositions must be limited to two hours and to a “narrow set of topics” that were discussed at a sealed hearing.
“As the Court itself acknowledged, Director Wray’s testimony could obviate the need for any deposition of former President Trump,” the filing stated.
Read the entire court filing by clicking HERE.
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