Former President Donald Trump was questioned for four and a half hours recently by lawyers for a group of protesters who have sued him, alleging that his security guards assaulted them in 2015, reports the Washington Post. Trump’s testimony was recorded on video so that it could be played at a trial in the suit. That arrangement allowed Trump to avoid testifying in person.
Benjamin N. Dictor, an attorney for the four protesters, said that Trump largely answered his questions — though he said Trump declined to answer “a handful.” Dictor said he would ask the judge in the suit, Doris M. Gonzalez, to order Trump to answer those questions later. In this case, the protesters filed their lawsuit in 2015, saying that Trump’s then-bodyguard Keith Schiller and other security guards had shoved them during a protest against Trump’s rhetoric about Latinos. (Schiller, who later became a White House official, has said he struck a protester only after the man grabbed him).