According to The Washington Post, New York Attorney General Letitia James wants Donald Trump to appear in person as part of her investigation into possible tax and financial wrongdoing inside the Trump Organization.
She is seeking the deposition as part of a long-running investigation into the former president's business practices, including whether the Trump Organization overvalued its assets when seeking financing and then undervalued them when dealing with tax authorities.
After his attorneys first objected, his son Eric Trump, a Trump Organization executive, testified in the investigation.
Even after ultimately appearing in a suit that outlasted his presidency, Trump dismissed the investigation.
'I was glad to have had the chance to explain my side of this ludicrous tale after years of litigation,' Trump added.
Trump has referred to the investigation as a 'witch hunt.' In this situation, he has not been charged with any misconduct.
In the ongoing investigation, prosecutors have assembled a second grand jury. Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's longstanding Chief Financial Officer, was charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan in September. The government charges Weisselberg evaded nearly $2 million in taxes, in part by taking luxury perks. Weisselberg has pleaded not guilty.