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NYT publisher ordered to give deposition in Trump lawsuit

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New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has lost a bid to quash a subpoena to provide a deposition in real estate mogul…

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has lost a bid to quash a subpoena to provide a deposition in real estate mogul Donald Trump’s defamation suit against a reporter who wrote that Trump’s net worth is only in the millions. 

The New York Supreme Court tossed a separate subpoena sent to Times executive editor Bill Keller, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. But the court ruled that Sulzberger has to speak up about emails in which he and author Timothy L. O’Brien discussed O’Brien’s book TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald. According to The Inquirer, Trump’s legal team hopes Sulzberger’s testimony will help them establish the requisite actual malice on O’Brien’s part.