Trump deposed in civil lawsuit related to celebrity chef José Andrés

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Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower is seen in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., November 27, 2016. Photo by Darren Ornitz/REUTERS

Republican president-elect Donald Trump’s Trump Tower is seen in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., November 27, 2016. Photo by Darren Ornitz/REUTERS

Just over two weeks from taking office, President-elect Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition stemming from a lawsuit he filed after celebrity chef José Andrés backed out of plans to open at a restaurant at one of his hotels.

Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten says the deposition lasted about an hour and was “routine.”

It’s rare for a president or president-elect to be deposed. It happened most recently to Bill Clinton in 1998 during the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit.

Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Ulysses Grant are the only other sitting presidents to face a deposition.

Trump sued Jose Andres after the chef cancelled plans to open a Spanish-themed restaurant at a new Washington hotel after Trump’s inflammatory comments about Mexicans during the campaign.

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