The strong-minded and powerful New York Attorney General Letitia James is hot on the trail on Donald Trump and his offspring. The New York Times has reported that she has subpoenaed Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. to testify. Another son, Eric Trump, was also subpoenaed to testify under oath earlier.
James has been investigating the family business to ascertain whether the family committed fraud by increasing the property values for loans and decreasing them for tax purposes. In this investigation, James has been looking at the Seven Springs estate and the International Hotel & Tower in Chicago properties.
Throughout her civil case, AG James has been able to subpoena documents dealing with her investigation. She can file a lawsuit but not file criminal charges.
Last month, it became news that AG James has been trying to interview Trump. But now Ivanka and Don Jr. are under the microscope.
These are the investigations, thus far:
- Civil investigation into Trump Organization for civil fraud
- Investigation into tax evasion.
- Investigation into election interference in Atlanta
- Investigation into the Trump National Golf Club.
- Trump Organization and former CFO Allen Weisselberg indicted last July as part of the criminal inquiry
- Investigation into criminal fraud.
AG James tweeted the breaking news that she has subpoenaed two of the Trump children:
‘BREAKING: NY Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed Ivanka Trump and Don Jr for testimony and documents in the civil investigation into property valuations.’
The question becomes will the ex-president throw his own children under the bus to avoid jail time?
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