The twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice is currently embroiled in a number of different high-profile investigations, and three of his children are involved in at least two of them. One of them is a criminal case currently overseen by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, which is ongoing even as Vance retires and hands the investigation over to a new DA. The other is a civil case by the Southern District of New York led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who subpoenaed Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. in a surprise announcement on Monday.
Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump are trying to stop my office from interviewing them under oath as part of our investigation into the Trump Organization and Mr. Trump.
Over two years of delay tactics won't stop our investigation because no one is above the law.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) January 3, 2022
James responded to the news that the Trump children intend to file a motion to quash their subpoenas, a legal move that will be overseen by a judge. Should the judge reject that motion, the two eldest Trump children will be liable under the penalty of law to comply with those subpoenas. So far, moves made by the AG’s office indicate that the investigation potentially involves tax and bank fraud.
JUST IN: Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by the New York State attorney general’s office as it conducts a civil investigation into the way the family real estate business valued its holdings. https://t.co/Qg21eGkQYA
— ABC News (@ABC) January 3, 2022
In a statement to The Washington Post, AG James said that the Trumps’ attempts to avoid questioning will not distract her from completing the investigation into the ex-president’s corruption.
‘These delay tactics will not stop us from following the facts or the law, which is why we will be asking the court to compel Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump to testify with our office under oath. Our investigation will continue undeterred.’
Twitter had a big reaction to the statement by AG James. Read some of their comments below: