Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have each testified in the New York AG’s probe of the Trump Organization, following a court fight and a delay for their late mother Ivana’s funeral.
The president’s eldest son, who helps run the Trump Organization along with his brother Eric, testified last week, NBC News reported. Ivana Trump, whose testimony has been a feature of the House Jan. 6th hearings, appeared Wednesday, sources told the network.
Eric Trump previously testified, but according to state AG Letitia James’ Office invoked his 5th Amendment rights more than 500 times.
Donald Trump Jr. testified in the New York AG’s probe of Trump Organization finances last week
A New York appeals court in May ruled that Trump and his adult children must testify in James’ probe of the Trump Organization’s financial dealings.
Trump’s legal team had sought to block a subpoena in the matter. James is investigating whether the Trump Organization inflated real estate prices when seeking financing, but used lower estimates when providing information to tax authorities. Her office has accused the company of providing misleading financial statements over a decade.
New York authorities obtained Trump tax information after a lengthy court fight that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
An appeals court in New York also ruled that former President Donald Trump, here with Republican Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, must testify
Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump are seen at the funeral of Ivana Trump on July 20, 2022 in New York City. Ivanka’s testimony was delayed by the event
New York attorney general Letitia James agreed to delay the deposition of Donald Trump and his children following the passing of their mother Ivana Trump
Donald Trump, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump had been set to testify in James’ civil investigation last month. Above they are pictured at the ground breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel in Washington in 2014
Trump has called the civil probe a witch hunt.
The court offered to delay scheduled proceedings last month that were interrupted by the sudden death of Trump’s former wife Ivana Trump, who is Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka’s mother.
‘In light of the passing of Ivana Trump yesterday, we received a request from counsel for Donald Trump and his children to adjourn all three depositions, which we have agreed to,’ James’ communications director Delany Kempner said when announcing the delay.
‘This is a temporary delay and the depositions will be rescheduled as soon as possible. There is no other information about dates or otherwise to provide at this time.’