NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to answer questions from the New York Attorney General’s Office in the latest twist in an ongoing civil investigation into his real estate business.
“On the advice of my attorney, I refused to answer questions under the rights and privileges accorded to all citizens under the United States Constitution,” said the former Manhattan mogul. After exercising his rights, he said in a statement.
“This is a vengeful, selfish expedition like nothing this country has ever seen,” he continued. We plan to use it to protect ourselves from this malicious attack.”
Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. were sworn in as part of the Trump Organization’s investigation into New York Attorney General Letitia James against a February order by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engolon. requested to be interrogated under
But an appeals court ruled in May that Trump and his two children must sit down for questioning.
“Continued with the biggest witch hunt in American history, we will meet the racist NYS Attorney General tomorrow!” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account on Tuesday. “My great company and myself are under attack from all sides. Banana Republic!”
The former president left Trump Tower in Midtown around 8:30 a.m., according to the New York Times Live Blog. He waved to some onlookers. Before entering the black suburbs.
Half an hour later, his convoy arrived at the New York Attorney General’s Liberty Street office in downtown Manhattan. Secret agents in his service and his NYPD personnel were stationed outside the Attorney General’s office when Trump’s Suburban rolled into the parking lot.
An email to the Attorney General’s Office seeking comment on the deposition was not immediately returned on Wednesday.
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Reportedly, at the home of the former commander-in-chief in Palm Beach, Fla., as part of an investigation into the handling of the president and classified documents that may have been taken from the White House.
Trump, who was in New York when the raid took place, confirmed that FBI agents searched the sprawling beachfront property and even “break into my safe.”
James is investigating whether Trump and his children broke the law by continuously manipulating the value of his property to obtain loans, tax cuts, and other benefits.
Trump and his family allege that James’ investigation was an illegal fishing expedition and that she was wrongfully colluding with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is conducting a parallel criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices. I have argued for a long time.