Trump to be impeached by NY AG in civil investigation into his business practices

Former President Donald Trump is set to be deposed by attorneys from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office on Wednesday as part of his investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices, a Trump attorney confirmed to NBC News. .

It is unclear whether Trump’s deposition will be in person or by videoconference.

James’ office is considering civil action against Trump and his company and said in court filings that it had “uncovered substantial evidence establishing numerous misrepresentations in Mr. Trump’s financial statements provided to banks, insurers and the Internal Revenue Service”. ”

These statements were inflated by hundreds of millions of dollars and endorsed by the former president, James alleged.

The former president denied any wrongdoing and claimed the investigation of James, a Democrat, was politically motivated.

Posting on his Truth Social platform, Trump said he was in New York and would be seeing the Attorney General “for the prosecution of the greatest witch hunt in United States history! My big business, and I, are under attack from all sides. Banana Republic!”

Trump’s two oldest children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, recently testified in the civil inquest. NBC News reported that Trump Jr. was interviewed a few weeks ago and Ivanka spoke to investigators last week. None of them argued for Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. The sources did not confirm whether their testimony took place in person or virtually.

Earlier this week, Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate firm that has appraised several Trump Organization properties, turned over nearly 36,000 documents to the attorney general.

The deposition comes following the FBI’s search of Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, with a source familiar with the matter telling NBC News that the search related to classified information Trump allegedly took with him from the White House at its Palm Beach resort in January 2021.

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