Suspected of tax evasion, Donald Trump is silent in the face of the New York attorney general

Donald Trump, suspected of involvement in financial fraud within the Trump Organization group, remained silent on Wednesday, August 10, during a six-hour sworn hearing with the New York attorney general.

The former President of the United States has been targeted since 2019 along with two of his sons – Ivanka and Donald Jr. – by a civil investigation by Letitia James, the highest judge in New York state. He heard Mr.I James and his team are in Manhattan from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time (3 p.m. to 9 p.m. CET), but he announced in a statement early in the hearing that he invoked the U.S. Constitution, which allows any litigant not to testify against himself.

Read also This article is reserved for our subscribers The Trump Organization is a ticking time bomb

The judge, an elected Democrat, confirmed this in a brief press release after she confronted the Republican billionaire and confirmed that she You will follow the facts [et l’application] of the law, wherever it leads us”. Our investigations are continuing.M promised.I James, who has been hammering on it for three years “No one is above the law” in the United States of America.

“Witch Hunt”

On the contrary, in its statement issued at 45e The US President once again presented himself as a victim of “Witch Hunt” He claimed to have “Refused to answer questions” under the constitution.

“In the past, I asked the question, ‘If you are innocent, why would you accept the Fifth Amendment?'” Now I know the answer to that question.”explains in the press release. “When your family, your business, and everyone around you become the targets of a baseless, politically motivated witch hunt, backed by lawyers, prosecutors, and the fake news media, you have no other choice.”justify.

Read also This article is reserved for our subscribers Russian investigation: At Trump Tower, the wolf is in the sheepfold

At the end of the session, the businessman spoke on his Truth Social about a “A very professional meeting”. “I have a great business with big assets, little debt and lots of cash. It only happens in America!”, he added. Barely entered mI James, you made fun of him “Luxury, beautiful and expensive office (…)Great working conditions, where people are getting killed in New York, and she spends her time and effort trying to ‘catch Trump’.”.

When he arrived in New York on Tuesday evening, the African American attorney general charged with being present “Racist”claiming to be with his family and the Trump Organization, the target Attacks from all sides in Banana Republic It is ruled by Democrat Joe Biden.

Read also This article is reserved for our subscribers Tax evasion accusation tarnishes, not shakes, Donald Trump myth

explosive certificate

M claimed.I James for several months was scheduled for July 15. But the death of Ivana, the first wife of Donald Trump, postponed the event even more. According to CNN, Ivanka and Donald Jr were heard secretly by the attorney general’s services at the end of July and the beginning of August.

The civil investigation against the Trump family group was opened after the explosive testimony in Congress in Washington by one of Donald Trump’s former personal attorneys, Michael Cohen, alleging fraudulent valuations, up or down, of assets within the Trump Organization, for loans, obtaining tax cuts or Better insurance compensation.

a novel : This article is reserved for our subscribers ‘He’s become the worst version of himself’: Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-lawyer indicted

Laetitia James confirmed last January that she has “Unveiling significant evidence indicating that Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have falsely and fraudulently valued a number of assets.”, in particular the golf courses or the personal trio of the American billionaire, located in Trump Tower in New York. Donald Trump’s lawyers denied the allegations.

The attorney general does not have the authority to indict Donald Trump, but she can file a civil lawsuit and, in particular, seek monetary damages. The alleged facts are also the subject of a criminal investigation this time led by the Manhattan attorney general.

Trump maintains his innocence

The hearing comes two days after an unprecedented search of Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, angered Republicans. He even suggested on the Truth Social that the FBI might have ” Field “ Evidence against him during the operation.

Read also: This article is reserved for our subscribers After the FBI searches for Donald Trump’s residence, Republicans shout out a conspiracy

The former White House tenant wasn’t worried about justice in this way. Does the FBI search relate to the many boxes that Donald Trump took with him when he left the White House in January 2021? Is it related to the investigation into his responsibility for the assault on the Capitol? Is it rather about the suspicions of financial fraud being subjected to the Trump Organization in New York?

The Department of Justice, the FBI, and a New York judge did not issue any comment this week. Donald Trump claims his innocence in all of these cases.

Read also The Trump Organization, a nebula exists in twenty countries

The world with AFP

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.