In the wake of the astonishing search organized by the FBI at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Donald Trump finally fell silent Wednesday in Manhattan in the face of Laetitia James’ questions. The ex-president was due to be tested under oath by the New York attorney general on suspicion of financial fraud within the Trump Organization group. Since 2019, he and his two children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., have been subject to a civil investigation led by the highest judge in New York state.
In front of Leticia James, Donald Trump chose to invoke the famous Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution, which authorizes not to testify against himself. In a press release published after the hearing, he said he was once again a victim of a “witch hunting” and determines the presence of “Refusal to answer questions, under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen by the Constitution of the United States.”
The businessman landed Tuesday evening in the economic and cultural capital of the United States, and announced that he was leaving “See the racist attorney general of New YorkHe said to himself and his group the Trump Organization.Attacked from all sidesBy the institutions, justice in the wages of his opponent, Joe Biden. A few minutes before the hearing was aborted, the former president split a satirical message on his Truth Social, describing the working space of this Democratic justice of the peace: “Luxury, beautiful and expensive office […] Great working conditions while people are being murdered in New York and she spends her time and effort trying to catch Trump.”
Note shared by one of the sons: Eric Trump on Wednesday deplored on Twitter the fact that his father was forced to do “Sedimentation in the face of the most corrupt” United States Attorneys General. Letitia James who went so far as to describe him as “wrong – wrong – wrongembodied.
Three years of investigation
Letitia James requested this test months ago. Originally scheduled for July 15, it was postponed due to the death of Ivana Trump, the real estate mogul’s first wife. After three years of investigation, the Trump clan has finally bowed to pressure from the attorney general’s office. According to CNN, Ivanka and Donald Jr. were actually quietly heard from the attorney general’s office in late July and early August. The civil investigation against the Trump family group was opened after the explosive testimony Michael Cohen gave to Congress in Washington in February 2019. One of Donald Trump’s former personal attorneys reported fraudulent assessments, up or down, of assets within the Trump Organization, in order to secure loans, or obtain Get tax cuts or better insurance compensation.
Last January, Letitia James confirmed it “Reveal significant evidence indicating that Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have falsely and fraudulently valued a number of assets.””, including golf courses or the personal trio of the American billionaire located in Trump Tower in New York. Without the direct authority to impeach Donald Trump, Attorney General James can nonetheless file civil suits and seek monetary damages. The alleged facts themselves are also the subject of a criminal investigation. Led by Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan attorney general.The former White House tenant wasn’t worried about justice in this way.Faced with this array of court courts, Donald Trump, who claims his innocence in all of these cases, could quickly announce his candidacy for president in 2024. In order to guide the trial of political justice in its wake.