Donald Trump to be questioned in New York about real estate firm’s practices

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The state’s attorney general is investigating whether the Trump Organization is inflating property values. The former US president denies any wrongdoing and describes the investigation as “political”.

Former US President Donald Trump (REUTERS / Carlos Barria / File)
Former US President Donald Trump (REUTERS / Carlos Barria / File)

Former US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will testify in an investigation into his family’s business practices by the New York state attorney general. Possible testimony comes amid a series of legal issues for the former president.

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New York State Attorney General, Letitia James It is conducting a civil investigation that examines whether Trump Organization inflated property values . Trump and his two grown children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump agreed to testify.

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Trump denied wrongdoing and stigmatized politics new york investigation . James is a Democrat.

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“Tonight in New York. We’re watching the racist Attorney General of New York tomorrow for the sequel to the biggest Witch Hunt in US history! My big company and I are being attacked from all sides. Banana Republic!” Trump said in a post on the Truth Social platform late Tuesday.

Bumper stickers for former US President Donald Trump were found in a supporter's car during a meeting outside his Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said FBI agents raided Palm Beach, Florida, on August 9, 2022.  /Marco Bello
Bumper stickers for former US President Donald Trump were found in a supporter’s car during a meeting outside his Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said FBI agents raided Palm Beach, Florida, on August 9, 2022. /Marco Bello

James said his investigation uncovered key evidence from The Trump Organization, which manages hotels, golf courses and other real estate. exaggerated asset values ​​to obtain favorable loans and undervalued to obtain tax deductions .

apart this week The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) searched Trump’s home in Florida. It marks a major escalation in the federal investigation into whether the former president illegally removed White House records when he left office in January 2021.

Trump has publicly flirted with the question of running for president again in 2024, but hasn’t said publicly whether he will do so.

The search warrant for Trump’s Florida property concerned: National Archives and Records Administration According to a person familiar with the matter, the agency was tasked with guarding public presidential records and guarding whether there were any classified documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago complex in Palm Beach, Florida.

Aerial view of Mar-a-Lago home after former US President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided Palm Beach, Florida, USA, August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Aerial view of Mar-a-Lago home after former US President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided Palm Beach, Florida, USA, August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Many investigations have focused on Trump since Trump left office weeks after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in a failed attempt to reverse his election loss. Trump continues to falsely claim that elections were stolen through widespread voter fraud.

Trump remains the most influential voice in the Republican Party and observers FBI’s investigation could strengthen the formation’s position among its constituents .

(with information from Reuters)

Source: Info Bae

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