Senior advisor to the President Ivanka Trump (R) and brother Donald Trump Jr. listens during a rally in support of Republican incumbent senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of Senate runoff in Dalton, Georgia on January 4, 2021.
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Donald Trump Jr. and his sister Ivanka Trump have been questioned under oath by lawyers for the Latest York attorney general’s civil investigation of the Trump Organization, NBC News confirmed with two sources near the probe.
Neither of the Trumps invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid answering questions, sources told NBC.
Their brother Eric Trump, who runs the Trump Organization with Donald Jr., invoked his Fifth Amendment right greater than 500 times when he was questioned under oath within the probe in October 2020, in line with a court filing.
Their father, former President Donald Trump, is predicted to be deposed by lawyers for Attorney General Letitia James in the approaching weeks, sources told NBC.
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James is investigating claims that the Trumps’ company improperly stated the valuations of various real estate assets to acquire tax benefits and more favorable financial terms on loans and insurance.
The Trumps for months had sought to avoid being questioned by difficult subpoenas issued by James’ office.
But a Manhattan judge ordered them to undergo the depositions.
Nonetheless, those sessions, which were set to start in mid-July, had been postponed by agreement with James after the death of the elder Trump’s first wife, Ivana, on July 14 in her Manhattan residence. Ivana Trump was the mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.
Since then, Donald Jr. sat for questioning last week, sources said.
Ivanka was questioned Wednesday.
Ivanka is a former top executive on the Trump Organization and served as a senior White House advisor to her father during his single term in office.