Former President Trump’s eldest son and daughter have refused to comply with subpoenas issued by the New York State Attorney’s Office while conducting a civil investigation into the way the family real estate business assessed its ownership.
“A dispute has arisen between the OAG and the Individual Trump Parties regarding the Subpoenas,” according to a filed document.
A jointly filed document by New York Attorney General Letitia James and an attorney for the Trump Organization, says that Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump will be named as respondents in James’ ongoing inquiry, which parallels a criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
A spokesperson for the AG’s office said that “As her investigation into financial dealing of the Trump Organization continues, Attorney General James is seeking interviews under oath of Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump,” adding “Despite numerous attempts to delay our investigation by the Trump Organization, we are confident that our questions will be answered and the truth will be uncovered because no one is above the law.”
An attorney representing both Trump children, Alan Futerfas, has questioned James’ motives, as her office is also involved in the criminal investigation of the Trump Organization.
He wrote that “The goal of the subpoenas is all too clear: Attorney General James seeks to circumvent the entire grand jury process and nullify Moving Parties’ most fundamental constitutional and statutory rights by requesting that they provide non-immunized testimony to the OAG – when the OAG/DANY is jointly conducting a grand jury investigation.”
But the accusations were denied by the former president and his company and while attacking the investigation as political.