In the run-up to the 2024 presidential election, there are few things that would make the Democrats happier than big trouble for Donald Trump. This is, in part, why they are pursuing the January 6th committee’s work in the manner that they are – to vilify the former President.
But there are other threats to Trump as well, and one of the most salient has just made one heck of a statement.
New York Attorney General Letitia James took legal action Tuesday to compel Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump to appear for sworn testimony as part of the office’s ongoing civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s financial dealings.
The motion to compel seeks a court order enforcing testimonial subpoenas issued to Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump, as well as the production of documents held by Donald J. Trump. As the papers filed Tuesday make clear, each of the individuals was directly involved in one or more transactions under review. Earlier this month, the Trumps filed a motion to quash these interviews, and the papers filed by the Attorney General oppose that motion.
And just what is the gist of their probe?
Since moving to compel the testimony of Eric Trump in August 2020, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has collected significant additional evidence indicating that the Trump Organization used fraudulent or misleading asset valuations to obtain a host of economic benefits, including loans, insurance coverage, and tax deductions.
For his part, Donald Trump has consistently categorized James’ investigation as a “witch hunt” that he believes in politically motivated.