Ivanka Trump testifies in New York civil fraud trial
Former President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, on Wednesday told the court she did not recall discussing her father’s company’s financial statements in 2011. She didn’t remember any other interaction with the documents now at the center of a civil fraud trial. New York Attorney General Letitia James has alleged that the Trump Organization and Trump himself inflated the value of assets on paperwork involved in business deals. Judge Arthur Engoron has already found that Trump did engage in fraud. The former president has denied any wrongdoing.
Where does Ivanka fit into the case? Ivanka and her brothers, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., have been called on to testify in the civil fraud trial in New York. Ivanka is not a defendant in the case, unlike her father and two of her brothers. Her father testified earlier this week. He said he left the paperwork to accountants and that the financial statements had disclaimers warning banks and insurers to verify the information.
Dig deeper: Listen to Clara York’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about how four of Trump’s co-defendants in a case in Georgia have pleaded guilty.
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