NY Attorney General Files Legal Action Against Trump Org Amid Probe Of Finances
According to The Washington Post, the New York attorney general has filed legal action against the Trump Organization in the course of her investigation into the company’s alleged misleading of lenders by inflating the value of its assets.
- “In the filing, signed by a deputy to Attorney General Letitia James, the attorney general’s office said it is investigating Trump’s use of “Statements of Financial Condition” — documents Trump sent to lenders, summarizing his assets and debts,” the newspaper reported.
- In addition, the “filing asks a New York state judge to compel the Trump Organization to provide information it has been withholding from investigators — including a subpoena seeking an interview with the president’s son Eric.”
- The Post noted that the attorney general’s office began its investigation after President Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen told Congress last year “that Trump had used these statements to inflate his net worth to lenders.”
The filing said that Eric Trump had been scheduled to be interviewed in the investigation in late July, but abruptly canceled that interview. The filing says that Eric Trump is now refusing to be interviewed, with Eric Trump’s lawyers saying, “We cannot allow the requested interview to go forward … pursuant to those rights afforded to every individual under the Constitution.”