Trump’s Civil Trial: His Daughter Ivanka Recuses Herself

Ivanka Trump was sworn in before the New York State Supreme Court (Trial Court, Editor’s Note), where her brothers Don Jr. and Eric Trump and the former President of the United States already testified last week and Monday.

When a representative of the state attorney called her to speak, Judge Arthur Engoran, who had been presiding over the case since October 2, asked, “Who is she?” He said jokingly.

In e-mails to the banks in 2011 and 2016, Ivanka Trump continued to insist, in a very soft and barely audible voice, that she did not “remember” the details of her negotiations with the banks over loan terms. to her

“I don’t remember”

“Sitting here today, I don’t remember these conditions going back to 2011,” he said.

Asked about a possible role with her father in establishing his “personal financial statements,” Ivanka Trump responded: “It’s not something that I’m aware of (…) I’m not involved in his personal financial statements.

Before the trial, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, who is suing Trump father and son, accused Ivanka Trump of “closing and negotiating favorable loans based on fraudulent financial statements” before leaving the Trump Organization.

“He will try to distance himself from the organization, but, unfortunately, the facts will show that he was very involved,” insisted the senior Democrat-elect magistrate seeking $250 million in damages from the Trump clan.

Donald Trump, who defended himself in court on Monday, is accused, along with his sons and employees of the Trump Organization, of vastly inflating the value of their properties in countless companies that manage skyscrapers, hotels and luxury apartments or golf courses. Worldwide – to get the best bank loans and the most favorable insurance conditions.

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Before the trial, Judge Engoron ruled in a strict order in late September that the New York State Attorney General’s Office “presented compelling evidence that the defendants overstated the group’s assets by $812 million (to”) between 2014 and 2021, depending on the year in the figures recorded in Donald Trump’s annual financial statements. 2.2 billion dollars”.

The hearing is one of the first legal tests awaiting Donald Trump. In particular, he is scheduled to appear in federal court in Washington beginning in March 2024 for allegedly attempting to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election.

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