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Former President Donald Trump is facing several investigations, two of which are in New York. The state’s attorney general recently filed a motion to force the former president to testify as part of her investigation.
The office of New York attorney general Letitia James filed a motion Tuesday to force Trump to testify as part of her probe into the Trump Organization. The motion also seeks to get the former president’s children – Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump – to testify along with turning over necessary documents. A release from James’ office noted that the Trumps previously filed a motion to kill the interviews, and the latest motion seeks to oppose that motion.
“For more than two years, the Trump Organization has used delay tactics and litigation in an attempt to thwart a legitimate investigation into its financial dealings. Thus far in our investigation, we have uncovered significant evidence that suggests Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization falsely and fraudulently valued multiple assets and misrepresented those values to financial institutions for economic benefit. The Trumps must comply with our lawful subpoenas for documents and testimony because no one in this country can pick and choose if and how the law applies to them. We will not be deterred in our efforts to continue this investigation and ensure that no one is above the law,” said James.
The Trumps also previously filed a lawsuit against James, forcing her to recuse herself from her investigation.
Meanwhile, the former president’s office recently put out its promotional materials for his golf course in Florida. To note, former presidents are usually given $1 million every year to help run their post-presidency office. Taxpayer-funded offices are usually not used to promote their personal businesses.
The former president issued a statement announcing that his Doral golf course has undergone renovation. Prior to the pandemic, documents obtained by the Washington Post back in 2019 revealed that the resort’s net operating income dropped by 69 percent since the now-former president’s election. Due to the pandemic, all of Trump’s properties suffered financial blows.
In 2021, the revenue at the Doral golf course dropped to more than 40 percent back in 2020. Financial disclosures found that the golf resort-related revenues amounted to $44.2 million compared to $77.2 million back in 2019.