Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and adviser, was deposed in a case involving alleged financial abuse of the president’s inaugural funds, according to court documents.
The D.C. attorney’s office revealed in a court filing that the younger Trump gave a deposition in the case on Tuesday. Her deposition is part of the D.C. attorney general’s lawsuit alleging the nonprofit presidential inaugural committee abused over $1 million in “improper payments” to the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.
The attorney general’s office issued an investigative subpoena to the former friend of first lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote a book documenting her declining relationship with the first lady, prior to its lawsuit after she voiced concerns the inaugural committee was overpaying the hotel.
Wolkoff asked Ivanka Trump and the inaugural committee’s deputy chairman Rick Gates to “please take into consideration that when this is audited it will become public knowledge that locations were also gifted and costs underwritten to lower rental fees,” according to the filing. Gates “personally managed” discussions with the Trump hotel about using its event space during 2017, according to the filing.
The attorney general’s office issued subpoenas for records involved in the case to Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump, and Gates. Thomas Barrack Jr., the chairman of the inaugural committee, also gave a deposition to the office on Nov. 17.
Wolkoff will be deposed in the case sometime next week, according to CNN.