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Ivanka Trump Deposition Remarks ‘Highly Misleading,’ Says D.C. Attorney General

The attorney general for the District of Columbia has said an investigation into how money was spent for President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration is not “politically motivated” and Ivanka Trump’s comments to the contrary were “highly misleading.”



Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump are posing for a picture: President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general's office this week.


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President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general’s office this week.

Karl A. Racine, a Democrat, was responding to a claim made by the president’s daughter. She had posted on Twitter on Thursday about making a deposition to the attorney general’s office in relation to the probe.

His office sued the Presidential Inaugural Committee in January, alleging the nonprofit misspent more than $1 million raised by “grossly overpaying” the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“This week I spent 5+ hours

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Ivanka Trump confirms she was questioned by the D.C. attorney general’s office over Inaugural Committee spending

Ivanka Trump was questioned for more than five hours this week by investigators from the D.C. attorney general’s office, which has accused President Trump’s Inaugural Committee of wasting donated money on an overpriced ballroom at the president’s D.C. hotel, Ivanka Trump said on Twitter Thursday.

The D.C. attorney general’s office revealed Wednesday in a court filing that it had taken Ivanka Trump’s deposition earlier in the week. In Trump’s tweet, she said investigators had “questioned the rates charged by the Trump International Hotel at the inauguration” in 2017.

Trump then posted an email she had sent to Trump hotel executives in December 2016, when she was still an executive at her father’s company. In that email, she told the executives, “Why dont you call and negotiate?” — presumably meaning with the Trump Inaugural Committee, though it is not specified.

“It should be a fair market rate,” she wrote.

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Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general’s office in Trump inauguration funds lawsuit

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

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Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday in DC attorney general’s inauguration lawsuit

Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and adviser, sat for a deposition Tuesday with investigators from the Washington, DC, attorney general’s office as part of its lawsuit alleging the misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.



Ivanka Trump standing in front of a table: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser, addresses attendees as Trump prepares to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to deliver the speech in front of 1500 invited guests. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 27: Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser, addresses attendees as Trump prepares to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to deliver the speech in front of 1500 invited guests. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In January, the DC attorney general’s office sued the Trump Organization and Presidential Inaugural Committee alleging they abused more than $1 million raised by the nonprofit by “grossly overpaying” for use of event space at the Trump hotel in Washington for

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Of Course Trump Is Going To Pardon Jared, Ivanka, and Maybe Even Don Jr.

About 12 hours ago we wrote about the prospect of Donald Trump “preemptively” pardoning his adult children, after Sean Hannity advised him to “pardon his whole family and himself.” At the time it was merely a theoretical piece of advice from a Fox News anchor and not something the president was reported to actually be considering. But surprise: He is! And knowing him, he’ll probably go through with it!

In an updated story about Rudy Giuliani having discussed the prospect of a “preemptive” pardon for himself, The New York Times reports that Trump has talked to advisers about granting the same sort of all-inclusive pardon to Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, as well as Jared Kushner. (As has been the story of her life, there was sadly no mention of Tiffany Trump, though in this case that may be an unintended compliment re: her not needing to

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Donald Trump tax probes to include write-offs after $784k Ivanka sum

Two investigations into Donald Trump’s taxes are now honing in on tax write-offs on consulting fees made by the Trump Organization after the president’s daughter Ivanka received about $748,000 in such payments.

At the moment there are two separate New York state fraud investigations, one criminal and one civil, into Trump and his businesses.

Both probes have now been expanded and have issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization in recent weeks for records on those consulting fees and tax deductions, according to a New York Times report published Thursday. 

However, there is no indication that Ivanka or Trump’s children are the focus of either inquiry.

Ivanka slammed the probe tweeting Thursday night: ‘This is harassment pure and simple.’

‘This “inquiry” by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage. They know very well that there’s nothing here and that there was no tax benefit whatsoever. These politicians are

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Ivanka Trump near Portersville: U.S. ‘much more capable of combating this virus as we wait for the vaccine’

The United States and its public health leaders are “much more capable” of confronting the next waves of coronavirus cases than they were when covid-19 first struck last spring, Ivanka Trump said while stumping for her father, President Donald Trump, Wednesday on a Lawrence County farm.

Ivanka Trump, 38, whose husband, Jared Kushner, has helped to oversee the White House’s coronavirus response along with Vice President Mike Pence, expressed her confidence in the nation’s ability to contain and control covid-19, the coronavirus disease, which has infected more than 8.9 million Americans and killed nearly 230,000 since March, federal data show.

Shortly before she took the stage outside Betsy’s Barn, an event venue overlooking farmland and fall foliage, the crowd of about 250 invited guests cheered to learn that the campaign event

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