President Trump’s son, Eric Trump, was questioned under oath Monday as part of an investigation by the New York Attorney General of the Trump Organization.
A lawsuit last week found that Eric Trump would appear and Bloomberg reported that the questioning had taken place. He had previously tried to postpone the meeting until after the November elections and criticized the investigation as political.
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“NYAG’s targeting of my family violates every ethical rule it has chosen to protect,” Trump tweeted in September along with a video of Attorney General Letitia James̵
The investigation examines whether the company has overvalued certain properties in some instances and tax devalued others after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen alleged the president had used similar practices in the past.
Eric Trump’s interview took place via video conference on Monday, a source told Bloomberg. Although it is not known exactly what was being discussed, the attorney general announced in a lawsuit that “Eric Trump was closely involved in the development of a property in Westchester County, NY,” which is a focus of the investigation.
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In addition, James’ office alleges that former Trump Organization attorney Charles Martabano withheld hundreds of documents from her office by wrongly claiming privileges, including 162 that came from Eric Trump.
“Justice and the rule of law prevailed today,” James said in a September statement after a judge ordered Eric Trump to appear for questioning no later than October 7. Our investigation continues or the parameters of a legitimate investigation are set. Today’s order from the court makes it clear that no one is above the law, not even an organization or a person named Trump. “
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Trump’s family members have long resisted James, claiming that they are specifically persecuting them for political ends. Her office previously conducted an investigation by the Trump Foundation that resulted in the nonprofit’s dissolution.
“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and those of his family,” James told NBC News after her 2018 election.
Marta Dhanis of Fox News contributed to this report.