A New York judge has ruled that the Trump organization must hand over tax documents to Letitia James, the attorney general.
James has long been an opponent of the President and has his sights set on the President’s family.
Tax documents must be submitted to New York AG
The Trump Organization is currently under investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, in two separate investigations into tax write-offs the president allegedly has in connection with the advisory fees paid by his daughter Ivanka.
In Tuesday’s ruling, the state judge said the Trump organization must hand over documents related to discussions with an engineer and a property in Westchester.
It’s about using tax breaks on the property.
Trump Organization attorneys argued that the documents were protected by attorney privilege. Amy Carlin, of the Trump Organization legal team, said she had “every expectation that these communications will be confidential”.
However, Eric Haren of the Attorney General’s office had stated that the Trump Organization waived this privilege after submitting other documents to the IRS in an attempt to “gain advantage” for tax reasons.
“Literally anything but the final estimate,” was not disclosed, Haren said.
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Ivanka Trump: “This is harassment, plain and simple”
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The existing investigation has been criticized by the Trump Organization, the President’s family and Republicans as yet another Democratic witch hunt against the President.
“This is only the latest fishing expedition to harass the company,” said Alan Garten, attorney for the Trump Organization, in November. “Everything was carried out in strict compliance with applicable law and under the guidance of legal advisers and tax experts.”
“This is pure and simple harassment,” tweeted Ivanka Trump.
“This ‘investigation’ of the NYC Democrats is 100% politics, outreach, and anger motivated. They know very well that there is nothing here and that there was no tax break at all, ”she added.
“These politicians are just ruthless.”
That is, plain and simple, harassment. This “investigation” of the New York Democrats is 100% politics, outreach, and anger motivated. They know very well that there is nothing here and that there was no tax break at all. These politicians are simply unscrupulous. Https://t.co/4dQoDzQlRX
– Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 20, 2020
NY AG James even appeared on NBC’s “The View” promoting conspiracy theories about President Trump, claiming he would resign before January 20 to allow Mike Pence to serve as president and to apologize for him.
“I suspect in all likelihood he will forgive his family members, children, son-in-law, and individuals in his administration, as well as some of his close associates. And then I suspect that at some point he will resign and allow the Vice President to apologize, ”James said.
. @ NewYorkStateAG @TishJames tells @TheView she suspects Pres. Trump “will step down and allow the Vice President to pardon him” before his term ends, as the “vast majority of legal scholars have indicated that he cannot forgive himself”. https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/xeJwNtA4eH
– The View (@TheView) December 8, 2020
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