President Trump’s son Eric Trump was interrogated under oath Monday as part of a New York Attorney General’s investigation into the Trump Organization.
A court filing last week noted that Eric Trump would appear and Bloomberg reported that the interrogation had taken place. He had previously tried to suspend the session until after the November elections and criticized the investigation for being political.
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“The fact that NYAG targeted my family violates every ethical rule it was elected to protect,” Trump tweeted in September, along with a video of Attorney General Letitia James̵
The investigation is looking into whether the company overvalued some properties in some cases and devalued others for tax purposes after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen said the president had engaged in similar practices in the past.
Eric Trump’s interview took place on Monday via video conference, a source told Bloomberg. Although it is not known exactly what was being discussed, the Attorney General said in a court statement that “Eric Trump was intimately involved” in the development of a property in Westchester County, New York, which is one of the focal points of the investigation.
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Additionally, James’s office says former Trump Organization attorney Charles Martabano hid hundreds of documents from his office improperly claiming privileges, including 162 by Eric Trump.
“Justice and the rule of law have 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 will proceed or establish the parameters of a legitimate investigation. The court order today makes it clear that no one is above the law, not even an organization or individual by the name of Trump. “
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Trump family members have long pushed back against James, claiming that she persecutes them specifically for political purposes. His office had previously conducted an investigation into the Trump Foundation which led to the dissolution of the charity.
“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions as well as that of his family,” James told NBC News after his 2018 election.
Fox News’s Marta Dhanis contributed to this report.