Donald Trump is Legit Rich Billionaire …Right?
The Big Guy is gonna finally sitdown with lawyers from the New York Attorney general’s office and swear to answer questions ‘Truthfully’….
He’ll have his own lawyer sitting next to him…
He will be combative….
His son has already done a Q & A with the AG’s office….
This is connected to efforts to pursue a civil case of possible fraud by Trump, his family and Organiztion….
This case could turn into a criminal case and problems for the Trump’s with the IRS and NY State tax ‘s….
All this could result in a separate proble for the ex-President seperate from his Jan. 6 legal liabilities …..
The guy still has a LOT of things that could knock him out his dream to get his old job back in 2024….
For decades, Donald J. Trump has boasted with impunity about a subject close to his heart and ego: his net worth.
“I look better if I’m worth $10 billion than if I’m worth $4 billion,” he once said when disputing his ranking on the Forbes billionaires list. In a court case, he acknowledged that when it came to describing the value of his brand, “I’m as accurate as I think I can be.” And when he described his self-aggrandizing style in his book, “The Art of the Deal,” he chose a phrase that has followed him ever since: “truthful hyperbole.”’
But now, Mr. Trump will face questions under oath about that pattern of embellishment in an investigation that may shape the future of his family real estate business. The former president and his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, are expected to be questioned later this month by the New York State attorney general’s office, which has been conducting a civil investigation into whether he and his company fraudulently inflated the value of his assets….
The attorney general, Letitia James, has argued in court papers that “fraudulent or misleading” business practices reigned at the Trump Organization for years, and has said her investigators must question the Trumps to determine who was responsible. Mr. Trump fought hard to avoid an interview, but a judge ordered him to face questioning, and investigators will seek to elicit answers that might reveal whether he approved any bogus valuations of his hotels, golf clubs and other assets.
Even a single misstep in the deposition could be costly for Mr. Trump, who is also the focus of a separate criminal investigation into the same issues. Although that investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office lost momentum early this year,prosecutors are planning to review Mr. Trump’s answers and any incriminating statements or clumsy comments could breathe new life into it….
The deposition comes at a precarious moment for Mr. Trump, who is facing increasing legal scrutiny for his effort to overturn the 2020 election. Federal prosecutors investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are asking witnesses about him, a House committee has uncovered new details about his conduct in the wake of the election and a district attorney in Georgia has convened a grand jury to look into possible election interference by Mr. Trump and his allies….
The former president will have an added incentive to avoid candidly answering Ms. James’s questions: the lingering criminal investigation into the very same conduct. That inquiry faded from view early this year after the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, declined to indict Mr. Trump.
Mr. Bragg, who could utilize Mr. Trump’s statements in the civil deposition as evidence against him in a potential criminal case, has already said that he intends to take careful stock of Mr. Trump’s answers….