The pressure is mounting on Donald Trump. A judge in New York ordered the former US president’s company to hand over documents to investigators as part of a civil investigation into whether the value of the assets was inflated to obtain loans and tax breaks. The New York Times reported that. The order highlights the legal difficulties Trump faced after the presidency.
It was a fresh reminder of the former president – who left office about a week ago under the cloud of accountability, and was heading to a Senate trial for fomenting insurrection after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 – for the fact that now, as a private citizen, he risks facing serious legal risks.
Includes the most serious threats facing the former president Criminal investigation by the Manhattan Attorney General and the attorney general’s civil investigation into possible fraud in the businessman’s affairs prior to his election. The investigation began in March 2019, after former Trump attorney Michael de Cohen told Congress that Trump had inflated his assets in financial statements to secure bank loans and underestimated their value elsewhere to pay lower taxes.
In the order issued on Friday, January 29th, the judge refused The Trump Company’s attorney’s argument that the documents are under attorney and client privilege before the former president’s company until February 4 for delivery.
Jan 30, 2021 (Change Jan 30, 2021 | 05:30)
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