President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, slammed New York state and Manhattan prosecutors on Friday after several news outlets revealed two different investigations into Trump family fraud, in which she is at the center of the probe.
“Two separate New York State fraud investigations into President Trump and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, have expanded to include tax write-offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, some of which appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The inquiries — a criminal investigation by the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and a civil one by the state attorney general, Letitia James — are being conducted independently,” The New York Times reported Thursday. “But both offices issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization in recent weeks for records related to the fees, the people said.”
“The inquiries — a criminal investigation by the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and a civil one by the state attorney general, Letitia James — are being conducted independently,” the newspaper noted.
Ivanka Trump responded by lashing out on Twitter, arguing without evidence that the investigations were “harassment” and a “fishing expedition” motivated by “rage.”
She also denied that there were tax benefits and accused authorities of investigating her despiting knowing there was no fraud.
She provided no evidence for any of her claims.
This fishing expedition is very clearly part of a continued political vendetta ⤵️https://t.co/Gw0IKOWdeQ
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 20, 2020