Trump expected to testify in New York AG investigation on Wednesday

Sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that former President Donald Trump is expected to sit for a statement Wednesday by the New York attorney general as part of a civil investigation into their family real estate business.

The statement in the New York civil case follows an escalation in federal investigations into Trump’s handling of classified material. FBI on Monday Trump’s residence searched in Palm Beach.

Wednesday’s expected testimony, which was delayed since July because of the death of Trump’s ex-wife Ivana, comes after a months-long court battle during which Trump was held in contempt When he contested the Attorney General’s summons.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and called the investigation politically motivated.

A spokeswoman for New York Attorney General Letitia James declined to comment when contacted by ABC News.

The former president’s two eldest children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, have already been produced as part of the civil investigation, sources said.

The former president unsuccessfully argued that while the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office was conducting a parallel criminal investigation, he should not sit down for a statement. While the Manhattan DA case is active, the two senior prosecutors who were leading it resigned earlier this year In the absence of prosecution.

Photo: Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on August 5, 2022.

Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally in Waukesha, Wis., on August 5, 2022.

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James has said that his office has uncovered evidence potentially fraudulent conduct The way the Trump Organization values ​​its real estate holdings when seeking loans and seeking tax breaks.

Lawyers in his office have told the court that the office is close to a decision on an enforcement action.

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