EX-PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN NEW YORK INVESTIGATION

August 11, 2022

FORMER US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, HAS DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AS PART OF A NEW YORK STATE INVESTIGATION INTO HIS FAMILY'S BUSINESS PRACTICES.


MR TRUMP HAD SUED IN AN EFFORT TO BLOCK THE INTERVIEW AT THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE YESTERDAY.


STATE OFFICIALS ACCUSE THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION OF MISLEADING AUTHORITIES ABOUT THE VALUE OF ITS ASSETS, IN ORDER TO GET FAVORABLE LOANS AND TAX BREAKS.


MR TRUMP DENIES WRONGDOING AND HAS CALLED THE CIVIL PROBE A WITCH HUNT.


AN HOUR AFTER HE WAS PICTURED ARRIVING AT THE MANHATTAN OFFICE WHERE HE WAS QUESTIONED UNDER OATH, MR TRUMP RELEASED A STATEMENT IN WHICH HE CRITICIZED NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL, LETITIA JAMES AND THE BROADER INVESTIGATION.


HIS DEPOSITION COMES JUST DAYS AFTER THE FBI EXECUTED AN UNPRECEDENTED SEARCH WARRANT AT HIS FLORIDA ESTATE, MAR-A-LAGO, AS PART OF A SEPARATE INVESTIGATION THAT IS REPORTEDLY LINKED TO HIS HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED MATERIAL.