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Trump refuses to respond to the New York Attorney’s Office about his business

Trump refuses to respond to the New York Attorney's Office about his business

Donald Trump declined on Wednesday to answer questions from the New York Attorney General’s Office, which is investigating the former US president for his company’s business practices and has been trying to talk to him for months.

Forced by a judge, TTrump finally came to testify on Wednesday, just two days after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago property.in Florida, as part of an unrelated federal investigation into whether he took classified documents when he left the White House.

In New York, the tycoon confrontsA civil investigation into possible crimes committed by the Trump Organizationp, which specifically studies whether the company inflated the value of its assets in order to obtain bank loans and in parallel reduced that same value with the intention of paying less taxes.

In a statement, Trump v.he forgot to defend his innocence this Wednesday and qualify these investigations as a "politically motivated witch hunt" by the attorney general of New York, Letitia James (Democrat and black), whom on Tuesday night he accused, in addition to "racist".

"On the advice of my attorney and for (other) reasons, I refused to answer the questions about the rights and privileges granted to all citizens under the United States Constitution"wrote the Republican.

Trump did what is commonly known in the country as invoking the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which allows an investigator to remain silent to avoid incriminating himself.

"I once asked, ‘if you’re innocent, why do you invoke the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer to that question"Trump said in his statement, noting that he had no "another option" in the face of what he considers an attack "baseless" Y "political" that is affecting your family and your business.

"If I had any doubts, the search of my house, Mar-a-Lago, by the FBI on Monday, just two days before this appearance, removed any uncertainty. I have absolutely no choice because the current Administration and many prosecutors in this country have lost all moral and ethical bounds of decency."he insisted.

hours before, dHe wrote on his Truth social network that what happened made him feel in a "Banana Rebublic".

The investigation led by James has been going on for several years and, according to the latest signs, it could finally be in its final phase.

Three sons of the former president – Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka – had previously been interviewed by James’ office for their role in the family business.

Trump, while he fought tooth and nail in court to avoid having to testify or hand over personal documents within the framework of this process, but finally he was forced by the Justice, which came to impose fines on him for not complying with what was dictated.

In principle, and according to what has transpired during the process, if the Prosecutor’s Office files a lawsuit, it will be to accuse the company of Trump of fraudulently inflating the value of his properties when obtaining bank loans.

Although this investigation is civil, the New York District Attorney’s Office has criminal investigations open for the same reasons, a process that has been slowed down in recent months, but that can come back to life depending on what happens in this case.

So far, in the framework of this investigation,New York prosecutors have filed charges against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.who are accused of a years-long plot to help firm executives evade taxes.

The case is just one of the long list of legal fronts that the Republican politician has open while he continues to feed almost daily the expectations of a new candidacy for the White House for the 2024 elections.

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