Ivanka Trump attempted to dodge a court order to monitor all major financial dealings of the Trump Organization and its executives.

The court order comes after a three-year investigation exposed that the Trump family’s company “routinely inflated the value of the properties it owns” to cheat the IRS, banks and other institutions. The New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Trump Organization, which includes the former president as well as Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.

Ivanka recently had attorneys write a private letter seeking to exclude her from the investigation, but her request was denied, meaning she will be subject to the scrutiny of the court monitor, the Daily Beast reported. 

The monitor’s responsibility is to ensure that the Trump Organization doesn’t file any more false documents or make any major financial transactions to avoid government supervision, but it does not extend to day-to-day transactions.

Although Ivanka is the only member of the family who seemingly tried to avoid the monitor by appealing to the court, Donald Trump is suspected of trying to subvert James’ probe. The same day the lawsuit was filed, the former president started a second company called Trump Organization II, which has raised concern that he will start moving assets out of the purview of the New York prosecutors.

Ivanka’s attempt to separate herself from the rest of the family is not new. She has started distancing herself from her father after his false accusations of election fraud in 2020, and most recently she failed to appear at her father’s announcement for his 2024 presidential bid.

She told Fox News that she is “choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family” rather than politics at this time.

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen told MSNBC that he believes Ivanka is leaving politics because she and her husband, Jared Kushner, are FBI informants.

“Take a look at Jared and Ivanka. Why did they leave?” Cohen speculated. “Jared got everything that he wanted, and so did Ivanka. They made $640 million while they were in the administration… On top of that, Jared pulled in another two and a half billion from the Saudis. And I believe Jared and Ivanka are potentially the moles.”

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