Ivanka Trump Deposed By D.C. Attorney General In Lawsuit Over Claims Of Misused Inaugural Funds
First daughter Ivanka Trump was deposed on Tuesday by the D.C. attorney general for an ongoing lawsuit over the alleged misuse of funds for President Donald Trump‘s inauguration in 2017, court documents revealed.
In January, Washington D.C.’s attorney general Karl Racine sued the Trump inaugural committee alleging that the nonprofit committee had correspondence with the president’s team overseeing event space in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. that would benefit the Trump family. Racine claims that the inaugural committee did not find a chapter alternative and were aware of the high prices of the event space used in the president’s 2017 inauguration.
On Thursday morning, Ivanka tweeted a statement, along with a copy of an email from 2016 confirming that she sat in a five-hour deposition. “This week I sat 5+ hours in a deposition with the Democrat D.C’s AG’s office where they questioned the rates charged by the Trump Hotel at inauguration,” she wrote. “I shared with them an email from 4 years ago where I sent instructions to the hotel to charge ‘a fair market rate’ (see below) which the hotel then did. This ‘inquiry’ is another politically motivated demonstration of vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars.”
The mother of three has worked very closely with her father throughout his presidency as a senior advisor.