DC Attorney General Harshly Criticized Ivanka’s Defense During Deposition: “What She Put Out Today Was Highly Misleading”

Ivanka's in trouble.


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Ivanka Trump was deposed on Tuesday as a part of an ongoing lawsuit from the Washington, D.C., attorney general, which alleges the misuse of funds from President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017. In rare form, the outgoing first daughter aired her grievances on Twitter to show a screen capture of an email. Oh, but her emails. The Attorney General’s office accuses the inaugural committee of “grossly overpaying” for event space at Trump’s own Washington hotel for the 2017 event.

On Thursday, Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine took issue with Ivanka’s defense on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

“There’s a long list of people and entities who have been subpoenaed for documents as part of your investigation,” Maddow said. “Have you been able to talk to everybody you’d like to talk to?”

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“Yeah,” Racine responded. “Our prosecution of this civil case has been thorough, and indeed, we’ve received numerous documents. We think that the productions to date have been complete.”

“I want to emphasize a couple of points, and I think that with all due respect to Ivanka Trump, what she put out today was highly misleading and at best only a part of the story,” Racine continued. “For example, Rachel, she makes a lot of an email wherein she claims that she directed the foundation to pay market rate for the Trump Hotel. That email was dated Dec. 14. Days after that email, there was clearly an attempt to pay a lot more than the market price. Stephanie Winston Wokoff sent emails — including to Ivanka Trump — raising alarms about the prices that the Trump Hotel was seeking to charge the inauguration committee.”

“Interestingly, Ms. Trump does not cite any email after Ms. Wolcoff’s red-alarm email saying, ‘Oh my goodness, this should not be charged at these high levels.’ And, in fact, as we know, the foundation was charged at extraordinarily high levels,” he added.

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Ivanka, sounding much like her dear old dad, called the deposition “politically motivated.”

It’s not politically motivated if the inaugural committee enriched the Trump family. The president and his spawn have been getting away with that since Donald took the oath of office. Trump’s presidency has been more like a crime spree, and Ivanka is learning a new word to add to her vocabulary: consequences.

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