Donald Trump Jr deposed by DC attorney general as part of inauguration payments probe

DONALD Trump Jr was deposed earlier this month by D.C prosecutors over his father ex-President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee payments, a new court filing shows. 

Attorney General Karl Racine’s office interviewed Trump’s eldest son on February 11 over payments the inaugural committee made to Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

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Donald Trump Jr was deposed in mid-February[/caption]

Trump Jr was deposed as part of a lawsuit against the Trump Organization and Trump’s inaugural committee for “abusing nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family” through high hotel bills, according to the court filing released on Wednesday and obtained by CNN

In addition, the filing alleges that Trump Jr’s deposition “raised further questions about the nature” of a hotel invoice that is also being probed by Racine’s office. 

A former executive assistant for Trump Jr was reportedly a contact for a contract that the inaugural committee signed with the Loews Madison hotel for $49,358.92, Racine’s office alleges. 

The attorney general’s office claims it faced “repeated obstacles, including misleading testimony” and has requested more time to conduct depositions. 

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Attorney General Karl Racine’s office is investigating payments the inaugural committee made to Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C[/caption]

Racine’s office aims to recover funds that were not supposed to be paid to the hotel and redirect them to “suitable nonprofit purposes.”

The lawsuit filed in January 2020 alleges that more than $1million was used improperly.

Trump Jr’s deposition request was confirmed by Racine’s office in mid-January. 

Inaugural committee chairman Tom Barrack was deposed in mid-November. 

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Ex-President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017[/caption]

Trump Jr is not the first Trump family member to be deposed in connection with the inaugural committee probe.

In early December, Ivanka Trump, then-first daughter and senior adviser to the president, was deposed by investigators. 

At the time, she tweeted: “This ‘inquiry’ is another politically motivated demonstration of vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars.”

Additionally, Racine’s office has subpoenaed records from Ivanka Trump, former First Lady Melania Trump, Barrack and former inaugural committee deputy chairman Rick Gates. 

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The lawsuit surrounds ex-President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee[/caption]


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