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Retired Judge and Legal Professor Thinks Ivanka Trump May Flip on Dad During NYC Trials

Donald Trump will not be the president very much longer. And when he leaves office, he will be facing an investigation into his taxes in the state of New York. The Attorney General of the State, Letitia James, has promised to leave no stone unturned.

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Trump’s oldest children, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka are all involved in the family business as well. This could mean that they will also be facing legal jeopardy. A recent New York Times story outlined how Ivanka was involved questionable tax write-offs. Prosecutors in New York have issued subpoenas seeking more information about these “consulting fees.”  Writing for Raw Story, former judge and law professor Bill Blum says Ivanka’s best action would be to flip on her father.

CNN’s Elie Honig said something similar earlier this week. “I used to do Mafia cases,” remarked the legal expert. “This is exactly what they would do. If they wanted to take money out of a company and put it in the pocket of an individual, they would say, ‘We’ll just call it a consulting fee.’ That does not make it okay on its own. The question… is did Ivanka Trump actually give consulting services worth $747,000? I mean, think about that.”

Ivanka Trump responded to the story via Twitter. The first daughter wrote, “This is harassment pure and simple. This ‘inquiry’ by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage. They know very well that there’s nothing here and that there was no tax benefit whatsoever. These politicians are simply ruthless.”

Writing for Raw Story, retired judge Bill Blum opines, “Still, as the clock ticks down on the Trump presidency, the first daughter may well be advised to ponder whether her legal interests and those of her father have diverged to the point where it would be better to cooperate with the authorities, fess up, and ultimately turn state’s evidence.”



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