New York Attorney General Letitia James is joining the Manhattan district attorney’s office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, James’ office said Tuesday.
The attorney general office’s investigation into the Trump Organization, which has been underway since 2019, will also continue as a civil probe, but the office recently informed Trump Organization officials of the criminal component.
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” James’ spokesman Fabien Levy told CNN. “We have no additional comment.”
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The New York attorney general is now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, as well as the ongoing civil probe https://t.co/23s0OU0FyX
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“The Trump Organization? Never heard of it.” pic.twitter.com/BQkVRNdrav
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Another significant point: NY AG is working in cooperation with NY DA. They must be bringing something to the table with respect to the Trump Organization b/c normally the NY DA goes its own (criminal) way. And the offices have different styles.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) May 19, 2021
Trump quickly googling “Florida homestead asset forfeiture exemption”: York AG: “We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity” https://t.co/fD2lhIevEX
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