Donald Trump’s children, Donald Jr., and Ivanka, have testified before investigators with the New York attorney general’s office looking into the Trump Organization’s finances, and whether the firm inflated or deflated real estate valuations to suit its interests, two sources close to the investigation confirmed to NBC News Thursday.
Donald Trump Jr. testified last week, the sources said. Ivanka Trump testified Wednesday, they said. According to a source, neither of them ever invoked their constitutional fifth amendment right. It wasn’t clear if the meetings were held in person.
The depositions had been expected to be completed last month but were delayed by the death of their mother, Ivana Trump. A spokesperson for New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office offered condolences when announcing the delay.
Donald Trump Jr. and his brother, Eric, lead the Trump Organization. Eric Trump pleaded the Fifth when he was deposed by video in October 2020. He did so more than 500 times, according to a January court filing from James’ office. Ivanka Trump was once a top Trump Organization executive and later served as a senior White House adviser while her father was in office.
The twice impeached former President Donald Trump is expected to testify later this month.