New York AG rejects Trump settlement, considers civil suit against Trump children
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New York AG rejects Trump settlement, considers civil suit against Trump children

New York Attorney General Letitia James Thursday rejected a settlement offer from former President Donald Trump’s legal team to end James’ civil investigation into Trump, according to an exclusive report by the NYT. James is now considering suing at least one of Trump’s children—Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr.— in a separate civil suit.

People familiar with the civil investigation told the NYT that James rejected at least one settlement offer from Trump’s legal team. Neither James’ office nor Trump’s representatives have issued any statement on the matter.

James’ potential civil suit would most likely be against any of the Trump children in their capacity as executives for the Trump Organization. In June, New York’s highest state court ruled that Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr. had to sit for testimony under a subpoena issued in the civil investigation. While Trump did sit for a questioning with James, he refused to answer any questions, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

James’ investigation began in 2019 and centers around a claim from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that Trump and his organization used inaccurate evaluations of assets to obtain loans and tax breaks.