Trump refuses to testify and raises accusations against the FBI

Trump refuses to testify and raises accusations against the FBI

The newspaper reported that Trump issued a statement to the record in which he called the investigation into his business practices a continuation of the “greatest witch hunt in our country’s history.” He accused James of having openly announced “a policy of destroying my person” during the election campaign. Trump then exercised his constitutional right to refuse to respond if he could incriminate himself. After starting the survey, he always responded with the words “same answer”.

The New York Times wrote that the meeting lasted from 9:30 am to 3 pm (local time) with breaks. The actual interrogation lasted about four hours with some interruptions. Democrat James has been leading civil investigations into Republican Trump’s corporate empire for years. According to James, Trump and the Trump Organization are said to have increased or decreased their finances as needed, for example, to gain easier access to loans or pay less taxes. Trump’s company rejects this.

Trump wrote on the social network that he co-founded Truth Social on Wednesday that he has “an amazing company with huge assets, very little debt and a lot of money. Only in the United States!” The interrogation in New York came two days after an FBI search of his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, on a separate matter. The process is considered unprecedented in US history. The background was apparently Trump’s handling of documents from his tenure. At the beginning of the year, it became known that the National Archives, responsible for storing presidential correspondence, suspected several boxes containing confidential material, among other things, in Mar-a-Lago. Trump finally turned over several documents to the official in January.

After that, there was another exchange between investigators and Trump’s lawyers, he said. Officials eventually suspected that Trump or his team were still withholding important documents, the Washington Post wrote, citing anonymous sources. The FBI is said to have taken twelve boxes during the search. Trump was not at his home during the search.

Trump wrote in Truth Social on Wednesday that his team installed an extra lock where the boxes were stored in early June, at the request of the Department of Justice and the FBI. “Then on Monday, without warning, an army of agents invaded Mar-a-Lago, went to the same warehouse and tore the lock they asked for. A surprise attack, politics, and meanwhile our country is going to hell. . !”

According to a report by Fox News, Donald Trump was the last family member to be questioned in the New York civil trial. Their children Ivanka and Don Jr. have already witnessed. After the death of Ivana Trump, his first wife, the statements scheduled for July were postponed under oath by the former president and his two children.

Trump was allowed to refuse to testify on the matter if he incriminated himself. Son Eric, who had to testify under oath on the matter in 2020, exercised that right hundreds of times during his interrogation. However, such a step can be interpreted as disadvantageous in a possible process. Donald Trump is the founder of the Trump Organization, his two sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump are vice presidents of the conglomerate of companies, which mainly operates in the real estate sector.