Ivanka Trump, senior assistant and daughter of President Donald Trump, responded on Nov. 2 to reports of an investigation being conducted in New York against her father, saying it was “harassment pure and simple.”
“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,” Ivanka wrote on Twitter.
Ivanka’s response centered on a New York Times article that reported on two investigations conducted by New York state against President Trump alleging tax write offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, the BizPac Review reported.
President Trump was described by New York Democratic Attorney General Letitia James as “an illegitimate president” and promised to use “every area of the law” to attack him and his family.
James is leading the civil investigation, while Manhattan Democratic District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is conducting the criminal investigation.
Since 2018, James has sought to open a widespread investigation against the president and his family members, according to Breitbart News.
In a tweet linked to the New York Times publication, Ivanka said, “This fishing expedition is very clearly part of a continued political vendetta.
Trump Organization Attorney General Alan Garten said of the investigation led by New York Democrats, “This is just the latest fishing expedition in an ongoing attempt to harass the company.”
“Everything was done in strict compliance with applicable law and under the advice of counsel and tax experts. All applicable taxes were paid and no party received any undue benefit,” added Garten, according to Breitbart News.
President Trump has long questioned the work of prosecutors and lawmakers focused on seeking information about his financial affairs, saying they were motivated by political malice.
“The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad inten,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account on Sept. 28.
“I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits…,” he added in the social network message.