Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit


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In a court document dated Tuesday, DC Attorney General Karl Racine’s office revealed the former President’s son was deposed on February 11.

The filing states that Trump’s deposition “raised further questions about the nature” of a hotel invoice Racine’s office has been investigating. The attorney general’s office alleges that the Trump Organization signed a contract with the Loews Madison hotel for $49,358.92 for a block of rooms during the 2017 inauguration, and that the invoice was later forwarded to the Presidential Inaugural Committee which then paid the bill, according to the filing.

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The AG’s office has requested to have more time to obtain discovery materials and conduct depositions, according to the filing, adding that the office has been met with “repeated obstacles, including misleading testimony, a closed hotel and new information revealed after the deadline for issuing discovery requests passed on February 8.”

The Loews Madison is closed due to the pandemic and has changed owners twice, according to the filing.

Racine’s office also deposed Rick Gates, who was deputy chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, in late December, the court filing states. Ivanka Trump also sat for a deposition in December.

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