New York State Is Now Investigating Whether Trump Inflated the Value of His Assets - 2020-08-24
The New York State Attorney General's office is investigating whether President Trump improperly manipulated the value of his assets to get loans and tax benefits.
The civil investigation is examining multiple Trump Organization properties in New York City, Chicago, upstate New York and Los Angeles, the AG's office said in a statement on Monday. And officials said Trump's son, Eric Trump, has been refusing to testify under oath in the investigation.
The bombshell investigation emerges just as the Republican National Convention is poised to nominate Trump to run for a second term this November, and days after Trump's former campaign chief, Steve Bannon, was indicted by federal prosecutors in an unrelated fraud case.