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Depositions of Trump and two children delayed due to Ivana Trump’s death, NY AG says

US President Donald Trump (C), daughter Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump and son Donald Trump Jr. (L) make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia on January 4, 2021.
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The New York attorney general agreed Friday to temporarily delay depositions for former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, due to the death of Ivana Trump a day earlier.

They had been scheduled to begin their testimony next week as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil investigation into the Trump Organization.

It was not immediately clear how long the depositions would be postponed in light of Ivana Trump’s passing.

“This is a temporary delay and the depositions will be rescheduled as soon as possible,” a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said in a statement Friday morning. “There is no other information about dates or otherwise to provide at this time.”

Ivana Trump, 73, was the first wife of 76-year-old Donald Trump and the mother of three of his children, Donald Trump Jr., 44, Ivanka Trump, 40, and Eric Trump, 38. New York City authorities said Ivana Trump was found dead when they arrived at her Manhattan apartment Thursday.

Donald Trump called her a “wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life,” in a social media post Thursday afternoon.

“We offer our condolences to the Trump family,” said the spokeswoman for James’ office.

James is investigating allegations that the Trump Organization improperly reported the stated valuations of some of its real estate assets for financial gain, either through tax benefits or for more favorable loan conditions.

Donald Trump Jr. leads the Trump Organization with his brother, Eric Trump, who sat for a video deposition with the New York investigators in October 2020. Eric Trump pleaded the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 500 times, James’ office said in a court filing in January.

Ivanka Trump, who served as senior White House advisor during her father’s presidency, is a former top executive in the Trump Organization.

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