Ivanka Trump deposed in DC attorney general’s inauguration lawsuit

Ivanka Trump deposed in inauguration lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump and a senior adviser, was deposed by investigators from the District of Columbia’s attorney general’s office as part of a lawsuit that alleges misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

The attorney general’s office sued the Trump Organization and Presidential Inaugural Committee in January, CNN reported Wednesday. According to the lawsuit, the attorney general’s office alleged that the organizations abused more than $1 million raised by the nonprofit for “grossly overpaying” for use of the Trump hotel in Washington during the week of the president’s inauguration in January 2017.

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Depositions of witnesses as part of the lawsuit have been ongoing for several weeks, CNN reported.

Tom Barrack, the chairman of the inaugural committee, was deposed Nov. 17, according to the court filing.

The attorney general’s office has also subpoenaed records from Barrack, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of the inaugural committee, according to the filing.