NY DA delays depositions for Trump, two children in probe of family business, after Ivana's death

Ivana Trump died at her Manhattan home. She was 73.
Donald Trump, Greenwood, Neb., May 1, 2022

The depositions set for Friday for former President Trump and two of his children in a New York civil investigation into their business dealings was postponed following the death of Trump’s ex-wife Ivana.

The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, which is conducting the probe, agreed to postpone the depositions for the ex-president, son Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka after Ivana Trump’s death was announced Thursday.

There are no new dates yet for the depositions.

A message was left with the former president’s lawyer. The younger Trumps’ attorney, Alan Futerfas, declined to comment, according to the Associated Press. 

Ivana Trump died at her Manhattan home. She was 73. She was married to the former president wife from 1977 to 1992, and they had three children together: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.

James alleges that the ex-president’s company, the Trump Organization, inflated the values of skyscrapers, golf courses and other holdings in order to get loans, insurance and other benefits, the wire service also reports.

Trump has denied the allegations, saying that seeking the best valuations in the real estate industry is common. The Republican has dismissed the investigation as part of a politically motivated “witch hunt” by Democrats such as James.