The New York attorney general’s office has reportedly subpoenaed former President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney cites testimony that Ivanka asked Trump to ‘please stop this violence’ on Jan. 6 McCarthy says Democrats using Jan. 6 as ‘partisan political weapon’ Biden, Harris to speak on anniversary of Capitol insurrection MORE and two of his children, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpCheney cites testimony that Ivanka asked Trump to ‘please stop this violence’ on Jan. 6 Meadows falsely claims that Trump ‘acted quickly’ to quell Jan. 6 riot Take a page from the GOP playbook to counter Trump MORE and Donald Trump, Jr., as part of a civil probe into the Trump Organization’s business practices.
Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) office said the subpoenas were issued “in connection with an investigation into the valuation of properties owned or controlled,” according to The Associated Press.
ABC News reported that Ivanka and Donald Jr. are refusing to comply with the subpoenas. “A dispute has arisen between the OAG and the Individual Trump Parties regarding the Subpoenas,” said a court document filed Monday.
The dispute was made public when the judge set a briefing schedule Monday on the matter, CNN added.
Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump Org, PGA reach settlement over canceled Bedminster contract Trump sues New York attorney general New York attorney general seeking Trump deposition in fraud probe: report MORE, who served as an executive vice president at the company, has already been subpoenaed and provided his testimony late last year, CNN also noted.
The attorney general’s office also previously subpoenaed former President Trump with a deadline of Jan. 7, a move the former president’s lawyers have said they would fight.
“Letitia James is the single most unethical Attorney General this country has ever seen,” Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, said in an emailed statement to The Hill.
“The way she has weaponized her office through this political witch hunt exceeds all bounds of prosecutorial standards and violates basic constitutional rights. Her actions are a threat to our democracy and I plan to hold her accountable to the fullest extent,” Habba added.
Last month, Trump sued James, calling the civil investigation an effort to undermine him politically and charging James with violating his constitutional rights.
“Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent,” the complaint said.
The Hill has reached out to the New York attorney general’s office for comment.
Updated: 1:30 p.m.