New York Puts Off Depositions of Trumps After Death

Attorney general agrees to postponement in investigation of family business activities
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 15, 2022 4:10 PM CDT
New York Puts Off Depositions of Trumps After Death
Donald Trump, left, his son Donald Trump Jr., and his daughter Ivanka Trump speak during the unveiling of the design for the Trump International Hotel in Washington in 2013.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Former President Donald Trump and two of his children got their questioning postponed Friday in a New York civil investigation into their business dealings, a delay that follows the death of Trump's ex-wife Ivana. The ex-president, son Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka had been scheduled for depositions starting as soon as Friday. But New York Attorney General Letitia James' office said it had agreed to postpone them because of Ivana Trump's death, announced Thursday, the AP reports. "We offer our condolences to the Trump family," attorney general's office spokesperson Delaney Kempner said in a statement.

Ivana Trump died at her Manhattan home at age 73. She was married to the former president from 1977 to 1992, and they had three children together: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. The medical examiner's office hasn't released a cause of death. Two people familiar with the matter said police are investigating whether Ivana Trump fell down the stairs and believe her death was accidental. 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.

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