New York Attorney General Letitia James has now issued subpoenas for former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.
The court filings request the three Trumps testify concerning a civil investigation that is looking into family’s business practices, specifically concerning testimonies and documents that are “in connection with an investigation into the valuation of properties owned or controlled by Trump and his company, the Trump Organization.”
The filing was officially issued on Thursday, but it wasn’t made public until Monday.
“OAG (attorney general) will oppose any motion to quash or for related relief within 14 days of the filing of the motion,” the court filing goes on to read. “OAG will file any cross motion to enforce its Subpoenas to the Individual Trump Parties, and will file any necessary amendments to the pleadings, simultaneously with the filing of any opposition to the motion to quash.”
The order allows the Trumps to file “any reply on the motion to quash or for related relief and opposition to any cross motion to compel within 14 days of the filing of the opposition and cross motion.” The order also allows James to file a reply on the cross motion within seven days of the filing of the opposition to the cross motion.
The subpoena comes two weeks after Trump filed a lawsuit on Dec. 20, 2021, to stop James from investigating his businesses. The former president’s lawsuit claimed James’s 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.”
James, known for overseeing the report that precipitated the resignation of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, suspended her gubernatorial bid for the New York governorship on Dec. 9. She will instead seek reelection for her current position.
As of this writing, neither Trump’s offices, nor those belonging to James have responded to WE’s request for a comment.