Trump news – live: Trump blames banks for tax scandal and says he can declassify papers by thinking about it

Trumps could face $250m penalty and ban from doing business in New York in fraud suit

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Donald Trump and the Trump Organization for engaging in “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” in preparing annual financial statements between 2011 and 2021.

The lawsuit says the fraud was approved at the highest levels of the company, including by Mr Trump himself as well as his children Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. The fraud and misrepresentation also grossly inflated Mr Trump’s personal net worth by billions of dollars.

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The former president’s legal drama continued on Wednesday, as a federal appeals court held the Department of Justice can use the classified documents it seized in its search of Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of its ongoing investigation.

During an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News, Mr Trump dismissed the suit as a “witch hunt,” and claimed he shouldn’t be being investigated by the FBI either because he has the authority to declassify documents just “by thinking about it.”

Meanwhile, Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, agreed on Wednesday to a voluntary interview with the January 6 committee in Congress.

Ms Thomas urged numerous top Trump administration officials and allies to challenge the 2020 election result.

Five key takeaways from New York’s $250m lawsuit against Trump

The lawsuit details how the Trump Organization falsified financial statements and the value of his property, the role of his children in all of this, and his bizarre attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills. Eric Garcia takes a look at the suit.

Five major allegations from New York’s $250m lawsuit against Trump

The lawsuit details how the Trump Organization falsified financial statements and the value of his property, the role of his children and his own bizarre attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills.

Oliver O’Connell22 September 2022 03:15

Trump claims FBI took his last will and testament in Mar-a-Lago search

Former president Donald Trump claimed the FBI agents who executed a court-authorised search of his Palm Beach, Florida home took his last will and testament in addition to the 100 classified documents found in his office and a nearby storage room.

“They took a lot. I think they took my will. I found out yesterday,” said the twice-impeached ex-president during an appearance on Fox News’ host Sean Hannity’s eponymous nightly program.

Mr Trump told Hannity his attorneys and the National Archives and Records Administration were “having very nice discussions, no problems,” when “all of a sudden we got hit very hard by the FBI” on 8 August.

When the twice-impeached ex-president suggested that FBI agents had taken his will, Hannity responded: “Am I in it?”

Trump claims FBI took his last will and testament in Mar-a-Lago search

Former president Donald Trump claimed the FBI agents who executed a court-authorised search of his Palm Beach, Florida home took his last will and testament in addition to the 100 classified documents found in his office and a nearby storage room.

Josh Marcus22 September 2022 03:04

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