Ivanka Trump mocked for claiming an inquiry into Trump’s taxes is ‘harassment’

Joanna Taylor
Friday 20 November 2020 13:08
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Ivanka Trump tried to claim that an investigation into Trump’s taxes is politically-motivated "harassment".

The president's daughter denied reports that Trump may have deducted tax on consulting fees paid to her company, saying:

This is harassment pure and simple. This ‘inquiry’ by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage. 

Ivanka Trump’s company was reportedly paid almost $750,000 in fees while she was also an executive at the Trump Organisation.

The office of New York’s attorney general is currently investigating possible tax deductions on this.

They are carrying out two inquiries, one civil, one criminal, into Trump’s businesses and tax records. There is no evidence to suggest that Ivanka Trump is being investigated personally, and she and her father strongly deny any wrongdoing.

The inquiries began more than two years ago based on claims made about Trump’s finances by his former lawyer Michael Cohen and alleged mistress Stormy Daniels

Ivanka Trump was called out and mocked for claiming the investigations amounted to “harassment”.

According to The New York Times, Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he was elected president, and didn’t pay at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. He calls this “fake news”.

It remains to be seen how the current investigations will turn out. We’ll keep you updated.

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