Ivanka Trump Rips NY Dems Over Tax Investigation: “This is harassment pure and simple”

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Ivanka Trump blasted New York Democrats after a selective and some would call it threatening leak revealed that there are investigations going on into the Trump org’s tax issues.

According to the New York Times, there are two investigations in New York of the Trump’s – one criminal and one civil.

These have been going on for a while and they have been public but it certainly is an interesting time to leak this out.

Ivanka said:

“This is harassment pure and simple,” Ivanka complained. “This ‘inquiry’ by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage. They know very well that there’s nothing here and that there was no tax benefit whatsoever. These politicians are simply ruthless.”

CNN’s John Berman mocked Ivanka’s reaction.

“She can’t be pardoned by the president here,” he said. “This is a state investigation, so state investigators are going to find out the truth here and there’s not much that there’s any kind of pardon can do about it.”

One of the issues is that the Trump Organization wrote off a payment of $747,622 in consulting fees that may have gone to a consulting company Ivanka co-owned.

“Ms. Trump was an executive officer of the Trump companies that made the payments, meaning she appears to have been treated as a consultant while also working for the company,” the New York Times reported on Wednesday. “While companies can deduct professional fees, the Internal Revenue Service requires that consulting arrangements be market-based and reasonable, as well as ‘ordinary and necessary’ to running a business.”

If this is all they have it is a very weak case.

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