It’s official — the Trump Organization is under criminal investigation.
The news came via New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office, which will now be joining the Manhattan district attorney’s office in the civil and criminal probe.
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” James’ spokesman Fabien Levy told CNN. “We have no additional comment.”
The far-reaching investigation is in part focused on whether the organization intentionally misrepresented the value of properties to lenders and insurance companies, and whether it paid proper taxes on those holdings.
That means Trump children Ivanka and Eric, who are both heavily involved in the organization, will be under investigation as well.
Needless to say, the news was met on Twitter with the appropriate level of concern:
So it turns out the “Her” who should be locked up is Ivanka.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 19, 2021
Donald Trump just released a statement saying that he barely knows Donald Trump, he never met anyone named Ivanka, Eric, or Don Jr, and never had any business dealings with the Trump Organization.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) May 19, 2021
Suddenly realizing that Ivanka's smug, complicit ass could end up in prison along with her crooked dad makes it so very much sweeter.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 19, 2021
First day of prison.
IVANKA: So I printed out my resume, and I wrote a three hundred word essay on why I think I’d be a really good member of your gang, the Latin Queens. I know, overachiever. I also have a recommendation from the CEO of Goya. He’s a friend.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 19, 2021
All I can hear is: ‘I plead not guilty, your Honor’ in a soft, sibilant cooing voice. @IvankaTrump
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) May 19, 2021
When Ivanka heard the Trump organization is now being investigated on criminal charges, she asked, "But what does this have to do with me – Ivanka Kushner?"
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) May 19, 2021
Ivanka Trump gained 41 trademarks in China including coffins plus voting machines, Jared Kushner used the White House to find debt loaners for himself, and both made $640 million while “working” in daddy Trump’s administration.
It was never about peace in the Middle East.
— Andrea Junker ® (@Strandjunker) May 16, 2021
Who else remembers Crimestress Ivanka calling MAGA insurrectionists “Patriots” as they were still attacking the US Capitol? I do.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 16, 2021
Is today a good day to remind everyone that Ivanka Trump called insurrectionists “Patriots” as they beat, tasered and maced Capitol police?
— ? ?????? ?????? ? (@TheSizzleReport) May 16, 2021
Remember when Don JR was going to run for mayor of NYC and Jared and Ivanka were arguing over which of them was going to be president first?
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) May 18, 2021