Donald Trump lied about his Trump Tower apartment — saying it was larger than his upstate mansion: NY AG
New York City is notorious for small apartments, but former President Donald Trump frequently showed off his large penthouse apartment at the top of Trump Tower, but it apparently wasn't quite as big as he claimed.
Trump not only lied about the size of his inauguration crowd and the size, the size of his Jan. 6 rally, and ultimately his election vote size, he also allegedly lied about the size of his Manhattan apartment.
According to supplemental documents filed by Attorney General Letitia James, Trump grossly inflated the size to 30,000 square feet. If the apartment was that big, it would make it about 2,000 square feet larger than the Georgian mansion in Westchester County, New York.
"Valuations of this asset as incorporated into the Statements of Financial Condition since at least 2012 were based on the assertion that the triplex apartment was 30,000 square feet in size," the court filings say. "Evidence indicates that Mr. Weisselberg and Mr. McConney both participated in such valuations."
It went on to say that the triplex apartment is actually only 10,996 square feet, citing "the condominium offering plan and associated amendments for Trump Tower" which the filings said, "were easily accessible inside the Trump Organization, were signed by Mr. Trump, and were sent to Mr. Weisselberg in 2012."
Such documents directly tie the president to the possible crimes of lying on his official documents.
You can read the full statement from the New York AG's office here. An interview with Melania Trump during the 2016 campaign reveals some of the details of the penthouse, which you can see below:
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Queen Elizabeth II's second son Prince Andrew has deactivated his social media accounts, users said Wednesday, as he faces a US civil case for sexual assault.
Andrew's official Twitter account @TheDukeOfYork now opens with a message saying "This account doesn't exist".
His YouTube account also comes up with an error message and a picture of a monkey.
The prince's Instagram and Facebook pages appeared still to be open, though the Instagram was set to private.
The Daily Mail cited a source close to the 61-year-old prince as saying these accounts have also been removed and are no longer live.
This comes after announcements last week that the prince has ceased using his HRH, or His Royal Highness, title, and has also given up honorary military titles bestowed by the Queen.
The move effectively removes him from official royal life.
His accuser Victoria Giuffre has said that she had sex with the prince while aged 17 after meeting him through the late US financer and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The prince denies the allegations but lost a bid to dismiss the civil suit.
Andrew withdrew from public life as a royal in 2019 after a widely ridiculed BBC interview where he sought to vindicate himself of the accusation that he sexually assaulted a minor.
Since then he has been occasionally photographed driving or riding around the Queen's private estate in eastern England, Sandringham.
He did not appear in the official wedding photographs when his daughter Beatrice got married in 2020.
In other signs of social ostracism, the York Racecourse in northern England has announced it is renaming an event called The Duke of York Stakes -- even though this refers to an earlier bearer of the title.
And a police station in Devon in southern England has removed a plaque saying it was opened by the Duke of York, citing a complaint from a member of the public, the BBC reported this week.
Armed forces minister James Heappey on Wednesday said Andrew had kept "horrifically ill-advised" company, and the US case would overshadow celebrations later this year for his mother's 70 years on the throne.
The decision to strip former Royal Navy helicopter pilot Andrew of his honorary military titles was reportedly made by the Queen and senior members of the royal family.
His nephew, second-in-line to the throne Prince William was asked by a reporter on Wednesday if he supported his uncle, during a visit to a London museum.
But William made no response. William's father, Prince Charles, ignored a similar question last week.
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New York's attorney general Letitia James revealed her officer had "significant evidence" of fraud against Donald Trump and his children, and a source said the investigation had personally implicated the former president and his family.
James filed a motion to compel testimony and obtain documents from Trump and his two eldest children in the fraud case, which the attorney general said had misled the IRS and financial institutions about real estate values -- and a source familiar with the investigation said the evidence was strong, reported Rolling Stone.
“The key thing here is this new information demonstrates that Trump and his family are personally implicated in this fraud,” the source said.
The evidence could also help other prosecutors, including the Manhattan district attorney, investigate Trump's business dealings, although James' press release noted that her office had not yet decided whether the evidence they already had merited legal action.
However, the source familiar with the investigation said the likelihood that James would take action against Trump was "pretty high."