The family members were accused of “exaggerating the value of a number of assets and properties in order to obtain better loans and other financial benefits.”
Trump previously took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to express his plan to “fully cooperate” with the civil investigation into the matter, although he also described James’ investigation as a “witch hunt.”
"In New York City tonight,” Trump wrote Tuesday. “Seeing racist N.Y.S. Attorney General tomorrow, for a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. history!”
He added, “My great company, and myself, are being attacked from all sides. Banana Republic.”
As RadarOnline.com reported, Trump’s testimony in connection to the civil probe against him came two days after the FBI conducted a search and seize operation at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday evening.
While the agency conducted the raid in an effort to collect classified documents Trump “illegally and improperly” took with him when he left the White House last year, the former president and fellow Republican lawmakers have slammed the FBI, Director Christopher Wray, and Attorney General Merrick Garland for the “unjustified and politically motivated move.”
On Tuesday, as Trump was preparing to visit NYC for his testimony with AG James, #45 reportedly held a meeting at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
According to Representative Jim Banks, who serves as the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Trump was “fired up” during their meeting Tuesday night.
"He's not fazed at all by what the DOJ has done to him,” Banks told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, “an unprecedented move of raiding the home of a former president, and not at all explaining to the American people about why they did it."