According to Newsweek, in a civil fraud lawsuit filed against four members of the Trump family, including former President Donald Trump and his three eldest children, Ivanka Trump has acquired separate legal representation from her brothers. The lawsuit seeks to recover money from alleged fraudulent practices at the Trump Organization and aims to remove all four Trumps from their roles at the business and ban them from future leadership roles in the state.
Ivanka Trump’s legal team had asked the judge to delay the trial, arguing that the complaint filed by Attorney General Letitia James did not contain any allegation that Ivanka Trump created, prepared, reviewed or certified any of her father’s financial statements. However, James had accused Ivanka Trump of failing to turn over important documents that were requested by her office, including email communications sent by Ivanka Trump between 2014 and 2017.
The split in legal representation has caused speculation about a rift within the Trump family, but Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Trump, denied any feud between Ivanka and her siblings. Lara Trump said that it is not uncommon for the siblings to work with different attorneys, and that Ivanka Trump felt closer to one in particular. She also mentioned that she and Ivanka Trump still get together since they both live in Florida.
Ivanka Trump has also separated herself from her father’s third presidential campaign, stating that she does not plan to be involved in politics going forward. Her husband, Jared Kushner, attended Donald Trump’s campaign announcement in November, but Ivanka Trump stayed home.