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Ivanka Trump deposed in ongoing lawsuit alleging misused inaugural funds
Ivanka Trump deposed in ongoing lawsuit alleging misused inaugural funds
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President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump was questioned under oath on Tuesday as a part of an ongoing lawsuit from the Washington, D.C., attorney general, alleging the misuse of not-for-profit funds at President Trump's inauguration. Ivanka Trump has called the case "another politically motivated demonstration of vindictiveness and waste of taxpayer dollars."

District of Columbia (DC) Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that the Trump Organization and the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) misused over $1 million by "grossly overpaying" Trump's Washington hotel.

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Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for Covid-19
Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for Covid-19
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Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, tested positive for the Covid-19 earlier this week and "has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result", said a spokesperson.

"He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," the spokesperson said.

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Melania Trump allegedly used private email while in White House
Melania Trump allegedly used private email while in White House
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According to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, friend and former advisor of Melania Trump, the First lady used a private email account for communication.

"Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails," Wolkoff alleges in an interview with the Washington Post and states that the both corresponded multiple times a day to discuss government issues, schedules and finances for the presidential inauguration.

Wolkoff's book "Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady" was released on September 1, 2020.

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President Trump's sister says "Donald is cruel" in secretly recorded audio
President Trump's sister says "Donald is cruel" in secretly recorded audio
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In a secretly recorded audio, Donald Trump's sister Maryanne Trump Barry is heavily criticising him, calling him "cruel" and a liar who "has no principles". The recording, which was recorded by Trump's niece Mary Trump, was first obtained by The Washington Post and later by the Associated Press.

"His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God," so Barry. "It's the phoniness and this cruelty." She further alleges that Trump "got into University of Pennsylvania because he had somebody take the exams," a man named Joe Shapiro.

"His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God. I'm talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit," Barry can be heard saying in the recording.

Mary Trump's spokesman Chris Bastardi has told CNN that "Mary realized members of her family had lied in prior depositions. Anticipating litigation, she felt it prudent to tape conversations in order to protect herself. She never expected to learn much of what she heard, including the President's sister, Federal Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, state that Donald Trump had paid someone to take an SAT exam for him."

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Memoir of Trump's niece Mary Trump temporarily blocked by NY judge
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster Credit: Simon & Schuster, via Amazon

On Tuesday, Judge Hal B. Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court temporarily blocked the publication of Mary L. Trump's memoir "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man". Donald Trump's younger brother Robert Trump had filed a temporary restraining order on June 24 to block the book that's described as a "revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him," stating that Mary Trump was breaking a confidentiality agreement.

Mary Trump is represented by Ted Boutrous, a First Amendment attorney, who said the order "flatly violates the First Amendment," and that they would appeal immediately. "This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day," so Boutrous.