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Donald Trump and two of his children agree to testify in New York investigation

Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, two of Trump’s children, have agreed to testify at a New York state civil inquiry into the business practices of the former US president.

Letitia James, the State Attorney General, is investigating whether Trump Organization misled tax authorities and lenders.

This deal was reached six months after Ms James issued subpoenas to their testimony. Mr Trump, 75 and the children, both in their 40s, had fought bitterly in court.

A court of intermediate appeals denied Trumps’ request to avoid testifying last month.

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Trumps argued that their constitutional rights would be violated if they testified in the civil investigation because their words could be used as part of a criminal investigation under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

According to an agreement made public by Ms James on Wednesday, their testimony could continue through the week following the 15th July.

In the Manhattan investigation, Allen Weisselberg was indicted for tax fraud.

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He has pleaded guilty and will be tried later in the year.

Republican Donald Trump denied wrongdoing and called the investigation politically motivated, as Ms James was a Democrat.

A separate lawsuit filed by Mr Trump to stop the probe was dismissed last month by a federal judge in Albany. It was based on her political bias.

The judge did not find any evidence that she had acted in bad Faith.

The Trumps have until June 13th to request that New York’s highest court, Court of Appeals delay any further testimony in Ms James’s probe.

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