According to CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen, Ivanka Trump’s testimony in the New York civil fraud trial against her father and brothers did far more harm than good to her family members. “She threw him under the bus,” he told presenter Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday evening. “She did not defend these financial statements. She said she didn’t prepare them. She didn’t check them and didn’t approve them. So if he had asked her for help, he wouldn’t have gotten it. Or a lot of…” “I don’t know” and “I don’t remember” to protect yourself.” Eisen also highlighted “a Perry Mason moment” he had when interviewed by the New Yorker team Attorney General discovered: “Because this trial was about dishonesty and New York provided Ivanka with a personal bond. Her father should provide a personal guarantee. She confronted her with evidence that the father had turned around and demanded that his children vouch for the guarantee. So it was neither a personal matter nor a guarantee.”
Evidence presented at Trump’s testimony on Wednesday showed that her father had struck a deal with Deutsche Bank that required him to sign a personal guarantee covering all capital, annual and operating income in exchange for very low interest rates would, and certify that he had a minimum net worth of $2.5 billion. Trump and an executive at the organization acknowledged in an email exchange that the latter requirement was a problem for their father, but the former president further told the bank that he had a net worth of over $4 billion have.