Revoke Ivanka Trump's security clearance, House Democrats tell White House

President Donald Trump's two eldest children and Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump

Prosecutors had the Trump children in their crosshairs for felony fraud, but at Trump Sr.'s behest, personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz got involved and ultimately swayed Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. into dropping the case, WNYC reported.

Kasowitz, the outlets found, donated $25,000 to Vance's reelection campaign shortly before meeting with the DA in May 2012 about the Trump case.

But the story of the prosecution that never was is the latest indictment of Trump family business practices, staining too the otherwise solid reputation of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.

"I did not at the time believe beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime had been committed", Vance told the news outlets.

"The idea for me that I would make a case decision for $5,000, or $50,000 or $100,000, is ludicrous, because it's so much more important for me to have the work of this office be perceived as fair and unbiased and not for sale", he said in an interview.

The District Attorney's office had a solid case and refused to drop it - the evidence included email messages from Trumps confirming that they were aware that they were lying and using overly inflated numbers to lure potential buyers. There was "no doubt" that they "approved, knew of, agreed to, and intentionally inflated the numbers to make more sales", the source added. During a June 2008 press conference with the foreign press at Trump Tower, Ivanka announced that 60 percent of units had been sold.

But neither figures were true.

In one e-mail, according to four people who have seen it, the Trumps discussed how to co├Ârdinate false information they had given to prospective buyers. In another, according to a person who read the emails, they anxious that a reporter might be onto them. While the lawyers conceded that their clients had made exaggerated claims, they argued it still didn't amount to criminal misconduct. In reality, they had barely filled 15 percent of the property.

Vance's campaign had also received $25,000 from Kasowitz before the meeting, but the campaign returned the money because it was practice to do so when a donor had a pending case.

Kasowitz later gave Vance a $31,993 political donation, the report noted.

Kasowitz later crowed that "the case was "really unsafe", one person said, and that it was "amazing I got them off". He stated that the case was "really unsafe".

Vance returned $32, ooo to Kasowitz last week.

In August 2010, some disgruntled buyers sued the Trump Organization in federal court, accusing the Trumps of "a consistent and concerted pattern of outright lies".

Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on the White House to revoke the security clearances of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, citing reports that they say demonstrate a "brazen disregard for ethics and their apparent intention to skirt good governance rules".

In 2014, the Trump SoHo went into foreclosure in 2014 and was taken over by a creditor, the New Yorker said. Only a hundred and twenty-eight of the three hundred and ninety-one units in the building have sold, the article concluded.

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