Grisham explained to MSNBC’s Alex Witt how Ivanka Trump had “tried not to do it over and over again, saying it was the middle of a school week and it was an undue hardship for her,” an excuse that sparked widespread ridicule on social media.
Protesters greeted Ivanka Trump’s arrival in court Wednesday with “crime family” songs.
During her testimony, the Trump descendant said she did not recall providing asset valuation information for the financial statements that are the subject of the $250 million lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General Letitia James against the former president and his company. James alleges they overinflated their asset valuations to complete deals. Ivanka Trump is not a defendant in the lawsuit.
The former president’s daughter on the stand “was composed, she answered things, you know, in the way she does,” Grisham said.
But Grisham said she didn’t “believe that she didn’t remember things.”
“Ivanka Trump is a very, very intelligent woman and has an incredible memory,” Grisham said. “In fact, I was always amazed by that when I worked with her.”
“So talking about not remembering seemed a little wrong to me,” Grisham added. “But his behavior was the exact opposite of his father’s and that’s what I saw the whole time I was with them.”