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Depositions of Donald Trump, 2 children, postponed due to death of Ivana Trump

In this file photo taken on Jan. 11, 2017, US President-elect Donald Trump along with his children Eric (left) Ivanka and Donald Jr. (right) arrive for a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, accompanied by Allen Weisselberg (2nd right), chief financial officer of The Trump Organization.   (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS)
By Larry McShane New York Daily News New York Daily News

NEW YORK – Depositions of ex-President Donald Trump and two of his children in a long-running state attorney general probe were postponed Friday due to the Manhattan death of his first wife Ivana.

The decision to delay the under-oath sitdowns came after attorneys for the Trump family reached out to state Attorney General Letitia James following Ivana Trump’s death inside her Upper East Side home one day earlier. She and Donald Trump were married for 14 years.

“This is a temporary delay and the depositions will be rescheduled as soon as possible,” read a statement from the the AG’s office. “We offer our condolences to the Trump family.”

Trump, along with daughter Ivanka and son Don Jr., were due to sit for a week of questioning in James’ nearly three-year civil probe of the Trump Organization for allegedly distorting property values to land favorable loans and tax breaks.

The date was set last month as the legal battle continued between the state’s top prosecutor and the Trump family. Donald Trump was a longtime Manhattan resident before his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton to become president.

The two sides in the dispute have recently sparred over whether Trump and his three oldest children complied with a court order to surrender paperwork related to the probe.

The ex-president, in an April sworn statement, said all the relevant documents were already in the AG’s hands. Trump was hit with $110,000 in fines for repeated delays in handing the evidence over to James.