NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s niece accused him on Friday of trying to dodge accountability for defrauding her out of a multimillion dollar inheritance by claiming she took too long to sue.
Lawyers for Mary Trump made the accusation in a New York state court in Manhattan, where the 55-year-old psychologist is suing the former president, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and his late brother Robert’s estate.
“The offensiveness of defendants’ past conduct — stealing tens of millions of dollars from their own niece — is perhaps surpassed only by the chutzpah of their current arguments for dismissal,” the lawyers wrote.
A lawyer for Donald Trump and Robert’s estate could not immediately be reached outside business hours. Barry’s lawyer declined to comment.
The case’s origins are in the 1981 death of Mary’s father, Fred Trump Jr, the older brother of Donald Trump, who left the then…