President Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has reportedly retired from her role as a federal judge amid several ethics complaints.
Barry had been serving as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia, but was encountering a civil misconduct inquiry that was launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes. The review was launched in October following a New York Times report alleging the president and his siblings evaded inheritance taxes.
The Times reported Trump’s parents transferred over $1 billion to their children. It said that the transfer should have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million, but that the children paid only about $52.2 million.
President Trump has called the report a false “hit piece.”