New York State Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating former President Donald Trump for months. But Trump is hitting back with a lawsuit to block James’ investigations.
Based on New York Times, Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against the attorney general, who has pursued a civil investigation into his business, as well as a separate criminal investigation.
Earlier this month, she announced she would drop the race for governor of New York considering the investigations her office is currently conducting.
I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general.
There are some important investigations and cases underway, and I intend to get the job done.
I’m running for re-election to finish the job the New Yorkers elected me to do.
– Tish James (@TishJames) December 9, 2021
The move comes after James’s office attempted to remove Trump as part of a civil fraud investigation into the Trump Organization. CNN reported.
The lawsuit claims James was motivated by a political bias against Trump.
“Her mission was guided solely by political hatred and a desire to harass, threaten, and retaliate against a private citizen she considers a political opponent,” the lawsuit states, according to The New. York Times.
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“Since taking office, she has tirelessly attacked him, his family and his business, Trump Organization LLC, with unwarranted subpoenas in a bitter crusade to ‘replaces’ the President,” the lawsuit also states, according to CNN.
Over the years, James has publicly spoken out against Trump during his presidency and used anti-Trump sentiment in fundraising.
“New Yorkers need a fighter who will confront Donald Trump and defend our interests,” she wrote in a 2018 Twitter post while campaigning for the post of attorney general.
New Yorkers need a fighter who will stand up to Donald Trump and stand up for our rights.
I will be a martial artist.
– Tish James (@TishJames) July 1, 2018
In a statement, James’s office said the Trump lawsuit would not affect its investigation of the former president or his business.
“The Trump Organization has repeatedly sought to delay our investigation of their business dealings. To be clear, neither Mr. Trump nor the Trump Organization is ordered to where they will respond and will respond to their actions,” the statement said, according to the New York Times.
However, Trump’s lawyers say the lawsuit is necessary to prevent James from violating the Constitution for political purposes.
“By filing this lawsuit, we intend not only to hold her accountable for her blatant constitutional violations, but also to prevent her bitter crusade to punish her political opponent,” Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, said in a statement Reuters.
The New York Times reported that the lawsuit against Trump argued that James violated Trump’s constitutional and due process rights.
According to CNN, the lawsuit states: “Without judicial action, James will continue to unconstitutionally violate Plaintiff’s rights and Plaintiff will suffer imminent and irreparable harm.” .
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