President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against New York State Attorney General Letitia James on Monday in an attempt to put a stop to her civil inquiry, which has been ongoing since 2019.
According to a report from the New York Times, Ms. James is a registered Democrat who is being accused in Trump’s lawsuit of having political motivations in her investigation: “Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent,” the lawsuit stated.
On Monday, President Trump also made some fiery comments about Attorney General James through his Save America PAC, “Tell Letitia that she is not dealing with the Cuomo brothers, a corrupt Governor in a corrupt state, including your office and others, and Fredo, who did the Governor’s dirty work for him.”
According to a statement shared with the New York Times, Letitia James responded to Trump’s lawsuit by claiming that the Trump Organization has simply “continually sought to delay our investigation into his business dealings.”
By contrast, Trump contended that the investigation is yet another form of political persecution. He continued in his statement, “Despite many years of investigation that nobody else could have survived even if they did things just slightly wrong, yours is just a continuation of the political Witch Hunt that has gone on against me by the Radical Left Democrats for years.”
Attorney General James is seeking to subpoena President Trump’s tax returns, and she is also reportedly seeking to question him in person, under oath. However, that subpoena is projected to be thrown out by a judge, according to Trump’s lawyers.
President Trump concluded his thoughts about Letitia James’ inquiry into his business affairs in his signature candid and honest style, “You [Letitia] are nothing but a corrupt official doing the dirty work of your party. You should not be in office. This could well be the reason you were just rejected by the people of NY in your inept run for governor. You didn’t quite for a higher purpose, you quit because your poll numbers were atrocious – you didn’t have a chance. New York got lucky!”