New York Attorney General- Letitia James: Career, net-worth, Age and Bio

Letitia James was born on 18th October 1958. Letitia Ann “Tish” James is the first African American to be elected as the Attorney General of New York. She also is the first woman who held this position.

James is a member of the Democratic Party. Apart from her law career, she is also a politician and activist.

In 2018, James announced her candidacy for the Attorney General of New York. She won the elections in 2019 and succeeded Barbara Underwood.

James intended to run for the Governor of New York in 2022, for which she announced her candidacy in 2021. Later, she withdrew her candidacy and chose to seek reelection as Attorney General.

Letitia James education and early life

Letitia James is the daughter of Nellie James and Robert James.

James graduated from Fort Hamilton High School and later went to City University of New York’s Lehman College, completing her B.A. in 1981. She studied liberal arts with social work as a major.

James also completed her Masters of Public Administration from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2013.

Letitia James career

Letitia James worked as Mario Cuomo’s task force as a public defender. In New York State Assembly, James was a counsel for Albert Vann, Chief of Staff for Roger L. Green.

She also served in the administration of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

In November 2001, James first ran for the 35th Council District. She lost to James E. Davis, who was assassinated a few months before the next elections.

Geoffrey, Davis’ brother, ran for the vacant seat, but James won the election this time. After that, James became a member of the Working Families Party.

James ran for New York City Public Advocate in 2013, which resulted in a run-off election. She won the run-off elections defeating Daniel Squadron. 

Later, James won the democratic primary in 2017 with 77% votes. Letitia James won the Democratic primary of September 2018 and became the Attorney General of New York.

Letitia James family

James was born to Nellie James and Robert James and lived in Clinton Hill. It is claimed that she is not married.

Letitia James Age

Being born in 1958, Letitia’s age is 64 years.

Letitia James Net Worth

Without enough pieces of evidence, James’ net worth is claimed to be between a whopping sum of $1 million- $3 million.

Donald Trump Sues Letitia James

The Attorney General of New York, Letitia James’ office, is seeking an investigation on Trump Organization.

Letitia James asked for the deposition of the former US President on January 7th, 2022. Her office is also working with Manhattan District Attorney on another criminal fraud case against Trump Organization.

Donald Trump and his company filed a federal lawsuit against the Attorney General in response to this. This was attempted to block her from carrying on the investigation. This lawsuit was filed two weeks before the deposition date, January 7th. Donald Trump claimed that Letitia James and Vance are investigating him for political reasons.

After this lawsuit, James said, ″The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings, and now Donald Trump and his namesake company have filed a lawsuit as an attempted collateral attack on that investigation.”

“To be clear, neither Mr. Trump nor the Trump Organization gets to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions,” James added.

She also said, “Our investigation will continue undeterred because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump.”

District Court for the Northern District of New York. The lawsuit says that James’ “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

Trump’s lawsuit regards James’ investigation as an attempt to paint Trump and his business as victims of a “bitter crusade.” The lawsuit is a 30-page complaint that includes evidence on how James has made several criticisms of Trump earlier. It had tweets and other objections, such as the vow when she was elected in 2018. Her vow said, “shin[e] a bright light into every dark corner of [Trump’s] real estate holdings.”

Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba wrote a statement saying, “Letitia James targets President Trump with a callous disregard for the ethical and moral obligations she swore to abide by when she became Attorney General.”

“She has short-changed the state by commencing this partisan investigation and has forever tarnished the sanctity of her office.”

Habba also added, “By filing this lawsuit, we intend to not only hold her accountable for her blatant constitutional violations but to stop her bitter crusade to punish her the political opponent in its tracks.”

On this issue, Trump himself said, “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.”

“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; this is not about the delay, this is about our Constitution! You are nothing but a corrupt official doing the dirty work of your party. You should not be in office,” Trump said.

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Trump Sues New York Attorney General in Quest to Halt Investigation

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