The Attorney General of New York, Letitia James’ office, is seeking an investigation on Trump Organization. Trump’s organization is claimed to commit fraud while reporting the value of its properties to banks and tax authorities.
On this, 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. The Trump Organization misrepresented values to gain favorable loans and insurance rates.
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.”
Trump’s suit is filed in the U.S. 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.”
Trump’s lawsuit regards James’ investigation as an attempt to paint Trump and his business as victims of a “bitter crusade.” The suit 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 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.
About Letitia James
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. James graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx. Later, she completed her J.D. degree from Harvard University, Washington DC.
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.
Trump’s political entrance and fundamental ideologies:
Trump entered the political race in 2016 as a republican and was elected in an upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. His election sparked many protests as many people were hurt and offended by his political ideologies. People viewed his character to be racist and misogynistic.
He made several insensitive and racist claims that were marginalizing the black populations of the US. Trump made these kinds of racist and hurtful claims almost every chance he would get. He also made malicious and misogynistic claims that objectified women and their appearances.
The claims centered around criticizing and marginalizing women of color and women who did not meet his standard in appearance.
Trump also made many false claims in his presidency and campaigns, unprecedented in US history.
He also promoted several different conspiracy theories. They led to a lot of misinformation being spread in his campaign and presidency. Some of his notable actions during his presidency are the following.
He put a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim majority countries and diverted funding towards building a wall on the US – Mexico border.
He signed the tax cuts and jobs act of 2017, which cut taxes for individuals and businesses and rescinded the individual health mandate penalty of the Affordable Care Act.
Trump’s political ideologies
Trump has been majorly criticized by the people of the US and other well-known Democrats and politicians. His political ideologies have been classified and criticized as populist, isolationist, and nationalist.
The 2020 elections: Still don’t know what happened?
Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Biden but refused to concede. He falsely claimed widespread electoral fraud and attempted to overturn the results, pressuring the government officials and mounting scores of unsuccessful legal challenges.
Trump urged his supporters to march to the capitol, which hundreds then attacked, resulting in multiple deaths and interrupting the electoral vote count. On January 13th, the House of Representatives in peach.
Trump a second time for incitement of insurrection. This made him the only federal officeholder to be impeached twice in American history.
Many scholars and historians ranked Trump as one of the worst presidents in history. However, these are all opinions and views of people.
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