Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, is the target of a lawsuit filed by former president Donald Trump accusing her of harassment.
Progressive Democrat James sued Trump and certain members of his family for $250 million in September, alleging fraud.
“The lawsuit alleges that Donald Trump, with the help of his children Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump, and senior executives at the Trump Organization, falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than would otherwise have been available to the company, to satisfy continuing loan covenants, to induce insurers to provide insurance coverage for higher limits and at lower premiums, and to gain tax benefits, among other things.” the attorney general’s office stated in a press release announcing her lawsuit on September 21.
In response, Trump has now launched a lawsuit of his own in Florida’s Palm Beach County on Wednesday.
In a series of posts on his Truth Social platform, he gave an explanation for his behavior.
The former president tweeted, “Today, I filed a lawsuit in Florida State Circuit Court against the corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James.”
“New York State is one of the most crime-ridden places on earth with murders, robberies, drug deals, and every other form of crime setting records on a weekly basis,” he said. “While James does nothing to protect New York against these violent crimes and criminals, she attacks great and upstanding businesses which have done nothing wrong, like the very successful, job and tax producing Trump Organization that I have painstakingly built over a long period of years.”
“Crooked and highly partisan James now thinks it is the business of the State of New York to go after my revocable trust and pry into my private estate plan,” Trump stated, “only to look for ways to recklessly injure me, my family, my businesses, and my tens of millions of supporters.”
He said that James was using her case against him for political purposes.
“If I were not elected President of the United States, and now leading in the polls by substantial margins against both Democrats and Republicans, this would not be happening. We have to stand up for our Country, fight against illegal persecution, and Make America Great Again!” he said.
James is the target of the lawsuit’s opening salvo.
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“Extraordinary wrongdoing requires extraordinary relief,” it says. “As set forth below, James has repeatedly abused her position as Attorney General for the State of New York to pursue a relentless, pernicious, public, and unapologetic crusade against President Trump, a resident of Palm Beach County, Florida, with the stated goal of destroying him personally, financially, and politically.”
The lawsuit calls James “an individual guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against President Trump” who has launched a “war of intimidation and harassment on President Trump, his family, his business interests, and his associates.”
It says the attorney general “was driven by deep animosity for [Trump] personally and an obsessive denial that he had the right to hold public office.” CONTINUE READING…