The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, and his company, Trump Corporation, have filed a complaint against the attorney general of New York, Letitia James, to try to stop or limit the investigation opened by his office against the tycoon and the “Trump Organization “, reported this Monday (12/20/2021) local media.
On the 15th, Trump in a statement accused James of trying to turn his position into “a political weapon” against him. “Rather than continue to waste your time and taxpayer resources on a long and ongoing witch hunt against the Republican Party and myself, you should turn your attention to helping resurrect what was once the great state of New York.” wrote Trump, consistently calling any legal action against him part of an alleged “witch hunt.”
Trump, a Republican, is seeking a permanent injunction barring James, a Democrat, from investigating him. And a declaratory sentence indicating that she has violated her rights. Along these lines, the lawsuit ensures that the prosecutor’s mission “is guided solely by political animosity and the desire to harass, intimidate and retaliate against a private citizen whom she sees as a political opponent.”RELATED
James has spent more than two years analyzing whether the Trump Organization misled banks or tax officials about the value of assets, inflating them to secure financing with favorable loan terms or downplaying them for tax savings. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is conducting a parallel criminal investigation into Trump’s businesses. Although the civil investigation is independent, James’s office has been involved in both.
In a brief statement, the prosecutor accused Trump of hindering the investigation. “The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings and now Donald Trump and his eponymous company have filed a lawsuit in an indirect attempt to attack that investigation,” the prosecutor wrote in a note. “Our investigation will continue unchanged because no one is above the law, not even someone by the name of Trump,” concluded the prosecutor, who this year announced her candidacy for governor of New York, to resign shortly after her aspirations.
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