Caitlin Sinclair, NY Political Correspondent
UPDATED 2:22 PM PT –Wednesday, September 21, 2022
On Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the state has sued former president Donald Trump, Don Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and other executives, for years of alleged fraud.
So, Attorney General James is going after The Trump Org as New York City is at an all-time high in violent crime and homicides while New Yorkers do not feel safe walking the streets.
So our readers are up to date – The NY Attorney General Letitia James ran for election on the sole premise of promising to get Donald Trump. She failed in any criminal attempt so now, she is suing him civilly. Does anyone see an issue with her promise to get him and then her multiple attempts to get him?
Could this perhaps have anything to do with recent poll numbers ahead of her election?
The lawsuit also aims to bar the former president and his organization from buying commercial real estate in New York for five years.
This lawsuit is filed in civil court, but James also alleged that Trump’s operation violated state and federal criminal laws. She said a criminal referral is being sent to the U.S. Justice Department.
She also said that prior to Wednesday’s announcement, her office had rejected a settlement offer from Trump and his organization.
In a statement posted on the Truth Social media site, Trump blasted the lawsuit as “another witch hunt” which he said was motivated by James’ reelection bid.
“She is a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform,” Trump posted.
Responding to the suit, Donald Trump Jr. used an expletive on Twitter next to a video of James: “The bullshit Dem witch-hunt continues!” he wrote.
Posting on the Truth Social media site, Eric Trump also accused James of a partisan attack: “Letitia James is the most corrupt Attorney General in United States History — she campaigned on the promise to sue my father.”
While James wants to claim that banks and major insurance companies are ‘victims’ her city is suffering. The real victims are New Yorkers who are suffering from the crime crisis, rampant pay-to-play corruption and skyrocketing cost-of-living.