Trump Blasts New York AG James, Democrats: When Will 'Witch Hunt' End?
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 26, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday asked a state judge to hold Trump in contempt of court for not turning over documents she subpoenaed for her civil inquiry into Trump's businesses. (John Raoux/AP File)
By Eric Mack | Thursday, 07 April 2022 07:25 PM
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at New York Attorney General Letitia James — who ran a campaign vowing to "get Trump" — saying she is "an operative for the Democrat Party in a political prosecution."
"Letitia James is no longer working as attorney general, she is an operative for the Democrat Party in a political prosecution," Trump wrote Thursday night in a statement from his Save America PAC.
Trump's response comes hours after James asked a state judge to hold Trump in contempt of court for not turning over documents she subpoenaed for her civil inquiry into Trump's businesses, including a request for a $10,000-a-day fine until he complies with a subpoena on an investigation he considers a "witch hunt."
"This is just a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time, by a failed attorney general, who continues to use her office for political gain following a disastrous and embarrassing attempt to run for governor, in which she only received a 3% approval rating, and was forced to drop out of the race by her own party, in disgrace," Trump's statement began.
Trump added that he wants his reputation back after endless browbeating from political opponents and critics such as James.
"As president I had two jobs — to run our country well, and to survive," Trump's statement continued. "I've been investigated by the Democrats more than Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Al Capone, combined.
"This has been going on for years, and in all cases, I have been innocent. After having survived so many investigations, numerous people have said to me, 'You must be the cleanest person alive. Nobody else could have survived this.' But how do I get my reputation back as this unfair persecution endlessly continues?"
Trump noted his accomplishments and contrasted them with Democrats' leadership not only in James' state of New York, but nationally and on the world stage under President Joe Biden.
"New York has been through hell, and she is an embarrassment to our legal system," Trump's statement added. "James uses her office for political gain, while New York crime is up over 50%, a bigger increase than any other place in the nation. Much of it is violent crime — murder, rape, and drug trafficking (which is at the highest level ever).
"When will the witch hunt against a popular former president, who had our country energy independent, with no inflation, a strong southern border, and no wars (such as that which is now raging uncontrollably in Ukraine), who rebuilt our military (including Space Force), cut taxes, regulations, and so much more, ever end.
"When will horrible and unfair political harassment and persecution in our country finally be over. Instead, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"