(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Taking a diversion from his ambitious campaigning for pro-liberty candidates running in the midterms, many surging to what could be historic upsets, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, declaring that she has abused her office in a “war of intimidation and harassment.”
“Today, I filed a lawsuit in Florida State Circuit Court against the corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
The lawsuit, which seeks to stop the partisan AG from obtaining records from a trust that holds ownership of the Trump Organization, was filed in the wake of James fulfilling a years-long fishing expedition into Trump’s finances. In September she filed a $250 million civil lawsuit against Trump to ban the former president and his three eldest children from conducting business in New York, claiming that Trump had fraudulently inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to obtain loans for the Trump Organization and “cheat the system.”
Trump called James’ legal machinations a political stunt and vendetta without merit, meant only to smear his reputation, as New York devolves into crime and chaos.
“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,” Trump wrote.
“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.”
Trump’s lawsuit alleged that James was abusing her office and skirting New York and Florida laws by waging “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.”
“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, only to look for ways to recklessly injure me, my family, my businesses, and my tens of millions of supporters,” Trump wrote.
In a statement from her office’s spokesperson, James reiterated the claim that Trump had “committed extensive financial fraud,” according to ABC News.
“That fact hasn’t changed, and neither will our resolve to ensure that no matter how powerful or political one might be, no one is above the law,” that statement added.