During his time in office, former President Donald Trump was forced to face several investigations that went nowhere. Unfortunately, that crusade hasn’t stopped even after he was voted out.
New York Attorney General Letitia James seemed to relish the idea of making Trump and two of his children testify in a civil probe, Fox News reported. The Trump family shot back with a legal filing accusing James of acting only in her own political interests.
“Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump must all comply with this court order and testify before my office within 21 days,” James tweeted Thursday about the former president and his eldest son and daughter. “No one is above the law.”
This announcement came after Judge Arthur Engoron upheld James’ order that the three testify, sharing his decision after a meeting with their attorneys. James is building a civil case against the Trump family alleging shady business dealings.
“In the final analysis, a State Attorney General commences investigating a business entity, uncovers copious evidence of possible financial fraud, and wants to question, under oath, several of the entities’ principals, including its namesake,” the judge wrote in his opinion. “She has the clear right to do so,” Engoron contended.
In response, attorneys for the defense filed a complaint that James “repeatedly threatened investigation and prosecution” of Trump and his family to “garner votes, money, and support, and now, as Attorney General, to gain political support.” James is a Democrat who ran on the platform that she would go after the then-president as early as 2018, the New York Post reported.
Over the years, James tweeted several threats and promises that she would “take on Donald Trump” as well as his “cronies.” On a Dec. 14 appearance on ABC’s “The View,” James said, “I believe in putting Trump in jail.”
“Joy, you know I love you, right?” she told the show’s co-host Joy Behar. “I do, I do, I do. So, you know I can’t admit or deny,” James said.
This latest move from James appears to be yet another witch hunt against the former president to score political points. The fact that all of these investigations against Trump have found nothing further bolsters Trump’s original claim that the left was out to get him.