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New York Attorney General Mulls New Trump Lawsuit

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New York attorney general Letitia James is considering escalating her legal fight with former President Donald Trump.

James is reportedly considering suing Trump, and potentially one of his children, after rejecting an offer from the former president’s legal team to settle a civil investigation into his real estate business.

According to The New York Times, James’s rejection of the settlement tees up the potential to sue Trump for fraud. Sources close to the matter say that James’s chances of suing Trump grew after rejecting at least one settlement offer last month. The Trump Organization has attempted for months to reach a settlement after the AG’s office informed a court in January that it had uncovered evidence the company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to secure loans and other tax benefits.

The New York AG has honed in on allegations Trump fraudulently inflated the value of his assets and has mounted a years-long inquiry. Trump has denied all wrongdoing and derided the investigation as a politically motivated witch hunt. James, a Democrat, is seeking another term as the state’s AG after abandoning a campaign for governor earlier this year.

A lawsuit from Ms. James would supercharge their drawn-out battle, offering her an opportunity to deliver a significant blow to the former president and his business, which she vowed before taking office to “vigorously investigate.” If the case goes to trial and Mr. Trump loses, a judge could impose financial penalties and restrict the former president’s business operations in New York — all potentially in the midst of a 2024 presidential campaign that he is expected to join.

It is possible that Ms. James, as part of her lawsuit, could seek to curtail Mr. Trump’s Manhattan real estate portfolio, though she has given mixed signals publicly about what sort of punishment she will seek to impose.

The New York AG could also potentially target Trump’s older children in the lawsuit. Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. have all been senior executives at the Trump Organization.

20 COMMENTS

  1. When will this hateful woman be disbarred for her relentless pursuit of pinning something on our President for something on the value of Real Estate. Go after the Clintons for their mishandling of hundreds of millions of $$$s from their Foundation. Just another example of a two tiered Justice system. I Guess she knows more about ReL Estate than President Trump. 😎😎😎😎

    • On a diet, she will be even angrier. She has promised on her political campaign to “get Trump” and to win her reelection, she needs to show her zealotry. I am not talking even about a pure political witch hunt; she is a pure evil, and with her insatiable last against President Trump represents clear and immediate danger to the society and must be shown the door instead of AG office.

  2. AYUP. The corrupt NY soros funded hack is definitely a racist/hater. By the way Leticia, your war against the NRA, epic fail and you got the bill for their $2.3 million in legal fees. NY ers must be proud of you.

  3. Just another Democratic party witch riding around on her broomstick trying to find something, anything she can hang on President Trump so as to prevent him from running for President in 2024. Since 2015 the Democrats have been so obsessed with Trump and nothing they have done over that period of time has changed one damned thing. There are several ‘investigations’ of Trump currently ongoing. That kangaroo court conjured up by Nancy Pelosi is one. Another is being conducted by the Fulton County (Atlanta) district attorney. And, the third is this fiasco by the New York Attorney General. There may be others underway as well. But, these ‘investigations’ have gone on far too long already and need to be brought to a close. As we said in the Navy: it is time to s**t or get off the pot.

  4. PERSONALLY I AM SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE GARBAGE THE DEMOCATES ARE TRYING TO DIG UP AND ANNOY OUR FORMER PRESIDENT. I DELETE OR TURN IT OFF.
    THEY ACT LIKE SPOILED BRATS. CANT HAVE THIR WAY, WILL TRY TO GET EVEN. WONT HELP. I WILL VOTE FOR OUR FORMER PRESIDENT, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
    THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SPEND OUR MONEY WITHOUT ANY REGARD TO RIGHT OR WRONG. WE MUST STOP THEM SOMEHOW. MAYBE OUR VOTE WOULD HELP. GOD HELP AMERICA.

  5. I FEEL SO SORRY THAT THE STUPID DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR AN EXCUSE TO KEEP A REAL PRESIDENT OUT OF OFFICE ! AMERICAN VOTERS NEED TO GET YOUR ID TOGETHER AND GET REAGY TO SEND MANY OF THE CROOKED DEMOCRATS BACK HOME THAT ARE TERM UPS THIS YEAR!
    NOTICE HOW QUIET THE LOUD MOUTHS ARE WAITING AND HOPING YOU WILL PICK THEIR SORRY SELVES AGAIN ! DON’T ELECT THEM AGAIN !

  6. Another hatred towards Trump trying to put a dent on his name and reputation. It isn’t going to work. We know and we saw with our own eyes what Donald Trump did for Americans and it was all good, so go blow your horn some where’s else.

  7. another stupid revalation from the hate party. NY has far worse problems than Trump. crime is rampant with people dyeing ever day. your a sick cookie to keep this going after six years. the dems are the party of hate and do not address the problems that are killing your residents. why anyone would democratic in NY is beyond belief. look at the politicians you have Schummer, AOC and other haters.

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