The Trump family is fighting back against corrupt New York Attorney General Letitia James, accusing her of abandoning legal principles in her quest to tear down Donald Trump to elevate herself politically.
The complaint, which was filed February 1st by attorneys for the former president and two of his children — Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump — is alleging that Attorney General Letitia James has “repeatedly threatened investigation and prosecution” of the Trump family to “garner votes, money and support, and now, as Attorney General, to gain political support.”
The Trump family’s complaint outright accuses the Attorney General of a “blatant and obvious attempt to suppress [Donald Trump’s] voice, interfere with his political ambitions and silence the will of millions of voters.”
“The New York Constitution, as interpreted by the Court of Appeals, and the CPL promulgated thereunder, created protections for subpoenaed witnesses that federal law does not provide,” the filing states.
“Under the New York Constitution and the CPL, an agency conducting a criminal investigation through an active grand jury is required, if the witness is subpoenaed, to examine the subject or target of the investigation before the grand jury,” the filing continues.
James’ “investigation and prosecution [is] based solely on political animus” and “such selective prosecution violates the Equal Protection Clauses of the Federal and New York States Constitutions and requires that the subpoenas be quashed,” lawyers for the Trump family wrote in the complaint.
Speaking with the Daily Mail regarding the lawsuit, Eric Trump said: “This is the opportunistic targeting of a political opponent during a campaign year.”
“Letitia James is not working on behalf of the Attorney General’s office, she is working for the DNC and using the resources of the State of New York to further her own political ambition,” he added.
“This conduct is an embarrassment to New York. Last week an 11-month-old girl was shot in the face on New York streets, crime is absolutely rampant, homelessness is through the roof, two brave law enforcement officers were just executed and 1.9% of New Yorkers have fled the state in the last 12 months. Yet Letitia’s sole focus, and all the resources of her office, remains on getting Donald Trump — the leader of the Republican Party,” Eric said, according to the outlet.