Donald Trump lashed out at New York Attorney General Letitia James after she announced a major lawsuit against him and his three children.
The former president responded on Truth Social, writing: “Another Witch Hunt by the racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her bid for Governor, received almost zero public support, and now is bad against the candidate Law & Order AG -a , the very honorable Michael Henry”.
“I never thought this case would be brought – until I saw her really bad poll numbers. She is a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the world’s crime and murder disasters under her watch!” he added.
In another post, Mr Trump added: “Attorney General Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James, a total crime-fighting disaster in New York, spends all her time fighting for very powerful and well-represented banks and insurance companies, who are fully paid , made a lot of money and never complained about me, instead of fighting murder and violent crime, which is killing the state of New York.”
“She’s a failed AG whose lack of crime-fighting talent is causing record numbers of people and companies to flee New York. Bye bye!” he wrote.
“Today I filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump for years of financial fraud to enrich himself, his family and the Trump Organization. There are no two sets of laws for the people of this nation: former presidents must be held to the same standards as ordinary Americans,” Ms. James tweeted on Wednesday.
“With the help of Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and other defendants, Trump variously illegally inflated and deflated his net worth by billions in order to obtain and repay loans, receive insurance benefits and pay lower taxes. In short, he lied in order to gain a huge financial benefit for himself,” she added.
Ms. James tweeted that her investigation “found that Trump, his family and the Trump Organization used false and misleading asset valuations more than 200 times over 10 years in his annual financial statements. These statements were then used to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and insurance.”
“Trump’s crimes are not without victims,” she added. “When the well-connected and powerful break the law to get more money than they deserve, it reduces the resources available to employees, small businesses and taxpayers.”