- New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a civil fraud investigation into the Trump Organization’s business dealings.
- During his rally in Arizona, Donald Trump claimed he did not know who she was.
- In December, Trump filed a lawsuit against James, accusing him of harassing him with investigations.
On Saturday, former President Donald Trump held a rally in Florence, Arizona, where he played a supercut mocking New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is currently investigating fraud on the Trump Organization.
“Keep our prosecutors out of politics because it could work a lot the other way too, and all it takes is a few more votes and it will work the other way. And that would be very, very sad,” Trump said. . , before asking participants to watch the video.
Clips showed James repeatedly calling Trump an “illegitimate president”, saying prosecutors needed to focus on tracking his money. In the final frame, “liberal lopsided” was superimposed over James’ face.
While Trump claimed on Saturday he doesn’t know “who the hell she is,” he filed a lawsuit against James last month, accusing her of trying to “harass” him with investigations.
James’ investigation focuses on whether Trump Organization officials artificially inflated or deflated property values for lending and tax purposes, respectively.
On Dec. 1, James issued subpoenas to the former president’s oldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, baselessly claimed the investigation was “unconstitutional” during an interview with Sean Hannity on Monday.
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“It violates the Constitution. It’s unethical. It’s wrong,” Trump said. “That’s what you expect from Russia. That’s what you expect from Venezuela. It’s a third-rate thing.”