New York’s new Attorney General Letitia James vows legal warfare against President Trump and his family.
New York’s new Attorney General has threatened President Trump with legal warfare, vowing to launch a widespread probe saying she will “use every area of the law” to investigate the president and his family, and “anyone” close to him suspected of breaking the law.
Democrat Letitia James associated her campaign to the anti-Trump #resistance early on, accusing the president of money laundering and promising to find out “whether he’s engaged in conspiracy and whether or not he’s colluded, not only with Putin, but also with China, as well.”
Speaking to NBC News, James kept up her anti-Trump crusade.
“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” James said. “We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law.”
James has admitted that her sole priority as New York’s Attorney General is committed to investigating President Trump – nothing else is of importance to her except investigating Trump and everyone he knows until she finds a crime.
“Taking on President Trump and looking at all of the violations of law I think is no match to what I have seen in my lifetime,” James told NBC.
Despite the fact that Mueller has been investigating Trump’s alleged connections to Russia for over a year-and-a-half now, and to date come up empty handed, James’ will investigate the Trump Tower meeting, and look into “conspiracy” and “collusion” even though it is unlikely to turn over any new evidence.
Still, James told NBC that she believes Mueller is “closing in on this president” and that “his days are going to be coming to an end shortly.”
One might wonder why Attorney General Letitia James has devoted herself so vehemently to taking down President Trump, one indication might be an indirect association to billionaire George Soros, via his daughter in-law Jennifer Soros, who was one of James biggest donors. Once again, there is a connection to George Soros and the Deep States effort to not only unseat a sitting President of the United States, but to destroy his presidency, and his life.
James outlined some of the probes she intends to pursue with regard to the president, his businesses and his family members. They include:
- Any potential illegalities involving Trump’s real estate holdings in New York, highlighting a New York Times investigation published in October into the president’s finances.
- The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian official.
- Examine government subsidies Trump received, which were also the subject of Times investigative work.
- Whether he is in violation of the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution through his New York businesses.
- Continue to probe the Trump Foundation.
“We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law,” said James, who was endorsed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
James has enlisting help from some prosecutorial heavy hitters, like former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as a part of her transition to help her identify important hires for her office with an eye on bringing in experts for its Trump-related investigations.
James may have spoken with #resistance fervor on NBC, but her pledge to investigate Trump is not a radical move for a New York Attorney General.
Her predecessor, Barbara Underwood, already has dozens of cases pending against Trump, including an investigation into his charity and lawsuits to block the rollback of net neutrality and environmental regulations. Underwood, in turn, has continued the anti-Trump push back of disgraced former AG Eric Schneiderman, whom she replaced in May after he resigned over sexual assault allegations.
Underwood continued Schneiderman’s investigation of Trump’s charity, the Trump Foundation, accusing the charity in a lawsuit last year of “unlawful political coordination” with Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Schneiderman had also overseen an investigation into Trump University for alleged illegal business practices, RT reports.
On Twitter, James’ fighting words were decried by a conservative who has a valid point.
“When Letitia James says she is going to investigate someone to look for a crime, that is a crime,” said one. “It goers (sic) against the Constitution.”
The Federal government should fully and immediately investigate @TishJames. When Letitia James says she is going to investigate someone to look for a crime, that is a crime. It goers against the Constitution. It is the mark of a fascist government. She needs to be removed ASAP.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) December 12, 2018
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told NBC News that the president has “considerably more vulnerability” when faced with New York state investigations because he can’t hold out the offer of pardons or fire investigators, though he said James’ scope would be limited to matters occurring before Trump became president.
He added that it remains an open question as to whether a sitting president can be charged with a state crime.