Trump Drops Lawsuit Against New York Attorney General Letitia James After Clinton-Appointed Judge Threatens Sanctions
President Trump on Friday withdrew his lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Recall, Trump sued Letitia James in November for abusing her position of power.
Letitia James in September announced a lawsuit against former Trump and his family.
“Today, I filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump for engaging in years of financial fraud to enrich himself, his family, and the Trump Organization.” Letitia James said on September 21.
Letitia James said her office is seeking to:
- Make Trump pay $250 million.
- Ban the Trumps from running NY businesses for good.
- Ban Trump and Trump Org from buying commercial real estate in NY for 5 yrs.
- We’re making a criminal referral to the US Department of Justice
Trump said James targeted his businesses because he is doing well in the polls.
“Today, I filed a lawsuit in Florida State Circuit Court against the corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia “Peekaboo” James. New York State is one of the most crime-ridden places on earth with murders, robberies, drug deals, and every other form of crime setting records on a weekly basis. While James does nothing to protect New York against these violent crimes and criminals, she attacks great and upstanding businesses which have done nothing wrong, like the very successful, job and tax producing Trump Organization that I have painstakingly built over a long period of years.” Trump wrote on Truth Social in November.
“Crooked and highly partisan James now thinks it is the business of the State of New York to go after my revocable trust and pry into my private estate plan, only to look for ways to recklessly injure me, my family, my businesses, and my tens of millions of supporters…” Trump added.
“If I were not elected President of the United States, and now leading in the polls by substantial margins against both Democrats and Republicans, this would not be happening. We have to stand up for our Country, fight against illegal persecution, and Make America Great Again!” he wrote last year.
Trump withdrew his lawsuit one day after judge Donald Middlebrooks, a Clinton appointee fined Trump nearly $1 million for filing a ‘revenge’ lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.
Middlebrooks also blasted Trump’s lawyers for suing Letitia James and warned them they could also be sanctioned for filing that lawsuit.
“Former President Donald Trump on Friday withdrew his lawsuit seeking to block the New York attorney general’s office from accessing materials from his private trust.” CNN reported.
“In a one-page notice filed with Judge Donald Middlebrooks, Trump’s attorney, Timothy Weber, said he was voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit. No further reason was given.” CNN said.