Former United States President Donald Trump and his company have filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of New York, Letitia James, to try to stop or limit the investigation opened by his office against the tycoon and the “Trump Organization”, local media reported today.
According to the CNN channel, the lawsuit, filed in federal court, also seeks to prohibit the participation of James in any civil or criminal action against the former president or his company.
On the 15th, Trump in a statement accused James of trying to turn his position into “a political weapon” against him.
“Rather than continue to waste your time and taxpayer resources on a long and ongoing witch hunt against the Republican Party and myself, you should turn your attention to helping resurrect what was once the great state of New York.” wrote Trump, consistently calling any legal action against him part of an alleged “witch hunt. “
Along these lines, the lawsuit ensures that the prosecutor’s mission “is guided solely by political animosity and the desire to harass, intimidate and retaliate against a private citizen whom she sees as a political opponent. “
The prosecutor’s office maintains an investigation against Trump and his company “The Trump Organization” for considering that the former president inflated the value of his properties to guarantee obtaining financing.
According to local media, James wants to question the former president as part of the investigations.