(DCWatchdog.com) – The Trump family, in a court filing this week, accuses New York Attorney General Letitia James of conducting a three-year investigation into the family’s businesses “to gain political support.”
The complaint filed by attorneys for former President Donald Trump and two of his children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr, claims James “repeatedly threatened investigation and prosecution” in an attempt to “garner votes, money, and support, and now, as Attorney General, to gain political support.”
The filing follows James issuing the former president and Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. with subpoenas seeking testimony and documents relating to “an investigation into the valuation of properties owned or controlled by Donald J. Trump or the Trump Organization.”
Included in the Trump family filing is a preliminary statement that alleges James dodged state legislation, claiming the office of New York’s Attorney General came from “the words of Letitia James” and deliberately avoided “the fact that she has taken equal ownership of the current criminal case and the ongoing grand jury investigation.”
The complaint also attacks James for her attempts to suppress Donald Trump’s voice, citing interference “with his political ambitions” and accusing the AG of silencing “the will of millions of voters.” It also mentions James allegedly conspiring with former New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to run parallel investigations.
The filing goes on to accuse New York’s chief law enforcement officer of violating Criminal Procedural Law 190.40 and the New York constitution by issuing Trump and his family with subpoenas.
The filing concludes that since the “investigation and prosecution [is] based solely on political animus,” it should be quashed as it violates “selective prosecution violates the Equal Protection Clauses of the Federal and New York State Constitutions.”
This is not the first time the former president has sued James. In December, after she requested Trump sit for a January 7 deposition, Trump’s attorneys filed suit in the federal court claiming James’ request was a “thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign Trump and his associates” and violated Trump’s human rights.