Ex-President Donald TrumpHe filed a lawsuit against Letitia Jam, the New York Attorney General in an attempt stop her investigating his business practices.
It was first reported Monday by the federal court. The New York Times, claims that James’ investigation violates Trump’s constitutional rights. She requests a permanent and preliminary order to block her civil and criminal investigation against Trump, his business empire, and The Trump Organization.
“Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent,” the suit reads.
James’ office said the lawsuit is simply Trump’s latest attempt to delay her office’s work.
“Our investigation will continue undeterred because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump,” the state AG’s office said in a statement to HuffPost.
James has been conducting a civil probe of the Trump Organization, related to Trump’s business dealings prior to his presidency, since 2019. She announced in May that she was announcing her candidacy for the role of president. opened a separate criminal investigationHis business empire is also his.
Trump’s suit accuses James of investigating him in “bad faith and without a legally sufficient basis,” which the suit claims violates his 14th Amendment rights by depriving him of “life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
It further accuses James of violating Trump’s First Amendment right to free speech through her alleged “desire to harass, intimidate, threaten, oppress, coerce, and injure” Trump and the Trump Organization, supposedly in retaliation for his political views and acts as president.
The suit lastly accuses James of violating Trump’s Fourth Amendment rights ― which protect against unreasonable search and seizure ― through her subpoenas, which the suit calls “overbroad, overreaching and irrelevant.”
“Plaintiffs will continue to suffer irrevocable loss and irreparable harm as a result of Defendant’s deprivation of their constitutional rights,” the suit states.