Just-elected Letitia James, who takes office next month, tells NBC she will probe real estate deals, Trump Tower meeting, emoluments, Trump Foundation and more.
Emoluments? Really? To put that in perspective, if an employee of a foreign government buys a round of golf at Trump golf course, since Donald Trump profits off that in some tiny, tiny way, they argue that is a Constitutional violation.
New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month.
“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” James, a Democrat, told NBC News in her first extensive interview since she was elected last month.
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.
Let’s be clear what this is, it is a vendetta against Trump. This is a total abuse of the AG’s office and resources of the State of New York to attack anyone and everyone in Trump’s orbit.
This should scare the crap out of all Americans.
I’m not personally invested in Trump. What this says is that New York is willing to hurt anybody who support him using every abuse of the law.
This is pure Soviet tactics. They will get away with it because they are New York Democrats.
Don’t believe me, look at Chicago.
It’s overkill of epic proportions, like using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat, or firing off a nuclear weapon to kill a sparrow. A Southwest Side David vs. Goliath story.
The David is David Krupa, 19, a freshman at DePaul University who drives a forklift part time. He’s not a political powerhouse. He’s just a conservative Southwest Side teenager studying political science and economics who got it in his head to run for alderman in a race that pits him against the most powerful ward organization in Chicago.
To get on the ballot, Krupa was required to file 473 valid signatures of ward residents with the Chicago Board of Elections. Krupa filed 1,703 signatures.
An organized crew of political workers — or maybe just civic-minded individuals who care about reform — went door to door with official legal papers. They asked residents to sign an affadavit revoking their signature on Krupa’s petition.
More than 2,700 revocations were turned over to the elections board to cancel the signatures on Krupa’s petitions. Chicago Board of Elections officials had never seen such a massive pile of revocations.
“We turned in 1,703 signatures. We compared them to the 2,796 revocations, and found only 187 matches, meaning only 187 people who signed David’s petitions filed revocations,” Dorf said. “So, what about the 2,609 people who didn’t sign for David but who filed revocations? That’s fraud. That’s perjury. That’s felony.”
Guess what? Nobody in Chicago is going to get sent to jail, fined, or punished in any way.
Dorf said that he will ask the elections board next week to refer the matter to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
But Foxx, a Democrat, won’t want to anger the Boss.
Neither will incoming Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, who famously said he would not “go fishing” for corruption, and who also received a million dollars in Madigan political money.
And current Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, is the Boss’ daughter.
Does anybody think that the Democrats are going to hold the NY AG accountable for violating the Constitutional rights of people attacked for supporting Trump even peripherally?
The Left is so upset about Trump they are going to use the law to destroy anybody associated with him. The Democrats are going to take this type of behavior national and this is will be the future of the Democrats.
They will start fishing expeditions against anyone who challenges their authority. Anybody who supports the Republican candidate will be destroyed.
Woe be unto any businessman who thinks he can donate to the Republican, it will be the end of his business, driven into bankruptcy in legal fees by an AG with unlimited resources not looking for a crime, just using the office to get revenge on political opponents.