On Monday, attorney George Conway slammed former one-term President Donald Trump for suing New York Attorney General Letitia James in an attempt to halt her investigation into his possibly fraudulent business practices.
Conway responded to a question on Twitter from one of his followers about whether the Trump lawsuit is one of “the stupidest and most desperate” lawsuits ever filed.
Conway admitted that he had not read Trump’s latest complaint, but he cited Young v. Harris as a reason to believe the lawsuit would be quickly dismissed. Young v. Harris was a Supreme Court case that set very high standards for federal courts to grant injunctive relief to plaintiffs being investigated or prosecuted by state officials.
“I haven’t read the cases lately, and I’m not really interested in reading this complaint closely, but I can say I’m pretty sure there aren’t any the-plaintiff-is-cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs exceptions to 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘷. 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘴 and to the Anti-Injunction Act,” he wrote.
I haven’t read the cases lately, and I’m not really interested in reading this complaint closely, but I can say I’m pretty sure there aren’t any … https://t.co/nZkgm7cAY4
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 20, 2021
Conway then brought up Trump’s irrational statement regarding the case, in which he mocked James for her allegedly “atrocious” poll numbers.
After revealing many instances of financial misconduct, James successfully sued the Trump Foundation in 2018 and got it to voluntarily disband.
Trump agreed to pay $2 million in restitution to eight separate organizations as part of the deal to make up for the money that the foundation misappropriated over several years.
On Monday, Trump filed a complaint against James, requesting that the long-running civil investigation into his business operations is halted and that she be barred from engaging in a related criminal investigation.
Trump and his family real estate firm filed the lawsuit in federal court in Albany, claiming that Ms. James’ involvement in both investigations was completely political driven, a tactic that Trump has used in the past when confronted by law enforcement and others.
James’ public comments on Trump in the past, including while she was running for office, were highlighted in the case as evidence that she had violated the former president’s constitutional rights. “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,” it read.
James, a Democrat, said in a statement that the lawsuit would not stop her investigation.
“The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings,” the statement read. “To be clear, neither Mr. Trump nor the Trump Organization gets to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions.”
On Monday, the twice-impeached one-term president filed a civil rights lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, alleging that Sessions had violated his civil rights by issuing subpoenas to him, his family, and his business, as well as by identifying Trump as both president and private citizen.
“The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings and now Donald Trump and his namesake company have filed a lawsuit as an attempted collateral attack on that investigation,” James said in a statement. “To be clear, neither Mr. Trump nor the Trump Organization get to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions. Our investigation will continue undeterred because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump.”
As her agency investigates suspected fraud at Trump’s family-owned Trump Organization, Trump has repeatedly insulted James, and James has demanded that Trump give a deposition on Jan. 7.
Former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have sued New York Attorney General Letitia James, requesting that her office’s current investigations be halted or limited by a federal court.
The lawsuit, which follows James’ office’s request to depose Trump as part of its civil fraud investigation into the Trump Organization, also attempts to prevent James from taking any civil or criminal action against Trump or his organization.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Northern New York on Monday, accuses James of misconduct, alleging that she used her investigative authority to attack political opponents and boost her career.
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