Former President Donald Trump blasted the New York attorney general’s investigation into the Trump Organization on Wednesday as a “nothing more than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that her office would join the Manhattan district attorney’s probe into the Trump Organization, expanding its scope from merely a civil investigation into a criminal one. James had already been investigating the group since 2019 in a potential civil lawsuit.
Trump decried the lawsuit as politically motivated “after being under investigation from the time I came down the escalator 5 ½ years ago, including the fake Russia Russia Russia Hoax, the 2 year, $48M, No Collusion Mueller Witch Hunt, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment hoax #2, and others.”
“The Attorney General of New York literally campaigned on prosecuting Donald Trump even before she knew anything about me,” Trump said in a Wednesday statement. “She said that if elected, she would use her office to look into ‘every aspect’ of my real estate dealings. She swore that she would ‘definitely sue’ me.”
One-hundred days into her job, James’ animosity toward the president was proved true, earning a headline in CNN, “The New York AG’s first 100 days of war against Trump,” in April 2019. James was elected in 2018.
“I have built a great company, employed thousands of people, and all I do is get unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system,” Trump wrote.