Trump slams NY AG as 'embarrassment to our legal system' after contempt request
"James uses her office for political gain," Trump said.
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) as an "operative for the Democratic Party" after she filed a motion earlier that day asking for the court to hold him in contempt.
Trump called the contempt filing the "continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time, by a failed Attorney General who continues to use her office for political gain following a disastrous and embarrassing attempt to run for Governor, in which she only received a 3% approval rating, and was forced to drop out of the race by her own party, in disgrace."
James accused Trump of failing to comply with a court order to turn over documents she subpoenaed for her investigation into his business practices, CNN reported.
"Never before has this happened to another President, and it is an absolute violation of my civil rights," Trump said, according to his spokesperson Liz Harrington.
The former president said that he has been investigated by Democratic Party "more than Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Al Capone, combined."
Trump defended his innocence in the statement.
"After having survived so many investigations, numerous people have said to me, 'You must be the cleanest person alive. Nobody else could have survived this.' But how do I get my reputation back as this unfair persecution endlessly continues?" he went on.
The former president then turned to criticize the New York attorney general.
"Letitia James is no longer working as Attorney General, she is an operative for the Democrat Party in a political prosecution. New York has been through hell, and she is an embarrassment to our legal system," he wrote.
"James uses her office for political gain, while New York crime is up over 50 percent, a bigger increase than any other place in the Nation. Much of it is violent crime - murder, rape, and drug trafficking (which is at the highest level ever)," Trump added.
Crime in New York increased by more than one-third in March 2022, compared to the previous March, Fox 5 observed.
Trump concluded his statement against James by mentioning his own accomplishments.
"When will the Witch Hunt against a popular former President, who had our Country Energy Independent, with no Inflation, a strong Southern Border, and no Wars (such as that which is now raging uncontrollably in Ukraine), who rebuilt our Military (including Space Force), cut Taxes, Regulations, and so much more, ever end," he said. "When will horrible and unfair political harassment and persecution in our Country finally be over. Instead, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
James' investigation is also targeting the former president's children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, for their involvement in the Trump Organization.