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Donald Trump investigation: Ex-POTUS' lawsuit against NY AG criticized by legal experts
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James in an attempt to block the investigation into his businesses from going further. According to legal experts, the lawsuit filed by the former president is not likely to succeed.
Legal experts Monday questioned the latest lawsuit filed by the former president against James, who is currently leading an investigation into the Trump Organization. The lawsuit by the former president cited that James violated his constitutional rights. James has requested Trump to appear for a deposition on January 7.
According to the New York Times, the developments in James’s investigation also come during an important time in the criminal investigation led by the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance. The criminal probe by Vance looks to determine whether Trump misled lenders by inflating his own assets. James’s office is also assisting in Vance’s long-running investigation.
Attorney Terri Gerstein, who previously worked in the New York Attorney General’s office, weighed in on the lawsuit filed by Trump against James, saying that there is a “fat chance” the lawsuit is going to succeed. Gerstein cited the lawsuit filed by Amazon against the NY AG’s office that was both dismissed in the federal and state courts.
Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance also dismissed any notion that the lawsuit would succeed. “Targets try all sorts of tactics to disqualify prosecutors and terminate investigations. They’re a sign of desperation,” said Vance.
“Trump’s lawsuit against the New York AG won’t get very far,” said former federal prosecutor Renatto Mariotti.
Trump is also facing a slew of lawsuits related to the January 6 Capitol insurrection, with the House Committee zeroing in on members of his inner circle. The former president has sought to block the committee from accessing records of his White House related to the date, citing executive privilege. US President Joe Biden waived the claim, authorizing the National Archives to turn over sets of related records to the committee.
This week, a report by Just Security explained the possible reason why the DC National Guard took hours to arrive and assist the law enforcement officials defending the Capitol against the mob of Trump supporters. The report argued that the delay was due to concerns by senior military officials that the twice-impeached, former president would redirect them as a way to stage a coup and stay in power.