Trump DROPS $250million lawsuit New York’s Attorney General Letitia James accusing her of ‘intimidation’ – hours after his lawyers were fined almost $1million
- On Thursday, a Florida judge accused Trump of launching ‘frivolous lawsuits’
- He said the former president was using them for ‘political theater’
- A day later, Trump dropped his case against Letitia James
- It had accused her of a ‘war of intimidation’ as she investigated his businesses
Former President Donald Trump on Friday withdrew a lawsuit accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of a ‘war of intimidation,’ a day after a judge accused him of using the courts to seek revenge.
In a scathing filing, US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks dismissed the case as ‘frivolous’ and said it never should have been brought.
Hours later, lawyers lodged papers saying: ‘Plaintiff, President Donald J. Trump hereby voluntarily dismisses his claims in this action against Defendant Letitia James.’
Former President Donald Trump on Friday withdrew a lawsuit accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of a ‘war of intimidation,’ a day after a judge accused him of using the courts to seek revenge
A Friday filing said Trump was dropping his claims in the action against James
Trump filed the lawsuit in November. He claimed that James had abused her position as attorney general to ‘recklessly injure’ him, his family and his businesses.
His suit said James was pursuing ‘a relentless, pernicious, public, and unapologetic crusade’ against him.
It landed before the same judge as his Clinton suit.
And it came after James, a Democrat who campaigned for this post with promises to take on Trump an and his businesses, filed her own suit alleging that he had misled banks and lenders about his assets.
Middlebrooks dismissed the $70 million case against Clinton in September. But in his filling he also ticked off other suits, accusing Trump of using ‘frivolous lawsuits’ to raise money.
‘Mr. Trump is using the courts as a stage set for political theater and grievance,’ he wrote.
‘This behavior interferes with the ability of the judiciary to perform its constitutional duty.’
James campaigned on a promise to go after Trump and his businesses, and has been as good as her word since becoming New York attorney general
Trump faces multiple legal battles.
The Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to investigate his handling of thousands of government documents that were found at his Mar-a-Lago home during an FBI search.
Congressional investigators have recommended that he face criminal charges for his role in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021.
In Georgia, investigators have been probing efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
It focuses in part on a phone call Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to ‘find’ the votes needed to reverse Joe Biden’s win.
And last week his family real estate business was fined $1.6 million after its conviction for tax fraud and other charges.