President Trump has had enough of the liberal New York officials who are waging a legal campaign against him. Former state attorney general Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Trump last year accusing him of using the Trump Foundation for his own political purposes. The president agreed to dissolve the foundation's assets to other nonprofit organizations, but New York leaders continued to probe.
When Letitia James was elected last year after Schneiderman resigned over sexual misconduct allegations, she promised to use her new power specifically to target Trump. And that she has. In her first year on the job, she has subpoenaed Trump's banks, seeking information about the Trump Organization and the president's finances. She wants $2.8 million in restitution and a ban on Trump or his family operating any New York charities for ten years.
Trump shared his frustrations online on Monday.
It is very hard and expensive to live in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo uses his Attorney General as a bludgeoning tool for his own purposes. They sue on everything, always in search of a crime. I even got sued on a Foundation which took Zero rent & expenses & gave away...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
....more money than it had. Going on for years, originally brought by Crooked Hillary’s Campaign Chair, A.G. Eric Schneiderman, until forced to resign for abuse against women. They never even looked at the disgusting Clinton Foundation. Now Cuomo’s A.G. is harassing all of my....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
....New York businesses in search of anything at all they can find to make me look as bad as possible. So, on top of ridiculously high taxes, my children and companies are spending a fortune on lawyers. No wonder people and businesses are fleeing New York in record numbers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
That’s right, The Trump Foundation gave away 100% plus, with Zero rent or expenses charged, and has been being sued by Cuomo and New York State for years - another part of the political Witch Hunt. Just in case anyone is interested - Clinton Foundation never even looked at!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
James answered the president.
As the elected AG of NY, I have a sworn duty to protect & uphold state law. My office will follow the facts of any case, wherever they lead.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) July 1, 2019
Make no mistake: No one is above the law, not even the President.
P.S. My name is Letitia James. (You can call me Tish.) https://t.co/GXkZ2QVWqE
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo shared his reaction to Trump's tweetstorm via a conference call with reporters.
"He doesn’t understand how government works," Cuomo charged.
"If he has nothing to hide, he has nothing to worry about," he concluded.