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Letitia James Called Out Anew Over Campaign Video Pledging to ‘Get Trump’

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Fox News contributor and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell blasted New York Attorney General Letitia James ahead of former President Donald Trump’s deadline to pay his civil fraud penalty, which was more than halved on appeal.

Terrell, during an appearance on Fox News with host Mark Levin, noted that James’ prosecution of Trump was entirely politically motivated because she admitted as much in 2018 campaign videos in which she promised to go after the then-president in court.

“Bankrupt him under the phony law and phony prosecutor. I don’t know, when I was a young attorney if you were running for office to be the attorney general of the state and you said you’re going to target Donald Trump, ‘I’m going to get Donald Trump,’ … it would be brought to the bar,” the host began. The bar would’ve brought it up itself, they would have condemned it, and they would have sanctioned that attorney.

“You are not allowed to run for office, much less a prosecutorial office, and to make claims like that under any rules of ethical conduct in any state that I am aware of. It is so corrupt. Is the bar filled with Democrats who have not said or done anything? What about the legal profession now? What you make of that?” Levin asked.

“Look, let me be clear, there is no legal profession in New York. What you just articulated, I will be as clear as possible. Letitia James is a racist. She targeted Trump. I submit to the following evidence — the videotape of her claiming that if she gets into office, she will go after Trump,” Terrell said.

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“And then she colludes with a left-wing progressive judge who doesn’t know anything about real estate, and again, they are trying to prevent Trump from running for office. They are trying to destroy his livelihood. They are trying to take everything he built up and take it away,” Terrell continued.

“To try to discourage him from running for office, I find the conduct of the New York bar offensive. It is disgusting. What should happen is that the case should be appealed, and it will be appealed, and it should be reversed because that was not justice. It is political warfare,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Fulton County judge presiding over Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis’ RICO case against former President Donald Trump could face discipline after she survived dismissal earlier this month.

Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee warned Willis could face a gag order that would prevent her from discussing the case in public, The Epoch Times reports.

The outlet added:

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Her speech came just days after allegations surfaced that she engaged in an improper relationship with special counsel Nathan Wade, whom she appointed to head the Trump election interference case in Georgia.

During the speech, Ms. Willis invoked the “race card” without citing evidence of racial animus and criticized a Fulton County Commissioner “and so many others” for criticizing her decision to hire Mr. Wade.

“In these public and televised comments, the District Attorney complained that a Fulton County Commissioner ‘and so many others’ questioned her decision to hire SADA Wade. When referring to her detractors throughout the speech, she frequently utilized the plural ‘they,’” McAfee wrote.

“The State argues the speech was not aimed at any of the Defendants in this case. Maybe so. But maybe not. Therein lies the danger of public comment by a prosecuting attorney,” his order noted further. “By including a reference to ‘so many others’ on the heels of Defendant Roman’s motion which instigated the entire controversy, the District Attorney left that question open for the public to consider.

“The Court cannot find that this speech crossed the line to the point where the Defendants have been denied the opportunity for a fundamentally fair trial, or that it requires the District Attorney’s disqualification,” he stated.

“But it was still legally improper. Providing this type of public comment creates dangerous waters for the District Attorney to wade further into,” McAfee wrote.

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