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A new video could do some serious damage to the case against Donald Trump that is currently being waged in New York.
The video shows New York’s current Democrat Attorney General Letitia James vowing to bring down Trump when she was campaigning for the job.
She bragged about, and campaigned on, saying that she would take on the sitting President of the United States, who was Trump, if New Yorkers voted for her and she won.
She fulfilled her promise last week when she filed a motion to obtain a court order to have three Trump family members appear for sworn testimony, backing her subpoenas of them.
Eric Trump shared the video of James promises to take down Trump on his Instagram page.
“This is not the United States Legal System – this is third-world prosecutorial misconduct. Promising to target a political opponent and their family before even entering office – it’s hard to believe this is America. Letitia James may go down as the most politically corrupt Attorney General in New York history,” he said in the caption of the video.
“Stay Tuned… we have sued her for her unethical behavior and a judge will see every one of these videos, her viciousness and the pure malice of her actions and statements.
“More to come: Tomorrow may just be a video of James ad-libbing the song “I will survive” while interjecting hate speech about Donald Trump…. very common for the top law enforcement official in the State of New York,” the former president’s son said.
“This garbage erodes Americans’ confidence in the legal system and it will stop. Thank you to everyone who has sent videos of her – we seem to get new ones almost every day. #KeepThemComing,” he said.
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In the video James was seen saying “the days of this president are numbered, “we will rise up together and we will resist this president” and “bring him down.”
After becoming attorney general she was asked by talk show host Samantha Bee “Can we actually get him?” To which James responded with laughter and then said “we’re not here to get anyone.”
But that is not what CNN reported in 2019.
Letitia “Tish” James assumed her post as New York’s attorney general 100 days ago on the heels of a campaign that vowed to investigate President Donald Trump and his business dealings.
So far, her office has subpoenaed two banks for records related to Trump Organization projects and has continued to pursue a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, alleging it violated state and federal charities law. Asked by CNN about the lawsuit, Donald Trump Jr. dismissed it, saying there was “nothing to talk about – more nonsense.” She’s even pushed for the state assembly to pass legislation that would allow her office to pursue state charges for anyone the President pardons on federal charges.
Her office has also taken on issues affecting the entire nation, at times directly hitting the Trump administration’s policies.
One of the people who used to work in that office was thrilled with her actions, which to some appear to be motivated by politics.
“I think people didn’t quite know what to make of it – they weren’t sure if it was the tip of the iceberg or if it was just sort of routine political rhetoric,” former director of communications and senior counsel for policy Eric Soufer said. “But I think what we’ve seen in the first 100 days since Tish has taken office is that they’ve really put their heads down and gotten to work on advancing cases and investigations that were already in progress and launching some new really important affirmative litigation against the Trump Administration.”
But she insisted that her actions were not about politics.
“The facts are what they are, and in court, facts and the law are what matter most,” James said in a statement to CNN,” she said. “We are diligent in our work and dispassionately follow the facts to wherever they lead us. There is nothing partisan about that.”