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Missouri AG Rips Letitia James For Prosecution Of Trump: ‘Gross Miscarriage Of Justice’

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Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey tore into New York Attorney General Letitia James this week for moving to seize former President Donald Trump’s assets.

Bailey appeared on ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss the latest Trump civil case in New York City and why he believes there is no legal justification for seizing his assets.

“This is a gross miscarriage of justice. Letitia James is masquerading as a competent attorney. There is no reference to case law, and there is no legal authority for what she is doing. This was a civil fraud trial and the claim was banks gave loans to President Trump based on misrepresentation,” Bailey began.

“Letitia James is not going after the banks for providing those loans. President Trump is a brilliant businessman and made tons of money for these banks, and every investor and Letitia James hates that and his success,” he added.

Engoron issued an order in February requiring the former president to pay approximately $355 million in interest and penalties for fraud. This brings the payment total above $464 million. Trump has consistently denied any misconduct.

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A Fox News contributor claims that Donald Trump has the right to sue New York Attorney General Letitia James for allegedly violating the former president’s civil rights.

Political analyst and frequent guest on the conservative news channel Deroy Murdock made the statement following the decision of a New York appeals court to postpone the payment of Trump’s $454 million civil fraud penalty resulting from James’ lawsuit.

Instead, the former president was instructed to pay a $175 million bond within ten days while he filed an appeal with the court.

Judge Arthur Engoron declared in February that Trump had been filing false financial reports for years, inflating the value of his properties and other assets to get favorable terms from lenders. James’ office was unable to begin the process of seizing Trump’s properties due to the Monday financial guarantee payment delay.

Murdock restated his recommendations from an American Spectator article that Trump should sue James for remarks she made in 2018 when she was a candidate for New York state attorney general, Newsweek noted.

He said that James declared that she was going to oppose the Trump administration because it was “too male, too pale, and too stale.”

“Now, you could talk about stale ideas, that’s fine, but too male and too pale constitutes, basically, sex and race discrimination. So I think what President Trump ought to do is sue her based on the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” Murdock told Fox News on Tuesday.

“Her office gets federal money for various subsidies for law enforcement activity. So federal money is flowing into her office and if she is engaged in that kind of sexual and racial discrimination and that kind of language, I think she’s wide open to exposure under the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” Murdock said.

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“Donald J. Trump should sue Letitia James based on civil rights,” Murdock added.

Trump has also accused James of conducting a “racist” and politically motivated investigation into him.

In The American Spectator, Murdock suggested the former president sue James, saying, “What the hell does Trump have to lose?”

“He immediately should file a federal complaint and demand justice under America’s key civil rights law. To see a white male multi-billionaire sue a [black] female attorney general to secure his civil rights would be the ultimate man-bites-dog story,” Murdock wrote.

“For this extraordinary spectacle, America owes a hearty thank you to New York State’s leading despot, Attorney General Letitia James.”

Alina Habba, a Trump lawyer, is celebrating a recent win after an appellate court reduced his bond in a civil fraud case.

During an interview with Jesse Watters on Fox News last month, Habba expressed her satisfaction with the bond’s reduction from $454 million to $175 million, also taking the opportunity to criticize New York Attorney General Letitia James.

“I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today because that’s what was served to her, just a little, but we’ll be serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years,” she said about the AG.

When Watters asked if James and Judge Engoron felt a little bit “ashamed” and “embarrassed,” Habba jokingly suggested that they would require them to have a “moral compass” and a “conscience.”

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