Letitia James won the election for Attorney General of New York during the 2018 midterms. Assuming office in early January, she made it clear that her office would look into the business dealings of Donald Trump.
She’s already made good on that promise by suing the President’s Treasury Department after they failed to turn over requested documents. James is now back at it again, replying to a Trump tweet by telling him that, “no one is above the law.”
The President spent some of his morning railing on Twitter against the states of New Jersey and New York. Trump wrote, “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 more money than it had.”
James took the tweet as an opportunity to introduce herself and fired back a warning at 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. 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.)”
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.
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
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) July 1, 2019
The White House has yet to respond to the tweet from the Attorney General. The State of New York’s case against Trump’s Treasury Department is currently ongoing.
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