Former President Donald Trump has dropped a lawsuit blocking New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office from accessing materials from his private trust.
This Friday, the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, withdrew the lawsuit he filed in Florida against the New York attorney general, Letitia James, in which he argued that the defendant had abused her position while conducting an allegedly politically motivated investigation into Trump Organization’s business dealings ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, seeking to prevent the prosecutor’s office from accessing materials from her private trust.
Trump’s lawsuit against James accused her of “bullying and harassment” and making repeated “attempts to steal, destroy, or control all of Trump’s property.”
Through a one-page notice filed with Judge Donald Middlebrooks, Donald Trump’s attorney, Timothy Weber, announced that he was voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit.
“Claimant, President Donald Trump, by and through his undersigned counsel and pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i), hereby voluntarily dismisses his claims in this action against defendant, Letitia James, without prejudice,” the letter said.
James has accused Trump and her family members of “grossly” inflating the former president’s net worth by billions of dollars and misleading lenders and others with false and misleading financial statements.
Following the lawsuit, a spokesperson for the New York Attorney General’s Office responded that “several judges have thrown out Donald Trump’s baseless attempts to evade justice, and no amount of lawsuits will deter us from pursuing this fraud. We are suing Donald Trump because he committed extensive financial fraud. That fact hasn’t changed, and neither will our determination to ensure that no matter how powerful or political you are, no one is above the law.”
The withdrawal came a day after Middlebrooks awarded Trump and his lawyers $937,980 in a lawsuit the former president filed against Hilary Clinton, former top Justice Department officials and several others who alleged they conspired against him in the 2016 campaign. .
“This case should never have been filed. The inadequacy of it as a legal claim was apparent from the start. No reasonable lawyer would have brought it up. Intended for a political purpose, none of the charges in the Amended Complaint established a cognizable legal claim,” Middlebrooks wrote.
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