Trump news today: Donald Trump reacts furiously to ‘failed’ New York attorney general’s fraud lawsuit against him

Fomer president Donald Trump speaking in Ohio

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Donald Trump and the Trump Organization for engaging in “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” in preparing annual financial statements between 2011 and 2021.

The lawsuit says the fraud was approved at the highest levels of the company, including by Mr Trump himself as well as his children Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. The fraud and misrepresentation also grossly inflated Mr Trump’s personal net worth by billions of dollars.

False and misleading statements were used “repeatedly and persistently” to induce banks to lend money on favourable terms, to satisfy loan covenants, and to induce insurers to provide coverage for higher limits and lower premiums.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the independent arbiter and special master tasked with inspecting all 11,000 documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago last month cast doubt on Mr Trump’s claims that he declassified the files.

Judge Raymond Dearie expressed doubt about Mr Trump’s reluctance to prove the declassification and remarked:“My view of it is: you can’t have your cake and eat it”.

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Trump boasts he could end Ukraine war and it wouldn’t have happened if he were president

Donald Trump has boasted that the war in Ukraine “would not have happened if I were president”.

“President Putin of Russia is now threatening the use of Nuclear Weapons, saying ‘It is not a bluff’,” Mr Trump wrote on Truth Social on Wednesday.

“The Ukrainian conflict should never have happened, and would not have happened if I were President. But as I have made very clear for quite some time, this could now end up being World War III,” he added.

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NY AG files $250m lawsuit against Trump and his children calling actions ‘art of the steal’

New York Attorney General Letitia James has sued former president Donald Trump, his three eldest adult children, and a host of companies, organisations and persons associated with his eponymous real estate and licensing business following a three-year civil investigation into allegations of fraud.

“Following a comprehensive, three-year investigation by my office, including witnesses interviews with more than 65 witnesses and review of millions of documents that were submitted by Mr Trump and others, I am announcing that today we are filing a lawsuit against Donald Trump for violating the law as part of his efforts to generate profits for himself, his family and his company,” Ms James said during a Wednesday press conference to announce the civil litigation.

Ms James said the twice-impeached ex-president “cheated all of us” by having “falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and to cheat the system”. She added that he did so with the aide of his children, Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump, as well as ex-Trump Organization CEO Allen Weisselberg and the Trump Organization comptroller’s.

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, commenting immediately after Attorney General Letitia James’s announcement today, says: “Our criminal investigation concerning former President Donald J Trump, the Trump Organization, and its leadership is active and ongoing.”

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Trump lashes out in furious rant against New York attorney general

Donald Trump has lashed out in a furious rant against New York Attorney General Letitia James after she announced a major lawsuit against him and his children.

The former president responded on Truth Social, writing, “another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her run for Governor, getting almost zero support from the public, and now is doing poorly against Law & Order AG candidate, highly respected Michael Henry”.

“I never thought this case would be brought – until I saw her really bad poll numbers. She is a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crime and murder disasters of the world under her watch!” he added.

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Michael Cohen reacts to Trump lawsuit

Michael Cohen, the former fixer for Donald Trump, has reacted to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ mention of him during the announcement of the law suit against his former boss.

Mr Cohen tweeted: “I want to personally thank @TishJames for acknowledging my participation and assistance in bringing accountability to the Mandarin Mussolini! My journey to the truth has been filled with sadness, pain and anger. Todays announcement makes it al worth it!!!”

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In another post, the former president wrote:

“Attorney General Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James, a total crime fighting disaster in New York, is spending all of her time fighting for very powerful and well represented banks and insurance companies, who were fully paid, made a lot of money, and never had a complaint about me, instead of fighting murder and violent crime, which is killing New York State. She is a failed A.G. whose lack of talent in the fight against crime is causing record numbers of people and companies to flee New York. Bye, bye!”

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Trump hits out at ‘racist’ attorney general for ‘witch hunt’

Former president Donald Trump has responded to the announcement of the lawsuit against him, his adult children, and his company.

He posted on Truth Social: “Another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her run for Governor, getting almost zero support from the public, and now is doing poorly against Law & Order A.G. candidate, highly respected Michael Henry. I never thought this case would be brought – until I saw her really bad poll numbers. She is a fraud who campaigned on a “get Trump” platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crime and murder disasters of the world under her watch!”

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DC Ethics group statement on NY AG Trump lawsuit

Following the announcement of the filing of a fraud suit by New York Attorney General Letitia James against former president Donald Trump and his adult children and the Trump Organization itself, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington President and former federal corruption prosecutor Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:



Donald Trump and his family have run a corrupt enterprise for years. Even before his presidency, Trump apparently did everything in his power to profit the Trump Organization while keeping those he went to for loans and insurance in the dark about his company’s true financial position.

If his co-opting of the federal government as essentially a subsidiary of the Trump Organization was not bad enough, Trump appears to have committed repeated fraudulent acts, illegally inflating the value of his company to benefit the company and himself.

We commend Attorney General James for bringing this suit. Should the Department of Justice judge it warranted on the facts and the law, they should bring criminal charges as well. Trump has escaped accountability for too long. It’s well past time to pay the piper.

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Donald Trump Jr dubs accusation ‘bulls*** Dem witch hunt’

New York Attorney General Letitia James responded in real-time as Donald Trump Jr tweeted that “the bulls*** Dem witch-hunt continues!”

Ms James announced a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

The state Attorney General was asked about Mr Trump Jr’s tweet during a press conference on Wednesday, saying that “with regards to the name-calling, as you know, they’ve basically attempted to delay this investigation”.

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Trump could be barred from doing business in New York for five years

Donald Trump could be barred from doing bussiness in the city and state of New York under a new lawsuit filed by top prosecutors accusing him and his adult children of fraud.

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