New York Attorney General Letitia James was hailed as a hero online after she filed a lawsuit against former President Trump, his family and his businesses allegedly for "numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation."
On Wednesday morning, James announced at a press conference that she found evidence Trump committed fraud to enrich his business.
"Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than would otherwise have been available to the company," James said, "to pay lower taxes, to satisfy continuing loan agreements and to induce insurance companies to provide insurance coverage for higher limits and at lower premiums."
James’ announcement came following her lengthy investigation into Trump’s business practices starting more than three years ago. She initially rose to prominence after pushing for several investigations into Trump including his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and any "criminal" dealings involving his business.
Various liberal media pundits and progressive Twitter users praised James for the announcement in hyperbolic terms.
Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali wrote, "Letitia James. Fanni Willis. Bet on Black women. They get it done."
"Yep. She speaks calmly but she handed down a MAJOR beat down. AND @TishJames can & WILL share what she’s uncovered with the Feds and the arm of the justice department in NYC that DOES prosecute crimes. #LetitiaJames handed them all they need to get Tang for Tax crimes," actress Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted.... (Read more)
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