According to court documents, former US President Donald Trump filed a complaint Monday against New York State Attorney Leticia James.
The lawsuit, filed in state federal court, was filed by Democrats who allegedly violated the former president’s constitutional rights by prosecuting him for political reasons.
“Its purpose is driven only by political hostility and the desire to harass, intimidate and retaliate against anyone who considers a simple citizen a political enemy,” the complaint reads.
Leticia James began the investigation in March 2019, suspecting that the Trump organization fraudulently exaggerated the value of some assets when it applied for a loan to the banks, and then reduced the same assets to tax authorities.
He asked Donald Trump to come to his office on Jan. 7 to testify, according to the Washington Post in early December.
Eric Trump, one of the sons of the Republican billionaire and executive vice president of the Trump organization, was questioned in October 2020 by the attorney general’s office.
The former president has also been targeted by other US investigations.
Six years ago, he was questioned on October 18 for a case in which protesters accused his security guards of harassing them.
His team is also the target of a Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into suspicions of financial crimes and insurance fraud.
In July, the Trump administration and its loyal accountant Alan Weiselberg pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of fraud and tax evasion in a New York court. The trial is set to open in mid-2022.
At the same time, Donald Trump has been fighting for years to avoid disclosing tax revenue to lawyers, while in Washington, a special congressional panel is seeking access to White House documents on the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack.