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In a place like New York, a Democrat is generally safe in elections, but the woman who has made it her mission to prosecute former President Donald Trump is having issues.
But a new poll showed that Republican Michael Henry has a lead on Democrat state Attorney General Letitia James, Breitbart News reported.
Of the 1087 likely general election voters, 45.4 percent said they would back Henry, while only 44.4 percent would reelect James. Another 10.2 percent are still undecided.
The Trafalgar Group poll sampled likely general election voters from September 30 to October 3, with a 2.9 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level.
The poll sampled more Democrats than Republicans and independents. There was 53.6 percent party participation in the survey from the 1,087 likely general election voters, only 27.5 percent from the Republicans, and 18.9 percent identified as “non-partisan” or “other.”
And the poll was taken after James announced that she was suing the former president and members of his family.
Prior to her press conference reporter Kyle Cheney tweeted what her announcement was.
“The NY AG is suing Trump and two of his kids, alleging a massive campaign of fraudulent business practices by the Trump Org. She’s also urging federal prosecutors and the IRS to pursue criminal probes,” he said.
“The wide-ranging lawsuit alleges decades of deception and relies on a statute for repeat violations of law. The suit stems from a 3.5 year investigation that began with Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress alleging Trump inflated value of assets to win favorable financial deals,” he said.
The wide-ranging lawsuit alleges decades of deception and relies on a statute for repeat violations of law. The suit stems from a 3.5 year investigation that began with Michael Cohen’s tesimony to Congress alleging Trump inflated value of assets to win favorable financial deals.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 21, 2022
The lawsuit seeks a minimum of $250 million in damages.
It said that Trump’s personal financial statements “for the period 2011 through 2021 were fraudulent and misleading in both their composition and presentation.”
″The number of grossly inflated asset values is staggering, affecting most if not all of the real estate holdings in any given year. All told, Mr. Trump, the Trump Organization, and the other Defendants, as part of a repeated pattern and common scheme, derived more than 200 false and misleading valuations of assets included in the 11 Statements covering 2011 through 2021.”
She had previously indicated that she could sue former President Donald Trump after rejecting an offer to resolve the civil investigation into his family business last week, The Washington Examiner reported.
“The Trump Organization has sought to reach a deal with James’s office for months after the office told a court in January it had uncovered evidence the company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to secure loans and other tax benefits. James has been leading the investigation for three years,” the report said.
James has been on a crusade against Trump since before she was elected to the office of Attorney General.
It was August when Trump took the Fifth Amendment in a New York case centered around a civil investigation into his company’s finances.
He pleaded the Fifth on Wednesday during a deposition with the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, Politico reported.
Trump, who has long accused James of conducting a politically motivated probe into his family’s real estate business, said in a statement Wednesday that he had “absolutely no choice” but to take the Fifth during his under-oath interview with the attorney general’s office. James is leading an investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices, examining allegations that the former president’s company misstated asset values on financial documents.
“I once asked, ‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer to that question,” the former president said. “When your family, your company, and all the people in your orbit have become the targets of an unfounded, politically motivated Witch Hunt supported by lawyers, prosecutors, and the Fake News Media, you have no choice.”
“I declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution,” he said.
“If there was any question in my mind, the raid of my home, Mar-a-Lago, on Monday by the FBI, just two days prior to this deposition, wiped out any uncertainty,” he said.
He also attacked James on his TruthSocial account.
“At the very plush, beautiful, and expensive A.G.’s office. Nice working conditions, as people are being murdered all over New York – and she spends her time and effort on trying to ‘get Trump,’” he said.