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CNN Legal Analyst Sees Through New York AG’s ‘Political’ Case Against Trump

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The civil case against Donald Trump brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James has fallen under heavy scrutiny.

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig criticized James’ political motives, citing her campaign promises to go after Trump.

Trump accused the case of being election interference and unconstitutional.

“We consider this unconstitutional, which — it’s election interference at the highest level, it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “And it’s in coordination with the White House and Joe Biden, because he can’t win a campaign fairly. And we’re going through it, but it is indeed a terrible witch hunt.

“At this moment, the judge is not letting me make this summation because I’ll bring up things that he doesn’t want to hear,” he said.

Honig acknowledged Trump’s asset inflation but questioned if anyone was harmed.

Honig highlighted James’ political statements and her history of targeting political enemies.

“And it’s a very unfair trial, nobody’s seen anything like this. I don’t think they’ve ever seen anything like this. We have a situation where a statute was used that doesn’t give me a jury. So, I have no jury, I really have no rights, and it’s sad. And nobody, nobody thinks it’s constitutional, people. Legal scholars are writing about it like it’s something they’ve never seen before. So, it’s interference, its political interference, and it’s something that shouldn’t be allowed,” Honig said.

“Letitia James campaigned for attorney general in 2018 specifically on a promise of ‘vote for me and I’ll get Donald Trump,’” Honig said.

“That’s not something she said once. She said it dozens of times. She said it in writing. She fundraised off it. And she wasn’t even specific. She didn’t say, I’ll get him for inflating his assets. At one point, she said he could be indicted for money laundering. At one point, she said — the day after she was elected, she said, and I quote, ‘we’re definitely going to sue his a–. He’ll know my name.’”

“When you make statements like that, how can you say there’s no political angle to this? You can maybe say the facts are there, but it’s also political. That’s Letitia James’ own doing,” Honig added.

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