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Fox News Guest Suggests Donald Trump Has Legal Basis to Sue Letitia James

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A Fox News contributor argued that Donald Trump has grounds to sue New York Attorney General Letitia James for civil rights violations based on comments she made while campaigning in 2018.

A New York court had delayed Trump paying a $454 million civil fraud penalty from James’ lawsuit and instructed him to pay a $175 million bond while appealing.

Political analyst Deroy Murdock said, “Now, you could talk about stale ideas, that’s fine, but too male and too pale, that constitutes, basically, sex and race discrimination. So I think what President Trump ought to do is sue her on the basis of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”

The contributor said James’ past comments about the Trump administration being “too male, too pale, and too stale” constituted discrimination based on sex and race under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“Her office gets federal money for various subsidies for law enforcement activity. So federal money is flowing into her office and if she is engaged in that kind of sexual and racial discrimination and that kind of language, I think she’s wide open to exposure on the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” Murdock said.

As James’ office receives federal funding, the contributor maintained Trump should sue under that Act.

Trump has also accused James of a politically motivated racist investigation.

“Donald J. Trump should sue Letitia James on the basis of Civil Rights,” Murdock added.

“He immediately should file a federal complaint and demand justice under America’s keystone civil-rights law. To see a white male multi-billionaire sue a [Black] female attorney general to secure his civil rights would be the ultimate man-bites-dog story,” Murdock wrote.

“For this extraordinary spectacle, America owes a hearty thank you to New York state’s leading despot, Attorney General Letitia James.”

A lawyer for Trump celebrated reducing the bond in the civil fraud case, criticizing James and saying they would serve her “humble pie.”

“I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today because that’s what was served to her, just a little, but we’ll be serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years,” attorney Alina Habba said.

“Donald Trump is still facing accountability for his staggering fraud,” AG James stated. “The court has already found that he engaged in years of fraud to falsely inflate his net worth and unjustly enrich himself, his family, and his organization. The $464 million judgment—plus interest—against Donald Trump and the other defendants still stands.”

While the lowered bond did not change the underlying fraud finding, it potentially spared Trump financial disaster and losing control over his properties if he could not pay the full original bond amount.

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