New NY AG Promises Wide Swath Of Investigations Into Trump And Family

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 4: Letitia James attends HELP USA Heroes Awards Gala at the Garage on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
December 12, 2018 9:05 a.m.
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Letitia James, the freshly elected New York attorney general, is promising comprehensive investigations into President Donald Trump and his family, with a focus on his real estate holdings and Trump Organization.

According to a Wednesday NBC News report, this vow is in line with James’ campaign, which included a push to pass a bill to to change the state’s double jeopardy laws and blunt the power of possible presidential pardons.

“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” James told NBC News.

She has reportedly partnered with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to select experts for her upcoming slate of Trump investigations.

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