New York AG's investigation against Trump can continue, federal judge rules

연방 판사 해고 former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against the New York attorney general that sought to stop her civil investigation into the Trump Organization.

Judge Brenda Sannes said Trump could have raised the same claims in state court.
Trump sued last year alleging New York Attorney General Letitia James violated his constitutional rights by investigating him in bad faith. Trump based his argument on statements James made during her campaign for attorney general. He asked to block the investigation or force Jamesrecusal.
    In throwing out the lawsuit, Sannes wrote: “In sum, the Court concludes that Plaintiffs could have raised the claims and requested the relief they seek in the federal action in the New York proceeding.
      Sannes added that to allow the lawsuit to proceed would interfere with ongoing state court actions, including New York Judge Arthur Engoron’s order holding Trump in civil contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena for documents.
        Granting the relief Plaintiffs seek would have the practical effect of interfering with the contempt ruling in the New York proceeding and runs the risk of rendering that order ‘nugatory,'” the judge wrote.
        Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, pledged to appeal.
          There is no question that we will be appealing this decision,” Habba said in a statement. “If Ms. James’s egregious conduct and harassing investigation does not meet the bad faith exception to [the law], then I cannot imagine a scenario that would.
          James and Trump have had numerous courtroom showdowns in New York state court over subpoenas stemming from the civil investigation into the accuracy of the Trump Organization’s financial statements.
          Sannesruling is the latest setback for Trump in his effort to stop or slow the investigation, which is nearing completion.
          The federal judge also said she found no evidence that the litigation to support the enforcement of the subpoenas was in retaliation, or that anyone acted inbad faith.She said the investigation has alegitimate factual predicate.
          James says her investigation into the Trump Organization will continueundeterred.
          Time and time again, the courts have made clear that Donald J. Trump’s baseless legal challenges cannot stop our lawful investigation into his and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings,” James said in a statement.
            목요일에, a New York appeals court ruled that Trump, 이방카 트럼프와 도널드 트럼프 주니어. would need to answer questions under oath as part of the attorney general’s investigation. Trump’s attorney said they may appeal that decision as well.
            This story has been updated with additional details Friday.

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