Federal Judge Dismisses Donald Trump’s Lawsuit Against Attorney General James

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement after a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit filed by Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization seeking to stop her investigation into his and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings:

“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,” said Attorney General James. “No one in this country can pick and choose how the law applies to them, and Donald Trump is no exception. As we have said all along, we will continue this investigation undeterred.”

In December 2021, Donald J. Trump took the unwarranted action of filing a lawsuit against Attorney General James in federal court seeking to stop her office’s investigation and interfere with the related state court proceeding. In her motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit, filed in January 2022, Attorney General James argued that the lawsuit was a baseless attempt to forum shop and should be dismissed on both procedural and substantive grounds.