Statement from Attorney General James on the Trial Against Donald Trump

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement on the first day of trial in her case against Donald Trump for engaging in years of financial fraud to unjustly enrich himself and cheat the system:

“For years, Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth to enrich himself and cheat the system. We won the foundation of our case last week and proved that his purported net worth has long been rooted in incredible fraud. In this country, there are consequences for this type of persistent fraud, and we look forward to demonstrating the full extent of his fraud and illegality during trial.

“No matter how rich or powerful you are, there are not two sets of laws for people in this country. The rule of law must apply equally to everyone, and it is my responsibility to make sure that it does.”