Letitia James, New York Attorney General, issued a statement revealing a criminal investigation into Trump’s organization, according to American Military News.
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature.”
“We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” James’ spokesman Fabien Levy stated.
“We have no additional comment.”
The attorney general’s office began the investigation back in 2019.
Trump expressed his criticism of the investigation.
“I have just learned, through leaks in the mainstream media, that after being under investigation from the time I came down the escalator 5 ½ years ago, including the fake Russia Russia Russia Hoax.”
“The 2 year, $48M, No Collusion Mueller Witch Hunt, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and others, that the Democrat New York Attorney General has ‘informed’ my organization that their “investigation” is no longer just a civil matter.”
It is “also potentially a “criminal” investigation working with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office,” Trump stated.
“There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime. But, make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here.”
The purpose of the investigation is to find out if Trump’s organization misled lenders and insurance companies concerning the value of properties and if he has paid the correct amount in taxes.
Millions of documents are being reviewed including tax returns.
From American Military News:
Millions of pages of documents, including Trump’s tax returns, are being examined by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office. One person familiar with the probe said multiple investigators from the New York attorney general’s office have joined the efforts.
Trump’s team has continued to face intense scrutiny in the wake of his administration. In April, federal investigators executed a search warrant at the Manhattan apartment of Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and personal lawyer to Trump, as part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani’s work in Ukraine, three people close to the matter said, according to The New York Times.
The federal probe seeks to determine whether Mr. Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials in 2019.
James has also led an investigation into the National Rifle Association, a pro-gun group that filed a countersuit accusing the top attorney of “weaponizing” her powers to “silence a political enemy.”