Letitia James Hits Back At Trump's Fraud Trial Accusations, Labels Them A Political Stunt: 'I Will Not Be Bullied'

In the latest developments surrounding former President Donald Trump‘s ongoing civil fraud trial, New York Attorney General Letitia James has strongly rebutted allegations made against her by the former President.

What Happened: A CNBC report on Wednesday revealed that Trump left the courtroom mid-proceedings, branding James a “political animal” and accusing her of using the lawsuit to hinder his chances in the 2024 elections.

Reacting to Trump’s allegations, James stated, “I will not be bullied."

“Mr. Trump’s comments were offensive. They were baseless. They were void of any facts and or any evidence.” She also accused Trump of performing a “political stunt,” and using the trial as a “fundraising stop” after attending for two-and-a-half days.

Asserting her stance, James said, “This case was brought simply because it was a case where individuals have engaged in a pattern and practice of fraud, and I will not sit idly by and allow anyone to subvert the law.”

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Following his departure from the trial, Trump, who is vying for the 2024 GOP nomination, expressed his discontent at being “stuck” in court due to a “corrupt attorney general.”

On the ex-president’s departure, James said ” So Mr. Trump is no longer here.” adding, "The Donald Trump show is over. This was nothing more than a political stunt."

Despite the ongoing disputes, the trial, which kicked off on Monday, continues. The investigations focus on allegations that Trump, along with his sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., misrepresented property values to secure favorable loan and insurance terms, and tax benefits.

Why It Matters: Trump’s ongoing civil fraud trial has been making headlines since its commencement on Monday, as reported by Benzinga. The former President, who is currently campaigning for the 2024 Presidential election, is embroiled in this civil lawsuit among several other court cases.

The second day of the trial saw Trump being served a gag order by the presiding judge following his social media criticisms of the judge’s chief law clerk, as revealed by Benzinga.

The trial continues amid these controversies with investigations focusing on allegations against Trump and his businesses, as highlighted by Benzinga. The case is expected to have significant implications for Trump’s political future.

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