Former President Donald Trump is legally pressing back upon a requested subpoena filed by New York officials trying to look into his business practices.
Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to stop New York Attorney General Letitia James from investigating his businesses.
"[James's] mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent," the former president's lawsuit claimed, according to a copy acquired by the New York Times.
“The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings and now Donald Trump and his namesake company have filed a lawsuit as an attempted collateral attack on that investigation," James said in a statement released on Monday. "To be clear, neither Mr. Trump nor the Trump Organization get to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions. Our investigation will continue undeterred because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump.”
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James then pointed at previous filings involving the Trump Organization, claiming the courts have regularly ruled in her favor.
The lawsuit comes two weeks after James expressed interest in questioning Trump under oath in early January via subpoena. Trump's lawyers said they would attempt to thwart James's subpoena in court.
James's questions will relate specifically to allegations of fraud made by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who is investigating whether Trump defrauded lenders by releasing false estimates of his asset values.
In May, James announced that her civil investigation into the Trump Organization had discovered a "criminal element."
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In response, Trump claimed, "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."
Representatives for Trump did not respond to requests for comment.