On January 7, 2024, Investing.com reported that Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene strongly criticized New York Attorney General Letitia James over her ongoing civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.
James’ office sought to bar Trump and his company from the New York real estate scene and asked the judge for $370 million in damages. Her lawsuit accused Trump and his company of inflating the value of assets and properties in a bid to secure loans.
In a social media post, Greene slammed the allegations in James’ lawsuit as “all based on lies.” She argued that James is “destroying democracy” with the case against Trump. Greene believes the suit is politically motivated rather than about upholding the law.
In a filing, lawyers representing Trump argued that the attorney general did not successfully substantiate her case against him, asserting that she should not be granted any remedy, including financial penalties, as reported by the New York Times.
A spokesperson for the Trump Organization reportedly criticized Attorney General James’ request, expressing serious concern for every member of the New York business community. The spokesperson characterized the attorney general’s actions as a significant overreach and a bold attempt to wield unlimited power, especially considering that no evidence of private or public harm has been demonstrated.
Greene said James should be disbarred for pursuing what she considers a meritless case.