James’ campaign has sent along a similar message in recent months as she builds on her $2.6 million campaign war chest to win re-election in the dark blue state: “I will not bow down. I will not break. Me. Won’t be bullied.”
Neither of them mention Trump or Cuomo by name. Her campaign said there was no coordination with James’ office.
“Once again, the powerful and corrupt have grabbed the headlines, friend,” the fundraising appeal read Wednesday. “But I am not surprised. Ever since I have been sworn in as your Attorney General and have vowed to do everything in my power to bring the most corrupt actors to justice, they have worked. tireless to take me down.”
She is not alone. Trump also put out a fundraising email to his supporters after the lawsuit was filed.
“I am ready to fight back, but I need to know that I have your support. I want to show the Left that despite their best efforts, the American people will never believe their lies and slander. His campaign branch wrote Wednesday.
Not only has James vowed to fight against the misdeeds of politicians, but she has also been the focus of her own vendetta tours. Yet the fundraising emails could play into accusations from her biggest critics that politics is at play, which she has denied.
“Claiming that you have money that you don’t have does not amount to the art of the deal,” she said on Wednesday. “It’s the art of piracy, and there can’t be different rules for different people in this country or this state. And former presidents are no different.”
Trump, who is known for turning his political enemies into recurring characters on his mega-rally roadshows, often points to James’ campaign, which promises to investigate him at rallies, interviews, and social media, As proof he is yet another example of how he has been unfairly targeted.
He even paused his speech at an event in Arizona recently to play a highlight reel of James’ comments against him.
James has also been vilified by Cuomo and his associates after his August 2021 report found that he sexually assaulted 11 women, including some former female colleagues. This prompted widespread calls for him to resign or face impeachment in the state legislature. He opted to resign within weeks.
now He has filed a moral complaint against her, and if she is found to be wrong, she can be stopped.
His office dismissed his claims: “Mr. Cuomo resigned after an independent investigation revealed that he victimized several women who worked for him. People of New York History of our state We are ready to carry on and close this abominable chapter.”
Now she is also looking to back Trump’s allegations that he is on a “witch hunt” against him.
“He campaigned on that four years ago,” Trump said on Wednesday Fox News on “Hannity”. “It was a vicious campaign and she just talked about Trump; ‘We’re going to accuse him, we’re going to catch him’. She didn’t know anything about me. I never heard of her.” “
Trump said he didn’t expect James to bring a lawsuit and “looked like she wanted to settle.”
James said his office had rejected settlement offers.
“I will not negotiate publicly, and as you know, as has been publicly reported, we rejected the settlement proposals that they submitted,” she told reporters on Wednesday, but, she said , “Our doors are always open.”
On November 8, James will face Republican Michael Henry, a New York City attorney. Republicans, including Trump, have criticized the timing of James’ trial before the election. Trump argued on her social media site, Truth Social, that she is “doing poorly against the Law & Order AG candidate, the highly respected Michael Henry.”
A Siena College poll last month showed him leading 50 percent to 36 percent.
In January Rally in Florence, Ariz. The former president dramatically interrupted his speech to show a video in which James stitched together various moments of him talking about Trump.
the crowd shouted James. watching video ofWhich showed him calling Trump an “illegitimate president” and ended with the words “unhelpful liberal” on his face.
“I don’t even know who he is. I’ve never heard of him before,” she continued.
A similar video was used by Trump aides after James’s press conference this week announced their suit.
If Trump had anything to say to James, he had a face-to-face last month when he won the right to settle her on the matter. Trump, who was interviewed by the FBI as part of a separate investigation into its handling of classified documents shortly after the discovery of Mar-a-Lago, has repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment.
“I once asked, ‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking down the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer to that question,” Trump said in a statement at the time. “When your family, your company and everyone in your class begins a baseless, politically motivated witch hunt backed by lawyers, prosecutors and fake news media. The goals have been set, you have no choice.”
James is evicted.
“Two judges have dismissed Witch Hunt’s claims. That’s why I don’t give importance to the names they mention to me.”