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‘Unfairly attacked by corrupt political system’: Trump hits back after NY AG launches criminal investigation into family business

“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,” Trump said in a lengthy written statement on Wednesday.

The former Republican leader said he found out via “leaks in the mainstream media” that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ inquiry is no longer just a civil matter, but is now a criminal investigation.

On Tuesday night, CNN was the first to report that Trump’s empire was now being investigated by the New York AG and the Manhattan District Attorney in a “criminal capacity.”

James’ office launched the investigation into the then-president and his family in 2019, after Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before Congress, accusing Trump of inflating the value of assets to get better loans and insurance coverage, while undervaluing them to reduce his tax obligations.

In his statement, Trump appeared to refer to his former attorney as a “lying, discredited low life.”

The former president also issued a fresh denial of any financial wrongdoing, decrying the investigation as the “greatest political witch hunt in the history of the United States.”

He claimed that James, a Democrat, had threatened on a number of occasions to launch wide-ranging inquiries into his affairs before she was elected as New York AG or had “seen even a shred of evidence.”

“I have built a great company, employed thousands of people, and all I do is get unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system,” Trump added.

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