President Donald Trump on Monday accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of using Letitia James as a target for political purposes, claiming in a afternoon turret the state sues "for everything" and is "always on." looking for a crime ".
"It's very hard and expensive to live in New York," Trump began. "Governor Andrew Cuomo uses his Attorney General as an instrument for his own purposes, they sue everything, always in search of a crime, and I was even sued for a foundation that took no rent, no cost, and gave away more money than before." [1
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
Cuomo said in a teleconference conference with reporters that he did it I have not seen Trump's tweets yet, but added: " Nothing that man can say can surprise me. "
"He says the most absurd things," Cuomo said, adding that Trump's "strength is not fact or truth."
The governor said the only person who raised taxes on the state is the president, who gets deductions for states with higher taxes by abolishing state and local taxes known as SALT.
"He does not understand how the government works" Cuomo added that "perhaps his Attorney General is a tool" and that the New York Attorney General is elected.
"His suggestion that it's my Attorney General is wrong," he told Cuomo about Trump, "If he has nothing to hide, he has nothing to worry about."
The end of last year declared itself Trump's charitable foundation ready to liquidate its assets and pass them on to other charitable organizations as a result of the New York Attorney General's Examination, which began under Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman's successor as Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, said the charitable organization had shown a "shocking pattern" of illegality.
This deal did not prevent Underwood's civil lawsuit filed against the Foundation last year from taking action. The New York Attorney General continued to seek a refund of nearly $ 3 million and additional fines as part of the lawsuit, as well as a ban on Trump's leadership of a New York nonprofit organization for the next decade and the one-year ban imposed on the other board the charity members, which include the adult children of the president.
Trump has repeatedly clashed with Schneiderman over the years and later publicly criticized Underwood and James that their investigation was politically motivated. The office has conducted significant research not only on its charitable organization, but also on Trump University, the defunct real estate development company of the President.
Shortly after her November election, Democrat James vowed to "use all areas of the law" "to investigate Trump, his family and employees, and his business." The Prosecutor General's Office has extensive investigative and prosecution powers to do just that
Earlier this year, James Trump's banks had summoned them to obtain information about Trump's organization and the president's finances, and Trump dismissed these efforts as "harassing the president" and tweeted that James "openly fought for a GET TRUMP agenda."
James opened this investigation, a civil investigation after Michael Cohen, the president's former lawyer, said in a statement to Trump in Congress in February that he had lost the value of his assets Inflates financial statements that he has made available to banks to secure loans.
Trump has reinstated olt claims that people and businesses are leaving New York State in record numbers. It is true that people are leaving New York State in record numbers – according to the census – but it is difficult to measure the departures of companies. There are some signs that some companies are leaving the Big Apple, but there are also signs that more than 10,000 state-owned companies are opening and closing every year.