Trump Can Expect More Investigations Says Incoming NY Attorney General
President Trump can count on another investigation in the new year, according to the incoming New York Attorney General Letitia James, who told NBC News she will be looking at the president, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law.????The newly elected Democrat said her focus would be in the following areas: any illegalities with Trump’s real estate holdings and tax dodging schemes as highlighted in a New York Times investigation, the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian official during the 2016 election, and looking closer at the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution which prohibits government officials from accepting gifts from foreign countries.????James said she would continue the work of her predecessors who in 2016 began probing the Trump Foundation, accusing the outfit of engaging in illegal coordination with Trump’s presidential campaign.????In order to aid these investigations and fearing presidential pardons, James to NBC News she is first seeking to pass a bill in her first 100 days to change New York’s double jeopardy laws.
The state’s current laws would not allow for charges to be pursued on a state level if a presidential pardon was granted for federal crimes.
????James, the former public advocate for New York City told NBC News “Taking on President Trump and looking at all of the violations of law I think is no match to what I have seen in my lifetime.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel updated three major cases during a press conference on Thursday. Nessel provided updates on the Flint Water Crisis, Michigan State University and Larry Nassar, and..