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Trump opens rally with crude insults about ‘rabid maniac’ New York attorney general after she sues him

Former President Donald Trump was less than 10 minutes into his remarks at a rally to boost Republican candidates in North Carolina when he turned his attention to a candidate who will appear on a ballot 437 miles away in the state he once called home.

Instead of touting the GOP ticket in this year’s midterm elections, the twice-impeached ex-president launched into an extended tirade about the New York State Attorney General who on Wednesday filed a $250 million lawsuit against him, his three eldest children and a host of businesses, organizations and individuals associated with his eponymous real estate and licensing business, following a three-year civil investigation into allegations of fraud.

“There is no better example of the left’s chilling obsession with targeting political opponents than the baseless, abusive and depraved lawsuit against me, my family, my business, by the racist State Attorney General of New York Leticia ‘Peekaboo’ James,” said Mr. Trump, who has employed a bizarre and so far unexplained nickname for the Empire State’s chief law enforcement officer.

Continuing, Mr Trump called the veteran lawyer a ‘rabid maniac’ who had no goal but to ‘get him’ and said she ‘knew nothing’ about him despite overseeing an investigation by three years that uncovered evidence that his companies systematically overstated the value of his assets to obtain loans and tax benefits.

Two days after Ms James said the ex-president ‘engaged in years of illegal conduct to inflate his net worth… to deceive the banks and the people of the great state of New York’, Mr Trump said called his efforts a “gross fault of the prosecutor’s office”. which is part of an ongoing Democratic-led campaign to destroy him and his extremist political movement.

“It comes in so many different forms, whether it’s in Atlanta, whether it’s Washington D.C., whether it’s January 6th, in so many different forms,” ​​he continued, rattling off a list of the myriad criminal investigations that placed him in important situations. legal peril following his attempts to nullify the 2020 election and his hoarding of classified documents at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.

The former president said that in a ‘fair country’ the Justice Department would investigate Ms James for what he described as ‘his appalling and malicious abuse of power’ instead of investigating whether he had broke U.S. laws when he rioted. mob and sent him to attack the Capitol in hopes of preventing Congress from certifying his defeat in the 2020 election or if he was endangering the national security of the United States by hoarding highly classified documents in a room of storage in the basement of his beach club in Florida.

“There’s never been a president who’s been through the shit that I’ve been through,” he said, offering an accurate assessment of his situation without including the fact that every investigation into his conduct is based on facts. multiple violations of US and state laws.

Referring to the Justice Department’s investigation into the improper storage of classified documents at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, the former president called the whole situation a “hoax”.

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