One of the many reasons Donald Trump isn’t giving up his seat of power and still insisting that he can overturn a democratic election is New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is going to be an endless thorn in Trump’s side once he leaves office. An investigation into campaign finance fraud has led to an investigation into potential tax and bank fraud, too. Once Trump leaves the White House, he is no longer protected.
On Thursday, the attorney general responded to a nonsense speech by Trump from the White House, a speech in which he said that illegal votes had stolen the election from him and that everyone conspired against him, from Democrats to Republicans and from people in power and people with no power to do anything. Rather than let it stand, people like AG James are responding.
Trump is reported to have asked about whether or not he can preemptively pardon himself, three of his adult children, and his “attorney,” Rudy Giuliani. He can also resign and have Vice President Mike Pence pardon him. Unfortunately for him, he cannot be pardoned on state charges, and Letitia James is pursuing Trump on behalf of the state of New York. Trump can’t weasel or sue his way out of this one.
Twitter had a lot to say to AG James, hoping that her pursuit really does lead to consequences for a president who has abused his power repeatedly while in office. Read some of their comments below:
President Trump has fired the entire Pentagon leadership, threatens to veto the defense budget because he is angry at Twitter, and is pardoning criminal allies. This speech is erratic and unhinged. Who let him do this? Where is Congress and his Cabinet? He is clearly unstable. pic.twitter.com/WeQbwPYOaF
— Robert J. DeNault (@robertjdenault) December 2, 2020