Federal judge dismisses Trump’s suit to halt New York AG’s civil probe

Former President Donald Trump and his legal defense team previously filed suit against New York Attorney General Letitia James in an effort to put a halt to a civil probe she’s pursuing against the Trump Organization, which the former president has long described as a partisan witch hunt.

However, according to Axios, a federal judge intervened on Friday and dismissed the Trump-led suit against the state’s AG, paving the way for James to continue her pursuit of the former president’s business.

Trump has long argued that James’ investigation is being carried out with “political animus,” and he claimed that she’s only pursuing the matter for political gain.

Notably, the federal judge’s ruling came just a day after a four-judge panel ruled that Trump’s adult children, including Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, would all be subject to legally complying with subpoenas issued by AG James’ office with regard to the ongoing investigation.

While James’ probe is only civil in nature, meaning no criminal charges can come of the investigation, even if successful, Trump and his company could be subject to further lawsuits from the AG’s office if it finds sufficient evidence of wrongdoing.

James celebrated the judge’s decision on Friday, saying in a statement, “Time and time again, the courts have made clear that Donald J. Trump’s baseless legal challenges cannot stop our lawful investigation into his and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings.”

She added:  “No one in this country can pick and choose how the law applies to them, and Donald Trump is no exception.”

It looks as though James will get a chance to score more political points against Trump, her political opponent, but he won’t go down without one hell of a fight.