Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has lashed out at a Manhattan attorney and fellow Democrat New York attorney general for their charges filed against the Trump Organization and its CFO Alan Weisselberg, saying it is all about political attacks on Republicans, but not a right direction for the nation.
In the charges brought last week, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed that the Trump Organization and Weisselberg classified employee benefits as business expenses rather than compensation.
The prosecutors listed 15 criminal counts in the indictment, including second-degree grand larceny, and subpoenaed millions of documents and years of tax returns from the organization.
Speaking on Newsmax’s John Bachman Now on Monday, July 5, AG Paxton claimed that the Democrats’ allegation is just a political attack on Trump and Republicans.
“They’ll just keep digging and trying to ruin their lives because they disagree with them politically,” Paxton said.
“That type of action is taking place in this country, but that seems to be the direction of Progressive Democrats, and unfortunately, sometimes even Republicans,” he said, adding that “It is not the right direction for the country.”
According to the Texas attorney general, such actions occur because of political disagreements, and in the case of the Trump Organization, “is there a way to go to a grand jury and get probable cause? Probably but that doesn’t mean they’ve committed a crime.”
“It just is sad to me that they try to destroy people today because they disagree with him politically, and it’s happening not just to Donald Trump, but it’s happening all over the country,” Paxton said.
Paxton revealed that, over the past several years, Democrats have created a new pattern by seeking to bring charges to anyone whose politics they dislike, finding something to make their life miserable and make them want to leave politics.
He said that would discourage “good people who are law-abiding citizens from wanting to run for office because they feel like they’ll be convicted of something somewhere down the line by somebody because they are disagreed with on their political views.”
The charges against the Trump Organization came coincidently with a Democratic-led House investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Washington Examiner citing some left-lean sources commented that the former president’s foes hope the latest investigations will implicate him in criminal activity and finally be the end of Trump.
Following the news of the investigations of the Trump Organization, Vanity Fair ran the headline, “Donald Trump’s odds of going to prison just skyrocketed.”
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman told CNN that Trump is “dealing with the reality of a trial in, say, 18 months… It’s hard to see somebody running for president with a trial playing out about how their company did business.”
However, Trump during his life has survived a lot of predictions of legal jeopardy and political demise, including the release of the lewd Access Hollywood tape, special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, two impeachment trials, and various business dealings.
In his response, Trump released a statement last Thursday, saying that, “The political Witch Hunt by the Radical Left Democrats, with New York now taking over the assignment, continues. It is dividing our Country like never before!”
The Trump Organization said that the charges against its longtime CFO are “being used by the Manhattan District Attorney as a pawn in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former President.”
In an interview with Newsmax on Saturday, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said that the charges filed in New York City against the Trump Organization and Weisselberg will end up being dismissed.
“You can’t get a city district attorney indicting somebody for failing to pay federal income taxes when the IRS hasn’t even gone after him,” Dershowitz said. “One of the charges, a major charge, is grand larceny against the United States government. That shows the extent to which they are prepared to stretch existing law and the Constitution to give them authority over federal taxes? It’s absurd.”