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Former Assistant US Attorney Andy McCarthy tore up New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against former President Trump on The Brian Kilmeade Show on Thursday, noting that prosecutors have already looked into Trump’s financial records with little success in finding serious faults.
“It’s not exactly the Bernie Madoff case. There are no victims here,” McCarthy said. “All prosecutors and prosecutors went through Trump’s financial records for three years. Federal prosecutors.”
McCarthy later criticized James’ statement that she would refer her complaint to the Justice Department, saying the agency initially had the case.
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“They looked into the matter very carefully. They decided that Michael Cohen was not a promising foundation on which to base a fraud case,” he added.
“Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance did some sort of Captain Ahab quest for Trump’s financial records, went to the Supreme Court twice to finally get them, and when they got them, they realized that there was no business there.”
McCarthy then pointed to Allen Weisselberg, a former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, who pleaded guilty to 15 counts of tax evasion last month. McCarthy says the Trump affiliate won’t see much jail time for the infractions.
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“What they don’t tell you is that he’s going to do all 100 days in jail. It’s penny stuff, and it’s the same stuff they’ll be using next month to get a lawsuit against the Trump organization over the same minor tax stuff…
“Again, they were really trying to make a case for Trump and his kids, and they couldn’t,” he said.
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McCarthy said he believed the case would never go to trial, pointing to James’ record of allegedly frivolous lawsuits.
“Letitia James does this all the time. She did the same thing with Cuomo. She does this long investigation, she finds a way to throw the investigation into the public record because her eyes are on her work. [and] she’s dropping a bunch of stuff she’s never been able to prove…” he added.