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‘View’ ‘Thrilled’ by NY AG’s ‘Empowering’ Promise to Hold Investigating Trump, Household

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It would as properly have been Christmas Day on The View, Tuesday, as every host couldn’t disguise their pleasure over their Democrat visitor, New York Legal professional Common Letitia James, and her mission to proceed hounding President Trump and his household with lawsuits and investigations as soon as he leaves workplace.

In truth, co-host Whoopi Goldberg couldn’t assist however cheer whereas lovingly introducing the Democrat AG, who has filed a whopping 68 lawsuits towards President Trump’s administration since she took workplace in 2019:

The very point out of our subsequent visitor should strike concern within the coronary heart of you-know-who proper now ‘trigger after shutting down his basis and submitting practically 70 lawsuits towards his administration she now has an lively investigation into his enterprise dealings that might severely influence him and his household when he leaves the White Home. Please welcome New York Legal professional Common Letitia James. Letitia, welcome to the present. Welcome to The View. Whoo!

Whoopi admitted they had been “thrilled” by their visitor earlier than asking James to spill “the tea” on how her present investigation goes:

We’re thrilled. Now you-know-who could also be working so onerous to remain within the White Home as a result of he is aware of he will must be dealing with a mountain of authorized issues as soon as he leaves, together with your investigation into his enterprise practices. So, please give us the tea,” she implored.

Attempting to distance herself from Whoopi’s overly gushy welcome, James started by insisting she wasn’t being political with 68 lawsuits in two years towards Trump: “I am an independently elected official in New York,” she acknowledged. If that wasn’t humorous sufficient, she then touted how her investigation into the Trump Group was based mostly off of convicted felon Michael Cohen’s testimony (he additionally pleaded responsible to mendacity to Congress.)

As anticipated, there was no pushback from the liberal hosts at The View. All they wished to know was if Trump was going to be punished ultimately.

Sara Haines requested if it was authorized for the president to pardon himself. James insisted he couldn’t, earlier than predicting he would step down and ask the Vice President to do it earlier than January 20. However she assured the hosts she was one step forward of Trump and had launched a invoice that may be sure he couldn’t “keep away from justice:”

Now, it is vital to grasp he is pardoned from federal crimes. However he’s not pardoned from state crimes. Final yr I launched a invoice within the state legislature which might shut the pardon loophole in order that people such because the President of the USA wouldn’t evade justice. It is vital now we have this verify on presidential powers and that the legislature–the state legislature, I am so pleased they handed that invoice and it is now the regulation within the state of New York. President Trump can’t keep away from justice within the nice state of New York. 

The concept of Trump and his household being “prosecuted” excited host Pleasure Behar:

“So, so simply to reiterate, there is no approach a possible pardon for Trump or his three eldest youngsters would defend them from something you are investigating? Am I proper?” she stated hopefully to which James agreed.

Behar added, “And also you additionally intend to prosecute him after he is out of workplace, appropriate?”

James identified this was only a civil case (for now), earlier than reassuring her their lawsuit would proceed it doesn’t matter what.

The one semi-critical query got here from co-host Sunny Hostin, who requested James to reply to feedback from President Trump and his daughter Ivanka calling out the “harassment” from the New York AG. In response, the Democrat laughably reiterated how none of this was political: “So, with reference to her feedback, um, the politics cease on the door of the workplace of Legal professional Common,” she insisted. 

However her feedback following this clearly contradicted that apparent falsehood. She gushed how Democrat lawyer generals have not been given sufficient “credit score” for being resistance leaders towards the Trump administration, defending unlawful immigrants, the surroundings and ObamaCare, amongst others (click on “increase”):

….With respect to the rant of the President of the USA, since I have been in workplace these previous two years, sure, my workplace has both led or joined 68 lawsuits towards this administration. Defending the environment, defending immigrants, defending the rights of ladies, defending dreamers, defending the inexpensive care act, defending the postal service, and the checklist goes on and on, defending the census, ensuring now we have an correct and honest depend so all people shall be counted, no matter their circumstance. It is vital that people perceive I’ve an obligation and obligation to face up and to defend one factor and that’s the Structure and the regulation. I took a sworn oath to try this. I will proceed to try this. It is vital that the President of the USA perceive that nobody is above the regulation together with the President of those United States. I might urge him to behave extra just like the late John F. Kennedy who mainly wrote a e-book which indicated that this can be a nation of immigrants. Or how about FDR, who mainly stood up and rescued our nation at a time of economic smash through the nice despair? What we’d like from this president is an FDR second. However I doubt we’ll get it. So I look ahead to working with the following administration, an administration I am assured will observe the regulation. I look ahead to sending to them, together with my colleagues throughout the nation, attorneys common who stood up and defended democracy each time. In all our instances we have received about 80% of these instances. Attorneys generals, significantly I’d add democratic attorneys common, typically do not get the credit score. However they need to as a result of they have been the only real spine of democracy in the USA over these previous 4 years. 

In 4 years, the Trump administration has confronted almost double the amount of lawsuits from Democrats state attorneys as Obama and Bush every confronted of their two phrases.

Whoopi ended the interview giving her profound thanks once more to the anti-Trump crusader:

I need to — properly, we’re thrilled that you’re got here to grasp with us. You don’t have any thought how empowering it’s to have you ever sitting right here and saying what you are saying. So we provide you with our profound thanks…We commend you for every thing you are making an attempt to do, not simply for the state, however for the nation. 

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Learn related transcript parts beneath:

The View

12/8/2020

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Welcome again. The very point out of our subsequent visitor should strike concern within the coronary heart of you-know-who proper now ‘trigger after shutting down his basis and submitting practically 70 lawsuits towards his administration she now has an lively investigation into his enterprise dealings that might severely influence him and his household when he leaves the White Home. Please welcome New York Legal professional Common Letitia James. Letitia, welcome to the present. Welcome to “The view.” Whoo!

NY AG LETITIA JAMES: Thanks. Good morning. Thanks for having me. 

WHOOPI: We’re thrilled. Now you-know-who could also be working so onerous to remain within the White Home as a result of he is aware of he will must be dealing with a mountain of authorized issues as soon as he leaves, together with your investigation into his enterprise practices. So, please give us the tea. Inform us every thing you possibly can inform us inside, , authorized boundaries as a result of you possibly can’t inform us every thing. However is that this — is that this a number of work, you suppose, for you? 

JAMES: So let me simply say that um I am an independently elected official in New York um and the investigation that we’re ongoing is on account of the testimony of um Michael Cohen earlier than Congress…

…[T]he incontrovertible fact that the president is — Mr. Trump is the President of the USA um–really has no bearing on our investigation. In truth, the election actually has no bearing on our investigation. We’ll proceed our investigation whether or not he is president or not. 

SARA HAINES: Properly, talking of President Trump, he is reportedly about to go on a pardon blitz. He could attempt to preemptively pardon himself, which is completely unprecedented. So let’s begin with this. Can he even try this based mostly in your authorized experience? 

JAMES: So, he can preemptively pardon people um and the overwhelming majority of authorized students im have indicated that he can’t pardon himself. What he might do is step down and permit the vp, Vice President Pence, to pardon him. In all chance I think he’ll pardon his relations, his kids, his son-in-law and people in his administration in addition to a few of his shut associates. Then I think in some unspecified time in the future in time he’ll step down and permit the vp to pardon him. 

Now, it is vital to grasp he is pardoned from federal crimes. However he’s not pardoned from state crimes. Final yr I launched a invoice within the state legislature which might shut the pardon loophole in order that people such because the President of the USA wouldn’t evade justice. It is vital now we have this verify on presidential powers and that the legislature–the state legislature, I am so pleased they handed that invoice and it is now the regulation within the state of New York. President Trump can’t keep away from justice within the nice state of New York. 

JOY BEHAR: So, so simply to reiterate, there is no approach a possible pardon for Trump or his three eldest youngsters would defend them from something you are investigating? Am I proper? That’s what you simply stated, I consider.

JAMES: Right, however it’s vital — 

BEHAR: So then — 

[crosstalk] 

JAMES: Pleasure, it is vital to grasp that my investigation is civil in nature. Nevertheless within the occasion we uncover any conduct or actions that may recommend legal actions, then that may change clearly our investigation. It could change the posture of our investigation. 

BEHAR: And also you additionally intend to prosecute him after he is out of workplace, appropriate? 

JAMES: Pleasure, once more, our investigation at the moment is civil in nature. It’s not legal.

[cross-talk, chuckling]

JAMES: Within the occasion that we uncover any exercise — 

BEHAR: However will you go forward with the civil fits? 

JAMES: Oh, sure. Our civil go well with will proceed, whether or not he is president or not. So after January twentieth at 12:00 our investigation will proceed, Pleasure. 

SUNNY HOSTIN: Legal professional common James, let me ask you this, President Trump just lately talked about you by identify throughout a 46-minute Fb video saying, quote, ‘these similar people who did not get me in Washington have despatched each piece of data to New York to allow them to attempt to get me there,’ finish quote. Just lately Ivanka Trump tweeted that your subpoena of the Trump group for information I consider associated to her consulting charges was ‘harassment pure and easy.’ How do you reply to those newest feedback from the Trumps, particularly that remark from Ivanka? 

JAMES: So, with reference to her feedback, um, the politics cease on the door of the workplace of Legal professional Common….

….With respect to the rant of the President of the USA, since I have been in workplace these previous two years, sure, my workplace has both led or joined 68 lawsuits towards this administration. Defending the environment, defending immigrants, defending the rights of ladies, defending dreamers, defending the inexpensive care act, defending the postal service, and the checklist goes on and on, defending the census, ensuring now we have an correct and honest depend so all people shall be counted, no matter their circumstance. It is vital that people perceive I’ve an obligation and obligation to face up and to defend one factor and that’s the Structure and the regulation. I took a sworn oath to try this. I will proceed to try this. It is vital that the President of the USA perceive that nobody is above the regulation together with the President of those United States. I might urge him to behave extra just like the late John F. Kennedy who mainly wrote a e-book which indicated that this can be a nation of immigrants. Or how about FDR, who mainly stood up and rescued our nation at a time of economic smash through the nice despair? What we’d like from this president is an FDR second. However I doubt we’ll get it. So I look ahead to working with the following administration, an administration I am assured will observe the regulation. I look ahead to sending to them, together with my colleagues throughout the nation, attorneys common who stood up and defended democracy each time. In all our instances we have received about 80% of these instances. Attorneys generals, significantly I’d add democratic attorneys common, typically do not get the credit score. However they need to as a result of they have been the only real spine of democracy in the USA over these previous 4 years.