https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3503990-judge-throws-out-trumps-suit-to-block-ny-ag-probe/

A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by former President Trump seeking to block the New York attorney general from investigating his business practices.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Brenda Sannes, who sits on the federal district court for upstate New York, comes just a day after a state appeals court ruled that Trump and his two eldest children must comply with the attorney general’s subpoena for their testimony.

Sannes granted New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) motion to dismiss the case, rejecting Trump’s arguments that the investigation is being conducted in bad faith and motivated by politics.

“While the New York proceeding has been ongoing since August 2020, Plaintiffs have submitted no evidence that the subpoena enforcement proceeding has been conducted in such a way as to constitute harassment,” Sannes, an Obama appointee, wrote in a 43-page decision.

Trump attorney Alina Habba did not immediately respond when asked for comment on the decision.

The former president sued James in federal court in December, alleging that her public criticisms of Trump demonstrated a political bias pervading her civil investigation into his company.

The lawsuit came as the two parties were fighting over the attorney general’s subpoenas in state court and shortly after James signaled that she intended to subpoena Trump for testimony in the probe.

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