Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is urging the Justice Department to investigate New York state Attorney General Letitia James over allegations that she has been weaponizing her office to target the president for personal gain.
The Arizona lawmaker sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Oct. 2, asking him to appoint an independent special counsel to probe whether James been abusing her power for political purposes by vowing to launch investigations and lawsuits against President Donald Trump, his family, and his businesses. She also has made baseless public allegations of wrongdoing, Biggs said.
“It seems James is willing to harass the President and ‘anyone in his orbit,’ including make up charges and foment public opinion against innocent people. This is an outrageous abuse of prosecutorial power!”
James’s office didn’t immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment.
Biggs argues that James’s actions amount to ethical violations and suggested that she may have contravened federal laws.
“The bedrock of American justice are the Constitutional guarantees of fundamental fairness and due process of law; basic tenets of these requirements are the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial. When a prosecutor says or does things that belie a subject’s presumption of innocence, they compromise these fundamental rights,” the lawmaker wrote.