‘Incredibly dumb’: Former federal prosecutor mocks Eric Trump for telling NY AG ‘we are prosecuting you’
Last week Eric Trump declared it was "unconstitutional" for the Attorney General of New York to sue Donald Trump. Overnight New York Attorney General Letitia James released a 115-page report – a legal filing – detailing "significant evidence" of possible fraud by the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump.
Wednesday morning Eric Trump lashed out at the New York AG, telling Letitia James his family is "prosecuting" her, which is legally impossible. He posted a highly-edited video showing James on the campaign trail promising to investigate Donald Trump – a legitimate campaign pledge.
"Letitia you can not escape your own words," Eric Trump posted to Twitter, along with the doctored video. "This is all window dressing for your abuse of office and ethical misconduct (which we are prosecuting you for) and northing [sic] more than a PR move to revive a political career after your gubernatorial disaster."
James briefly ran for governor but pulled out, presumably to complete her investigation into the Trump Organization and Trump family.
Former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski calls Eric Trump's attack "incredibly dumb."
Eric has been in full panic mode over the NY investigation, and continues to personally attack and threaten the prosecutor. Today, he says they are PROSECUTING HER, which is incredibly dumb. They filed a ridiculous lawsuit to try and stop the investigation that will be tossed. pic.twitter.com/Ek0lG8Y8XS
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 19, 2022
French star Gaspard Ulliel, who played a young Hannibal Lecter and had a top role in a new Marvel TV series, died on Wednesday at 37 following a skiing accident, his family said.
Ulliel was already in the top rank of French actors, and gained international attention for his performance as the famous cannibal in "Hannibal Rising" in 2007.
He also had a leading role as Midnight Man in the new Marvel TV series "Moon Knight" starring Oscar Isaac, which launches on Disney+ in March.
His family confirmed the death -- which followed a skiing accident in southeast France on Tuesday -- in a statement given to AFP by his agent.
A spokesperson from the ski station said another skier crashed into Ulliel at the meeting of two slopes.
He was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble where he died on Wednesday, the agent said.
Ulliel won a Cesar, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for best actor in 2017 for "It's Only the End of the World" in which he starred alongside Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux.
He had already taken home a Cesar in 2005 for most promising actor after appearing in the World War I drama "A Very Long Engagement" alongside Audrey Tautou.
He starred in "Saint Laurent", one of two biopics about the legendary designer to be released in 2014, though he lost out at the Cesars to the star of the rival film, Pierre Niney.
Niney was one of the first to react on Twitter, saying: "Broken heart. Gaspard was benevolence and kindness. Beauty and talent."
Ulliel was born just outside Paris on November 25, 1984 and picked up a small scar from a dog bite as a child.
He said it helped him because it looked like a dimple.
He was just 11 when he started working on screen and picked up two Cesar newcomer nominations in 2003 and 2004 before finally winning the following year.
There were also some major modeling gigs, including a contract as the face of a Chanel aftershave.
One of his directors described him as something of an enigma.
"He's a strange boy, difficult to penetrate," said Rodolphe Marconi, who directed him in one of his early films, "The Last Day".
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Former White House advisor Ivanka Trump is accused of misleading Deutsche Bank and the federal government in court documents filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
After Donald Trump, Ivanka, and Donald Trump, Jr. sought to quash a subpoena, James filed a 115-page motion arguing why all three should be compelled to testify.
James says Ivanka worked as an agent of her father in her role as executive vice president for development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization.
"Until January 2017, Ms. Trump was a primary contact for the Trump Organization’s largest lender, Deutsche Bank. In connection with this work, Ms. Trump caused misleading financial statements to be submitted to Deutsche Bank and the federal government," James wrote.
The allegation is over documents submitted to the bank over Trump's Doral golf course and Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago along with General Services Administration as part of Trump's lease of the old post office in DC that became Trump International Washington.
New York vs. the Trump Organization.Screengrab.