Watch: Lauren Boebert called out by local media for 'openly espousing' the Buffalo shooter’s racist creed

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) received a sharp rebuke from a local media outlet this week for echoing an insidious racist conspiracy theory that appears to have inspired the suspected Buffalo gunman.

"The targeted killing of Black shoppers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, over the weeks is just the latest mass shooting apparently inspired by the baseless and racist replacement theory," said News 9 anchor Kyle Clark. "The idea that Jews and Democratic elites are trying to replace white Americans with people of color from other countries."

"There are some conservative political figures that will hit about this theory or speak about it in code and then there’s Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert."

Clark then played a clip of Boebert speaking about a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, in which she remarked "yes, there is definitely a replacement theory that’s going on right now."

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"That was Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert openly espousing replacement theory by name in 2021," Clark emphasized.

The 18-year-old suspect, Payton Gendron, took explicit inspiration from the white supremacist gunman who murdered 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019.

The Christchurch killer had warned in a manifesto of a "Great Replacement" of white Christians of European descent by Blacks, Jews, Muslims, Latinos and others, a theory that has found an increasing echo in American right-wing politics and on cable news.

Lifting often word-for-word from the rambling text, Gendron produced a chilling 180-page manifesto of his own -- in which he stated his goal: to "kill as many Blacks as possible."

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Gendron himself came from a rural town in New York state that had a very small number of non-white residents.

He learned his hate almost exclusively online, a pattern of "radicalization" that law enforcement authorities say has only increased in recent years to become a major threat for the United States.

Gendron drove 200 miles to the Tops market in Buffalo to carry out his attack in a neighborhood he knew had a large African American population, during the busiest shopping period of the week.

His shooting spree left 10 African Americans dead.

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Twitter goes wild after Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests she has presidential ambitions

Controversial Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia explained Friday on Twitter what she would do if she were the President of the United States. But her apparent presidential aspirations ignited a flood of mockery on the social media site.

“If I were President right now, I’d rip the noose off American businesses & reward people who work,” she tweeted. “I would radically deregulate, incentivize, and build 100% confidence in our country’s businesses - large and small to unleash and rebuild the power of the American economy.”

“In a very short time, America would dominate the world’s economy and cripple our enemies ability to wage war against other countries,” Greene continued. “Russia would be broke. China’s fake fragile economy would fail. And hard working Americans would be wealthy, successful, & happy.”

Greene has gained notoriety for spreading conspiracy theories and has been sanctioned by both Congress and Twitter for her controversial comments. Her latest remarks sparked thousands of interactions on Twitter, with most of the responses being negative.

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"No one read past the first six words because they were laughing too hard," remarked on Twitter user.

"If Marjorie Taylor Greene were president? You’re not going to serve more than one term, let alone become president," replied Allen B. Glines of the Center for Public Advocacy.

"First executive action: Find and dispose of those Jewish space lasers starting all the fires," said retired mixed martial arts fighter Nate Quarry in response to Greene’s tweets, referencing a 2018 Facebook post in which she suggested the Rothschild family might be using satellites to ignite wildfires in California.

"It’s a good thing you’ll never be president," added Jimmy Stafford, a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Train.

"BREAKING: Coffee immediately shoots out of noses all across America as Marge starts tweet with “If I were president right now," added another Twitter user.

Republican Jim Jordan rages at Jan. 6 committee in fundraising email

Republican congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio on Thursday lashed out at the House Select Committee that is investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol after he was issued a subpoena.

"Trump-Hating Democrats witch hunt against me is getting out of hand," Jordan wrote in the fundraising email, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "I, along with four other GOP lawmakers were subpoenaed by the partisan House Committee - created by Nancy Pelosi in an effort to use the events of January 6 as a political hit-job."

Earlier this week, Jordan refused to state whether he planned to comply with the subpoena.

"We're taking a look at the subpoena, we just got it yesterday," the congressman told Spectrum News reporter Taylor Popielarz. "And we've already found that [the Jan. 6 committee] has altered evidence and lied to the country ... So I think anyone would have reservations about going in front of a committee that's already doctored evidence and lied to the country about it."

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The subpoenas were issued to Jordan and four other Republicans in the House of Representatives – Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks -- after they declined to voluntarily appear before the special committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack.

"The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6 and the events leading up to it," said committee chairman Bennie Thompson.

According to the committee, "Jordan was in communication with President Trump on January 6th and participated in meetings and discussions throughout late 2020 and early 2021 about strategies for overturning the 2020 election."

The panel is probing whether Trump, his staff and advisors knowingly encouraged or helped organize the uprising at the seat of Congress by hundreds of the former president's supporters seeking to stop lawmakers from certifying Joe Biden as winner of the November 2020 election.

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Claiming without evidence that Biden won through massive fraud, Trump had urged his supporters to block the certification on January 6, a formal process that was being led by then-vice president Mike Pence.

Five deaths were linked with the violence and scores of police were injured. The mayhem sent Pence into hiding and succeeded in halting the joint session of Congress and delaying certification for several hours until peace was restored.

The committee, which is controlled by Democrats, said McCarthy was in contact with Trump before, during and after the attack, which has been branded an insurrection and an "attempted coup."

The other four also allegedly had involvement with Trump and the events running up to January 6 and the false claims that Trump won the election, according to the committee.

The panel plans to hold public hearings on its findings beginning next month.

"We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done," Thompson said.

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CNN anchor breaks down after reporting from Buffalo: Is this the way we're supposed to live?

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell became emotional on Monday after speaking with those affected by the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, where a heavily armed 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people dead at grocery store in a racially-motivated attack.

"Victor, it is so hard to hear the raw grief of all of these family members and employees,” said co-anchor Alisyn Camerota, “just trying to make sense of how their lives have been ruined in the space of a few minutes by a horrible, hateful person.”

“I was counting in the car, talking with my producer, I’ve done 15 of these, at least the ones I can count, and we keep having the conversation about Democrats will say guns, republicans will say mental health, and nothing will change,” Blackwell replied with tears in his eyes. “And I’ll probably do another one this year.”

“Family after family, having nowhere to go with their grief, we'll get into a political conversation later but is this the way we're supposed to live?" Blackwell continued. "Are we destined to just keep doing this city after city? Have we just resigned that this is what we are going to be? I’m going to give it back to you.”

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The gunman, who was wearing a helmet and tactical gear, was arrested after the massacre, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told a news conference.

Gramaglia put the toll at 10 dead and three wounded. Police said most of the victims were Black.

The gunman first shot four people in the parking lot of the Tops supermarket, three of them fatally, then went inside and continued firing, Gramaglia said.

Among those killed inside the store was a retired police officer who was working as an armed security guard.

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The guard "engaged the suspect, fired multiple shots," but the gunman -- who was protected by body armor -- shot him, Gramaglia said.

When police arrived, the shooter put the gun to his neck, but was talked down and ultimately surrendered, he added.

Stephen Belongia, special agent in charge of the FBI's Buffalo field office, told the news conference that the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.

"We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism," Belongia said.

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Florida man repeatedly called 911 to demand Biden's arrest – but he’s the one who ended up in custody

A 29-year-old man in Florida was recently taken into custody for misuse of the 911 system after repeatedly calling the emergency hotline to demand that President Joe Biden be arrested.

Jacob Philbeck of Palm Harbor was arrested last Sunday after repeatedly calling 911 to declare that “El Chapo needed to be freed from prison and President Biden needed to be placed into prison,” according to an arrest report obtained by local news outlet WFLA.

The man was told not to call 911 unless it was an emergency, but he allegedly called back more than once to complain about the same issue.

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When deputies arrived at his home, Philbeck once again insisted to the officers that “El Chapo needed to be freed” and “President Biden needed to be placed in prison,” according to the arrest report, which also noted that alcohol may have been an influence.

He reportedly called 911 at least three times within an hour.

His bond was set at $150.

Dems drop new nickname on Elise Stefanik over her latest 'ridiculous faux outrage'

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), part of the House Republican leadership, is facing backlash on the social media platform Twitter after criticizing President Joe Biden for sending baby formula to the southern border.

“Joe Biden continues to put America LAST by shipping pallets of baby formula to the southern border as American families face empty shelves,” Stefanik tweeted. “This is unacceptable. American mothers and their babies shouldn’t suffer because of the #BidenBorderCrisis.”

The congresswoman was referencing new reports that the Biden administration was delivering baby formula to federal immigration detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border.

#EliseStarvefanik the new leader of the pro starvation caucus,” tweeted Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) in response to Stefanik.

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“If you are in Congress and propose starving babies to death you deserve to have your name trend. #EliseStarvefanik,” added Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA).

The White House vowed Thursday to take action to boost supplies of baby formula as Biden was slammed by Republicans for crippling shortages nationwide.

Last week the average out-of-stock rate for baby formula was 43 percent, according to Datasembly, which collected information from more than 11,000 retailers.

The administration, already under fire over the highest inflation rate in decades, said it was considering increasing imports, as the United States relies on domestic producers for 98 percent of the infant formula it consumes.

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Officials say they are also working with the states to cut red tape on poor families buying infant milk through food stamps.

Biden has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into abuses linked to the shortage, including the resale of infant milk online at prices far above normal.

The president met manufacturers and retailers for discussions described as "productive and encouraging" by an administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

However, the official would not say how long it would take for the situation to improve.

The Republican opposition, which has set its sights on wresting back control of Congress in November's midterm elections, has seized on the issue to berate Biden and the Democrats.

“This is a ridiculous faux outrage. The shortage of baby formula is a serious issue that the administration is seeking to address. But at the same time, the administration cannot be faulted for following the law and providing baby formula to undocumented immigrants,” The Washington Post wrote in a fact-check.

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Jim Jordan declared 'your 401K misses Trump' – and got hit with this gut-wrenching response

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is facing backlash online after praising Donald Trump’s economic performance as president.

“Your 401k misses President Trump,” Jordan tweeted on Monday.

The brief comment prompted a response from Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed during the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018.

“Actually, I miss my daughter who was murdered because ignorant a**holes like you refuse to address gun violence @Jim_Jordan,” he wrote on Twitter. “As for my 401k, still higher today than it was on the last day of the other guy. Instead of Soviet inspired tweets, do something worthwhile or shut up.”

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The father of the Parkland teen has been a vocal proponent of stricter gun control measures.

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"I have dedicated the rest of my life to fighting for the cause of gun safety. I will not stop. No other parent should ever go through what my family and 16 other families are going through," Guttenberg told the Tampa Bay Times in 2018.

"What is unfathomable is how this is not unique to us. This had become something that was becoming way too common. This time, the gun rights crowd messed with the wrong community, the wrong kids, and the wrong dad."

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Twitter erupts after Marjorie Taylor Greene likens pro-choice protesters to Jan. 6 rioters

Marjorie Taylor Greene whipped up another online firestorm on Monday after suggesting that federal authorities should go after abortion rights protesters using the same tactics they've used against January 6 insurrectionists.

The Republican congresswoman expressed outrage on Twitter after abortion rights protesters gathered outside the Maryland homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts over the weekend.

“Has the FBI used geo fencing to target protestors at Supreme Court Justice’s homes over the weekend?” the congresswoman tweeted. “Will the DOJ be issuing arrest warrants for abortion protesters trying to intimidate Justices to change their minds on overturning Roe? Do laws matter anymore or just politics?”

Along with her questions, she posted an image of 18 U.S.C. § 1507. The federal statute prohibits picketing or parading outside a courthouse “or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer.”

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According to reports from Wired and The Washington Post, the FBI has used geolocation data to identify individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Greene has previously described those arrested in connection with the Capitol riot as "political prisoners."

Greene’s latest comments struck a nerve among both her supporters and detractors, resulting in thousands of interactions on the social media platform.

“Peaceful protest are protected by the First Amendment, Marjorie. You should know this. Since, your Fascist Forced Birther Regime and the illegitimate SCOTUS is trying to take away women's body autonomy rights, women's human rights. Did you not think women wouldn't protest,” said one detractor.

“They're still very busy with your J6 riot,” added another.

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“They're standing in front of houses, chanting, it's not like they're storming Congress trying to murder people,” another critic remarked.

But many of Greene’s conservative supporters expressed outrage at the protest as well. “The demonstrations in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices is a CLEAR violation of the law? Where is the police? Where is DOJ? Where is FBI? This flaunting of the law is outrageous,” said one Twitter user.

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Trump slammed by former Pentagon chief: 'He believes he has Putin-esque like powers'

Former Defense Secretary Bill Cohen said Friday that he was not surprised by new claims from former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who is alleging in his book that former President Donald Trump once proposed launching a missile attack on Mexico.

“I must say I'm not surprised," Cohen said during an appearance on MSNBC. "We saw evidence of this, that former President Trump has no respect for the rule of law. He believes he has Putin-esque like powers.”

Cohen added, citing what he described as "high-level sources," that one of Trump's advisors had informed the president that his plans were illegal. "And he said, 'So what?' And the individual said, 'Well, you could be prosecuted." And he said, 'By whom?'"

"So the attitude is I can do anything," Cohen continued, "and I have absolute power. So this doesn't surprise me, that he would even talk about this."

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According to excerpts cited by the New York Times, Trump believed the United States could pretend it wasn't responsible for launching missiles across its southern border, Esper, who was Pentagon head between July 2019 and November 2020, writes.

In 2020, Trump reportedly asked twice if the military could "shoot missiles into Mexico to destroy the drug labs," Esper writes in his book titled "A Sacred Oath."

According to the Times, Esper was left "speechless" at the requests.

Trump dismissed Esper in November 2020, just days after the results of the US presidential election were announced, in which President Joe Biden won.

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Trump-inspired school presentation ignites outrage in Iowa

The Waukee School district in Iowa says that it is investigating a racist presentation that a student delivered during a class at Timberline School, according to news outlet KCCI.

"Today we had an incident in one of our classes during a presentation that was very concerning,” said Timberline Principal Adam Shockey in a statement. “There were images and language that were inappropriate for school. To be clear, Timberline and Waukee Community School District will not tolerate hate speech or threatening messages in our buildings or classrooms."

The presentation was titled: “Illegal immigrants: Get lost!!” It included a number of memes featuring former President Donald Trump and appears to have concluded with a slide stating "In the end mexicans are bad [sic]."

Pictures of the presentation have been shared by outraged parents on Facebook.

“What in the hell?!” one Facebook user said in response to the images.

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“Imagine how a latino/latina kid felt in the room... How are teachers supposed to make schools a better place and have crap like this slide?” another person wrote.

Students told KCCI that the presentation occurred during a history class. But it is unclear whether the teacher had seen the presentation before it happened.

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Donald Trump Jr. met with the Jan. 6 committee for 'several hours' this week: report

Donald Trump Jr. sat down for a virtual interview with the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday, according to Politico and other news outlets.

The interview with the son of the former president reportedly lasted “several hours,” according to unnamed sources cited by Politico.

"Trump Jr. joins a growing list of close associates and family members of the former President to cooperate with the committee. His sister Ivanka, her husband and top Trump adviser Jared Kushner and Trump Jr.'s fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle have all sat for interviews with the committee," CNN noted.

The publication added that "Trump Jr. answered all the questions and did not assert the Fifth Amendment during the interview."

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Texts from former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows obtained by CNN showed Trump Jr. concerns on Jan. 6, as the attack on the U.S. Capitol was unfolding.

“He’s got to condemn this [sh*t] Asap. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough,” Trump Jr. texted.

Trump Jr. has also faced criticism for his texts prior to Jan. 6, in which he urged Meadows to ensure his father got a second term despite losing the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden.

Marjorie Taylor Greene ignites a furious backlash after suggesting leaked SCOTUS draft is proof 'our God is bigger'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is under fire after celebrating a leaked Supreme Court draft document that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Greene on Monday night lashed out at Democratic Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, who expressed his concern with the draft ruling.

“As a pro-choice pastor, I’ve always believed that a patient's room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government,” Warnock tweeted. “I'll always fight to protect a woman's right to choose. And that will never change.”

In response, Greene suggested that Warnock was not being true to his faith.

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“There is no pastor ordained by God that would support killing God’s creation in the womb,” she tweeted. “You are a liar. A fraud. And a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Shame on you.”

Greene later posted an image from an anti-abortion rally outside the Supreme Court, and added the caption: “Our God is bigger.”

Her remark set off a wave of criticism on the social media platform.

“This is exactly what an unserious person with an unexamined faith would tweet,” said former Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL).

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“Your Christo–fascist movement is tiny, but violent,” added author Jason Cranford Teague.

“That statement required a mind-boggling level of stupidity and arrogance,” remarked journalist Jack Kuenzie.

“I thought Jesus said he was the only one who can judge; who the hell are you to judge someone's Christianity?” wondered former Trump supporter David Weissman.

“F*ck every single one of you Bible thumping psychopaths. Jesus don’t claim you, you’d literally be the ones who hung him on the cross,” said Twitch streamer Kaceytron.

“Stop fat shaming Donald Trump,” joked Twitter user Marie Connor.

“God is greater than your god,” said conservative commentator Bill Kristol in response to Greene's tweet.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene becomes visibly frustrated as reporter grills her over 'Jewish space laser' rant

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday clashed with a reporter who questioned her about a 2018 Facebook post in which she suggested the Rothschild family might be using satellites to ignite wildfires in California.

Greene has faced frequent criticism for the comments, which went viral after New York Magazine published a headline that stated: "GOP Congresswoman Blamed Wildfires on Jewish Space Laser."

“This is your post under your name,” the reporter said, “and you’re talking about the Rothschild family, which has been at the center of anti-Sematic conspiracies since the 19th century.”

“I did not know that,” Greene interjected. “I have no idea. I’m telling you.”

The congresswoman said that in 2018, she was just “a regular American. Never been in politics. I couldn’t have told you some people back in politics or families names, don’t know their backgrounds.”

“But now that you do know,” the reporter pressed, as Greene became visibly frustrated. “Now that you’ve been told… anti-Semitism is on the rise at an alarming rate.”

“I’m fully against anti-Semitism,” Greene said. “You’re mixing two things together. You’re accusing me of something I did not do, and then you’re trying to blame me for anti-Semitism.”

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CNN analyst: New York judge could send Trump to jail – but only under 'extreme' circumstances

A New York state judge could send former President Donald Trump to jail if he refuses to comply with an investigation of the Trump Organization, legal analyst Elie Honig said Monday on CNN.

Judge Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of New York state attorney general Letitia James, who is pursuing a civil probe into the ex-president, and ordered Trump to pay $10,000 every day that he continues to defy the court's order.

"He will be billed $10,000 a day starting from whenever this order officially issues, could be today, could be tomorrow," Honig said. "Trump is going to try to appeal this. If he loses, he gets billed for all of that and he has to keep paying until he either complies or shows the judge, 'I looked everywhere, and I have nothing."

"Or he could go to jail," CNN host Alisyn Camerota interjected.

"In a very extreme circumstance -- he can't just blow this off, he can't just say I refuse to pay," Honig said. "In a very extreme circumstance, yes, a judge can send him to prison."

In January, James said her investigation had uncovered evidence suggesting the fraudulent valuing of multiple assets and misrepresentation of those values for economic benefit.

Among the assets listed was Trump's penthouse in Manhattan's Trump Tower, which was claimed to be three times bigger in size than it actually was, overestimating its value by $200 million.

James can sue the Trump Organization for damages over any alleged financial misconduct but cannot file criminal charges.

The Trumps have claimed that James, who was elected to her position and is a member of the Democratic Party, is running a politically motivated probe.

“Today, justice prevailed,” James said in a statement. “For years, Donald Trump has tried to evade the law and stop our lawful investigation into him and his company’s financial dealings. Today’s ruling makes clear: No one is above the law.”

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Trump uses subway shooting to rage at 'racist' NY AG for investigating 'hardworking people' like himself

Former President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new statement attacking New York state Attorney General Letitia James, who is conducting a civil inquiry into alleged financial misconduct at the Trump Organization. In the statement, he referenced the April 12 shooting in Brooklyn that left 30 people injured.

“With the horrible Subway Shootings and Violent Crime in New York being at an all-time high, where people are afraid to walk the streets, the racist and highly partisan Attorney General of New York State, failed Gubernatorial candidate Letitia James, should focus her efforts on saving the State of New York and ending its reputation as a Crime Capital of the World," Trump said, "instead of spending millions of dollars and utilizing a large portion of her office in going after Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization (for many years!), who have probably done more for New York than virtually any other person or group, including employing many wonderful people and paying millions and millions of dollars in taxes."

"This never-ending Witch Hunt must stop," the twice-impeached one-term president added. "We don’t need racist political hacks going after good, hardworking people for highly partisan political gain. The people of our Country see right through it all, and won’t take this Radical Left “sickness” anymore. Make New York Great Again!”

Earlier this month, James asked a judge to hold Trump in contempt for failing to turn over documents related to her investigation of possible fraud in the Trump family's business dealings.

Since 2019, James has pursued a civil probe into the former president and the Trump Organization, and has sought to question the 75-year-old for months.

In February, a judge ordered Trump and his children Don Jr and Ivanka to submit to questioning under oath. So far, that order is under appeal.

But Trump was also ordered to turn over a series of Trump Organization accounting and tax documents, which he has so far failed to do despite his lawyers saying he would.

The Trumps have claimed that James, who was elected to her position and is a member of the Democratic Party, is running a politically motivated probe.

With additional reporting by AFP