Missouri AG Suing New York for 2024 Election Interference 

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Missouri State Attorney General Andrew Bailey knows that the lawfare cases against former President and presidential frontrunner Donald Trump were part of an organized effort to stop a potential Trump victory against Biden. And he’s doing something about it. 

“I will be filing suit against the state of New York for their direct attack on our democratic process through unconstitutional lawfare against President Trump. … It’s time to restore the rule of law,” Bailey wrote on social media. 

Americans who have been paying attention know the basics of the “trumped up” cases against the former President.  

New York Attorney General Letitia James has charged Trump with misvaluing his properties, a case already moving through the court system. Despite no financial losses and lenders wanting to continue business with him, Judge Arthur Engoron, who is also accused of improper communications about the case, decided to fine Trump nearly half a billion dollars for his business practices in the state without a jury. 

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed 34 felony charges against Trump, arguing that misdemeanor and expired business record-keeping violations were felonies due to an unspecified crime. The judge in this case, Juan Merchan, has a daughter who is a Democratic activist raising money based on her father’s court rulings. 

Bailey asserts that the investigations and subsequent prosecutions of former President Donald J. Trump were likely coordinated with the U.S. Department of Justice. He points to the involvement of Matthew Colangelo, a high-ranking DOJ official who moved to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to assist in prosecuting the criminal case against Trump. 

Additionally, Bailey highlights that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg collaborated with New York Attorney General Letitia James in pursuing civil litigation against Trump. He notes that Bragg used this experience during his campaign for district attorney, promising to pursue Trump if elected. After winning, Bragg focused on investigating Trump’s business practices despite what Bailey describes as the case’s weaknesses. Bailey argues that this prosecution strategy effectively kept Trump away from the campaign trail, a situation President Biden has reportedly praised. 

Bailey claims that the hush-money case was brought forward solely to tarnish the likely presidential nominee ahead of the November election. He points out that New York’s statute of limitations for falsifying business records, a misdemeanor, expired in 2019. Additionally, he contends that District Attorney Bragg did not specify any “intent to commit another crime,” such as election interference, which would have allowed the charges to be brought within the legal time limits. 

The Western Journal reported that Bailey claimed radical progressives in New York tried to influence the 2024 election and emphasized the need to oppose them. He also suggested that the investigations and prosecutions of former President Donald J. Trump seemed to be coordinated with the United States Department of Justice. 

According to a statement, Bailey said the people of Missouri “witnessed a recent troubling event” where the left’s attack on President Trump took the form of a “politically motivated and legally questionable prosecution.”  

According to him, leftists prioritize their “hatred of President Trump over the rule of law.” In his view, the left’s legal actions against Trump in court “revealed widespread corruption,” with the Biden administration’s Department of Justice sending staff to New York to support these questionable prosecutions. 

He also insisted that his constituents deserve transparency about how federal government actions against a prominent presidential candidate are influenced by political motives, especially under the current administration led by Trump’s primary political opponent. 

“Radical progressives in New York are trying to rig the 2024 election. We must stand up and fight back,” Bailey told Fox News Digital last week. 

The lawsuit is expected to be part of a series of legal challenges against New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. These challenges relate to targeted lawsuits against Trump, the Trump Organization, and its executives. 

Since the lawsuit will involve one state suing another state, the case will be heard before the United States Supreme Court.  

Bailey’s actions prove that perhaps America isn’t quite ready to cave to the progressive vision of nationally adopted socialism yet. Each case only serves to broaden support for Trump. However, with several other cases and opportunities to be exploited by Democrats, they aren’t done with the strategy. Only voters can decide how effective this carefully orchestrated lawfare strategy will be when the dust finally settles in November.