New York attorney general vows to investigate ‘disturbing’ Jan. 6 allegations

New York Attorney General Letitia James. (G3 Box News Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New York attorney general vows to investigate ‘disturbing’ Jan. 6 allegations

Daniel Chaitin

June 13, 11:06 PM June 13, 11:28 PM

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New York Attorney General Letitia James said “disturbing” new allegations related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot are cause for investigation in her state.

The Democrat, who is engaged in a civil investigation into possible fraud committed by the Trump Organization, referenced the “new details” in a brief tweet Monday evening.

“The new details revealed tonight related to January 6 are disturbing,” James said. “It’s my duty to investigate allegations of fraud or potential misconduct in New York. This incident is no exception.”

The prosecutor’s missive did not get into specifics, but it was sent hours after the Jan. 6 committee held its second summer hearing.

Members of the panel made the case that former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election amounted to fraud pressed on his supporters. In particular, investigators said Trump and his allies raised $250 million pushing the “big lie” when they knew there was no widespread fraud.

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“Throughout the committee’s investigation, we found evidence that the Trump campaign and its surrogates misled voters as to where their funds would go and what they would be used for,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) said. “So not only was there the big lie — there was the big rip-off.”

Trump, who changed his primary address from New York to Florida in the fall of 2020, has denied any wrongdoing and criticized the investigations surrounding him as politically motivated witch hunts. Among them is a criminal investigation in Georgia looking into whether he criminally meddled in the 2020 election in that state as well as a criminal inquiry into him and his business empire now being overseen by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

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