Letitia James: Gant slayer or politicised? Victories over Trump, Cuomo, NRA under microscope

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New York State Attorney General, Letitia James. —Reuters
New York State Attorney General, Letitia James. —Reuters

Letitia James, New York's Attorney General, has built a reputation for taking down powerful figures. Her recent $355 million fraud win against Trump and his sons raises her profile but also fuels accusations of bias, NPR reported. 

Targets

Donald Trump: Sued twice, winning a $2 million settlement from his foundation and now the $355 million fraud ruling. Trump and allies call it a "witch hunt."

Andrew Cuomo: Her sexual harassment probe led to Cuomo's resignation. Cuomo's camp cries foul, claiming political motivations.

National Rifle Association: Lawsuit accusing NRA leaders of financial misconduct pushes the gun rights group to the brink. NRA claims political attack.

Criticism

James' campaign rhetoric targeted Trump, raising questions about impartiality. Critics point to her brief gubernatorial run after Cuomo's fall, suggesting political ambitions cloud judgment. Ethics complaints allege personal vendettas against Trump and Cuomo.

Defence

She emphasises upholding the law and serving the public, not personal vendettas. Legal victories prove her cases hold merit, regardless of political noise.

Her strong legal team builds solid cases against well-defended targets. Opinions on James remain divided. Her next test is the NRA corruption trial verdict. 

Regardless of bias claims, she's undeniably achieved major legal victories.