Next NY Attorney General Letitia James: I Will Use ‘Every Area of the Law’ to Investigate Trump

New York’s incoming attorney general says she plans to use “every area of the law” to investigate Donald Trump, his family, and his connections for any illegal activity when she takes up her post next month. “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” Letitia James, a Democrat, told NBC News. She will specifically look at any illegal activity in relation to Trump’s real-estate holdings in New York, the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian official in 2016, government subsidies Trump received, and the Trump Foundation. “We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law,” James said. Meanwhile, Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is due in a Manhattan courtroom 11 a.m. Tuesday to learn his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress, and violating campaign-finance laws. He stands to get around four years in prison, but his lawyers have argued for leniency because of his cooperation with federal investigators.