Donald Trump has dropped his Florida lawsuit accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of waging a “war of intimidation and harassment” against him, court papers show.
The former president filed papers Friday voluntarily dismissing his West Palm Beach federal suit from November. The move comes on the same day he was due to respond to the AG’s bid to have his case tossed out by a judge.
Trump had argued James abused her position while carrying out an allegedly politically motivated probe into the Trump Organization’s business dealings ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
James has been investigating Trump Org since 2019 and has since filed two lawsuits against the company and the family – the first case accusing the family of stonewalling her inquiry and the second accusing the company and family of “staggering” fraud and seeking $250 million in damages.
A Manhattan judge overseeing the civil fraud case has since appointed a monitor “to ensure there is no further fraud” as James’ case – set for trial in October – plays out.
Trump has been locked in a bitter legal battle with the AG since her probe began including filing a prior 2021 lawsuit against her in upstate New York alleging James was carrying out a “witch hunt” against him. That case has since been tossed.
The Trump Org was separately convicted in a criminal case of tax fraud — and fined $1.6 million.
The AG’s office and Trump lawyers didn’t immediately return requests for comment.