(FiveNation.com)- Former President Donald Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that an unwritten law is being violated by the Feds, who are investigating him so close to an election, according to Mediaite.
Democrats are after the former president every way they can. When it isn’t a raid on his estate in Mar-a-Lago, it’s a New York investigation conducted by Attorney General Leticia James, who filed a civil suit alleging that the Trump Organization inflated his net worth to obtain low-interest loans at the detriment to the state. The suit reportedly is seeking $250 million in compensation and a ban that prevents Trump or any of his children from ever conducting business in the state again.
“Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and to cheat the system, thereby cheating all of us,” James said at a press conference.
Trump, being as outspoken as he is, condemned the hunt against him, saying that attacking a political opponent so close to an election is a violation of an unwritten rule.
“It’s an unwritten law,” he told Hannity. “You never do this politically. You won’t see Hunter Biden attacked during this period. Sixty to 90 days out before an election. Nobody gets attacked. They attacked me. The good news is, I just heard my poll numbers went up.”
But the so-called “unwritten” rule may be a reference to a 2020 memo issued by then-Attorney General Bill Barr, which states that no investigation may be conducted by the Department or any of its agencies of a declared candidate for president, unless there is written notification and consultation with the U.S. Attorney General. The policy also reportedly extends to members of Congress.
James, however, is not bound by this policy and even if she was, Trump is not a declared candidate running for office.
Attorney General Merrick Garland extended the policy in July.