Stefanik Files Ethics Complaint Against NY AG Letitia James

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks as GOP leaders meet with reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the House Republican Conference Chair, has lodged a bar complaint against New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) regarding the civil fraud case involving former President Trump.

Stefanik took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to confirm the filing of the complaint, alleging that James has conducted a biased investigation into Trump’s affairs.

In her post, Stefanik asserted, “Today, I filed a bar complaint against NY Attorney General Letitia James for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct by conducting a biased investigation and prosecution of President Trump.”

The complaint, first reported by NBC News, accuses James of violating the Rules of Professional Conduct applicable to licensed attorneys in New York. Stefanik emphasized the significant public interest surrounding the investigation and trial concerning Trump.

Stefanik argued that while James is entitled to First Amendment rights, she is obligated to adhere to special rules governing licensed attorneys in the state. Stefanik emphasized that James’ pursuit of Trump has been a stated objective since her candidacy announcement, undermining the legal process’s integrity and violating professional conduct rules.

In a statement via email, Stefanik reiterated her stance, emphasizing that James’ behavior not only undermines the legal process’s integrity but also breaches professional conduct rules.