Eric Trump attacked New York Attorney General Letitia James, calling her office's investigation into the Trump family business "unconstitutional" during an appearance on Fox News.
Referring to James as the "most unethical prosecutor in the history of the United States," Eric Trump accused her of launching a political smear campaign against his father, former President Donald Trump.
You can hear his remarks in the video below.
"You have Letitia James out there, probably the most unethical prosecutor in the history of the United States, who literally said on video 'I'm going to go into office every single day and I'm going to sue Trump and then I'm going to go home.'"
"She ran on the campaign promise of suing my father because she didn't believe in his political party, because she didn't like us, because the people of Washington, D.C. told her to do that. It violates the Constitution, it's unethical, it's wrong."
In a press release last summer James announced she would take legal action as part of a civil investigation into whether executives at the Trump Organization falsely inflated the value of the organization's assets to get access to loans.
James' suit further alleges the Trump Organization underestimated the value of property and these loans for tax purposes.
Her press release pointed out:
"At dispute are seven subpoenas which would provide the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) with thousands of documents and testimony from multiple witnesses regarding several, specific Trump Organization properties and transactions."
"Among other things, the action seeks to compel the testimony of Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump, who was intimately involved in one or more transactions under review, as well as the production of thousands of documents wrongly withheld."
Eric Trump was swiftly criticized. Many rebuked his claims that the investigation is "unconstitutional," reminding him that it is anything but.
Former President Trump sued James last month, arguing that her investigation violates his constitutional rights.
His lawsuit claims that James' investigation is "in no way connected to legitimate law enforcement goals, but rather, are merely a thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign" him and his associates. Trump insisted that her investigation is motivated by "political animus."