Trump drops lawsuit against New York AG after judge in same case sanctions him almost $1 million

Former President Donald Trump voluntarily dropped a longshot federal lawsuit in Florida against New York Attorney General Letitia James. The move came a day after the same judge

in the case sanctioned him and his lawyer nearly $1 million for filing another, "frivolous" lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and many other defendants. James is suing Trump in New

York state court over allegedly fraudulent financial statements related to his company, the Trump Organization. Former President Donald Trump on Friday morning voluntarily

dropped a longshot federal lawsuit in Florida against New York's attorney general — a day after the same judge in the case sanctioned him and his lawyer nearly $1 million for

filing another, "frivolous" lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and many other defendants. The judge, John Middlebrooks, pointedly noted in a scathing sanction order Thursday

evening in the Clinton case that he was also handling Trump's complaint against Attorney General Letitia James in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of

Florida. Middlebrooks ordered Trump, who is seeking the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, and his lawyer Alina Habba to pay Clinton and other defendants around $938,0000 for

filing the suit that the judge previously dismissed. Trump's suit had accused Clinton and the others of conspiring to create a false narrative during the 2016 presidential

election that his campaign was colluding with Russia. Middlebrooks in that order cited how Trump has responded in court in New York to James' years-long civil investigation

of his company, the Trump Organization, as one of the multiple examples of "a pattern of abuse of the courts" by the Republican former president.