Teachout launches AG campaign
Teachout lanza campaña para AG 

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Teachout launches AG campaign

Story by Gregg McQueen

Count Teachout in.

Zephyr Teachout has officially launched her bid for New York Attorney General.

“I will be relentless, independent, ethical and swift,” said AG candidate Zephyr Teachout.

“I will be relentless, independent, ethical and swift,” said AG candidate Zephyr Teachout.

A Fordham law professor who ran against Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic primary for Governor, Teachout indicated in May that she would seek to replace Eric Schneiderman, who stepped down after four women accused him of physical abuse.

Leecia Eve has also announced her candidacy.

Leecia Eve has also announced her candidacy.

She formally announced her candidacy on June 5 at a press conference outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, vowing that she would take on the “lawless actions” of Donald Trump.

In addition to fighting against the Trump Administration, Teachout said her priorities as Attorney General would be fighting corruption in Albany, taking on corporate scams and monopolies, and “spearheading the moral argument against mass incarceration.”

“I will be relentless, independent, ethical and swift,” stated Teachout. “I will use law as a sword, not as a shield.”

She said she would reveal more specific policies in the coming weeks, choosing to focus her announcement on Trump, whom she said is “attacking the rule of law itself, stomping on our most basic principles.”

“And he is doing all of this to make himself rich,” she said.

Pointing to Trump Tower, Teachout noted that China’s largest bank has offices on the 20th floor of the building.

Teachout was part of a team of lawyers that sued President Trump in January.

Teachout was part of a team of lawyers that sued
President Trump in January.

“The Chinese government controls the bank that pays the rent, and that rent goes to the Trump Organization, of which Trump is the principal owner,” said Teachout, who explained that the Constitution prohibits federal officers, including the president, from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congressional approval.

Teachout was part of a team of lawyers that sued Trump in January for using his businesses to take money from foreign and domestic governments.

“This lawsuit, the first of its kind, has the power to do what other Trump litigation cannot do — get a court order declaring that Trump must divest his business interests,” stated Teachout, who said she attempted to convince Schneiderman to bring more aggressive legal action against Trump for violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

She remarked that New York should litigate more aggressively against Trump, as the root of his business dealings occur in the state. She said that Trump “has turned the presidency into his personal ATM,  engaging in highly suspect business deals aimed at funneling money from foreign governments into his own pockets.”

In the race for Attorney General, Teachout will go up against New York City Public Advocate Letitia James; Leecia Eve, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton; and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.

Teachout also ran for Congress in the 19th District in 2016, eventually losing to John Faso.
She is pregnant and due in October.

For more information, please visit zephyrforny.com.

Teachout lanza campaña para AG

Historia por Gregg McQueen

Sean Patrick Maloney.

Sean Patrick Maloney.

Cuenten con Teachout.

Zephyr Teachout lanzó oficialmente su campaña para fiscal general de Nueva York.

Una maestra de leyes de Fordham que se postuló contra Andrew Cuomo en las elecciones primarias demócratas para la gubernatura en 2014, Teachout indicó en mayo que buscaría reemplazar a Eric Schneiderman, quien renunció después de que cuatro mujeres lo acusaron de abuso físico.

Anunció formalmente su candidatura el 5 de junio en una conferencia de prensa en las afueras de la Trump Tower en la quinta avenida, y prometió que enfrentaría las “acciones sin ley” de Donald Trump.

Además de luchar contra la administración Trump, Teachout dijo que sus prioridades como fiscal general serían: luchar contra la corrupción en Albany, enfrentar las estafas corporativas y monopolios, y “encabezar el argumento moral contra el encarcelamiento masivo”.

“Seré implacable, independiente, ética y rápida”, declaró Teachout. “Usaré la ley como una espada, no como un escudo”.

Teachout and Tim Wu in 2014.

Teachout y Tim Wu en 2014.

Dijo que revelaría políticas más específicas en las próximas semanas, eligiendo centrar su anuncio en Trump, de quien dijo: está “atacando el estado de derecho en sí mismo, pisoteando nuestros principios más básicos”.

“Y él está haciendo todo esto para hacerse rico”, comentó.

Señalando la Trump Tower, Teachout señaló que el banco más grande de China tiene oficinas en el piso 20 del edificio.

“El gobierno chino controla el banco que paga el alquiler, y esa renta va a la Organización Trump, de la cual Trump es el principal propietario”, dijo Teachout, explicando que la Constitución prohíbe que los funcionarios federales, incluido el presidente, reciban regalos o beneficios de gobiernos extranjeros sin la aprobación del Congreso.

Teachout formó parte de un equipo de abogados que demandó a Trump en enero por utilizar sus negocios para recibir dinero de gobiernos nacionales y extranjeros.

Teachout was part of a team of lawyers that sued President Trump in January.

Teachout formó parte de un equipo de abogados
que demandó al presidente Trump en enero.

“Esta demanda, la primera de su tipo, tiene el poder de hacer lo que otros litigios de Trump no pueden hacer: obtener una orden judicial que declare que Trump debe deshacerse de sus intereses comerciales”, indicó Teachout, explicando que intentó convencer a Schneiderman de llevar a cabo acción legal más agresiva contra Trump por violación de la cláusula de honorarios de la Constitución.

Ella comentó que Nueva York debería litigar más agresivamente contra Trump, ya que la raíz de sus negocios ocurre en el estado. Dijo que Trump “ha convertido la presidencia en su cajero automático personal, participando en negocios altamente sospechosos destinados a canalizar dinero de gobiernos extranjeros hacia sus propios bolsillos”.

En la carrera para fiscal general, Teachout irá en contra de la defensora pública de Nueva York Letitia James; la ex ayudante principal del gobernador Andrew Cuomo y Hillary Clinton, Leecia Eve; y el congresista Sean Patrick Maloney.

Teachout también se postuló para el Congreso en el distrito 19 en 2016, perdiendo finalmente ante John Faso.

Ella está embarazada y su fecha de parto es en octubre.

Para obtener más información, por favor visite zephyrforny.com.