Missouri AG Sues New York, Citing Harm To Missourians’ Rights In Trump Case

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York, alleging that the lawfare attack in the form of prosecution of President Donald Trump has violated the constitutional rights of Missourians. Bailey argues that New York’s actions, including gag orders on Trump, have impeded the former president’s ability to campaign for the 2024 election, thus infringing on the First Amendment rights of Missouri residents to hear him speak freely.

In his lawsuit, Bailey requests the Supreme Court to rule that New York’s prosecution unlawfully interfered with the presidential election. He seeks to delay Trump’s upcoming sentencing until after the election and to remove the gag orders imposed on Trump.

Bailey’s legal action follows Trump’s conviction by a New York jury on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. This historic case has prompted calls from Trump’s allies for Republican state attorneys general to challenge the prosecution.

Bailey claims the case was initiated to damage Trump’s reputation ahead of the November election. He argues that the statute of limitations on the business records charges expired in 2019 and that the New York District Attorney failed to specify an “intent to commit another crime.”

“We must resist a rogue prosecutor who aims to remove a presidential candidate from the campaign trail,” Bailey stated in a post on X. “It undermines Missourians’ right to a free and fair election.”