Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey attends a briefing St. Louis on Feb. 2, 2024.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey attends a briefing St. Louis on Feb. 2, 2024. (Vanessa Abbitt/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Tribune News Service) — Attorney General Andrew Bailey said this week he would file a lawsuit against the state of New York alleging interference in the 2024 presidential election.

A New York City jury last month found former President Donald Trump guilty of falsifying records to cover up a sex scandal.

The Missouri attorney general did not say when he would file.

“Stay tuned,” he said late Thursday on social media site X. “We have to fight back against a rogue prosecutor who is trying to take a presidential candidate off the campaign trail. It sabotages Missourians’ right to a free and fair election.”

Bailey’s announcement continues a string of headline-grabbing actions running up to the Aug. 6 Republican primary for attorney general:

He sued liberal advocacy group Media Matters after it said ads for major brands on Elon Musk’s social media site X appeared next to antisemitic posts. He launched an investigation into Kansas City for “doxxing” Chiefs football player Harrison Butker after Butker’s controversial remarks at a commencement speech. And he is suing Planned Parenthood, accusing the organization of trafficking minors for abortions, based on an undercover video by Project Veritas.

Bailey faces former federal prosecutor Will Scharf in the primary, who has gained attention as a member of Trump’s legal team.


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