A contributor from Fox News has stated that Donald Trump has the legal right to take legal action against New York Attorney General Letitia James for allegedly violating the civil rights of the former president.

Political analyst Deroy Murdock, who frequently appears on the conservative news channel, made this assertion in response to a recent decision by a New York appeals court to delay Trump’s payment of a $454 million civil fraud penalty resulting from James’ lawsuit. Instead, Trump was directed to pay a $175 million bond within ten days while he pursued an appeal with the court.

In February, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump had been submitting inaccurate financial reports over the years, exaggerating the value of his properties and assets to secure favorable terms from lenders. Due to the delay in the financial guarantee payment on Monday, James’ office was unable to initiate the process of seizing Trump’s properties.

Murdock reiterated his previous suggestions from an article in the American Spectator, recommending that Trump should take legal action against James for comments she made in 2018 during her campaign for New York state attorney general, as reported by Newsweek. He highlighted that James had stated her intention to oppose the Trump administration because it was deemed “too male, too pale, and too stale.”

“Now, you could talk about stale ideas, that’s fine, but too male and too pale, that constitutes, basically, sex and race discrimination. So I think what President Trump ought to do is sue her on the basis of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” Murdock told Fox News on Tuesday.

“Her office gets federal money for various subsidies for law enforcement activity. So federal money is flowing into her office and if she is engaged in that kind of sexual and racial discrimination and that kind of language, I think she’s wide open to exposure on the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” Murdock said.

“Donald J. Trump should sue Letitia James on the basis of Civil Rights,” Murdock added.

In The American Spectator, Murdock proposed that the ex-president should file a lawsuit against James, questioning, “Why not? Trump has nothing to lose.”

“He immediately should file a federal complaint and demand justice under America’s keystone civil-rights law. To see a white male multi-billionaire sue a [Black] female attorney general to secure his civil rights would be the ultimate man-bites-dog story,” Murdock wrote.

“For this extraordinary spectacle, America owes a hearty thank you to New York state’s leading despot, Attorney General Letitia James.”

Alina Habba, an attorney who is part of Trump’s legal team, is rejoicing over a recent victory following an appellate court’s decision to lower his bond in a civil fraud lawsuit. In a conversation with Jesse Watters on Fox News last month, Habba shared her contentment with the bond being decreased from $454 million to $175 million, while also seizing the moment to voice her disapproval of New York Attorney General Letitia James.

“I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today because that’s what was served to her, just a little, but we’ll be serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years,” she said about the AG.

Habba humorously proposed that James and Judge Engoron would need to possess a “moral compass” and a “conscious” in order to feel any sense of shame or embarrassment, when Watters inquired about their feelings. AG James emphasized in a statement that the reduced bond does not negate the ruling that Trump is accountable for fraud.

“Donald Trump is still facing accountability for his staggering fraud,” the statement read. “The court has already found that he engaged in years of fraud to falsely inflate his net worth and unjustly enrich himself, his family, and his organization. The $464 million judgment—plus interest—against Donald Trump and the other defendants still stands.”