JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey says he plans to file a lawsuit against the state of New York just weeks after former U.S. President Donald Trump was convicted of 34 felony charges in a hush-money trial.

Bailey made an announcement Thursday on social media platform X that reads, “I will be filing suit against the State of New York for their direct attack on our democratic process through unconstitutional lawfare against President Trump.”

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On May 30, a jury convicted Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through a hush money payment to a porn actress. This made Trump the first former American president to be convicted of felony crimes.

Bailey added on X that the lawsuit comes in an effort to “fight back against a rogue prosecutor” and alleges that the verdict “sabotages Missourians’ right to a free and fair election.”

Trump has a sentencing hearing in the hush-money trial scheduled for July 11, just four days before the Republican National Convention.

Trump, likely set for a rematch with Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election, served as the 45th U.S. president from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021

Trump also faces ongoing legal challenges in cases over a Georgia election, a federal election, classified documents, and civil fraud, according to The Associated Press.