Judge Cleared Trump Of Contempt In NY AG’s Witch Hunt Probe!
One month ago, the New York Judge lifted a civil contempt charge against Donald Trump if he paid #110,000 in fines.
This Wednesday, the judge ruled that Trump isn’t longer in contempt after failing to turn over subpoenaed documents in NY AG Letitia James’s witch hunt probe.
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CBS News reported:
A New York judge ruled Wednesday that Donald Trump is no longer in contempt for failing to turn over documents demanded in a subpoena by the state’s attorney general.
The former president’s April 25 contempt finding came after he contested a December subpoena seeking records related to his personal finances and the financing of several properties. Trump claimed he had no material that was responsive to the subpoena, leading to demands by the judge and the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James that his attorneys provide detailed explanations of how they conducted their search.
“Although we are pleased that the court has lifted the contempt finding, we maintain that it was wholly unwarranted and improper in the first place,” Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, said in a text message. “We will push ahead with our appeal to secure justice for our client.”
Some months ago, New York Judge Arthur Engoron held Trump in contempt and ordered a fine worth $10,000 daily because he didn’t want to give the documents to New York Attorney General Letitia James.
“Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously, and I take mine seriously; I hereby hold you in civil contempt and fine you $10,000 a day,” Engoron ruled.
The documents James asked for are linked to the Trump Organization’s business dealings. She added that the organization manipulated property values for tax purposes.
The lawyers who represented Trump submitted sworn affidavits saying that the former president could not find the subpoenaed documents.