The judge makes a landmark decision on Trump’s New York contempt charge.
Published on 30.6.2022
In April, President Trump was held in contempt after he “failed to comply” with a subpoena from New York Attorney General Letita James regarding his financial records.
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Mr Trump to pay $10,000 a day until he complied with the subpoena.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers appealed the contempt order after claiming that Mr. Trump did not have the requested documents.
Two months later, Engoron agreed to lift the contempt order and escrow the $110,000 in fines he paid until the appeal was completed. This amount will likely be returned to him once the appeal is over.
Mr Trump’s lawyers have taken a victorious lap, but said they would continue to appeal to get the case dismissed outright.
The Gateway Pundit reports: A New York judge ruled on Wednesday that Donald Trump was no longer in contempt of court for refusing to hand over documents demanded by the state attorney general.
On April 25, the former president was found in contempt after he challenged a December subpoena seeking documents relating to his personal finances and the financing of several properties. Mr Trump claimed he had no documents responding to the subpoena, leading the judge and the office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James to ask his lawyers to provide detailed explanations of how they conducted their research.
“While we’re glad the court lifted the contempt finding, we maintain that it was totally unwarranted and improper in the first place,” Alina Habba, a lawyer for Trump, said in a text message. “We will continue our appeal in order to obtain justice for our client”.