Former President Trump instructed a decide that he does not have any paperwork that were being subpoenaed by the New York attorney standard as he fights an exertion to initiate contempt proceedings in point out court docket.
In a court docket filing submitted Tuesday, Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, stated that the information a condition court docket decide ordered to be turned over to the attorney general’s business office are all in the possession of the Trump Group.
“After conducting a diligent look for and overview, Respondent’s counsel determined that Respondent was not in possession of any documents responsive to the Subpoena and that all probably responsive documents were in the possession, custody or management of the Trump Corporation,” Habba wrote.
In February, New York Supreme Court docket Decide Arthur Engoron requested Trump, his two eldest young children and his company to comply with the subpoenas from condition Lawyer Typical Letitia James (D) as aspect of her investigation into Trump’s organization methods.
Trump is attractive the get that he sit for a deposition with James’s investigators.
Before this thirty day period, the legal professional general’s place of work asked Engoron to maintain Trump in contempt for failing to produce any relevant files right after his attorney assured the court docket that he would comply.
James’s office environment is inquiring the decide to fantastic Trump $10,000 for each individual day that he has unsuccessful to comply.
A spokesman for James declined to comment on Trump’s filing.
In the filing, Habba accused the lawyer general’s business of refusing to hold “good faith” conversations on Trump’s compliance endeavours.
“Given the OAG’s recalcitrant behavior, it is truthful to concern the OAG’s motive in bringing the instantaneous application, which seems to be very little extra than a contrived publicity stunt,” Habba wrote, employing an acronym for the Place of work of the Legal professional Normal.
The judge has established a Monday listening to on the contempt motions.