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New York AG files motion to hold Trump in contempt for refusing to turn over documents


BREAKING NEWS: New York AG files motion to hold Trump in contempt for refusing to hand over documents and threatens to fine him $10,000 every day he fails to comply

  • Trump was supposed to meet the March 31 deadline to hand over the documents
  • He and two of his adult children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., fought in court to block attempts by Attorney General Letitia James to get them to testify.
  • “Instead of obeying a court order, Mr. Trump is trying to evade it. We seek immediate court intervention,’ James said in a statement on Thursday.
  • James’ latest court filing on Thursday was obtained by DailyMail.com

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion on Thursday to contempt former President Donald Trump for refusing to comply with a subpoena in the state’s civil investigation into the real estate empire. of the former president.

James is also seeking a hefty fine of $10,000 for each day Trump fails to turn over documents a court ordered him to produce in order to “enforce his compliance.”

“The judge’s order was crystal clear: Donald J. Trump must comply with our subpoena and deliver relevant documents to my office,” James said in a statement.

“Instead of obeying a court order, Mr. Trump is trying to evade it. We seek the immediate intervention of the court because no one is above the law.

In Thursday’s court filing, obtained by DailyMail.com, James’ team indirectly cast doubt on Trump’s claim that he cannot ‘find’ the eight documents she is asking for, which he accepted submit before March 31.

She accused him of ‘further delay and obfuscation’ in his apology for not handing over the documents in question, arguing that the daily increasing fine is necessary to ‘compensate ‘his office’ for its associated fees and costs to this request”.

His office is investigating the Trump Organization for allegedly using false or misleading information to secure loans and close deals — a practice it says lasted at least a decade.

She subpoenaed him and two of her adult children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., in December. James requested a deposition from all three.

The trio sought to block the subpoena, saying James was motivated by “political animosity” as well as other motives, but in February a judge overturned the effort and ordered the ex-president to “fully comply” not only by testifying, but also to produce a series of documents that New York prosecutors have requested as part of the investigation.

The ex-president was ordered to produce those documents by March 3, but was granted an extension until the end of March by James’ office.

James’ court filing on Thursday accuses Trump of missing that deadline.

New York AG files motion to hold Trump in contempt for refusing to turn over documents

Attorney General Letitia James says Trump’s claims that he would not be able to ‘find’ the eight documents she requested appear dubious in court filing obtained by DailyMail.com

As late as March 21, the family continued to try to fight James’ efforts to toast them under oath.

However, this appeal was directed exclusively at the in-person testimony and did not extend to the requested documents.

In Thursday’s court filing, James’ team accuses Trump of “raising objections to each of the eight document requests in the subpoena based on grounds including overbreadth, burden and lack of particularity.” .

‘Sir. Trump further claimed, subject to his objections, that he would not produce any documents responding to the OAG’s subpoena because his attorney (based on undisclosed research efforts) did not been able to find such documents,’ the filing says.

“And because of his attorney’s ‘information and belief’ that if such documents exist, the Trump Organization owns them and OAG will only have to wait until the Trump Organization has completed production to obtain them.”

James accused Trump of treating the March 31 documents deadline as an “opening offer for negotiation” and an “invitation to a new round of challenges” to his team’s subpoena.

This breaking news is updated…

New York AG files motion to hold Trump in contempt for refusing to turn over documents

Trump and his two adult children sued for blocking Letitia James’ subpoena earlier this year

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