Trump says he doesn’t have any records related to NY attorney general’s subpoena

Former President Trump told a judge that he doesn’t have any documents that were subpoenaed by the New York attorney basic as he fights an energy to initiate contempt proceedings in condition court docket.

In a courtroom submitting submitted Tuesday, Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, claimed that the data a point out court docket decide purchased to be turned around to the attorney general’s business office are all in the possession of the Trump Group.

“After conducting a diligent research and critique, Respondent’s counsel decided that Respondent was not in possession of any documents responsive to the Subpoena and that all probably responsive files have been in the possession, custody or command of the Trump Business,” Habba wrote.

In February, New York Supreme Court docket Choose Arthur Engoron ordered Trump, his two eldest small children and his business to comply with the subpoenas from condition Legal professional Common Letitia James (D) as aspect of her investigation into Trump’s business tactics.

Trump is pleasing the buy that he sit for a deposition with James’s investigators.

Before this month, the lawyer general’s place of work requested Engoron to hold Trump in contempt for failing to create any pertinent documents soon after his attorney assured the court docket that he would comply.

James’s business is asking the decide to wonderful Trump $10,000 for each and every day that he has unsuccessful to comply.

A spokesman for James declined to remark on Trump’s submitting.

In the submitting, Habba accused the attorney general’s business office of refusing to maintain “good faith” conversations on Trump’s compliance attempts.

“Given the OAG’s recalcitrant habits, it is truthful to dilemma the OAG’s motive in bringing the instantaneous software, which appears to be minimal much more than a contrived publicity stunt,” Habba wrote, employing an acronym for the Office environment of the Legal professional Basic.

The judge has established a Monday hearing on the contempt motions.

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