In April, President Trump was held in contempt after “failing to comply” with New York Attorney General Letita James’ subpoena related to his financial records.
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay $10,000 a day until he complied with the subpoena.
Trump’s attorneys appealed the contempt order after claiming that Trump did not have the documents requested.
Two months later, Engoron has agreed to lift the contempt order and hold the $110,000 in fines he has paid in escrow until the appeal is finalized. The amount would presumably be returned to him after the appeal is finished.
Trump’s attorneys took a victory lap but said that they will continue forward with an appeal to get the case thrown out entirely.
The Gateway Pundit Reports–
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.”