Donald Trump’s legal team wants to overturn a $ 10,000-a-day disrespect and fine of $ 10,000 a day against a former president for summoning a New York civil investigation into his business dealings, saying they conducted a detailed search for relevant files. .
A new 66-page court statement Friday describes Trump’s lawyers’ efforts to prepare documents sought by the New York Attorney General’s Office Leticia James, which is investigating whether Trump could have misrepresented assets such as skyscrapers and golf courses in financial statements. . decade.
Trump called the investigation a political witch hunt and recently called James, who is black, a “racist” and said the courts were “biased, disobedient and completely unfair.”
Last week, a New York appeals judge rejected his application to suspend the fine until Trump appealed the decision.
In a recent court statement, Trump’s lawyer Alina Hubba said that the answers to the summons were complete and correct and that no relevant documents or information were hidden.
Hubb searched Trump’s offices and private premises at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, according to documents, but found no relevant documents that had not yet been produced. The statement also detailed searches elsewhere, including file cabinets and storage locations at the Trump Organization’s New York offices.
In a separate affidavit included in the statement, Trump said there were no relevant documents that had not yet been submitted.
He added that he owns two mobile phones: an iPhone for personal use, which he presented in March for a search as part of a summons, and then returned again in May; plus a second phone he recently received, used only for publications on Truth Social, a social network he launched after the ban on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
In a previous court ruling, Hubb called the ruling on contempt and the fine “unscrupulous and unjustified.”