Donald Trump’s legal team, which wants to overturn a contempt ruling and a $10,000-a-day fine against the former president for a subpoena for documents related to a New York civil investigation into his businesses, said it conducted a thorough search of the files. relevant.
In a new 66-page court filing dated Friday, attorneys describe their efforts to deliver documents requested by the New York state attorney’s office that are investigating whether Trump misrepresented the value of assets such as skyscrapers and golf courses in financial statements for more than of a decade.
Trump has called the investigation a political hunt, recently calling state Attorney General Letitia James, who is black, a “racist” and saying the courts were “lacking in impartiality, inflexible and totally unfair.” .
Last week, a New York appeals judge denied Trump’s request to have the fine against him suspended while he challenges the ruling.
In the recent court filing, Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, said the responses to the subpoena were complete and correct and no relevant documents or information were withheld.
Habba conducted searches of Trump’s offices and private compounds at the former president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, according to the filing, but found no relevant documents that were not have already been delivered.
The filing also details searches of other locations, such as file cabinets and storage areas at the Trump Organization offices in New York.
Trump added that he owns two cellphones: a personal iPhone that he turned in in March for analysis as part of the subpoena, and turned in again in May; and another cell phone that he was recently given that he only uses to post messages on Truth Social, the social network he started after his accounts on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms were canceled.