Trump Loses Bid to Halt Contempt Order in New York AG Probe

    Photo: Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star/AP [via NBC News]

    The Facts

    • A NY judge has denied Donald Trump's motion to stay a contempt order in which he has to pay $10K a day for failing to turn over documents to New York AG Letitia James.

    • On Fri., Trump's legal team handed over affidavits testifying that the former Pres. had submitted all evidence relevant to the probe of his business to the AG's office.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Trump's failure to comply with a subpoena demonstrates his push toward lawlessness. Like prior investigations, Trump is attempting to delay, obfuscate, and attack the investigators in order to get out of the situation. He has no regard for the rule of law and will do anything to avoid taxes.

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Trump has already sent over every available document to the AG. As his lawyers noted, he doesn't text, email, or use a work computer. Why should he be held in contempt when he's done everything possible to cooperate?

    Nerd narrative

    There is an 82% chance that Donald Trump will run for President in 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Political split



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