Trump Says No Contempt Because He Doesn't Have Documents

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By Sanjay Talwani (April 20, 2022, 5:47 PM EDT) — Former President Donald Trump told a New York court that he shouldn’t be held in contempt for defying a subpoena because the documents sought by New York’s attorney general are held by the Trump Organization, not Trump himself.

In a filing Tuesday with the New York Supreme Court for New York County opposing the contempt motion by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Trump said such a remedy would be warranted only in the most egregious of circumstances, and that he’s thoroughly complied with the subpoena.

He also accuses James of engaging in a “contrived publicity stunt,” filing her contempt motion…

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