In a joint condition filed with the court, lawyers for the Trump family and the New York attorney general’s office agreed to postpone the testimonial deadline, which would have been Thursday, to allow time for them to prepare.
The delay would also give the Trump family until Monday to request a halt to an appeals court ruling requiring them to sit down to receive the deposits.
Judge orders Trump to make more statements under oath before civil contempt is officially lifted
Separately on Wednesday, a New York state judge ordered the former Trump to make additional statements under oath about the Trump Organization’s document retention and destruction policy before formally rescinding a civil contempt order.
“Leaving the contempt order in place is the simplest, most effective way to get the job done,” said Judge Arthur Engoron. He has given Trump until June 17 to file written representations from the Trump Organization’s accounting, marketing, hotel, golf and legal departments explaining the document destruction and retention policies.
The order came after a rowdy hour-long video hearing with Trump’s attorney Alina Hobba became enraged at follow-up requests by the New York attorney general for information regarding a subpoena for documents in December 2021.
“We will continue to comply as we always do. If you want to have something that makes everyone feel better, so be it. Quite frankly, the contempt should be removed. My client Donald Trump gave all the information he had,” he told the judge. “I just don’t understand why we are still in disdain.”
In April, Ingoron detained Trump on civil contempt charges for failing to comply with a subpoena. He filed a conditional contempt suit last month, freezing the fine at $110,000. Since then, the two sides have engaged in a back-and-forth procedure over whether Trump’s additional requests have fully complied with the subpoena. He said that once he satisfied Ingurun, he would clear the order of civil contempt.
Ahead of the hearing, the attorney general’s office submitted records showing records they received from Trump that include his handwriting, a point of contention by the attorney general’s office, which questioned whether all Trump’s files had been turned over. The records were not addressed during the hearing.
The word “Great” is written on five pictures of professional golfers and “OK” in capital letters with a “D” written in bold across three rental agreements for tenants at 40 Wall Street.
Trump “Well” also drew a sketch of the “Teaching Suites and Sports Grounds Proposal” at Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa. He wrote his first letter on a bill for the law firm Foley & Lardner for more than $77,000.
A sketch of a golf course was sent to his daughter, Ivanka Trump.
I wrote again, “Dad, see the names of the allotted inn/villa.”
The villas are named after professional golfers, including Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones.
This story has been updated with details of the pecking session.