“Granting the relief Plaintiffs seek would have the practical effect of interfering with the contempt ruling in the New York proceeding and runs the risk of rendering that order ‘nugatory,'” the judge wrote.
Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, pledged to appeal.
“There is no question that we will be appealing this decision,” Habba said in a statement. “If Ms. James’s egregious conduct and harassing investigation does not meet the bad faith exception to [the law], then I cannot imagine a scenario that would.”
James and Trump have had numerous courtroom showdowns in New York state court over subpoenas stemming from the civil investigation into the accuracy of the Trump Organization’s financial statements.
Sannes’ ruling is the latest setback for Trump in his effort to stop or slow the investigation, which is nearing completion.
The federal judge also said she found no evidence that the litigation to support the enforcement of the subpoenas was in retaliation, or that anyone acted in “bad faith.” She said the investigation has a “legitimate factual predicate.”
James says her investigation into the Trump Organization will continue “undeterred.”
“一次又一次, the courts have made clear that Donald J. Trump’s baseless legal challenges cannot stop our lawful investigation into his and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings,” James said in a statement.
星期四, a New York appeals court ruled that Trump
, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr
. would need to answer questions under oath as part of the attorney general’s investigation
. Trump’s attorney said they may appeal that decision as well
This story has been updated with additional details Friday.