Judge rejects Trump’s sworn affidavit

The former president is currently in contempt of court and has been ordered to pay $10,000 a day

By David Badash

Published May 2, 2022 3:00AM (EDT)

Donald Trump | Impeachment Trial in the Senate Chamber (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)
Donald Trump | Impeachment Trial in the Senate Chamber (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

Donald Trump reportedly has filed a sworn affidavit claiming he has no documents the New York Attorney General has subpoenaed. The former president is currently in contempt of court and has been ordered to pay $10,000 a day until he hands over the documents.

ABC News reports Friday afternoon a judge has now rejected Trump's sworn claim. He will continue to be fined $10,000 a day.

CNN's Kara Scannell posted the affidavit. Its wording is very specific.

It states in part, "To the best of my knowledge…I do not have any of the documents…in my personal possession."


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