During the court session, Trump’s personal attorney, William Consovoy, asked the judges to prevent him from accessing the documents, and Vance said there was an urgent need to take criminal action that could involve the Trump organization.
John Walker Jr., one of the three judges, particularly echoed the arguments of Trump’s lawyers, as the office of the Grand Jury Subpoena Vance is very spacious.
Walker, the first cousin and appointee of the late President George HW Bush, said: “It seems too broad.
Although the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Trump’s claim that he will receive full protection from such criminal investigations while in office, Walker ressed that the comment still “acknowledges the respect due to the president” and should be “necessarily scrutinized.”
Although Manhattan-based prosecutors have long valued the ability to use New York’s role as a financial nerve center to set jurisdictions around the world, Walker also questioned the need to track information from abroad.
“It simply came to our notice then. You ask [about] Activity in Europe and Dubai. You are the prosecutor in New York – especially in New York County, ”Walker said.
Carrie Dunne, Vance’s general councilor, said it’s normal for the DA’s office to investigate mistakes in business transactions around the world.
“It is not uncommon for our office to ask about institutions outside of state or foreign transactions. “New York City is a hub for trade around the world,” Dunn said. We have a lot of international economic activity.
The other two judges on the panel, Clinton-appointed Robert Katzman and Obama-appointed Raymond Lohier, gave some hints about the essence of the Trump legal team’s arguments.
However, there seems to be at least some open ground among the judges to give Trump’s lawyers time to quickly explain the legal issues before the appeals court, which will take the best part of a month.
At the conclusion of the argument session, which lasted about 30 minutes, Katzman promised that the panel would decide on the president’s stay request.
Walker’s views on anything other than the timing of the case are of paramount importance. Although he was on the panel that decided to allow the stay, he will not be one of the three judges appointed to rule on the merits of Trump’s appeal.
If Trump ultimately fails to get relief from the second circuit, his lawyers have indicated that they plan to take the dispute to the Supreme Court a second time. Justices who face a politically sensitive urgent request have only weeks or days left before Election Day.
Although such a delay appears to be a clear goal for the president’s lawyers, Consovy said on Tuesday that his party was not trying to withdraw the action.
“Throughout this case, we have always accepted the review and not objected,” he said.
Vance had issued a subpoena a year ago for documents held by financial institutions and foreign affiliates affiliated with Trump. Trump’s team initially claimed that the president was exempt from such demands as long as he remained in power, but that argument Protested in the Supreme CourtIt replaced the claim of “absolute immunity”.
However, the justices ruled that Trump could not fight the subpoena for other traditional reasons, which led to another speedy trial.
Trump’s team renewed arguments in federal district court, arguing that the subpoena was a fishing expedition issued for political purposes. Lower Court Judge Victor Marrero ruled in favor of Vance, who dismissed Trump’s case, saying he was not entitled to new claims. But the Court of Appeals seems ready to put the brakes on again.
Dunn told the three-judge panel that the Conservative’s new claims about Sabpoya have no material basis and that Trump’s legal team has not presented any evidence to support the claims of bad faith. Further delays hurt the DA’s ability to commit potential crimes.
Dunn also ressed that the DNA office had indicated in court in recent weeks that the office investigation was not limited to investigating Hush money payments made in 2016 to women who allegedly had sex with Trump.
We tried to reconcile the great jury secret, and now I can represent the court, each section of the documents investigated is directly relevant to the subject of our investigation, and most importantly, all of these issues have previously been identified in public reports as possible examples of corporate misconduct, ”said the DA’s office attorney.
Dunne said there was no impropriety on the part of Trump Vance’s office because of Trump’s opposition and that “the burden does not shift to the prosecutor” to justify all aspects of the subpoena.
Lohier said he was concerned that giving Trump the ability to pursue his grievances would lead to “jurisdiction in civil litigation” by great jurors at all levels.
However, Consovy said challenges to state jury proceedings in federal court are rare but that as president, Trump has the right to take the matter before federal judges. “I do not think this is normal,” said Trump’s lawyer.