Judge Lifts Trump’s Contempt Order After 2-Month Legal Fight

Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of court.

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FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Leadership Forum at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, May 27, 2022, in Houston. New York's highest court rejected Trump's last-ditch effort to avoid testifying in the state attorney general's civil investigation into his business practices on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, clearing the way for his deposition in July. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of court, a New York judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Arthur Engoron, who declared the former president in contempt on April 25 for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York’s attorney general, said he has now met conditions required to lift the sanction following a protracted legal battle. Trump last month paid $110,000 in fines he racked up as a…

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