Engoron allows Trump to subpoena lawyer who ‘boasted’ of talk with civil fraud judge

Donald Trump can move forward with subpoenaing a lawyer who publicly claimed to have met with the judge who oversaw the former president’s civil fraud trial, according to a court order.

Judge Arthur Engoron denied portions of Trump’s subpoena but determined that it was “not wholly without merit,” the judge wrote in the order, filed Tuesday.

Trump’s attorneys had requested to issue a subpoena for documents to New York-based lawyer Adam Bailey after Bailey told a local NBC affiliate that he privately spoke with Engoron about the case weeks before Engoron announced his verdict against Trump in it.

Bailey “boasted” to the media about the meeting, Engoron said, observing that he had to allow some form of Trump’s subpoena for that reason.

“Mr. Bailey has opened the door by making his extraordinary claims to the media, in which he, by his own
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