CNN’s Poppy Harlow relentlessly pressed former President Donald Trump’s lawyer from his second impeachment trial over whether he spoke to the president after Monday’s court appearance.
Trump appeared in the New York State Supreme Court Monday in the civil case brought against hmi by Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James. James sued Trump in September of 2022, accusing him of committing fraud to secure more favorable terms for loans. Judge Arthur Engoron ruled Tuesday that Trump and his businesses exaggerated his net worth and deceived banks and insurance companies.
David Schoen spoke about the proceedings.
“As I understand it, you’ve been in touch with Trump’s legal team. It seems like at the end of the day yesterday they may have had something of a boon in terms of testimony from a witness about documents from 2011 when nothing before 2014 is germane to this case. What are they telling you they think their strongest point is right now?” Harlow asked.
“Well, I haven’t actually been in touch with Trump’s legal team. Someone let’s say more centered to the discussion than that,” Schoen said.
“Trump?” Harlow asked.
“Without going into —”
“Well, without going into any —” Schoen said.
“David?” Harlow again pressed. (RELATED: Jonathan Turley Lays Out Major Problem For Letitia James In Trump Case, Says She Ignores ‘One Thing’)
“Trump?” Harlow again asked.
“Listen, I have a close relationship with former President Trump. So, I certainly have spoken with him. But I wouldn’t go into any details of any discussions that I had with him,” Schoen said.
“I would say this, though, the response to what happened yesterday I think by the legal team is that, you know, they were heartened that the judge recognized the court — the appellate division’s decision that the issues are limited to events that happened after July 2014 as to those who signed a so-called ‘Tolling Agreement.’ Ivanka got out of the case because she wasn’t a party to that agreement. And they heard testimony yesterday from 2011. So the judge made the comment that he hopes that the prosecution or the attorney general will tie that into the events that happened after 2014.”
Harlow then turned the focus to James’ prior comments before the interview ended.