Donald Trump given subpoena for all campaign documents on sexual harassment allegations

Donald Trump given subpoena for all campaign documents on sexual harassment allegations

Donald Trump has been given a subpoena

Monday, October 16, 2017

A woman who claims Donald Trump groped her has subpoenaed all of his campaign documents which are related to “any woman alleging that Donald J Trump touched her inappropriately.”

The subpoena was issued in March, however only appeared in court files last month, according to Buzzfeed

This came about after former Apprentice candidate Summer Zervos alleged that the President grabbed her and kissed her when she visited him in 2007 for a discussion about working for his company.

But when she spoke about about the alleged incident only a few weeks before the Presidential election Trump claimed she was lying.

She then sued him for defamation and the lawsuit included a subpoena on his campaign, meaning any document about Zervos had to be secured.

Zervos' legal team also requested any other documents which mention other sexual harassment allegations made about Trump, all of which he denied last year.

But Trump's legal team claims the fact he is President means he is protected from civil lawsuits and have tried to dismiss the lawsuit or at least delay it until he is no longer President.

Other arguments used include claiming the lawsuit is politically motivated and lawyers have said Zervos is looking for irrelevant information only to harass Trump.

Zervos’ attorney claims Trump should respond to the motion by October 31 and added: “We are hopeful that the court will deny President Trump’s motion to dismiss, so that we may move forward with discovery and obtain relevant documents and testimony."

Neither the White House or Trump's attorney have commented on the matter as yet.