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Trump Judge Says Hush Money Is Outside Presidential Duties

Former president loses attempt to move case to federal court

(Newser) - A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump's bid to move his hush money criminal case from New York state court to federal court, ruling that the former president had failed to meet a high legal bar for changing jurisdiction. US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein found that the allegations...

2 Views on the Case Against Trump
2 Views on the
Case Against Trump

2 Views on the Case Against Trump

For some, it's 'weaker' than expected. For others, it's 'more significant'

(Newser) - We finally have a look at the New York case against former President Trump and "there are few surprises, except perhaps astonishment that Mr. Bragg's case looks even weaker than we expected," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which is left asking, "Where is the...

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump Another $122K

After failed defamation lawsuit, Daniels ordered to pay more of his legal fees

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels must pay nearly $122,000 of former President Trump's legal fees that were racked up in connection with the porn actor's failed defamation lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision in California came at about the same time that Trump became the only ex-president to...

Earliest Trump Allegation Involves Doorman

DA's office says Trump orchestrated payment over illegitimate child allegation

(Newser) - The indictment against Donald Trump unsealed Tuesday contains hush-money allegations connected to adult film star Stormy Daniels, former Playboy model Karen McDougal, and another, lesser-known party: A former Trump Tower doorman who claimed Trump had an illegitimate child with a housekeeper. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says...

Report: Trump NY Grand Jury About to Go on Lengthy Break

Reports indicate that if an indictment is coming, it wouldn't happen until late April

(Newser) - Will he or won't he be indicted? America may have to wait longer than expected to find out. A court administration source tells CNN the Manhattan grand jury that has been hearing evidence in former President Trump's case is slated to go on break after April 5 and...

Stormy Daniels, Karl Rove Hold Clues to Beating Trump

Attacking strengths can be more effective, Jack Shafer writes

(Newser) - There are many strategies that won't beat Donald Trump, in a political race or elsewhere. Pointing out his flaws has little effect, Jack Shafer writes in Politico column. But there are people who have the right idea, and Ron DeSantis could learn from them. Karl Rove, a longtime Republican...

Melania 'Doesn't Sympathize' With Trump's Mess: Report

Former first lady is said to still be 'angry' about Stormy Daniels hubbub but is 'leading her own life'

(Newser) - As the world waits to see if the first indictment against a former US president is coming, one person close to Donald Trump is said to not be particularly understanding about his situation. Wife Melania Trump "doesn't sympathize with Donald's plight" over an alleged hush money payment...

Peggy Noonan: This Is the 'Wrong' Indictment
Peggy Noonan:
This Is the

Peggy Noonan: This Is the 'Wrong' Indictment

Columnist wants Trump held accountable for other things, not Stormy Daniels payments

(Newser) - By all accounts, it looks like former President Trump will soon be indicted , a "weighty and meaningful act" in the annals of American history, writes Peggy Noonan. And in her latest Wall Street Journal op-ed, the conservative columnist calls it a mistake. Noonan, however, is not mounting a defense...

McCarthy Speaks Out on Possible Trump Indictment
McCarthy Speaks Out on
Possible Trump Indictment

McCarthy Speaks Out on Possible Trump Indictment

'I think you know in your heart of hearts that this is just political'

(Newser) - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is among the Republicans rallying around Donald Trump ahead of a possible indictment in the Stormy Daniels hush money case that could come as soon as Wednesday. McCarthy, speaking to reporters at a House Republican retreat in Orlando, said that the $130,000 payment was "...

Trump Indictment Expected Soon: Sources

NYPD, Secret Service planning for what will happen if one is handed down

(Newser) - The New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump's "hush money" payment to Stormy Daniels did not hand down an indictment Monday, but one is expected soon, three sources tell Politico . The grand jury next convenes Wednesday. In anticipation of the expected indictment, officials from the NYPD, the Secret...

Trump Suggests a Tuesday Arrest, Calls for Protests

Former president's claims come amid reports law enforcement is making security preparations

(Newser) - Whether an indictment is soon to be handed down by the Manhattan district attorney against former President Donald Trump regarding alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels has been the big question swirling in recent days, and Trump himself appears to have answered it in social media remarks...

Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen Appear in Trump Investigation

New York prosecutors are weighing charges involving $130K payment

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels met Wednesday with New York prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump's possible role in the payment of $130,000 to the porn actress to stay quiet about their affair. Her lawyer said the meeting was at the request of the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Politico reports;...

Criminal Charges for Trump Look Close
Trump to Decline
Grand Jury's Invitation

Trump to Decline Grand Jury's Invitation

Michael Cohen testifies for three hours in Manhattan

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump will not be making an appearance before the grand jury in Manhattan considering whether to bring an indictment involving payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, a lawyer said Monday. Trump reached the decision after meeting with his legal team over the weekend, Joe Tacopina told NBC...

He Served His Time. Now, Testimony to a Grand Jury

Michael Cohen will appear Monday in Manhattan in hush money Trump case

(Newser) - Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is scheduled to testify Monday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money payments made on the former president's behalf, two people familiar with the matter tell the AP . Cohen is a key witness in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg'...

Avenatti, Already Jailed, Gets Even More Prison Time

Disgraced lawyer receives 2.5 years for cheating Stormy Daniels

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for cheating client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars in book proceeds. The California lawyer, currently incarcerated, learned his fate in Manhattan federal court, where Judge Jesse M. Furman said the sentence will mean that Avenatti will spend...

Court: Stormy Daniels Must Pay Trump $300K

She says she will go to jail before paying a dime

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels says she'll sit behind bars before she pays Donald Trump's legal fees in her failed defamation suit. "I will go to jail before I pay a penny," the porn star tweeted Monday after a federal appeals court rejected her bid to overturn a lower...

Avenatti Loses Stormy Daniels Case After Representing Self

He's facing jail time but plans to appeal

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday of charges he cheated the porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 she was supposed to get for writing a book about an alleged tryst with former President Trump. Avenatti, who acted as his own lawyer, stared straight ahead as the verdict was...

A 'Furious' Stormy Daniels Testifies Against Avenatti

He's accused of cheating her out of $300K

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels took her star turn on the witness stand Thursday at California lawyer Michael Avenatti’s trial, telling a jury she was "very, very angry" and felt "betrayed and stupid" when she was told that the lawyer she had teamed up with against Donald Trump had stolen...

Aide With Top Access to Trump, Melania Is Releasing Memoir

'Hard to articulate how much anxiety' Stephanie Grisham's book will cause

(Newser) - Another memoir from a former member of the Trump White House is coming, and Jonathan Swan of Axios notes that it has the potential to be the most damaging one so far. That's because Stephanie Grisham is the only person who worked in top positions for both former President...

Stormy Daniels Would Love to Talk to Grand Jury About Trump

She says her lawyer has spoken to prosecutors

(Newser) - A special grand jury has now been convened in the Manhattan district attorney's investigation of Donald Trump and other Trump Organization figures—and Stormy Daniels would be more than happy to cooperate. The adult film star told CNN 's New Day Monday that while she hasn't been...

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