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Jury Selection in Trump's First Criminal Trial Starts Today
A High-Stakes
Day Arrives
for Trump

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A High-Stakes Day Arrives for Trump

On Monday, he becomes the first former US president to face a criminal trial

(Newser) - An unprecedented moment will take place Monday in Manhattan, when jury selection begins for Donald Trump's trial in what will be the first-ever criminal trial for a former US president. A roundup of some of the points being made in coverage leading up to the historic proceedings in his...

Michael Cohen's Lawyer Involved in Strange Controversy

He allegedly cited fake court cases in a request to end Cohen's supervised release

(Newser) - Michael Cohen, the onetime fixer for then-President Trump who spent three years behind bars for his role in the hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, is currently on supervised release. Cohen's lawyer says court supervision of his client's case should end ... but in making his...

Judge Orders Trump to the Witness Stand

Former president was fined $10K for breaching gag order again

(Newser) - Donald Trump is attending his civil fraud trial in New York City voluntarily, but he still ended up being ordered to the witness stand on Wednesday—and was fined $10,000. Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to testify under oath about a remark he made to reporters about a person...

Cohen Testifies Against Trump in a 'Heck of a Reunion'

He says value of Trump's assets was 'reverse-engineered' to whatever number Trump said

(Newser) - Michael Cohen says his appearance at Donald Trump's civil business fraud trial in New York Tuesday was the first time he had seen his former boss in five years—and it was a "heck of a reunion." The former Trump lawyer and "fixer" is one of...

Trump Abruptly Drops $500M Lawsuit Against Michael Cohen

Former president had been due to sit for deposition Monday

(Newser) - Former President Trump has abruptly dropped a federal lawsuit he filed against Michael Cohen, his former "fixer," earlier this year. Trump had sought more than $500 million in damages from Cohen, claiming he had "spread falsehoods" about him. Trump had been ordered to sit for a deposition...

Trump's Ex-Fixer Is Fixing for a Seat in Congress

Michael Cohen is considering run in New York as a Dem, with possible primary against Jerry Nadler

(Newser) - Former Trump fixer , ex-attorney , and convicted felon Michael Cohen may soon be adding a new descriptor before his name: congressional candidate. "I am interested and there's a multitude of folks encouraging me to run," the 56-year-old told Semafor on Thursday, noting that he lives on Manhattan's...

Trump Organization Settles Cohen's Suit Over Legal Bills
Trump's Company, Cohen Settle

Trump's Company, Cohen Settle

Lawsuit over legal bills could have put former president's son on the stand

(Newser) - Donald Trump's company and his former longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen have settled a lawsuit over Cohen's claims that he was unfairly stuck with big legal bills after becoming entangled in investigations into the former president. Lawyers for the two sides disclosed the settlement during a video...

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...

Trump Sues Cohen for More Than $500M
Cohen Has a Response
to Trump's $500M Lawsuit

Cohen Has a Response to Trump's $500M Lawsuit

And that response is a GoFundMe campaign

(Newser) - Michael Cohen is looking for some help with legal expenses to fight a lawsuit from his former boss. Hours after former President Trump filed a lawsuit against the lawyer Wednesday, seeking more than $500 million in damages, Cohen shared a link to a GoFundMe campaign started on his behalf by...

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...

At 11th Hour, NYC Grand Jury to Hear From Trump Ally

Robert Costello appearing Monday in 'hush money' case

(Newser) - The New York grand jury that's considering the "hush money" case involving former President Trump will hear from one of Trump's allies Monday. Robert Costello, a formal legal adviser to longtime Trump Organization lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen who has also represented Rudy Giuliani and Steve...

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'...

Trump Kicks Off Weekend With Double Legal Win

Former 'Apprentice' contender drops defamation suit, judge dismisses Michael Cohen complaint

(Newser) - It was a good day on the legal front Friday for Donald Trump, who saw one lawsuit against him dropped and another one dismissed. CNN reports that Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who'd filed a defamation complaint in 2017 against Trump after he denied her sexual...

Michael Cohen Claims Retaliation, Sues US for $20M

Former lawyer for ex-president says Trump officials improperly sent him back to prison

(Newser) - Michael Cohen was allowed to leave prison in May 2020 so he could serve the rest of his sentence at home. But while the terms were being worked out, he was sent back to prison, reportedly after refusing to agree to the furlough's conditions. The real reasons, he says,...

Stormy Daniels: Trump Was 'Worst 90 Seconds of My Life'

Michael Cohen interviews ex-president's alleged ex-mistress on his podcast

(Newser) - When he was Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen was hellbent on silencing Stormy Daniels , even arranging a hush-money payment to the adult film star that landed him in federal prison . Now, Cohen is literally broadcasting Daniels' story—he interviews her in the latest episode of his podcast, Mea Culpa...

Michael Cohen Apparently Made Interesting Pals in Jail

He speaks of Tony Meatballs and Big Minty in interview

(Newser) - Former "fixer" Michael Cohen went on MSNBC Monday night and had serious things to say about President Trump's recent spate of pardons . But people appear to be more interested in Cohen's passing comment about two of his former fellow inmates—"Tony Meatballs" and "Big Minty....

Cohen: Trump Will Just Stay in Mar-a-Lago After Christmas

He says there's no way president could bring himself to attend Biden inauguration

(Newser) - President Trump's Christmas vacation could be a long one, according to his former lawyer. Michael Cohen predicts that the president will go to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the holidays and not return to the White House afterward, the Hill reports. "After Christmas, he usually comes back...

Cohen: Falwell Endorsed Trump After Topless Photo 'Favor'

Falwell says there was 'no quid pro quo'

(Newser) - Michael Cohen did indeed suppress racy photos of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s wife before getting the evangelical leader to endorse President Trump in 2016, according to Cohen's new book, out Wednesday. In Disloyal: The Memoir, Trump's former fixer says he helped "kill" the photos of a...

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