Category: Hush money case

Trump’s hush-money judge alerted lawyers about a Facebook comment claiming Trump would be convicted 24 hours before it happened. The...

A person claiming to be a “professional” troll posted on an official court Facebook page claiming that their cousin, a juror in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, predicted his conviction before it occurred. SAUL LOEB via Getty Images A self-described “professional” troll posted that their cousin, a juror in Trump’s hush money trial, predicted his conviction. The Facebook post became the subject of a letter from…

1 in 5 Republicans thinks Trump is guilty: New poll

Nearly 1 in 5 Republicans in three key battleground states say they think former President Trump is guilty in the New York hush money criminal case that ended in a felony conviction last week, according to a poll released Tuesday. Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up a scheme to hide potentially damaging information about him…

Trump urges Supreme Court to act before his sentencing

Former President Trump on Sunday called on the Supreme Court to act ahead of his July sentencing after he was found guilty on 34 felony counts in his New York City hush money trial. Trump, in a post on Truth Social, complained that his sentencing in the New York case is scheduled for days before the start of Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., where…

Trump says he’s ‘OK’ with jail time, house arrest after hush money conviction

Former President Trump said he would be “ok” with being sentenced to either house arrest or jail time after he was convicted last week on 34 felony counts in New York. When asked on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” how he deals with the prospect of being sentenced to house arrest or jail, Trump said, “I’m OK with it.” “I’m not sure the public would…

Central Park Five exoneree calls Trump verdict ‘karma’

“Central Park Five” exoneree Raymond Santana called former President Trump’s verdict in his hush-money case “karma.”  “For me, it was about karma,” Santana said during his Saturday appearance on CNN with anchor Victor Blackwell, highlighted by Mediaite. “It was the example of, this is what happens when rich billionaires who stand on white privilege now have to answer, right?” “So it becomes a surreal moment….

Swing-district Republicans in New York decried Trump’s conviction. It could cost them politically.

Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, former President Donald Trump, and Rep. Marc Molinaro. AP Photo/Alex Brandon; Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool; AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Key Republicans in NY swing districts are standing behind Trump after his hush-money conviction. The lawmakers have parroted Trump’s argument that the conviction undermines the judicial system. But that support could hurt them politically among suburban moderates and independents. For GOP…

Scaramucci: Trump preparing himself mentally for guilty plea

Former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said that former President Trump is preparing himself mentally for a guilty plea in his New York hush-money case.  In reaction on Wednesday to Trump fuming outside the courtroom that “Mother Teresa could not beat these charges, these charges are rigged, the whole thing is rigged,” Scaramucci said the former president is bracing his supporters and himself…

George Conway predicts Trump won’t be unanimously acquitted in hush money trial

Conservative pundit George Conway predicted former President Trump will not be unanimously acquitted in the Manhattan hush money trial. Conway told MSNBC’s Katie Phang on Saturday that testimony over the past few weeks showed that Trump is “neck-deep” in the case, where he faces 34 counts of falsifying business records. Conway added that it is “going to be hard for the jury not to conclude…

Donald Trump says he wasn’t sleeping in court but simply closing his ‘beautiful blue eyes’ so that he could ‘listen...

Former President Donald Trump. Mark Peterson/Pool via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump says he didn’t fall asleep during his hush-money trial in Manhattan. Trump says he closes his “beautiful blue eyes, sometimes” so that he can “listen intensely.”  The trial, which began on April 15, is expected to take about six weeks. Former President Donald Trump says he didn’t fall asleep during his hush-money trial. Multiple…

Cohen suggests Trump attacking judges to ‘fuel up his supporters’

Michael Cohen, the ex-personal lawyer of former President Trump, suggested Trump attacks those involved in his criminal cases in order to “fuel up his supporters” to do the same. “His goal is to fuel up his supporters … for the sole purpose of getting them to act no differently and as stupidly as they did on Jan. 6,” Cohen said Friday in an appearance on…