Category: Trump hush money trial

Former federal prosecutor says Trump could be jailed if convicted for falsifying business records

Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissman said Tuesday that former President Trump could face a jail sentence if he is convicted of falsifying business records in his New York hush money trial, which starts later this month. Trump is facing 34 felony counts over claims that he falsified business records in attempts to cover up hush money payments made to hide an alleged affair with adult…

Federal judge blasts Trump’s attacks on judges, warns against tyranny

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton is criticizing former President Trump’s attacks on the judges involved in his criminal cases, most recently his hush money trial, warning that undermining an independent judiciary risks sliding the country toward tyranny. Walton joined CNN’s Kaitlan Colins to discuss Trump’s aggressive remarks about the families of his perceived foes in his various legal battles. Trump’s latest target is the daughter…

Trump rips hush money gag order as ‘illegal, un-American, unconstitutional’

Former President Trump went after the judge in his New York hush money trial on Wednesday after he placed a gag order on the former president, limiting what he can say publicly about the case.  Trump called the order, the third of its kind in his multiple legal cases, “illegal, un-American,” and “unconstitutional,” and characterized Judge Juan Merchan himself as politically biased. “This Judge, by…