Category: trump-trial

Turley says it would be ‘absurd’ to send ‘elderly, first offender’ Trump to jail

Legal expert Jonathan Turley said Monday that it would be “absurd” if former President Trump were sentenced to jail for his conviction on felony charges, predicting that he would instead get off with a lighter punishment. Trump was convicted early this month of 34 counts of falsifying business documents in a case where prosecutors argued he illegally covered up hush money payments made to hide…

Trump says trial, conviction ‘very hard’ on wife Melania

Former President Trump said Sunday that his weeks-long criminal hush money trial in New York City and conviction Thursday have been “very hard” on his wife, Melania, amid testimony recounting his alleged infidelity. Trump was convicted Thursday of 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents, the first time a former president was ever convicted of a crime. He has appealed the ruling. The charges were…

Trump doesn’t have same ‘juice’: Former Democratic rep

Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) argued Monday that former President Trump’s legal trials are taking a toll on him, arguing that he doesn’t have the “juice” that he had in previous years. “It’s really clear that the trial is taking its toll on Donald Trump, and I think his ability to juggle between what he’s doing in the courtroom in Manhattan versus what he needs…

All the GOP politicians who’ve flocked to Trump’s Manhattan trial to support him

Trump’s visitors have included House Speaker Mike Johnson, the most powerful GOP lawmaker in the United States. Michael M. Santiago/AFP via Getty Images A long list of prominent GOP politicians have flocked to Trump’s ongoing trial in Manhattan. They include the speaker of the House, one governor, and several senators and House members. It’s an effort to show loyalty — and for some, boost their…

Donald Trump’s allies are doing his dirty work while tiptoeing around his gag order

Pool/Getty, Tyler Le/BI Donald Trump was warned not to go after prosecutors or witnesses again. Now, his allies are doing it. Outside his hush-money trial, surrogates have gone on the attack, toeing the line of a gag order. Donald Trump has been testing the limits of his gag order in his hush-money trial — with 10 violations culminating in a warning from the judge that…

Rick Scott doubles down on attacks against Judge Merchan’s daughter

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) stuck by his attacks against the daughter of the judge overseeing former President Trump’s criminal case on Sunday, claiming she is a “political operative.” Scott was in New York City on Thursday to support Trump in his criminal case, where he faces over 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to attempts to cover up a past affair before the…

David Pecker was ‘swatted’ the day he testified in Trump trial: Report

The former magazine publisher at the center of former President Trump’s criminal hush money trial was “swatted” on the day he testified in the case, Reuters reported Monday. An unidentified person claimed in an April 25 email that they had tied up their wife in the basement of their home and killed a person, giving the address of former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker in…

Donald Trump posts $175 million appeal bond he owes in NY civil fraud case

Former President Donald Trump Scott Eisen/Getty Images Donald Trump has posted a $175 million bond following an appeal court’s decision in his New York civil fraud case. In total, Trump and three top Trump Organization execs owe New York nearly half a billion dollars. But they’ll only have to pay the full amount if they lose their appeal.  Donald Trump on Monday posted a $175…

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…