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Trump's Fate Moves to the Jury's Hands

Things kick off at 10am Wednesday

(Newser) - Donald Trump's fate is now in the jury's hands. After a Tuesday packed with closing arguments that went into the evening hours, 12 jurors will on Wednesday be able to discuss the case amongst themselves for the first time. They'll deliberate whether to convict the former president...

Trump Attorney Makes His Case in Closing Argument

Todd Blanche assails the credibility of Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Closing arguments began Tuesday in Donald Trump's hush-money trial , and Trump attorney Todd Blanche took direct aim at the prosecution's star witness—Michael Cohen. "He's literally like an MVP of liars," Blanche said of him. "He lies constantly." Referring to the infamous $130,...

Judge to Defense Witness: 'Are You Staring Me Down?'

Prosecution rested its case Monday

(Newser) - The prosecution rested its case against Donald Trump on Monday after four days of testimony from Michael Cohen, and the defense began calling its witnesses. Earlier Monday, Cohen admitted that he had stolen money from the Trump Organization.
  • After Trump attorney Todd Blanche finished his cross-examination of Trump's former

Michael Cohen: Yes, I Stole From Trump Organization

Defense wraps up its cross-examination

(Newser) - Michael Cohen returned to the stand on Monday in Donald Trump's hush-money trial , with the defense continuing their line of attack on his credibility. One of the more notable moments came when Trump attorney Todd Blanche got Cohen to admit that he stole from the Trump Organization, reports Politico...

Cohen Cross-Examination Had a 'Fiery Start'

Trump lawyer asked about social media insults

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Donald Trump's hush-money trial finished questioning of Michael Cohen Tuesday and a tense cross-examination began. The Hill reports that it got off to a "fiery start" when Trump lawyer Todd Blanche told Cohen that he had called him a "crying little s---" in a TikTok...

Cohen: Trump Said 'Women Are Going to Hate Me'
Cohen: Trump Said 'Women
Are Going to Hate Me'

Cohen: Trump Said 'Women Are Going to Hate Me'

He directly links Trump to Daniels payment

(Newser) - Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and "fixer," took the stand in the former president's hush-money trial on Monday and directly linked Trump to the $130,000 payment made to Stormy Daniels. Cohen testified that after the release of the Access Hollywood tape ahead of the...

As Cohen Testifies, Trump Plays It Close to the Vest

No eye contact between them as former fixer takes the stand

(Newser) - Michael Cohen began his much-anticipated testimony in Donald Trump's hush-money trial Monday, with prosecutors starting by leading him through his role as Trump's fixer and attorney. For example, he told the court he would do "whatever" Trump needed, and lie if necessary. "I did if it...

'It's About the Documents. It's Not About Michael'

Trump prosecutors expected to call their star witness today

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels may have been the most sensational witness , but Michael Cohen is expected to be the most important one when he takes the stand against Donald Trump. Prosecutors in Trump's hush-money trial are expected to call his former attorney and fixer on Monday as the trial speeds along....

Judge Tells Prosecutors to Muzzle Michael Cohen

Trump has complained that gag orders are unevenly applied

(Newser) - Among Donald Trump's repeated complaints about his trial is that the judge has told him to not talk about potential witnesses in his New York trial without putting constraints on a particular participant's remarks about the defendant. "There is no gag order to Michael Cohen," Trump...

Trump Says He's Willing to Go to Jail

'I'll give that sacrifice any day,' he says after hush-money trial ends for the day

(Newser) - After his trial finished for the day on Monday, Donald Trump said he was willing to go to jail over gag order violations. Earlier Monday, Judge Juan Merchan fined Trump $1,000 for another violation of the gag order and warned that while jail time is a "last resort,...

Judge Holds Trump in Contempt, Fines Him $9K

Merchan says former president could face jail next time

(Newser) - Donald Trump was held in contempt of court Tuesday and fined $9,000 for repeatedly violating a gag order that barred him from making public statements about witnesses, jurors, and some others connected to his New York hush money case. If he does it again, the judge warned, he could...

Pecker Airs 'Catch and Kill' Stories About Other Celebrities

Meanwhile, prosecutors accuse Trump of more violations of gag order

(Newser) - A lot of celebrity dirt was aired during day seven of Donald Trump's hush-money trial, only some of that being Trump's own. Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker testified Thursday that Trump was nervous about the publication holding boxes of materials related to "catch and kill" stories...

Before Trump's Trial Resumes, He Faces a Gag Order Hearing

Prosecutors want former president held accountable for going after witnesses, jurors

(Newser) - Donald Trump's hush money trial continues in New York on Tuesday, but before that kicks off at 11am ET, there's another proceeding the former president will have to contend with: the hearing held at 9:30am in which Judge Juan Merchan will determine if Trump should be held...

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...

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