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Donald Trump calls New York fraud trial ‘terrible witch hunt’

Donald Trump has been ordered to The New York Times virtually $400,000 in authorized prices over a failed lawsuit he introduced in opposition to the paper, three of its journalists, and his niece, Mary Trump.

The former president alleged a breach of confidentiality relating to his tax information however the case was dismissed final yr.

Meanwhile, E Jean Carroll’s lawyer has warned Judge Lewis Kaplan that Mr Trump desires to “sow chaos” and create a “circus” at subsequent week’s defamation trial, which he plans to attend.

Roberta Kaplan cited the previous president’s five-minute courtroom tirade on Thursday at his civil trial for fraud as proof.

Mr Trump’s attorneys offered closing arguments on the New York State Supreme Court calling the case in opposition to him and the Trump Organization a “manufactured claim” to pursue “a political agenda”.

Justice Arthur Engoron then permitted the previous president to talk briefly on the shut of the defence arguments, however to not make fuller remarks, having not agreed to guidelines about sticking to the details of the case and never launching right into a marketing campaign speech.

The former president later launched a recent assault on the decide on Truth Social concerning the “witch hunt” in opposition to him.


Full story: Trump should pay practically $400,000 to The New York Times

The former president’s lawsuit in opposition to the newspaper and its reporters in addition to his niece Mary Trump accused them of an “insidious plot” fuelled by a “personal vendetta” to improperly receive tax information for a collection of tales printed in 2018.

Last yr, New York County Supreme Court Judge Robert R Reed dismissed the case in opposition to the newspaper, discovering that the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation was clearly protected by the First Amendment.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 22:33


Don Jr schooled on-line over obvious gaffe about US financial system

“I can’t think of a single metric where anyone is better off now than they were three years ago… even with Covid,” Mr Trump Jr mentioned in Iowa on Thursday.

Gustaf Kilander takes a have a look at the opposite numbers…

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 22:15


ICYMI: Trump speaks out in court docket in opposition to fraud trial decide throughout closing arguments

Donald Trump slammed the months-long fraud case in opposition to him and the lawyer basic suing him in a speedy, breathless assertion from the defence desk inside a Manhattan courtroom the place his attorneys delivered closing arguments within the case.

The decide presiding over the civil case in New York County Supreme Court had beforehand denied the previous president from personally addressing the court docket, after his legal professionals did not comply with restrict his remarks to the case itself with out lashing out and utilizing the second for a marketing campaign stunt.

Judge Arthur Engoron gave him one other likelihood on Thursday, if he might promise to stay to related details of the case.

Alex Woodward filed this report from the courthouse:

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 21:45


E Jean Carroll: The author and TV host who took on Donald Trump

Bevan Hurley stories on how, for many years, E Jean Carroll wrote columns advising ladies by no means to construction their lives round males. Then a rape allegation in opposition to the world’s strongest man upended hers.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 21:30


Lawyers warn Trump desires to ‘sow chaos’ forward of E Jean Carroll court docket showdown

“If Mr Trump appears at this trial, whether as a witness or otherwise, his recent statements and behavior strongly suggest that he will seek to sow chaos,” Roberta Kaplan, an lawyer for Ms Carroll mentioned in a submitting on Friday.

Citing Mr Trump’s tangent from closing arguments in his civil fraud trial, Ms Kaplan advised Judge Lewis Kaplan that ought to Mr Trump be given time to talk freely he may converse on “inadmissible, prejudicial or otherwise improper information”.

The case, which is about to start on Tuesday, is to find out how a lot Mr Trump owes Ms Carroll in damages.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 21:15


Judge orders Trump to pay New York Times authorized charges for failed lawsuit

Donald Trump has suffered one other authorized setback having been ordered by a decide to pay The New York Times a complete of $392,638 in authorized charges on account of failed authorized motion by the previous president.

Back in 2021, Mr Trump sued his niece, Mary Trump, the Times, and three of its reporters, over an alleged breach of a confidentiality settlement relating to his tax information.

He alleged that the reporters have been “motivated by a personal vendetta” once they took half in an “insidious plot” to pay money for his private tax filings.

The case was dismissed by New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed in 2023, permitting for the Times to claw again authorized prices from the plaintiff.

Justice Reed wrote in his choice, made public on Friday: “Considering the complexity of the issues presented in this action, the number of causes of action, the experience, ability and reputation of defendants’ attorneys, the considerable amount in dispute, and the attorneys’ success in dismissing the complaint against their defendants … the court finds that $392,638.69 is a reasonable value for the legal services rendered.”

A spokesperson for the Times advised The Independent: “Today’s decision shows that the state’s newly amended anti-SLAPP statute can be a powerful force for protecting press freedom. The court has sent a message to those who want to misuse the judicial system to try to silence journalists.”

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 21:01


Iowa Governor used a burner account to trash Trump

Iowa Republican Gov Kim Reynolds has been utilizing an X account — unassociated along with her official place — to roast former president Donald Trump.

The New York Times first reported the existence of the burner account, which has since been taken down. The Independent has reached out to Ms Reynolds’ workplace.

Kelly Rissman12 January 2024 20:45


Trump endorses thought he ought to have the ability to assassinate opponents

Mr Saur mentioned that prosecution would solely be allowed following impeachment and a conviction by the Senate.

He was then pressed by Judge Florence Pan, who mentioned: “I asked you a yes or no question. Could a president who ordered SEAL Team 6 to assassinate a political rival … would he be subject to criminal prosecution?”

“Qualified yes – if he is impeached and convicted first,” replied Mr Saur.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 20:15


NY fraud trial: Trump’s post-hearing rant results in prolonged CNN truth examine

An indignant Mr Trump lashed out on the months-long fraud case in opposition to him, at which New York state prosecutors are in search of greater than $370m in damages and for him to be banned from proudly owning property within the state.

Mr Trump clashed with decide Arthur Engoron, who at one level requested the previous president’s lawyer to “please control” his shopper as he claimed he did nothing mistaken and painted himself because the sufferer of political persecution who must be owed cash for the litigation in opposition to him.

After airing footage of Mr Trump talking, CNN anchor Brianna Keilar and co-host Boris Sanchez dug into the main points of his conspiracy-laden speech level by level.

Shweta Sharma has the main points:

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 19:45


How do Trump’s trial dates and the Republican primaries intertwine or overlap?

In a typical presidential election yr, candidates will spend the 11 months main as much as Election Day shaking fingers and kissing infants at rallies because the primaries unfold.

Instead, the ex-president will likely be compelled to juggle his marketing campaign for the White House whereas additionally defending himself in federal and state courts in 4 totally different trials which can be at the moment set to happen between January and May.

Kicking off with E Jean Carroll’s damages trial on the identical day because the Iowa Caucus to his federal categorized paperwork trial one month earlier than the GOP conference, Mr Trump’s jam-packed schedule seemingly leaves little time for him to socialize exterior of a courtroom.

How Mr Trump will handle his marketing campaign whereas convincing voters he’s harmless of all of it – together with alleged efforts to overturn earlier elections in his favour – stays to be seen.

Ariana Baio12 January 2024 19:30