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Donald Trump meets New Yorkers earlier than resuming hush cash trial

Donald Trump made a shock marketing campaign cease at a development web site in New York early on Thursday morning en path to day seven of his hush cash trial, the place additional testimony is anticipated from a former tabloid mogul who detailed the “catch-and-kill” scheme central to the case.

Former National Enquirer writer David Pecker testified on Tuesday about his settlement with Mr Trump and former lawyer Michael Cohen to “kill” tales concerning the defendant’s alleged affairs.

New York Justice Juan Merchan may additionally rule as we speak on whether or not Mr Trump ought to be held in contempt and fined $10,000 for allegedly violating a trial gag order by posting about witnesses and jurors on Truth Social.

Elsewhere, 11 native Republicans and a number of other key Trump allies have been indicted in Arizona for allegedly becoming a member of a failed “fake elector” plot in the course of the aftermath of the 2020 election to falsely certify Mr Trump’s victory within the state.

And, in Washington DC, attorneys for the previous president will as we speak ship oral arguments in entrance of the US Supreme Court in assist of his “presidential immunity” defence towards prosecution in what guarantees to be a landmark listening to.

Alex Woodward is offering dwell updates from the courthouse in Manhattan.


Trump claims to be planning rally at Madison Square Garden

On his method into court docket this morning, Donald Trump claimed his marketing campaign is planning a rally at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

With his actions past the 5 boroughs restricted by his busy court docket schedule, it isn’t surprising that we’ll see extra quick-stop marketing campaign occasions comparable to this morning’s development web site go to and final week’s bodega run however an precise rally in the midst of Manhattan can be taking issues to a different degree — it’s additionally one thing that hasn’t carried out earlier than…

The former president additionally reiterated his argument about presidential immunity because the Supreme Court is ready to listen to oral arguments on the subject at 10am.

Oliver O’Connell25 April 2024 14:38


Follow The Independent’s Supreme Court liveblog for Trump’s ‘presidential immunity’ listening to

To keep away from confusion, we’ve determined to separate up our protection of the 2 main Trump occasions of the day.

Stick with us proper right here if you need all the newest information on his hush cash trial because it resumes this morning in New York.

But, if you’re extra involved with the US Supreme Court’s listening to on his immunity defence, you may get all the newest updates from DC by way of the weblog under.

Having mentioned that, why select? Your browser can deal with two tabs proper?

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 14:30


Watch: Trump gloats over decrease than anticipated financial development on method into court docket

Oliver O’Connell25 April 2024 14:28


In photos: Trump greets supporters at New York development web site

Donald Trump made a marketing campaign cease at a development web site in Midtown Manhattan early this morning (Getty Images)
The former president rolled as much as a gathering of supporters and development staff exterior the positioning of the brand new headquarters for JP Morgan Chase on E forty eighth St and Park Avenue, about 10 blocks from Trump Tower (AP)

Oliver O’Connell25 April 2024 14:22


Fox News host compares Trump to King Kong: ‘He’s going to bust out of his cage’

Jesse Watters compares Trump to King Kong

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 14:15


How leaders internationally are making ready for the return of Trump

Germany is waging a attraction offensive contained in the Republican Party. Japan is lining up its personal Trump whisperer. Mexican authorities officers are speaking to Camp Trump. And Australia is busy making legal guidelines to assist Trump-proof its US defence ties.

Everywhere, US allies are taking steps to defend or advance their pursuits within the occasion former president Donald Trump returns to energy in November elections, a good probability primarily based on current opinion polls in swing states.

They need to keep away from the chilly slap that Trump’s “America First” insurance policies dealt them final time round, which included commerce wars, a shakeup of safety alliances, an immigration crackdown and the withdrawal from a world local weather accord.

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 14:00


Stormy Daniels responds to claims she wore a ‘mushroom dress’ to Trump’s trial

Sadly this isn’t true as Daniels is but to look at Manhattan Criminal Court, though David Pecker is prone to talk about her story on the witness stand as we speak.

Here’s Ellie Abraham of Indy100 with extra.

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 13:45


How Supreme Court delays gave Trump what he desires

Trump’s authorized technique largely boils all the way down to delaying, by any means vital, the rising pile of prison and civil threats towards him in courtrooms throughout the nation.

Supreme Court justices have already delivered him a key victory on that rating.

The months of debate and delays in his “immunity” case – culminating within the court docket sluggish strolling one of the crucial necessary assessments of presidential energy in American historical past – have all however ensured that voters won’t see a verdict in a trial to find out if he unlawfully conspired to overturn an election earlier than they solid their ballots within the subsequent one.

“The substance of this case is nothing less than a fork in the road on whether we will continue to have democracy, a constitutional republic, with checks and balances that have characterised the presidency,” in keeping with Norm Eisen, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution who served as co-counsel for the House Judiciary Committee throughout Trump’s first impeachment.

“Or whether we will embark on the road to autocracy.”

Here’s extra from Alex Woodward.

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 13:30


Live: Donald Trump’s hush cash trial continues in New York

Here’s our newest livestream from Manhattan as day seven will get underway.

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 13:15


New York hush cash trial: Read Cohen’s invitation to Pecker to attend Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign launch

Trump’s then-attorney Michael Cohen invited then-National Enquirer writer David Pecker to Trump Tower on 16 June 2015, when he descended the golden escalators to launch his presidential marketing campaign.

Jurors had been proven the e-mail from Cohen to Pecker throughout Pecker’s testimony on Tuesday.

“No one deserves to be there more than you,” Cohen wrote within the electronic mail on 2 June 2015.

Pecker replied 25 minutes later: “Thank you very much for thinking of me and I will be there.”

Two months after that occasion, Pecker would return to Trump Tower to give you a secret “catch-and-kill” scheme to pay folks off and bury politically damning tales about Trump whereas selling tales that may assist his election possibilities.

An electronic mail from Michael Cohen to then-National Enquirer writer David Pecker invited him to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign kickoff at Trump Tower. (Manhattan District Attorney’s Office)

Joe Sommerlad25 April 2024 13:00