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Trump in Florida for son Barron’s commencement after choose permits transient pause in trial

Donald Trump is in Florida at present for the highschool commencement of his teenage son Barron Trump earlier than later jetting out for a Republican fundraising dinner in St Paul, Minnesota.

The GOP presidential candidate’s hush cash trial wrapped up for the week on Thursday after a day of heated cross-examination by which key witness Michael Cohen was grilled by protection legal professional Todd Blanche.

The former “fixer” for the defendant spent all the day on the stand in Judge Juan Merchan’s Manhattan courtroom, with a lot of the questioning revolving round earlier events by which he had lied below oath.

Mr Blanche zeroed in on whether or not Cohen, who obtained tens of 1000’s of cellphone calls per 12 months, might particularly bear in mind what was mentioned in a 90-second name in 2016.

The witness remained calm and steadfast throughout his testimony, strolling the jury by the technique allegedly employed by Mr Trump’s inside circle to delay making the $130,000 cost to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to purchase her silence concerning the sexual encounter she claims he had with the politician in July 2006.

Judge Merchan has now requested each side to arrange for closing arguments on Tuesday.

Alex Woodward is masking the trial from Manhattan Criminal Court.


London mayor says Trump is racist, sexist and homophobic and ought to be ‘called out’

Sadiq Khan has labelled the Republican presidential candidate racist, sexist and homophobic – and warned that the Labour Party, broadly anticipated to win the subsequent UK common election, should do extra to “call him out”.

With Trump difficult for the presidency as soon as once more, Labour’s shadow international secretary David Lammy urged throughout a bridge-building journey with Republicans in Washington DC final week that their presidential candidate within the upcoming elections was “often misunderstood” on European coverage.

But talking after being re-elected for a 3rd time period as London’s mayor, Khan insisted Trump was removed from misunderstood.

Andy Gregory reviews on what he needed to say.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 12:00


Boebert says sleeping Trump appears ‘pretty’

Well, I’ll say this for the Colorado congresswoman – it is a new one.

“I think he’s praying, but if he is sleeping, [he] certainly looks pretty as he sleeps,” Boebert stated yesterday, completely extremely.

“His mouth is kind of tight-lipped, so maybe it’s just a sombre moment of thought.”

Lauren Boebert says sleeping Donald Trump appears ‘pretty’

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 10:00


Stephen Colbert takes dig at Trump over notorious inauguration picture

The late-night host has poked enjoyable on the comparatively sparse crowds at Trump’s inauguration in 2017 after Michael Cohen revealed on the former president’s hush cash trial that he had a tough time getting tickets for the occasion.

Here’s Amelia Neath’s report.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 08:00


America runs on Rudy? Bankrupt Giuliani pivots to espresso salesman

After being New York City’s mayor, Trump’s lawyer and a prison defendant, Rudy Giuliani is now making an attempt his hand at being a espresso salesman as he grapples with chapter and debt of $148m.

As proceedings in his chapter case rumbled on this week, Giuliani launched “Rudy Coffee”, providing three kinds of espresso beans.

The first 100 luggage are signed by the previous mayor, the merchandise’ web site claims, and can start delivery in June.

Gustaf Kilander filed this report as The Independent’s New York workplace awaited supply of a bundle to current you with a style check.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 06:00


New York hush cash trial: Professional ‘line sitters’ charging a whole bunch for entry to Trump’s proceedings

Some New Yorkers are making a whole bunch of {dollars} a day by holding areas within the queue for Trump’s hush cash trial.

“The press has been hiring us for this court case. That’s $50 per hour,” says Robert Samuel, proprietor of Same Ole Line Dudes.

For members of the general public, his group of greater than 25 “line sitters” cost $25 per hour.

“We have sleeping bags and tents and tarps,” Samuel defined on a moist and wet morning in Lower Manhattan yesterday.

You can watch our interview with him beneath.

Professional ‘line sitters’ cost a whole bunch for entry to Trump trial

Professional ‘line sitters’ are making a whole bunch of {dollars} from holding areas within the queue for Donald Trump’s hush cash trial.” The press has been hiring us for this court docket case. That’s $50 per hour” Owner of Same Ole Line Dudes, Robert Samuel, instructed The Independent. For members of the general public his group of greater than 25 line sitters cost $25 per hour.”We have sleeping luggage and tents and tarps” Mr Samuel stated on a moist and wet morning in Lower Manhattan.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 04:00


New York hush cash trial: The finest sketches from Trump’s 5 weeks in court docket

With no cameras permitted inside Manhattan Criminal Court, it has been left as much as the courtroom sketch artists to provide life to the proceedings, with the drawings of execs Jane Rosenberg, Elizabeth Williams and Christine Cornell capturing the important thing moments and serving to for example the numerous twists and turns.

Here’s a have a look at a few of their finest work.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 03:00


Trump’s dinner with oil executives sparks inquiry by House Democrats

House Democrats are investigating Trump’s alleged promise that he’ll undo sure all-important local weather insurance policies to please the fossil gas sector if its denizens conform to bankroll his return to the White House.

Here’s Stuti Mishra’s report.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 02:00


Tim Scott enlists Kellyanne Conway to spice up possibilities of turning into Trump’s veep

Former 2024 Republican candidate and South Carolina senator Tim Scott is lobbying exhausting amongst Trump’s inside circle within the hope of turning into his choose for vice chairman.

Scott is leaning on Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign supervisor, as he pushes himself because the best choice, The Daily Beast reported on Thursday.

His personal lobbying effort is coupled with a really public one – Scott has hit cable information and declared in latest days that he would do “whatever it takes” for the person who labored to overturn the 2020 election and is going through 88 felony counts.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 01:00


Kamala Harris agrees to debate with Trump’s working mate

The US vice chairman has agreed to participate in a veep debate with Trump’s so-far-unnamed working mate only a day after the Republican candidate and President Joe Biden agreed to 2 showdowns.

The Biden-Harris marketing campaign stated on Thursday that it had accepted an invite from CBS News to participate in a VP debate both on 23 July or 13 August.

Gustaf Kilander has the story.

Joe Sommerlad18 May 2024 00:00


‘Stand back and stand by’: Matt Gaetz invokes Trump’s notorious name to Proud Boys at trial

MAGA Republican Matt Gaetz invoked Trump’s infamous – and broadly condemned – name to the far-right group the Proud Boys as he confirmed up in court docket in Manhattan to help the previous president at his hush cash trial.

“Standing back and standing by, Mr President,” Gaetz wrote on X, together with a picture of himself on the courthouse.

The phrase echoed Trump’s notorious feedback on stage at one of many 2020 presidential debates towards now-president Joe Biden.

Other fringe GOP goons current at court docket yesterday together with representatives Lauren Boebert (who was booed and heckled with cries of “Beetlejuice!”), Andy Biggs, Anna Paulina Luna, Mike Waltz and Eli Crane.

Joe Sommerlad17 May 2024 23:00