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How Trump’s hush money trial verdict could affect the 2024 election

Washington DC, US Reuters Jurors hearing the first-ever criminal trial of a former US president could render their verdict in Donald Trump’s hush money case as soon as next week, with potentially big implications for the 2024 White House race. Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up […]

Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

Washington DC, US Reuters About half of US voters oppose putting immigrants in the country illegally into detention camps while awaiting deportation, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting Americans may be wary of harsher enforcement plans Donald Trump is considering. Some 54 per cent of registered voters opposed the use of detention camps while 36 […]

After prosecution rests, Trump lawyers ask judge to dismiss hush money trial

New York City, US Reuters Donald Trump’s lawyers asked the judge overseeing his criminal hush money trial on Monday to dismiss the case before it reaches the jury, arguing the testimony of star witness Michael Cohen was not credible given his criminal record and history of lying. Justice Juan Merchan did not immediately rule on […]

Trump’s lawyer accuses Michael Cohen of lying at hush money trial

New York, US Reuters Donald Trump’s lawyer on Thursday accused star witness Michael Cohen of lying at the former US President’s trial about a phone conversation he claimed to have had with Trump about a hush money payment to a porn star shortly before the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s lawyer Todd Blanche said the phone […]

Trump’s lawyers assail estranged fixer Michael Cohen’s credibility at hush money trial

New York, US Reuters Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen sustained a withering assault from the Republican presidential candidate’s legal team on Tuesday, as Trump’s defence lawyers sought to undermine Cohen’s testimony that Trump was intricately involved in a scheme to buy a porn star’s silence. In sometimes aggressive questioning, Trump attorney Todd Blanche confronted […]

Ex-fixer Michael Cohen testifies Trump signed off on hush money payment to porn star

New York City, US Reuters Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen told jurors on Monday that the Republican presidential candidate personally approved a hush money payment to bury a porn star’s story of a sexual encounter before it could derail his 2016 campaign. “Just do it,” Cohen said Trump told him, instructing him to figure […]

Trump documents trial start delayed indefinitely, judge orders

Reuters Donald Trump’s trial in Florida on charges of illegally keeping classified documents after leaving office has been indefinitely postponed, a judge decided on Tuesday, greatly reducing the odds he will face a jury in either of the two federal criminal cases against him before the 5th November US election. Trump, seeking to regain the […]

Judge warns Trump of potential jail time for violating gag order

New York, US Reuters The judge in Donald Trump’s criminal trial fined him $US1,000 and held him in contempt of court for a 10th time on Monday for violating a gag order and warned that further violations could land the former President in jail. Justice Juan Merchan said the nine $US1,000 fines he had imposed […]