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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 […]

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 […]

Judge fines Trump $US9,000, threatens jail for contempt in hush money trial

Reuters The judge overseeing Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial fined the former US President $US9,000 for contempt of court on Tuesday and said he would consider jailing him if he continued to violate a gag order. In a written order, Justice Juan Merchan said the fine may not be enough to serve as a […]

Dozens of potential jurors at Trump hush money trial dismissed for bias

New York, US Reuters The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money trial dismissed dozens of potential jurors on Monday who said they could not impartially decide whether the former US President is guilty or innocent of criminal charges. On the first day of the historic criminal trial, the first to involve a former president, Justice […]