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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

Nov. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns. Judge Carl Nichols handed down a 19-page ruling, finding the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., does not have jurisdiction to...

Trump attorneys file notice of porn actress settlement

Nov. 6, 2019 7:37 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump have notified the court overseeing a settlement between Ohio's capital city and porn actress Stormy Daniels of money owed to him by Daniels. A federal judge last year said Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, must pay Trump nearly...

California justices skeptical of requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 6, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a state law requiring President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state's primary election next year. The justices wondered in a rapid-fire hour of questioning if the...

Trump and women: A look at lawsuits he has faced in office

Nov. 5, 2019 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the White House, President Donald Trump has fought several lawsuits from women who say they had sexual interactions with him before he took office. The latest case was filed just this week. Trump denies the women's claims of both unwanted and consensual encounters, sometimes followed...

Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

Nov. 4, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, leaving the last word to the Supreme Court The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upholds a lower court decision in...

Cohen partner gets probation in tax fraud case

Oct. 30, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A past associate of President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to probation Wednesday for engaging in tax fraud. Evgeny Freidman, 48, who was dubbed the Taxi King of New York for managing cab fleets for investors including Cohen, was sentenced in...

Federal judges seem skeptical of Trump arguments in tax case

Oct. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three judges on a federal appeals panel appeared inclined Wednesday to reject arguments that President Donald Trump's tax returns can't be given to a New York grand jury because he is immune from state criminal law — even if he were to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. Chief Judge...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge...

April trial date set for Avenatti in Stormy Daniels' case

Oct. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge set an April 21 trial date for California attorney Michael Avenatti at a hearing on Tuesday where his lawyer accused prosecutors of railroading him with charges that he ripped off his star client, Stormy Daniels. Defense attorney Dean Steward told U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts...

Judge says New York prosecutors can see Trump's tax returns

Oct. 7, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With President Donald Trump under siege on Capitol Hill, a federal judge dealt him a setback on another front Monday and ruled that New York City prosecutors can see his tax returns for an investigation into matters including the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a...