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FILE - This Sept. 23, 2020, file photo shows President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. Donald Trump's niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday, Sept, 24, 2020, alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

Sep. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. Mary L. Trump sought unspecified...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

Attorney General William Barr speaks during a press conference about Operation Legend at the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Chicago. Barr said the operation was

Justice Dept. push into Trump case could prompt dismissal

Sep. 9, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended the Justice Department's move to intervene in a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, even as experts were skeptical of the federal government's effort to protect the president in a seemingly private dispute. The Justice...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, photo, E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit brought by Carroll, who accused the president of raping her in a New York luxury department store in the mid-1990s. Federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, to allow a legal move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. She says the president's comments, including that she was “totally lying” to sell a memoir, besmirched her character and harmed her career when he denied the rape allegations in 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

DOJ asks to defend Trump in rape accuser's defamation suit

Sep. 8, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. After...

FILE - In this photo from Wednesday, March 4, 2020, E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York. A New York judge has knocked down President Donald Trump’s bid to delay a lawsuit from Carroll, who accused him of rape. Manhattan judge Verna Saunders says in a decision released Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 that the presidency doesn’t shield Trump in the case.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Judge nixes Trump bid to delay suit from woman alleging rape

Aug. 6, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge knocked down President Donald Trump's bid to delay a lawsuit from a woman who accused him of rape, ruling in a decision released Thursday that the presidency doesn't shield him from the case. Pointing to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the president isn't immune...