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How a hush money scandal tied to a porn star led to Trump’s first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the kind of tawdry tale that Donald Trump might have relished before politics: a porn actor claiming they had had sex. But on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Trump feared the story, which he says is false, would cost him votes. So, prosecutors say,...

Judge declines to delay Trump’s NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Apr. 12, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case. It's the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as...

Trump will be first ex-president on criminal trial. Here's what to know about the hush money case

Apr. 12, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump will make history as the first former president to stand trial on criminal charges when his hush money case opens Monday with jury selection. The case will force the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to juggle campaigning with sitting in a...

Trump tests limits of gag order with post insulting 2 likely witnesses in criminal trial

Apr. 11, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after a New York judge expanded a gag order on Donald Trump to curtail "inflammatory” speech, the former president tested its limits by disparaging two key witnesses in his upcoming criminal hush money trial as liars. In a post on his Truth Social platform...

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says Trump's hush money criminal trial isn't about politics

Apr. 11, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When he was elected two years ago as Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg spoke candidly about his unease with the job’s political demands. A former law professor, he’s more comfortable untangling complex legal questions than swaggering up to a podium. ...

New York appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s third request to delay Monday's hush money trial

Apr. 10, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is now 0 for 3 in last-minute attempts to get a New York appeals court to delay his looming hush money criminal trial. An appeals court judge Wednesday swiftly rejected the latest salvo from the former president’s lawyers, who argued he should be on the campaign...

Former Trump executive Allen Weisselberg sentenced to 5 months in jail for lying

Apr. 10, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Weisselberg, a retired executive in Donald Trump’s real estate empire, was sentenced Wednesday to five months in jail for lying under oath during his testimony in the civil fraud lawsuit brought against the former president by New York’s attorney general. ...

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump's latest attempt to delay April 15 hush money criminal trial

Apr. 09, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court judge Tuesday rejected Donald Trump’s latest attempt to delay his hush money criminal trial, taking just 12 minutes to swat aside an argument that it should be postponed while the former president fights a gag order. Justice Cynthia...

New York appeals judge rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay his April 15 hush money trial

Apr. 08, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court judge on Monday rejected Donald Trump's bid to delay his April 15 hush money criminal trial while he mounts a last-minute fight to move the case out of Manhattan, foiling the former president’s latest attempt to put off the historic trial. ...

Donald Trump is demanding a new judge just days before the start of his hush-money criminal trial

Apr. 06, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is demanding a new judge just days before his hush-money criminal trial is set to begin, rehashing longstanding grievances with the current judge in a long-shot, eleventh-hour bid to disrupt and delay the case. Trump's lawyers —...