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Donald Trump meets New Yorkers ahead of resumption of hush money trial

Donald Trump made an abrupt campaign stop at a construction site in New York City early Thursday on the seventh day of his hush money trial, where jurors heard further testimony from a former tabloid mogul who detailed a “catch and kill” scheme.

the former National Enquirer Publisher David Packer testified about an agreement with his “mentor” Mr Trump and former lawyer Michael Cohen to “kill” stories about the accused’s alleged affairs. Cross-examination by defense lawyer Emile Bove is expected to end on Friday.

Judge Juan Merchan has yet to rule on whether Mr. Trump should be held in contempt and fined $10,000 for allegedly violating a trial fraud order by posting about witnesses and jurors on Truth Social.

Elsewhere in Arizona, 11 local Republicans and several key Trump allies have been indicted in a failed “voter fraud” plot to keep Trump in office after the 2020 election.

And, in Washington, the former president’s lawyers presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court to support his defense of “presidential immunity” from prosecution in a landmark hearing.

Alex Woodward provides live updates from the Manhattan courthouse.

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Trump Claims Campus Protests Worse Than Deadly White Rally In Charlottesville

Donald Trump claimed that an anti-Semitic, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 was “peanuts” compared to current pro-Palestinian demonstrations on US college campuses.

“Joe Biden would consistently say he was running because of Charlottesville,” he wrote, referring to the 2020 election.

“Well, if that’s the case, he’s done a really terrible job because Charlottesville is like the peanut riots and anti-Israel protests that are happening all over our country right now.”

Greg Gracios has a story:

Oliver O’Connell26 April 2024 06:15

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Trump vows to defeat Biden in New York

Donald Trump vowed to defeat President Joe Biden in the 2024 election in New York when he made a surprise campaign stop at a Manhattan construction site early Thursday — a day when testimony resumes in his hush money trial and the US Supreme Court. Arguments in his “Presidential Immunity” case.

“We’re going to put on a show for New York,” Trump told reporters at the event.

Martha McHardy has a story:

Oliver O’Connell26 April 2024 04:15

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Trump meets New Yorkers ahead of resumption of hush money trial

Donald Trump met with New Yorkers on Thursday, April 25, ahead of the resumption of his criminal shutdown money trial. The former president is accused of falsifying business records documenting a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to hush up an affair she said she had with Trump in 2006. Ms. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. The trial is the first of a past or present US president and carries political risks for Trump as he prepares for a November rematch with Joe Biden.

Oliver O’Connell26 April 2024 03:15

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Supreme Court justices appear poised to offer Trump some immunity

Ariana Baio A report on today’s oral arguments in the Supreme Court:

Oliver O’Connell26 April 2024 02:15

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The National Enquirer was an American tabloid for many years. Donald Trump helped change that

Catch and kill. Journalism of checks. Secret deals. Friends help friends.

Even by the National Enquirer’s standards, former publisher David Packer’s testimony this week at Donald Trump’s money trial exposed a staggering level of corruption at America’s most famous tabloid, and it may one day be considered literally dead.

“He just has zero credibility,” said Lachlan Cartwright, the Enquirer’s executive editor from 2014 to 2017. “Whatever credibility there may have been has been completely damaged by what happened in court this week.”

On Thursday, Packer returned to the witness stand to say more about the deal he made to boost Trump’s 2016 presidential bid, knock down his rivals and silence any revelations that might hurt him.

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WATCH: Trump’s former White House lawyer says the former president should be sharp when speaking to the press

Oliver O’Connell26 April 2024 00:15

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Gene Carroll defamation: Trump loses latest bid for new trial

A federal judge has denied former President Donald Trump’s request for a new trial in his sexual assault allegations against author Jean Carroll.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York refused Thursday after Trump requested a new trial.

Oliver O’Connell25 April 2024 23:45

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WATCH: Trump calls Charlottesville ‘small peanut’ college compared to Gaza protests

Oliver O’ConnellApril 25, 2024 at 11:00 p.m

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Schwarzenegger thrown into Trump hush money trial as tabloid boss reveals scheme to buy damaging stories

Alex Woodward and Kelly Riesman Account:

Oliver O’Connell25 April 2024 22:45

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WATCH: Trump Glad He Got to Attend ‘Very Interesting Day’ Despite Skipping SCOTUS Immunity Hearing

Oliver O’ConnellApril 25, 2024 at 10:00 p.m

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