Trump launches new fraud trial after gag order lifted: Live

Trump refers to ‘radical leftists' as ‘parasites' during campaign rally in Clermont

Donald Trump can still appear on the 2024 presidential primary ballot in Colorado, a state judge has ruled – ending efforts to remove the former president on the 14th Amendment.

The effort to remove Mr. Trump from the ballot was based on the claim that he is constitutionally barred from office because of the Jan. 6 uprising.

Earlier, the judge in Donald Trump's fraud trial brought against him by New York Attorney General Letitia James rejected the former president's bid for a mistrial.

Judge Arthur Engoron said he could not “in good conscience” let Trump pursue a request that was “completely without merit.”

The decision comes after Trump launched a fresh attack on Justice Engoron's court clerk almost as an appeals court judge struck down a gag order entered following his earlier comments about her on social media.

The former president took to Truth Social to take the opportunity to attack the judge's “ridiculous” and “unconstitutional” gag order and the “politically biased and out-of-control, employee-hating Trump.”

Meanwhile, in the Washington, D.C., federal case against Mr. Trump over interference in the 2020 election, Judge Tanya Chutkan denied a motion to remove language related to the violence during the Capitol riot January 6 from the indictment.

The former president's legal team argued that the statements were prejudicial, but the judge noted that the jury will not receive a copy of the indictment.

Finally, Fulton County prosecutors have set an Aug. 5 trial date for the Georgia election tampering case. Mr. Trump objects to the date and has requested a hearing.


Trump Begins To Clash Judge And New York AG In Civil Fraud Case Again After Lifting Gagging Order

“Judge Arthur Engoron, the most overturned and stayed judge in the State, and the racist New York State Attorney General, the most corrupt and incompetent AG in the Country… have FRAUDULENTLY undervalued my assets, multiple times, to make I look bad,” Trump wrote in a rage-filled post on Truth Social on Saturday morning.

“This judicial and prosecutorial corruption and misconduct took place BEFORE THE TRIAL HAD JUST BEGUN AND WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE CASE. Justice Engoron did exactly what the very partisan AG told him to do. He is her complete and total puppet!”. the former president wrote.

Kelly RiesmanNovember 18, 2023 3:02 p.m


Trump's fresh claims about his role in the January 6 Capitol riot have been revealed in new audio

Former President Donald Trump said he thought he would have been “very well received” by the crowds at the Jan. 6 riot, according to newly released audio.

The revelation came to light in a new book by ABC News' chief Washington correspondent, Jonathan Karl. Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.

The recording was from a conversation Karl and Mr Trump had in 2021, which focused mainly on the former president's reaction to the day's events.

Michelle Del Rey References.

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 2:45 p.m


Trump has rejected a mistrial offer in the New York fraud case

In his order Friday, Judge Engoron shot down “foolish” legal arguments by Trump's legal team involving his staffer and underscored his “unfettered right” to consult with his lawyers throughout a trial.

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 2:15 p.m


Trump attacks court clerk once gag order is lifted

The judge then expanded the order to include his lawyers after Trump's lawyers also criticized the clerk in the courtroom earlier this month, alleging “bias” against their client and bolstering allegations outlined in a right-wing news website.

But on Thursday, Associate Judge David Friedman of the state's intermediate appeals court agreed to temporarily lift the gag order, “considering the constitutional and statutory rights at issue.”

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 1:45 p.m


Trump Furious After Biden Sees No Charges In Documents Case

The special prosecutor in the case, Robert Hurr, is not expected to charge anyone connected to the alleged mishandling of classified documents at two parties linked to Biden, two people told CNN.

Hurr and his fellow investigators are writing a report after completing their roughly year-long investigation, with prosecutors expected to issue a critical assessment of Mr. Biden and his staff over their handling of sensitive documents .

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 12:45 p.m


Court of Appeals judge suspends ruling on Trump's fraud trial

The judge overseeing the fraud case issued the order after the former president made a series of false and disparaging comments about his chief of staff outside the courtroom and on his Truth Social account.

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 10:45 am


Manchin: Trump would destroy US democracy if he wins in 2024

Manchin, whose home state voters overwhelmingly supported Trump in the last two presidential elections, made the comment at a news conference with West Virginia-based reporters amid speculation that Manchin himself may be weighing a third-party bid for the presidency. presidency.

The moderate West Virginia Democrat said Wednesday that he would never want to be a “spoiler” who helped elect any other candidate. But he said he would do whatever it took to save the country.

“If they said to me, ‘You're the only person doing it,' I'm going to do everything I can to save this nation,” he said.


ICYMI: Trump co-defendant's lawyer admits Georgia leaked witness video

The source of several leaked witness videos in Donald Trump's sweeping Georgia RICO election meddling case has now been revealed.

Mr Miller told Judge Scott McAfee in Fulton County Superior Court he would be clean to “sleep well tonight” and prevent anyone else from being held responsible – after legal teams for Mr Trump and co-defendant Rudy Giuliani tried to uncover the leak. in the office of District Attorney Fanis Willis.

“To be transparent with the court and to make sure no one else is accused of what happened and to sleep well tonight, judges, I posted these videos in a shop,” Mr Miller confessed.

“In all fairness to the court, the court needs to know that.”

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 06:45


According to Trump, Kim Kardashian is the most overrated celebrity in the world

In an odd parody of Truth Social, the former president called the reality TV star turned social justice activist “the world's most overrated celebrity.”

His criticism comes as Jonathan Karl writes in his new book, Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Partyhow the reality star used her celebrity to urge the then-president to commute some prison sentences.

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 04:45


Fulton County prosecutors want Trump co-defendant jailed for witness intimidation

A file from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' office alleges Harrison Floyd, the leader of Black Voices for Trump, has “engaged in a pattern of intimidation” against his co-defendants and witnesses since he was released on bail in August.

Floyd, like his co-defendants, was charged under the state's racketeering statute for allegedly participating in a criminal enterprise to reverse Trump's loss of the state in the 2020 presidential election. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit false statements and writings and influencing witnesses.

The conditions of his release prohibited him from intimidating co-defendants and witnesses and from communicating “in any way, directly or indirectly, about the facts of the case” with any co-defendant or witness, except through his counsel.

Alex Woodward explains how it violated these terms.

Oliver O'ConnellNovember 18, 2023 03:45