Trump attacks judge over $10k fine for violating gag order: Live

Donald Trump has attacked the choose in his New York civil fraud trial after he was hit with a $10,000 fantastic for violating the gag order within the case.

In a dramatic day in court docket in decrease Manhattan on Wednesday, Donald Trump appeared on the witness stand for the primary time in his multitude of civil and prison trials.

The previous president was known as to testify about remarks he made exterior the courtroom in a break from the trial. New York Choose Arthur Engoron decided that Mr Trump had certainly damaged the gag order, branded his testimony “not credible” and fined him $10,000.

Later, when a transfer for a directed verdict by his authorized workforce was denied by the choose, a clearly pissed off Mr Trump stood and left the courtroom mumbling: “Unbelievable. Unbelievable.”

On Thursday, the previous president railed in opposition to Choose Engoron in a collection of 4 Reality Social posts the place he branded him a “totally biased Trump Hater” who “ought to be ashamed of himself”.

“HE HAS GONE CRAZY IN HIS HATRED OF ‘TRUMP,’” Mr Trump wrote.

Key Factors

  • Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen and his fraud trial choose after livid day in court docket

  • Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

  • Trump attorneys goal Michael Cohen in heated trial fraud testimony

  • Meadows advised Trump that 2020 election fraud claims have been bogus, report says

  • Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis pleads responsible in Georgia election subversion case

Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen and his fraud trial choose after livid day in court docket

14:22 , Alex Woodward

After spending two days fuming on the defence desk, arms crossed, shoulders hunched, staring right into a center distance and compelled to take heed to his former legal professional Michael Cohen testify in opposition to him, Trump stood exterior the decrease Manhattan courtroom’s heavy picket doorways and violated a gag order within the case a second time.

And after the choose overseeing the case roundly rejected Mr Trump’s attorneys’ request to shut the case, the previous president tossed up his arms, received out of his seat and abruptly left the room.

The following day, he launched a collection of assaults in opposition to the choose overseeing his fraud trial, the legal professional normal suing him, the witness testifying in opposition to him, and a reporter who wrote about his two days in court docket, a streak of insults after the previous president’s one-time allies turned in opposition to him in instances that threaten his enterprise and election prospects.

In courtroom testimony this week, his former loyalists have rejected the false election claims surrounding his 2020 makes an attempt to stay in energy in addition to the huge web price he reported in statements to monetary establishments.

Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen and his fraud trial choose

Attorneys set to argue over Ivanka Trump testimony in fraud case

14:00 , Alex Woodward

Attorneys for Donald Trump have roundly rejected a subpoena from the New York legal professional normal’s workplace looking for Ivanka Trump’s testimony in a civil fraud trial that threatens her father’s busines empire.

Ivanka was dropped as a defendant within the lawsuit, however counsel from Letitia James’s workplace need her to seem on the witness stand.

Attorneys for the Trump household have opposed that movement, and each events will debate the matter in court docket earlier than the trial begins on Friday morning.

The events are resulting from seem in entrance of Choose Arthur Engoron at 9.30am.

Georgia choose schedules listening to over Trump’s movement to dismiss election subversion case

13:00 , Alex Woodward

Fulton County Superior Courtroom Choose Scott McAfee will maintain a listening to on 1 December over Donald Trump’s makes an attempt to dismiss the state’s election interference case in opposition to him.

The previous president faces 13 prison counts, together with a cost underneath the state’s anti-racketeering statute. He has pleaded not responsible.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee (via REUTERS)

Fulton County Superior Courtroom Choose Scott McAfee (through REUTERS)

VOICES: Make no mistake – the brand new speaker is Trump’s man in Washington

12:00 , Alex Woodward

Skylar Baker-Jordan writes how Mike Johnson is “a first-rate instance of the Republican Occasion’s dysfunction”:

It’s exhausting to have a good time a person who clearly despises so many Individuals being elevated to 2 heartbeats from the presidency itself. This can be a man for whom equality applies solely to those that look and assume like him, a person whose document proves he believes himself to be a greater choose of the way you and I dwell than we ourselves are.

Make no mistake – the brand new speaker is Trump’s man in Washington

Trump rails in opposition to choose over gag order fantastic

11:42 , Rachel Sharp

Donald Trump has attacked the choose in his New York civil fraud trial after he was hit with a $10,000 fantastic for violating the gag order within the case.

In a dramatic day in court docket in decrease Manhattan on Wednesday, Donald Trump appeared on the witness stand for the primary time in his multitude of civil and prison trials.

The previous president was known as to testify about remarks he made exterior the courtroom in a break from the trial. New York Choose Arthur Engoron decided that Mr Trump had certainly damaged the gag order, branded his testimony “not credible” and fined him $10,000.

Later, when a transfer for a directed verdict by his authorized workforce was denied by the choose, a clearly pissed off Mr Trump stood and left the courtroom mumbling: “Unbelievable. Unbelievable.”

On Thursday, the previous president railed in opposition to Choose Engoron in a collection of 4 Reality Social posts the place he branded him a “totally biased Trump Hater” who “ought to be ashamed of himself”.

“HE HAS GONE CRAZY IN HIS HATRED OF ‘TRUMP,’” Mr Trump wrote.

Trump can’t cease a Colorado lawsuit to kick him off the poll

11:00 , Alex Woodward

Donald Trump has misplaced his last bid to cease a Colorado lawsuit that would see him kicked off state ballots within the 2024 presidential election.

A choose within the state has dominated that the lawsuit that seeks to dam the one-term president from the poll subsequent yr can go forward subsequent week.

The Impartial’s Graeme Massie has extra:

Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

ICYMI: A 3rd legal professional near Trumpworld’s makes an attempt to overturn election outcomes pleaded responsible

09:00 , Alex Woodward

Jenna Ellis is the fourth of 19 defendants to plead responsible within the sprawling election interference case introduced by Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis.

Different former Trumpworld attorneys Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro took plea offers final week, simply days earlier than their trial was resulting from begin in Atlanta.

The newly minted cooperating witnesses in Georgia’s sweeping prison case concentrating on Trump and a dozen others may pose a big authorized risk to the previous president as he enters a number of prison and civil proceedings whereas he campaigns for the 2024 Republican nomination.

Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis cries in court docket as she pleads responsible in Georgia election case

How Speaker Mike Johnson pushed to overturn the 2020 election

07:00 , Alex Woodward

Newly elected Home Speaker Mike Johnson was instrumental in a Republican-led marketing campaign to maintain Donald Trump within the White Home after shedding the 2020 election.

The Impartial’s Gustaf Kilander explains how the person who’s now main the Home GOP and is second in line for the presidency pushed the identical debunked conspiracy theories which might be on the centre of a number of prison investigations, lawsuits and a riot within the halls of Congress.

How Speaker Mike Johnson pushed to overturn the 2020 election

ICYMI: Michael Cohen responds to Trump’s Reality Social assaults

06:00 , Alex Woodward

On Wednesday, Donald Trump launched a collection of assaults in opposition to the choose overseeing his fraud trial, the legal professional normal suing him, the witness testifying in opposition to him, and a reporter who wrote about Trump’s final two days in court docket.

He claimed Michael Cohen was “chocking [sic] like a canine” on the witness stand and “broke down” in court docket.

Michael Cohen speaks to reporters after leaving New York Supreme Court on 25 October. (REUTERS)

Michael Cohen speaks to reporters after leaving New York Supreme Courtroom on 25 October. (REUTERS)

What truly occurred in court docket: Cohen testified that he was “tasked by Mr Trump to extend the overall property primarily based upon a quantity that he arbitrarily elected” for his statements of monetary situation, the paperwork on the centre of the case.

Cohen and convicted former Trump Group CFO Allen Weisselberg have been instructed to “reverse engineer the assorted totally different asset courses – improve these property – so as to obtain the quantity that Mr Trump had tasked us with,” Cohen mentioned.

Requested by counsel for the legal professional normal’s workplace what that quantity was, Cohen replied: “No matter quantity Mr Trump advised us to.”

Beneath cross examination from Trump’s attorneys, Cohen agreed that Trump by no means requested him to “inflate” these figures, however that Trump’s instructions have been implicit somewhat than express.

“Donald Trump speaks like a mob boss,” Cohen testified. “He tells you what he needs with out particularly telling you … That’s what I used to be referring to.”

Trump additionally was known as to the witness stand to testify – about his out-of-court insults – and he was fined $10,000 for violating a gag order within the case.

“When did I break down?” Cohen wrote on X, previously Twitter. “Is he referring to me laughing at him and his minion of moron attorneys? The truth is, Choose Engoron said ‘I don’t discover you (Trump) credible’. That means…Donald, you’re a f***** liar and perjurer as you have been underneath oath!”

Michael Cohen claims Trump was a ‘defeated man’

04:00 , Alex Woodward

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen known as the previous president a “defeated man” after providing two days’ price of testimony in a New York state fraud trial.

“I noticed anyone that is aware of that it’s the tip of the Trump Group,” he advised reporters exterior the court docket on Wednesday. “Already discovered responsible of fraud, the license will in the end be taken, and now this complete case is merely about how a lot.”

Michael Cohen claims Trump was a ‘defeated man’ at New York fraud trial

VOICE: The Home GOP civil struggle that delivered Trump is over. The radicals received

03:00 , Alex Woodward

The Impartial’s Eric Garcia writes that newly elected Home Speaker Mike Johnson is a “zealot of the best order, somebody who labored for the hard-right Alliance Defending Freedom; an ardent opponent of abortion who needs to limit the rights of LGBT+ individuals and who served as Donald Trump’s Howitzer in Congress to overturn the 2020 election outcomes.”

However his fervor for theocratic insurance policies didn’t impede his capacity to unite almost each faction of the very divided Home Republican convention. Certainly, most of the Republicans who had beforehand raised critical objections to creeping fanaticism within the social gathering disregarded these issues as technicalities.

The Home GOP civil struggle that delivered Trump is over. The radicals received

ICYMI: Trump’s fraud trial choose mentioned his testimony ‘rings hole and unfaithful’

02:00 , Alex Woodward

In a written order in opposition to Donald Trump after discovering that he violated the court docket’s gag order within the civil fraud trial, Choose Arther Engoron wrote that the previous president’s testimony in his protection of the statements he made exterior the courtroom “rings hole and unfaithful”.

In statements steps exterior the courtroom on Wednesday, Trump criticised the “very partisan choose” and “an individual who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him,” what the choose decided was a remark aimed toward his chief clerk.

Trump claimed underneath oath that his feedback have been about Michael Cohen. The choose didn’t discover his testimony credible and fined him $10,000.

“The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘alongside’ as ‘near the facet of; subsequent to.’ Witnesses don’t sit ‘alongside’ the choose, they sit within the witness field, separated from the choose by a low picket barrier,” the choose wrote in a written model of his order posted publicly on Thursday.

“Additional, Donald Trump’s previous public statements reveal him referring to Michael Cohen straight by his title, or by a derogatory title, however in all circumstances, his in unambiguous in making it recognized he’s referring to Michael Cohen,” he added.

New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron (via REUTERS)

New York Supreme Courtroom Choose Arthur Engoron (through REUTERS)

ICYMI: Prosecutors urge federal choose to reinstate gag order in opposition to Trump in election interference case

01:00 , Alex Woodward

Jack Smith’s workplace has requested the choose overseeing Trump’s election inteference case to reinstate a partial gag order in opposition to him, citing his assaults on witnesses within the days since she halted her prior ruling to permit the ex-president to enchantment.

In a 32-page submitting submitted to the court docket late on Wednesday night, prosecutors argued that Trump had taken benefit of the reprieve Choose Tanya Chutkan granted him to assault a minimum of one potential witness in opposition to him, his ex-chief of workers Mark Meadows.

The Impartial’s Andrew Feinberg has extra:

Prosecutors ask for renewed gag order on Trump in Jan 6 case

ICYMI: Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

Friday 27 October 2023 00:00 , Alex Woodward

Donald Trump has misplaced his last bid to cease a Colorado lawsuit that would see him kicked off state ballots within the 2024 presidential election.

A choose within the state has dominated that the lawsuit that seeks to dam the one-term president from the poll subsequent yr can go forward subsequent week.

The Impartial’s Graeme Massie has extra:

Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

Courtroom panel says its fingers are tied and Trump’s federal trials can’t be televised

Thursday 26 October 2023 22:15 , Alex Woodward

A federal judicial panel has decided that its fingers are tied following requests from members of Congress and information organisations to televise Donald Trump’s upcoming federal trials.

The Advisory Committee on Prison Guidelines decided that it has no capacity to alter current bands on broadcasting federal prison trials, as the previous president faces instances surrounding his alleged makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 election and his hoarding of delicate White Home paperwork at Mar-a-Lago.

Even when the panel have been capable of change the foundations, they might not go into impact for a number of years, Politico reported.

Trump’s prison trial in Georgia, nevertheless, might be carried dwell by the courts and information retailers.

Michael Cohen responds to Trump’s Reality Social assaults

Thursday 26 October 2023 21:40 , Alex Woodward

On Wednesday, Donald Trump launched a collection of assaults in opposition to the choose overseeing his fraud trial, the legal professional normal suing him, the witness testifying in opposition to him, and a reporter who wrote about Trump’s final two days in court docket.

He claimed Michael Cohen was “chocking [sic] like a canine” on the witness stand and “broke down” in court docket.

Michael Cohen speaks to reporters after leaving New York Supreme Court on 25 October. (REUTERS)

Michael Cohen speaks to reporters after leaving New York Supreme Courtroom on 25 October. (REUTERS)

What truly occurred in court docket: Cohen testified that he was “tasked by Mr Trump to extend the overall property primarily based upon a quantity that he arbitrarily elected” for his statements of monetary situation, the paperwork on the centre of the case.

Cohen and convicted former Trump Group CFO Allen Weisselberg have been instructed to “reverse engineer the assorted totally different asset courses – improve these property – so as to obtain the quantity that Mr Trump had tasked us with,” Cohen mentioned.

Requested by counsel for the legal professional normal’s workplace what that quantity was, Cohen replied: “No matter quantity Mr Trump advised us to.”

Beneath cross examination from Trump’s attorneys, Cohen agreed that Trump by no means requested him to “inflate” these figures, however that Trump’s instructions have been implicit somewhat than express.

“Donald Trump speaks like a mob boss,” Cohen testified. “He tells you what he needs with out particularly telling you … That’s what I used to be referring to.”

Trump additionally was known as to the witness stand to testify – about his out-of-court insults – and he was fined $10,000 for violating a gag order within the case.

“When did I break down?” Cohen wrote on X, previously Twitter. “Is he referring to me laughing at him and his minion of moron attorneys? The truth is, Choose Engoron said ‘I don’t discover you (Trump) credible’. That means…Donald, you’re a f***** liar and perjurer as you have been underneath oath!”

How Speaker Mike Johnson pushed to overturn the 2020 election

Thursday 26 October 2023 20:46 , Alex Woodward

Newly elected Home Speaker Mike Johnson was instrumental in a Republican-led marketing campaign to maintain Donald Trump within the White Home after shedding the 2020 election.

The Impartial’s Gustaf Kilander explains how the person who’s now main the Home GOP and is second in line for the presidency pushed the identical debunked conspiracy theories which might be on the centre of a number of prison investigations, lawsuits and a riot within the halls of Congress.

How Speaker Mike Johnson pushed to overturn the 2020 election

ICYMI: A 3rd legal professional near Trumpworld’s makes an attempt to overturn election outcomes pleaded responsible

Thursday 26 October 2023 20:07 , Alex Woodward

Jenna Ellis is the fourth of 19 defendants to plead responsible within the sprawling election interference case introduced by Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis.

Different former Trumpworld attorneys Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro took plea offers final week, simply days earlier than their trial was resulting from begin in Atlanta.

The newly minted cooperating witnesses in Georgia’s sweeping prison case concentrating on Trump and a dozen others may pose a big authorized risk to the previous president as he enters a number of prison and civil proceedings whereas he campaigns for the 2024 Republican nomination.

Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis cries in court docket as she pleads responsible in Georgia election case

Trump blows up at Maggie Haberman and fraud trial choose

Thursday 26 October 2023 19:30 , Alex Woodward

Donald Trump is livid that the choose overseeing his fraud trial shot down his attorneys’ arguments to rule within the former president’s favour or dismiss the case in opposition to him.

He has posted concerning the case on his Reality Social 4 occasions immediately after he was sanctioned a second time for violating the trial’s gag order after which abruptly walked out of the court docket in the midst of his attorneys’ arguments in entrance of the choose.

In his newest tirade, he lashed out at Maggie Haberman with a barrage of insulting nicknames following her report on Mr Trump’s trial look for The New York Instances.

He additionally falsely claimed that Michael Cohen was “chocking [sic] like a canine” on the witness stand.

A courtroom sketch depicts Donald Trump on the witness stand to testify about his comments that prompted Judge Arthur Engoron to fine him for violating the trial’s gag order on 25 October. (REUTERS)

A courtroom sketch depicts Donald Trump on the witness stand to testify about his feedback that prompted Choose Arthur Engoron to fantastic him for violating the trial’s gag order on 25 October. (REUTERS)

Michael Cohen claims Trump was a ‘defeated man’

Thursday 26 October 2023 19:00 , Alex Woodward

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen known as the previous president a “defeated man” after providing two days’ price of testimony in a New York state fraud trial.

“I noticed anyone that is aware of that it is the finish of the Trump Group,” he advised reporters exterior the court docket on Wednesday. “Already discovered responsible of fraud, the license will in the end be taken, and now this complete case is merely about how a lot.”

Michael Cohen claims Trump was a ‘defeated man’ at New York fraud trial

Simply in: Georgia choose schedules listening to over Trump’s movement to dismiss election subversion case

Thursday 26 October 2023 18:30 , Alex Woodward

Fulton County Superior Courtroom Choose Scott McAfee will maintain a listening to on 1 December over Donald Trump’s makes an attempt to dismiss the state’s election interference case in opposition to him.

The previous president faces 13 prison counts, together with a cost underneath the state’s anti-racketeering statute. He has pleaded not responsible.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Fulton County Superior Courtroom Choose Scott McAfee (POOL/AFP through Getty Pictures)

Trump apparently edited a journalist’s Twitter put up with a Sharpie and gave it to Marjorie Taylor Greene

Thursday 26 October 2023 18:00 , Alex Woodward

Punchbowl Information reporter Jake Sherman shared his ideas about Donald Trump’s affect, and lack thereof, within the weeks-long race for Home Speaker.

It seems that Trump took a Sharpie to a printed-out model of Sherman’s put up, added his ideas and “corrections” that give him extra credit score for his function within the struggle, after which gave it to Marjorie Taylor Greene to put up on X, previously Twitter, on his behalf.

“Higher luck subsequent time, Jake,” Trump wrote, simply above his signature.

Greene advised him to “get your story straight”.

“So, to reiterate, [Trump] endorsed Jordan. Jordan misplaced,” Sherman wrote. “Emmer was down 26 votes earlier than Trump got here out in opposition to him. Trump most likely helped sink [Emmer]. Truthful. He endorsed [Banks] for management. Banks misplaced.”

Learn the choose’s newest gag order sanction in opposition to Trump

Thursday 26 October 2023 17:00 , Alex Woodward

In a written order in opposition to Donald Trump after discovering that he violated the court docket’s gag order within the civil fraud trial, Choose Arther Engoron wrote that the previous president’s testimony in his protection of the statements he made exterior the courtroom “rings hole and unfaithful”.

In statements steps exterior the courtroom on Wednesday, Trump criticised the “very partisan choose” and “an individual who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him,” what the choose decided was a remark aimed toward his chief clerk.

Trump was fined $10,000 for feedback that he claimed to the choose underneath oath have been about Michael Cohen. The choose didn’t discover his testimony credible.

“The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘alongside’ as ‘near the facet of; subsequent to.’ Witnesses don’t sit ‘alongside’ the choose, they sit within the witness field, separated from the choose by a low picket barrier,” the choose wrote in a written model of his order posted publicly on Thursday.

“Additional, Donald Trump’s previous public statements reveal him referring to Michael Cohen straight by his title, or by a derogatory title, however in all circumstances, his in unambiguous in making it recognized he’s referring to Michael Cohen,” he added.

Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside Judge Arthur Engoron’s courtroom on 25 October. (AP)

Donald Trump speaks to reporters exterior Choose Arthur Engoron’s courtroom on 25 October. (AP)

“Furthermore, the language Donald Trump used on October 25 mirrors the language he utilized in public statements to the press on October 2, whereby he inappropriately and unquestionably spoke about my Principal Regulation Clerk,” the choose wrote.

“Utilizing imprecise language as an excuse to create believable ambiguity about whether or not the defendant violated this court docket’s unequivocal gag order shouldn’t be a protection; the topic of Donald Trump’s statements within the press was unmistakably clear.”

He wrote that Trump “deliberately violated the gag order” and ordered Trump to put up a proof of cost of the newest fantastic in addition to the one imposed final week inside two days of constructing them.

VOICES: Make no mistake – the brand new speaker is Trump’s man in Washington

Thursday 26 October 2023 16:30 , Alex Woodward

Skylar Baker-Jordan writes how Mike Johnson is “a first-rate instance of the Republican Occasion’s dysfunction”:

It’s exhausting to have a good time a person who clearly despises so many Individuals being elevated to 2 heartbeats from the presidency itself. This can be a man for whom equality applies solely to those that look and assume like him, a person whose document proves he believes himself to be a greater choose of the way you and I dwell than we ourselves are.

Make no mistake – the brand new speaker is Trump’s man in Washington

Trump rages at Cohen and New York choose on Reality Social as fraud trial resumes

Thursday 26 October 2023 15:46 , Alex Woodward

As his trial resumes with out him in Manhattan, Trump jumped on his Reality Social to blast the “pretend and totally discredited case” and the “radical left choose” presiding over it, after the previous president was fined, once more, for violating a trial gag order.

He claimed that his former legal professional Michael Cohen spent his time on the witness stand “collapsing and choking yesterday underneath cross examination, and fully admitting that I did nothing incorrect”.

Trump mentioned Cohen dedicated “MASSIVE PERJURY, at a degree seldom seen on the stand earlier than”.

“It was like watching the tip of the perfect Petty Mason [sic] episode, the place the defendant breaks down and cries, ‘Sure, I did it, I did it, I did it.’”

None of that occurred.

Earlier this week, Cohen testified that he was “tasked by Mr Trump to extend the overall property primarily based upon a quantity that he arbitrarily elected” for his assertion of monetary situation, the paperwork on the centre of the case.

Cohen and convicted former Trump Group CFO Allen Weisselberg have been instructed to “reverse engineer the assorted totally different asset courses – improve these property – so as to obtain the quantity that Mr Trump had tasked us with,” Cohen mentioned.

Requested by counsel for the legal professional normal’s workplace what that quantity was, Cohen replied: “No matter quantity Mr Trump advised us to.”

Beneath cross examination from Trump’s attorneys on Wednesday, Cohen agreed that Mr Trump by no means requested him to “inflate” these figures, however that Trump’s instructions have been implicit somewhat than express.

“Donald Trump speaks like a mob boss,” Cohen testified. “He tells you what he needs with out particularly telling you … That’s what I used to be referring to.”

In one other put up 20 minutes in a while Thursday morning, Trump mentioned Choose Arthur Engoron “HAS GONE CRAZY IN HIS HATRED OF ‘TRUMP’”.

Trump attorney Alina Habba appears with her client inside New York Supreme Court on 25 October. (Getty Images)

Trump legal professional Alina Habba seems along with her consumer inside New York Supreme Courtroom on 25 October. (Getty Pictures)

Trump’s fraud trial resumes with out Trump

Thursday 26 October 2023 15:17 , Alex Woodward

Michael Cohen is off the witness stand. So is Donald Trump. The previous president isn’t returning to his civil fraud trial in New York this week after he abruptly left the court docket on Wednesday, moments after the choose presiding over the case rejected his attorneys’ makes an attempt to render a verdict in his favour.

A day of relative chaos in New York Supreme Courtroom in decrease Manhattan on Wednesday included extra gag order violations, Mr Trump happening the witness stand to testify about them, frequent cross speak and objections from counsel, and Cohen underneath hearth from Trump’s attorneys.

Mr Trump was fined $10,000 for what the choose decided have been disparaging feedback about his chief clerk, feedback that the previous president advised the choose underneath oath have been about Cohen. The choose didn’t discover his testimony credible.

The trial resumed on Thursday morning, with Trump legal professional Christopher Kise objecting to the newest sanctions in opposition to his consumer.

Our story from yesterday’s listening to:

Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

Prosecutors ask for renewed gag order on Trump in Jan 6 case

Thursday 26 October 2023 14:42 , Alex Woodward

Jack Smith’s workplace has requested the choose overseeing Trump’s election inteference case to reinstate a partial gag order in opposition to him, citing his assaults on witnesses within the days since she halted her prior ruling to permit the ex-president to enchantment.

In a 32-page submitting submitted to the court docket late on Wednesday night, prosecutors argued that Trump had taken benefit of the reprieve Choose Tanya Chutkan granted him to assault a minimum of one potential witness in opposition to him, his ex-chief of workers Mark Meadows.

The Impartial’s Andrew Feinberg has extra:

Prosecutors ask for renewed gag order on Trump in Jan 6 case

Fall of the Home of Usher makes sly dig at Donald Trump

Thursday 26 October 2023 14:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Mike Flanagan’s new horror collection has been out on Netflix for over every week now, however followers could have missed a refined Donald Trump reference.

The Fall of the Home of Usher follows Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood), the CEO of a corrupt pharmaceutical firm, who should face his murky previous when every of his kids begins to die in a mysterious and brutal vogue.

In the meantime, Carla Gugino performs Verna, a shape-shifting demon who torments the Usher household, taking part in a big function of their demise.

Tom Murray has the story.

Fall of the Home of Usher makes blink-and-you-miss-it dig at Donald Trump

Voices: The Home GOP civil struggle that delivered Trump is over. The radicals received

Thursday 26 October 2023 14:15 , Oliver O’Connell

Eric Garcia writes:

Mr Johnson is a zealot of the best order, somebody who labored for the hard-right Alliance Defending Freedom; an ardent opponent of abortion who needs to limit the rights of LGBT+ individuals and who served as Donald Trump’s Howitzer in Congress to overturn the 2020 election outcomes.

However his fervor for theocratic insurance policies didn’t impede his capacity to unite almost each faction of the very divided Home Republican convention. Certainly, most of the Republicans who had beforehand raised critical objections to creeping fanaticism within the social gathering disregarded these issues as technicalities.

The Home GOP civil struggle that delivered Trump is over. The radicals received

Full story: Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

Thursday 26 October 2023 14:00 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump’s first activate the witness stand throughout the a number of prison and civil instances in opposition to him arrived on 25 October, when the previous president was known as to testify about his feedback exterior the courtroom throughout his fraud trial in New York.

He was fined $10,000 after the choose presiding over the case discovered that the previous president violated the case’s gag order, once more, with disparaging feedback about his chief clerk steps away from the courtroom’s doorways in decrease Manhattan.

Mr Trump was known as to the witness stand by Choose Arthur Engoron to testify about statements he gave to reporters on 25 October, by which he criticised a “very partisan choose” and “an individual who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him,” what the choose decided was a remark aimed toward his chief clerk.

The previous president and his attorneys argued that Mr Trump was referring to Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who was testifying in opposition to him.

Alex Woodward studies from the New York Supreme Courtroom in Decrease Manhattan.

Courtroom sketch artists seize a primary: Donald Trump underneath oath in witness field

Thursday 26 October 2023 13:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Former President Donald Trump is questioned by Judge Arthur F. Engoron before being fined $10,000 for violating a gag order for a second time, during the Trump Organization civil fraud trial in New York State Supreme Court on 25 October 2023 (REUTERS)

Former President Donald Trump is questioned by Choose Arthur F. Engoron earlier than being fined $10,000 for violating a gag order for a second time, throughout the Trump Group civil fraud trial in New York State Supreme Courtroom on 25 October 2023 (REUTERS)

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Home lastly has a speaker as Trump ally Mike Johnson wins after weeks of chaos

Thursday 26 October 2023 13:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Home Republicans overwhelmingly elected Rep Mike Johnson (R-LA) to be the following speaker of the Home after 22 days the place the Home of Representatives had no chief amid turmoil throughout the globe and the necessity to cross spending payments subsequent month.

Mr Johnson, the previous deputy whip for Home Republicans, received 220 votes on the ground after Home Republicans coalesced round him on Tuesday night. His ascent got here after Home Majority Whip Tom Emmer dropped out a mere 4 hours after the Home Republican convention nominated him to be speaker.

Republicans from all factions of the convention cheered Mr Johnson and whistled on the ground, chanting his title.

After conservatives, led by former president Donald Trump, revolted in opposition to Mr Emmer, he eliminated himself from the working and after one other contest, Mr Johnson emerged victorious.

Eric Garcia filed this report from Capitol Hill.

Home lastly has a speaker as Mike Johnson wins after weeks of chaos

Thursday 26 October 2023 13:15 , Oliver O’Connell

ACLU requires re-evaluation of Trump’s federal election subversion case gag order

Thursday 26 October 2023 13:00 , Oliver O’Connell

Talking of gag orders… the American Civil Liberties Union has come out in opposition to the gag order imposed on Donald Trump in his federal election interference case by Choose Tanya Chutkan.

The rights group explains:

Former President, and now Defendant, Donald Trump has mentioned many issues. A lot that he has mentioned has been patently false and has prompted nice hurt to numerous people, in addition to to the Republic itself. A few of his phrases and actions have led him to this prison indictment, which alleges grave wrongdoing in contempt of the peaceable transition of energy. However Trump retains a First Modification proper to talk, and the remainder of us retain a proper to listen to what he has to say. Thus, any restraint this Courtroom imposes on Defendant’s future speech should be exactly outlined and narrowly tailor-made to guard the neutral administration of justice. Respectfully, the Courtroom’s October 17 gag order fails that take a look at, and Amici urge the Courtroom to re-evaluate it.

You may learn the ACLU’s full argument right here.

Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

Thursday 26 October 2023 12:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump has misplaced his last bid to cease a Colorado lawsuit that would see him kicked off the poll for the 2024 presidential election.

A choose within the state has dominated that the lawsuit introduced to dam the one-term president from the poll subsequent yr can go forward subsequent week.

Mr Trump had requested for the lawsuit, which was filed on 22 September by Republican and unaffiliated voters represented by Residents for Accountability and Ethics in Washington, to be dismissed.

Related instances have been filed across the US, together with in Michigan and Minnesota, the place oral arguments will happen on 2 November.

Within the lawsuit, the advocacy group states that Mr Trump incited an rebel on the US Capitol on January 6 with their attorneys arguing that his actions on that day have been a violation of the Structure’s 14th Modification.

That modification was launched after the US Civil Conflict and states nobody can run for public workplace in the event that they “engaged in an rebel or rebel.”

Graeme Massie studies.

Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

Watch: Christie feedback on Meadows immunity and Trump’s 2024 prospects

Thursday 26 October 2023 12:15 , Oliver O’Connell

DeSantis trolls Trump and compares him to Biden over teleprompter use

Thursday 26 October 2023 11:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Ron DeSantis is lastly turning his hearth on Donald Trump, although admittedly in a way more cautious method than have some others.

The Florida governor was again on the marketing campaign path this week and spoke to reporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday, the place alongside the state’s Republican governor he’s trying to seize some momentum and escape from the pack of Trump options working for the GOP 2024 nomination.

“This can be a totally different Donald Trump than in 2015 and 2016,” he advised a small crowd of voters assembled in a restaurant, whereas claiming that the ex-president was “wedded” to the teleprompter.

“In 2016, he was freewheeling, he’s on the market barnstorming the nation, doing all this. Now, it’s only a totally different man, and it’s unhappy to see,” mentioned the governor.

John Bowden has the story.

Ron DeSantis trolls Trump and compares him to Biden over teleprompter use

Trump information longshot bids to dismiss election interference case

Thursday 26 October 2023 10:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump’s attorneys fired a shotgun blast of authorized motions in a single day aimed toward seeing the Justice Division’s case in opposition to him for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election thrown out of court docket or considerably lowered in scope.

In 4 motions filed to Choose Tanya Chutkan, the Trump authorized workforce made a smattering of arguments aimed toward hindering or thwarting his prosecution completely. His attorneys put forth arguments on the grounds of prosecutorial bias, inadequate proof, improper process and even double jeopardy.

The motions have been filed on a day that noticed yet one more blow to the previous president’s authorized defence efforts: A fourth responsible plea, and the third from a member of his authorized workforce, in Georgia the place a state-run prosecution of the Trump marketing campaign’s efforts to change the election outcomes is effectively underway.

John Bowden filed this report from Washington, DC.

Trump information collection of bids to have election interference case tossed

Trump brings distinctive Georgia Senate technique to New Hampshire: Don’t vote

Thursday 26 October 2023 09:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Josh Marcus writes:

Throughout his personal 2020 presidential marketing campaign, and an in depth US Senate race in Georgia that led to an upset for the Republicans, some blamed Mr Trump’s unrelenting election conspiracies for GOP losses.

“Telling everybody that the race was stolen when it wasn’t, price the Republicans two Senate seats,” conservative Georgia political commentator Erick Erickson mentioned on the time. “The going all-in on the cult of persona round President Trump harm them in consequence. They needed to play up this, ‘There’s no method Donald Trump may have misplaced. It needed to be stolen from him.’”

On the time of the elections, Mr Trump was main an all-out public marketing campaign in opposition to the 2020 outcomes, and Trump marketing campaign allies like legal professional Lin Wooden recommended individuals shouldn’t vote within the Georgia Senate race.

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ICYMI: Christie lashes out at Home GOP ‘embarrassment’ over speaker chaos

Thursday 26 October 2023 08:00 , Oliver O’Connell

Chris Christie berated members of his personal social gathering for his or her failure to elect a Speaker of the Home on Monday because the GOP enters its fourth week of chaos within the decrease chamber.

The GOP presidential candidate appeared on MSNBC the place he urged the chamber to select a Republican and unify round them earlier than the important features of presidency have been threatened by the stalemate.

As of Tuesday, the Republicans appeared no nearer to choosing a pacesetter. GOP Majority Whip Tom Emmer was nominated by his caucus in a closed-door session solely to see his bid start dissolving minutes later, with greater than two dozen holdouts materialising in opposition to him. Probably his best opponent: Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, who denounced Mr Emmer in a social media posting on Tuesday.

Mr Christie, who has hinged his bid for the Republican nomination on a complete repudiation of the far proper and Donald Trump, took intention at that chaos the night prior.

John Bowden has the complete story.

Christie lashes out at Home GOP ‘embarrassment’ over speaker chaos

Trump boasts he ‘killed’ Tom Emmer’s speaker bid

Thursday 26 October 2023 06:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Tom Emmer’s public show of gratitude in the direction of Donald Trump for backing his bid for Home Speaker didn’t age effectively, after the previous president boasted on-line that he had in actual fact “killed” his possibilities of successful the coveted place.

The GOPcongressman received his social gathering’s nomination early on Tuesday, however instantly confronted steadfast opposition from a variety of right-wing members of the Home Republican convention. He dropped out of the race 4 hours later.

It got here simply over 24 hours after he sycophantically posted on-line thanking Mr Trump for an obvious endorsement. Mr Trump was requested on Monday if he would endorse Mr Emmer for Home Speaker, regardless of the latter not at all times having been “his greatest fan”.

Mike Bedigan studies.

Trump boasts that he ‘killed’ Tom Emmer’s speaker bid

How did Trump react to report on Meadows talking with prosectuors?

Thursday 26 October 2023 04:30 , Oliver O’Connell

The previous president was not impressed, as Andrew Feinberg and Rachel Sharp report.

Trump lashes out at Meadows as ‘he’s granted immunity in Jan 6 case’

Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

Thursday 26 October 2023 03:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump has misplaced his last bid to cease a Colorado lawsuit that would see him kicked off the poll for the 2024 presidential election.

A choose within the state has dominated that the lawsuit introduced to dam the one-term president from the poll subsequent yr can go forward subsequent week.

Mr Trump had requested for the lawsuit, which was filed on 22 September by Republican and unaffiliated voters represented by Residents for Accountability and Ethics in Washington, to be dismissed.

Related instances have been filed across the US, together with in Michigan and Minnesota, the place oral arguments will happen on 2 November.

Within the lawsuit, the advocacy group states that Mr Trump incited an rebel on the US Capitol on January 6 with their attorneys arguing that his actions on that day have been a violation of the Structure’s 14th Modification.

That modification was launched after the US Civil Conflict and states nobody can run for public workplace in the event that they “engaged in an rebel or rebel.”

Graeme Massie studies.

Trump loses last bid to cease Colorado case that would see him barred from poll

ICYMI: Meadows advised Trump that 2020 election fraud claims have been bogus, report says

Thursday 26 October 2023 03:15 , Oliver O’Connell

Mark Meadows, the ex-North Carolina congressman who served as Donald Trump’s White Home chief of workers throughout his final yr in workplace, has advised prosecutors that he personally warned Mr Trump that claims of fraud tainting the 2020 election had no foundation in actuality.

In keeping with ABC Information, Mr Meadows admitted that the then-president had been “dishonest” with the American public when he started floating the outrageous allegations within the wake of his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden throughout one in every of a number of classes with prosecutors — together with sworn testimony earlier than a federal grand jury”.

The previous high White Home aide reportedly advised prosecutors: “Clearly we didn’t win”.

Learn the complete report by Andrew Feinberg.

Watch: Right now in court docket

Thursday 26 October 2023 02:40 , Oliver O’Connell

George Santos goes to struggle with Elon Musk

Thursday 26 October 2023 02:15 , Oliver O’Connell

Actually, a person with nothing left to lose…

New York Rep George Santos fired pictures at Elon Musk after X, beforehand generally known as Twitter, supplied further context in a word under the embattled Republican’s incendiary tweet.

On Tuesday, Mr Santos posted a photograph of himself on X with textual content over it that learn: “They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m simply in the way in which.”

Beneath the put up, a word from X said: “They’re in actual fact after Consultant Santos, who’s accused of stealing cash from his personal donors, amongst different offenses.” The word additionally included a hyperlink to the collection of fraud fees in opposition to the congressman filed by the Japanese District of New York.

On Wednesday, Mr Santos acknowledged X’s addition, writing: “The way in which Elon got here after my meme with that neighborhood word is abhorrent.” Mr Musk has but to reply.

George Santos goes to struggle with Elon Musk over ‘abhorrent’ word

Full story: Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

Thursday 26 October 2023 01:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump’s first activate the witness stand throughout the a number of prison and civil instances in opposition to him arrived on 25 October, when the previous president was known as to testify about his feedback exterior the courtroom throughout his fraud trial in New York.

He was fined $10,000 after the choose presiding over the case discovered that the previous president violated the case’s gag order, once more, with disparaging feedback about his chief clerk steps away from the courtroom’s doorways in decrease Manhattan.

Mr Trump was known as to the witness stand by Choose Arthur Engoron to testify about statements he gave to reporters on 25 October, by which he criticised a “very partisan choose” and “an individual who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him,” what the choose decided was a remark aimed toward his chief clerk.

The previous president and his attorneys argued that Mr Trump was referring to Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who was testifying in opposition to him.

Alex Woodward studies from the New York Supreme Courtroom in Decrease Manhattan.

Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

Ramaswamy groups up with Alex Jones after Fox Information ‘catastrophe’

Thursday 26 October 2023 01:15 , Oliver O’Connell

Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy has stoked extra controversy after participating in an interview with infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

The 38-year-old is an outdoor contender to clinch the GOP nomination however is gaining consideration for his outspoken and attention-grabbing views.

Earlier this month Mr Ramaswamy was broadly panned for an interview with Fox Information’ Sean Hannity, a subject which took centre stage when he sat down with Jones for an episode of his Reality podcast.

Holly Hales has the story.

Vivek Ramaswamy groups up with Alex Jones after Fox Information ‘catastrophe’

Fall of the Home of Usher makes sly dig at Donald Trump

Thursday 26 October 2023 00:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Mike Flanagan’s new horror collection has been out on Netflix for over every week now, however followers could have missed a refined Donald Trump reference.

The Fall of the Home of Usher follows Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood), the CEO of a corrupt pharmaceutical firm, who should face his murky previous when every of his kids begins to die in a mysterious and brutal vogue.

In the meantime, Carla Gugino performs Verna, a shape-shifting demon who torments the Usher household, taking part in a big function of their demise.

Tom Murray has the story.

Fall of the Home of Usher makes blink-and-you-miss-it dig at Donald Trump

Voices: The Home GOP civil struggle that delivered Trump is over. The radicals received

Thursday 26 October 2023 00:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Eric Garcia writes:

Mr Johnson is a zealot of the best order, somebody who labored for the hard-right Alliance Defending Freedom; an ardent opponent of abortion who needs to limit the rights of LGBT+ individuals and who served as Donald Trump’s Howitzer in Congress to overturn the 2020 election outcomes.

However his fervor for theocratic insurance policies didn’t impede his capacity to unite almost each faction of the very divided Home Republican convention. Certainly, most of the Republicans who had beforehand raised critical objections to creeping fanaticism within the social gathering disregarded these issues as technicalities.

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The Home GOP civil struggle that delivered Trump is over. The radicals received

Biden unconcerned over new Home Speaker’s election subversion document

Thursday 26 October 2023 00:15 , Oliver O’Connell

President Joe Biden on Wednesday mentioned he’s not involved that newly put in Home Speaker Mike Johnson will try to unlawfully block him from serving a second time period if he wins subsequent yr’s presidential election.

Mr Biden was requested concerning the chance throughout a press convention alongside Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese within the White Home Rose Backyard, simply minutes after the Home’s Republican majority voted unanimously to put in Mr Johnson as successor to ousted former speaker Kevin McCarthy after a chaotic 22-day interregnum.

The Louisiana congressman was a staunch supporter of former president Donald Trump throughout the ex-president’s try to stay in workplace regardless of having misplaced the 2020 election. He regularly promoted outlandish conspiracy theories about non-existent voter fraud and rigged voting machines which Trump allies had floated to clarify his loss, and marshalled Home GOP assist for a failed lawsuit that sought to have the US Supreme Courtroom throw out electoral votes from swing states received by Mr Biden.

Learn Andrew Feinberg’s full report.

Wednesday 25 October 2023 23:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Earlier: Trump shares screenshot of personal texts from Home speaker candidate

Wednesday 25 October 2023 23:15 , Oliver O’Connell

Former president Donald Trump shared non-public texts between himself and short-lived Speaker of the Home hopeful Congressman Chuck Fleischmann on Reality Social.

The texts claimed that all the GOP Speaker hopefuls have been backing Mr Trump, in response to Fox Chattanooga.

Mr Fleischmann was amongst six candidates who have been into account for Home speaker after Majority Whip Tom Emmer exited the race on Tuesday.

Graig Graziosi studies.

Trump shares screenshot of personal texts from Home speaker candidate

Courtroom sketch artists seize a primary: Donald Trump underneath oath in witness field

Wednesday 25 October 2023 22:24 , Oliver O’Connell

Former President Donald Trump is questioned by Judge Arthur F. Engoron before being fined $10,000 for violating a gag order for a second time, during the Trump Organization civil fraud trial in New York State Supreme Court on 25 October 2023 (REUTERS)

Former President Donald Trump is questioned by Choose Arthur F. Engoron earlier than being fined $10,000 for violating a gag order for a second time, throughout the Trump Group civil fraud trial in New York State Supreme Courtroom on 25 October 2023 (REUTERS)

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DeSantis trolls Trump and compares him to Biden over teleprompter use

Wednesday 25 October 2023 22:15 , Oliver O’Connell

Ron DeSantis is lastly turning his hearth on Donald Trump, although admittedly in a way more cautious method than have some others.

The Florida governor was again on the marketing campaign path this week and spoke to reporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday, the place alongside the state’s Republican governor he’s trying to seize some momentum and escape from the pack of Trump options working for the GOP 2024 nomination.

“This can be a totally different Donald Trump than in 2015 and 2016,” he advised a small crowd of voters assembled in a restaurant, whereas claiming that the ex-president was “wedded” to the teleprompter.

“In 2016, he was freewheeling, he’s on the market barnstorming the nation, doing all this. Now, it’s only a totally different man, and it’s unhappy to see,” mentioned the governor.

John Bowden has the story.

Ron DeSantis trolls Trump and compares him to Biden over teleprompter use

Cohen explains discrepancy in testimony over inflating numbers on monetary statements

Wednesday 25 October 2023 21:45 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump’s attorneys and Colleen Faherty with the legal professional normal’s workplace grew more and more pissed off with each other over Michael Cohen’s prior statements and testimony.

“This counsel is repeatedly attempting to question the witness,” Faherty mentioned.

Cohen had been sitting in silence on the stand with studying glasses on reviewing a doc in entrance of him.

“I believe we’re making a mountain out of a molehill. We’ve spent hours and hours … speaking concerning the witnesses’ credibility or lack thereof,” Choose Engoron mentioned

Cohen went on to clarify a response he gave on cross-examination about Mr Trump directing him and Allen Weisselberg to inflate valuations within the monetary statements to extend his web price — on the coronary heart of the discrepancy between his earlier testimony and what he’s saying now.

“Once I was requested the query, ‘Did he ask you to inflate the numbers,’ he didn’t particularly say ‘Go inflate the numbers.’ As I’ve mentioned earlier than Donald Trump speaks like a mob boss,” Cohen mentioned.

“So when he mentioned to me, ‘I’m truly price like six billion, seven perhaps eight — Allen Weisselberg and I understood he was stating what he needed.”

Cohen was then dismissed as a witness and court docket adjourned for the day.

Full story: Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

Wednesday 25 October 2023 21:30 , Oliver O’Connell

Donald Trump’s first activate the witness stand throughout the a number of prison and civil instances in opposition to him arrived on 25 October, when the previous president was known as to testify about his feedback exterior the courtroom throughout his fraud trial in New York.

He was fined $10,000 after the choose presiding over the case discovered that the previous president violated the case’s gag order, once more, with disparaging feedback about his chief clerk steps away from the courtroom’s doorways in decrease Manhattan.

Mr Trump was known as to the witness stand by Choose Arthur Engoron to testify about statements he gave to reporters on 25 October, by which he criticised a “very partisan choose” and “an individual who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him,” what the choose decided was a remark aimed toward his chief clerk.

The previous president and his attorneys argued that Mr Trump was referring to Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who was testifying in opposition to him.

Alex Woodward studies from the New York Supreme Courtroom in Decrease Manhattan.

Trump known as to witness stand and fined $10k for violating gag order in fraud trial

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