Trump launches new fraud trial attack after gag order lifted: Live

Trump refers to ‘radical leftists’ as ‘vermin’ during Claremont campaign rally

Donald Trump may still appear on the 2024 primary presidential ballot in Colorado, a state judge ruled – shutting down efforts to remove the former president by invoking the 14th Amendment.

The attempt to remove Mr Trump from the ballot was based on the claim that he is constitutionally barred from office because of the January 6 insurrection.

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

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

The ruling comes after Mr Trump launched a fresh attack on Judge Engoron’s court clerk almost as an appeals court judge paused the gag order which was introduced following his previous comments about her on social media.

The former president took to Truth Social to take advantage of the opportunity to attack the judge’s “ridiculous” and “unconstitutional” gag order, and his “politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk”.

Meanwhile, in the Washington, DC, federal case against Mr Trump concerning 2020 election interference, Justice Tanya Chutkan denied a motion to remove language relating to violence during the January 6 Capitol riot from the indictment.

The former president’s legal team argued the statements were prejudicial but the judge noted the jury would not receive a copy of the indictment.

Finally, Fulton County prosecutors have proposed a trial date of 5 August in the Georgia election subversion case. Mr Trump opposes the date and has called for a hearing.


Mr Trump starts blasting judge and New York AG in civil fraud case again after gag order lifted

“Judge Arthur Engoron, the most overturned and stayed Judge in the State, and the Racist New York State Attorney General, the most corrupt & incompetent A.G. in the Country… have FRAUDULENTLY Undervalued my properties, by many times, in order to make me look bad,” Mr Trump wrote in a rage-filled Truth Social post on Saturday morning.

“This Judicial and Prosecutorial corruption and misconduct took place BEFORE THE TRIAL EVEN STARTED, & WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE CASE. Judge Engoron just did what the highly partisan A.G. told him to do. He is her complete and total puppet!” the former president wrote.

Kelly Rissman18 November 2023 15:02


Fresh Trump claims about his role in January 6 Capitol riot revealed in new audio

Former President Donald Trump said he thinks he would’ve been “very well received” by crowds at the Jan 6 insurrection, according to newly revealed audio.

The revelation was brought to light in ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl’s new book, Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.

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

Michelle Del Rey reports.

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 14:45


Trump bid for mistrial in New York fraud case denied by judge

In his order on Friday, Judge Engoron shot down “nonsensical” legal arguments from Mr Trump’s legal team involving his clerk, and underscored his “unfettered right” to consult with his law clerks throughout the course of a trial.

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 14:15


Trump lashes out at court clerk as soon as gag order lifted

The judge then expanded the order to include his attorneys after Mr Trump’s attorneys also criticised the clerk in the courtroom earlier this month, alleging “bias” against his client and amplifying allegations outlined in a right-wing news website.

But on Thursday, Associate Justice 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’Connell18 November 2023 13:45


Trump furious after Biden sees no charges in documents case

The special counsel in the case, Robert Hur, isn’t expected to charge anyone linked to the alleged mishandling of classified documents at two places connected to Mr Biden, two people told CNN.

Mr Hur and his fellow investigators are writing a report after concluding their investigation, which lasted around a year, with the prosecutors expected to issue a critical assessment of Mr Biden and his staff for how they handled the sensitive documents.

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 12:45


Appeals court judge pauses Trump fraud trial gag order

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

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 10:45


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

Manchin, whose home state voters overwhelmingly backed Trump in the last two presidential elections, made the comment on a press call with West Virginia-based reporters amid speculation that Manchin himself might be weighing a third-party run for president.

The moderate West Virginia Democrat said Wednesday that he would never want to be a “spoiler” who contributed to getting any other candidate elected. But he said he would do what he had to in order to save the country.

“If they said, ‘You’re the only person to do it,’ I’ll do whatever I can to save this nation,” he said.


ICYMI: Trump co-defendant’s attorney confesses to Georgia witness videos leak

The source of the leak of several witness proffer videos in Donald Trump’s sweeping RICO election interference case in Georgia has now been revealed.

Mr Miller told Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee that he was coming clean so that he can “sleep well tonight” and to prevent anyone else shouldering the blame – after legal teams for Mr Trump and co-defendant Rudy Giuliani sought to pin the leak on District Attorney Fani Willis’ office.

“In being transparent with the court and to make sure that nobody else gets blamed for what happened and so that I can go to sleep well tonight, judge, I did release those videos to one outlet,” Mr Miller confessed.

“In all candor to the court, I need the court to know that.”

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 06:45


According to Trump, Kim Kardashian is world’s ‘most overrated celebrity’

In a rambling Truth Social rant, the former president called the reality TV star-turned-social justice campaigner 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 Party, how the reality star leveraged her celebrity to urge the then-president to commute certain prison sentences.

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 04:45


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

A filing from the office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argues that 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 bond in August.

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

The terms 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-defendants or witnesses, except through his counsel.

Alex Woodward explains how he violated those terms.

Oliver O’Connell18 November 2023 03:45


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