At Mar-a-Lago on Thursday evening, former President Donald Trump was still absorbing the news of his indictment, according to several people close to him. Trump and his aides were caught off guard by the timing, believing that any action by the grand jury was still weeks away and might not occur at all. Some advisers had become confident that there would be no movement until the end of April at the earliest and were looking at the political implications for Trump’s closest potential rival, Flori
Joe Biden has not commented on Donald Trump's legal problems since the ex-president announced he expects to face charges over hush money payments.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and his allies have sought to tie the Manhattan district attorney bringing a criminal case against the former president to a familiar Republican specter: George Soros, a financier and Democratic megadonor. Soros, who has backed Democratic candidates and causes as well as democracy and human rights around the world, has for years been a boogeyman on the right, confronting attacks that portray him as a “globalist” mastermind and that often veer into antisemitic tropes. Th
WASHINGTON — For the first time in American history, a former president of the United States has been indicted on criminal charges. It is worth pausing to repeat that: An American president has been indicted for a crime for the first time in history. So many unthinkable firsts have occurred since Donald Trump was elected to the White House in 2016, so many inviolable lines have been crossed, so many unimaginable events have shocked the world, that it is easy to lose sight of just how astonishing
Secret Service needed more time to prepare, according to the ex-president’s legal team.
A New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump's role in a hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels has voted to indict him, making Trump the first president — current or former — ever to be charged with a crime.
Graham thrice called for viewers to visit Trump's fundraising page, while criticizing the former president's indictment as "legal voodoo."
Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York City grand jury, his lawyer said on Thursday, after the prosecutor who filed the charges came under political pressure for not bringing them against the former U.S. president sooner. While the charges against Trump were not immediately released - the first ever against a U.S. president - they come after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg revived an investigation into any role Trump had in a $130,000 hush money payment his lawyer made to a porn star during Trump's 2016 campaign for the White House. Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has said he made the payment to silence Daniels about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006.
The Emiratis invested more than $200 million with Kushner's Affinity Partners, while a Qatari entity also put in a similar sum, the newspaper said, citing people with knowledge of the transactions. Kushner, who was also a top adviser to Trump, formed the Miami-based Affinity Partners in 2021, Reuters had reported.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Donald Trump, the ex-president and frontrunner to be Republican nominee in 2024, is set to face a mug shot, finger-printing and court appearance next week after being indicted over a probe into hush money paid to a porn star in a historic U.S. first. The possible spectacle of Trump's appearance in Manhattan on Tuesday before a judge as the first sitting or former president to face criminal charges could further divide the world's most powerful country. Trump is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic President Joe Biden next year.
A new poll on the implications of Trump being criminally charged showed a deep partisan split, with some good news for the former president.
Former President Donald Trump was indicted by a grand jury Thursday – the first time an ex-president has been charged criminally. Here's what we know.
In becoming the first former president ever indicted, Donald Trump cemented the term that has defined his time at the center of U.S. politics: unprecedented.
Donald Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 jumped to his defense after he was indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan.
Donald Trump is not expected to appear before a New York City judge until sometime next week, when he will be escorted into the courtroom under heightened security procedures that are still being worked out, according to a source familiar with some of the discussions about the matter.
“The Anointed One”: That was how the Harvard Crimson titled its 1995 profile of Alvin L. Bragg Jr., then a graduating senior at the college. Harvard was full of ambitious young people, but Bragg seemed destined for something exceptional.
As Donald Trump fought his way to victory in the 2016 presidential campaign, key allies tried to smooth his bumpy path by paying off two women who had been thinking of going public with allegations of extramarital encounters with the Republican. The payoffs, and the way that Trump's company accounted for one of them, are believed to be at the center of a grand jury investigation that led to a criminal indictment and could result in the first-ever criminal prosecution of a former U.S. president. A porn actor who’s also had bit parts in mainstream films like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” Daniels was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about what she says was an awkward and unexpected sexual encounter with Trump at a celebrity golf outing in Lake Tahoe in 2006.
The charges from an investigation led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg come as Trump seeks the Republican nomination to run again in 2024. "This is Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history."
Former President Donald Trump, who was indicted by the Manhattan district attorney on Thursday, can still be elected president -- even if he is convicted -- experts tell ABC News. Trump said recently at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that he would "absolutely" stay in the race for president even if he were to be criminally indicted. "I wouldn't even think about leaving," Trump told reporters ahead of his speech on Saturday.
Donald Trump's indictment raises a wide array of logistical issues, including how he will be taken into custody and what happens after that.
President Joe Biden on Friday urged Russia to release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich after the country’s security service arrested him on espionage charges — allegations that the newspaper denies. “Let him go,” Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday morning when asked about his message to Russia on the arrest of Gershkovich.
Donald Trump is the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges after a New York grand jury voted to indict him.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday unveiled stricter electric vehicle tax rules that will reduce or cut tax credits on some zero-emission models but grant buyers another two weeks before the new requirements take effect. The rules are aimed at weaning the United States off dependence on China for EV battery supply chains and part of President Joe Biden's effort to make 50% of U.S. new vehicle sales by 2030 EVs or plug-in hybrids. The EV battery sourcing guidance issued on Friday triggers new requirements for critical minerals and battery components and takes effect for vehicle purchases starting April 18.
Fewer new electric vehicles will qualify for a full $7,500 federal tax credit later this year, and many will get only half that, under rules proposed Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department. The rules, required under last year's Inflation Reduction Act, are likely to slow consumer acceptance of electric vehicles and could delay President Joe Biden's ambitious goal that half of new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. run on electricity by 2030. Biden's administration concedes that fewer electric vehicles will be eligible for tax credits in the short term because of the rules, which set standards for where EV battery parts and minerals come from.
A New York grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump on Thursday, making him the first former president to be criminally charged.
Donald Trump’s legal woes just grew exponentially worse and Joe Biden is going to just keep running for president.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's office has been investigating hush money payments to Stormy Daniels, who claimed to have had an affair with Donald Trump.
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The events underlying Donald Trump's indictment in New York - hush money payments to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with him - took place nearly seven years ago. But any potential trial is still at minimum more than a year away, legal experts said, raising the possibility that the former U.S. president could face a jury in a Manhattan courtroom during or even after the 2024 presidential campaign, as he seeks a return to the White House. A grand jury has voted to indict Trump, after months of hearing evidence about a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in the waning days of the 2016 election campaign.
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury.
The son of former President Donald Trump described New York City as "falling apart" before complaining about CVS shelving on Fox News.
A grand jury indicted Donald Trump on Thursday — the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges.
Donald Trump’s indictment, the first of a former U.S. president, was quietly brought to the clerk’s office at the Manhattan criminal courthouse just before closing time Thursday. A woman and two men in suits walked in past reporters who’ve been staking out the office for weeks, turned a corner and disappeared through a door to a non-public area known as the indictment room. The clerk’s office, normally a bustle of lawyers and paralegals seeking case files and submitting papers, people posting bail and court employees cracking jokes, grew quiet and tense.
Donald Trump’s most fervent allies in Congress, including Republicans Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene, erupted in fury at his indictment.
Share markets pushed for a fifth straight day of gains on Friday and bonds headed for their best month since 2008, as a record monthly drop in the euro zone's inflation rate raised investors' expectations for similar U.S. data later in the day. Government bonds have gained as much as 5%, gold is 8% higher, while oil is down and the dollar has barely budged. Also making headlines on Friday, was Donald Trump's indictment for paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, making him the first former U.S. president - and potential challanger in the next election - to face criminal charges.
Xylazine is an animal tranquilizer and sedative being added to fentanyl and other drugs. Congress wants to classify it as a controlled substance.
A Manhattan grand jury was investigating Donald Trump's payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels before he was indicted.
Former president Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on allegations related to a business records investigation related to a "hush money" payment.
Democratic lawmakers didn't hold back their anger Thursday at a House hearing about social media and censorship when a pair of Republican witnesses delivered testimony and left without being questioned. The shouting began after Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), the former attorney general of Missouri, and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government about what they claimed was the Biden administration's effor
Dems hope Biden will keep mum about Trump's indictment. "Don't say a word," one Democratic consultant said. "Let Trump steep in his own juices."
California Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped $10 million on a new political action committee Thursday, pledging to boost Democrats in the reddest of red states ahead of the 2024 election and what could be a future run for president. Newsom launched the Campaign for Democracy using money left over from his 2022 campaign for governor, where he easily won reelection against a little-known Republican opponent. In a video announcing the committee, Newsom pledged to take on “authoritarian leaders” he says are “directly attacking our freedoms,” including Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Michael Cohen, a former lawyer and fixer for Donald Trump before he became president, is a key witness in a New York investigation.
Donald Trump has been indicted in New York. Here's how the criminal investigation unfolded, dating back to his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is the prosecutor in charge of the investigation that led to Donald Trump's indictment in New York.
“American workers are desperate for a break.”
“Workers will have more leisure but at the cost of less efficiency and a lower standard of living.”
“We have more important things to do now than spend our lives making a tiny group of very rich people even richer.”
“Some industries and deeply entrenched work cultures mean the four-day workweek may not be realistic for all employees.”
“While workers have spent the last 50 years steadily producing more and more, real wages have not risen at the same rate.”