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Trump indicted in Stormy Daniels probe as first ex-US president to face criminal charges

Donald Trump will appear in a New York court early next week to face criminal charges over the hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 presidential election.

New York court officials have confirmed that the former president is expected to appear for his arraignment at 2.15pm on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Mr Trump became the first former president in US history to face criminal charges after the Manhattan grand jury investigating his role in the payments voted to indict him.

Multiple reports suggest that Mr Trump is facing more than 30 charges of business fraud, though the details of the indictment are not yet known.


On Friday morning, his attorney Joe Tacopina began a fresh media blitz where he insisted that there is “zero chance” the former president will take a plea deal in the criminal case.

The former president has fumed about the indictment in statements posted on his Truth Social platform overnight Thursday where he railed against the “corrupt” charges, claimed he can’t get a fair trial in New York, and lashed out at Judge Juan Merchan who is assigned to the case.


Watch: ‘Tonight Show’ post musical tribute to Trump’s indictment

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 19:05


Use mugshot as political campaign poster, says Dershowitz

Gustaf Kilander has the story.


Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 19:00


‘I’m gonna murder you’: Fearful Stormy Daniels describes threats against her

Speaking to The Times, Stormy Daniels says the threats against her are now worse and for the first time, she fears for her life.

“The number and the intensity is the same as it was the first time around, but this time it’s straight-up violent,” she says. “The first time it was ‘gold digger’, ‘slut’, ‘whore’, ‘liar’ whatever. And this time it’s ‘I’m gonna murder you’. They’re way more violent and graphic.”

Is she frightened? “For the first time ever, yeah. And part of me is hesitant to say that because you don’t want blood in the water. It kind of encourages the sharks.” But, she says, “it’s especially scary because Trump himself is inciting violence and encouraging it.”

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 18:50


Voices: Donald Trump is in big trouble – but he’s not alone

Former President Donald Trump is in trouble. But Trumpism in the GOP is more powerful than ever. Bigotry, lies, conspiracy theories—even as Trump goes down, his style of rage, resentment, and hatred ascends in the party that elevated him, and which he now embodies.

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 18:40


Stormy Daniels says indictment is ‘bittersweet’ vindication

Speaking to The Times, Stormy Daniels, the porn star at the centre of the case against former President Donald Trump said of the indictment:

“It’s vindication,” Daniels says, sounding cautious rather than triumphant. “But it’s bittersweet. He’s done so much worse that he should have been taken down [for] before. I am fully aware of the insanity of it being a porn star. But it’s also poetic; this pussy grabbed back.”

Despite being proud of seeing the case against Mr Trump this far, she adds a warning of what may happen next:

“It’s monumental and epic, and I’m proud,” Daniels says. “The other side of it is that it’s going to continue to divide people and bring them up in arms. He’s already gotten away with inciting a riot, and causing death and destruction.


“Whatever the outcome is, it’s going to cause violence, and there’s going to be injuries and death,” she says. “There’s the potential for a lot of good to come from this. But either way, a lot of bad is going to come from it, too.”

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 18:30


Could the indictment boost Trump’s chances for 2024?

Eric Garcia speaks to analysts, campaigners, and Republicans themselves about whether it’s really true that the charges against the former president would help carry him to re-election.

Will the indictment boost Trump’s chances for 2024?

The former president and his most ardent supporters seem sure that whipping up anger around the charge will help carry him to re-election. Eric Garcia speaks to analysts, campaigners and Republicans themselves about whether that’s really true

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 18:20


Trump cries ‘KANGAROO COURT!’ over Manhattan DA office

In his latest screed on Truth Social, Donald Trump sets his sights on other perceived unfairness in the make-up of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, specifically Matthew Collangelo and former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz.

He concludes with an all-caps: ELECTION INTERFERENCE, KANGAROO COURT!

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 18:10


Last night: Donald and Melania put on a brave face at home among friends

Donald and Melania Trump stepped out at Mar-a-Lago last night hours after the news of the criminal indictment against the former president broke.

Maroosha Muzaffar reports on the scene inside and outside the Palm Beach estate.


Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 18:00


Kristol: ‘Grandstanding’ DeSantis acting ‘cheap and performative’ with Trump extradition comment

Bill Kristol, neoconservative writer and editor-at-large of The Bulwark, hit out at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for his comments about how the state will not assist in the extradition of Donald Trump to New York to face charges.

Here’s what Mr DeSantis said, which many commentators have pointed out is unconstitutional as one state must respect the legal judgment of another state.

The former president has never said he would not appear before the New York court.

Mr Kristol told Scripps News: “DeSantis is just tossing this off. Obviously, it’s cheap and performative and it doesn’t mean much … He’s just grandstanding … It shows a real contempt for the rule of law in this country.”

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 17:50


Report: Trump may appear in same court as Weinstein

Molly Crane-Newman, courts reporter for The New York Daily News, reports that Donald Trump is set to appear in the same 15th-floor courtroom where disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted in 2020 and sentenced to 23 years in prison. It’s also where the Trump Organization went on trial last winter.

Oliver O’Connell31 March 2023 17:45

Source: Independent

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