Juror who listened to conservative podcaster Tim Pool joined verdict against Donald Trump
A juror who says he occasionally listens to conservative podcast host Tim Pool was on the jury that found former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing a magazine columnist in 1996 at a luxury Manhattan department store.
Trump rape accuser 'stunned' at DOJ no-show at court hearing
E. Jean Carroll, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. “I’m stunned, stunned, and actually speechless, which is unusual,” Carroll told reporters outside the courthouse. A request for comment to the Justice Department wasn't immediately returned. Justice Department attorneys have said Trump had to respond in June 2019 to accusations Carroll made against him in a book because the claims related to his fitness for office. The Associated Press does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly.
Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions
FILE - This Sept. 23, 2020, file photo shows President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. At a briefing, White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany denied any fraud was committed against Mary Trump. Mary Trump and her brother, Fred Trump III, inherited various real estate business interests when her father, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981 at 42 after a struggle with alcoholism. It said the action amounted to “unfathomable cruelty” because Fred Trump III's third child, born hours after Fred Trump Sr.'s funeral, was having seizures and required extensive medical care including months in a neonatal intensive care unit. In keeping with a confidentiality clause in a settlement of the dispute over Fred Trump Sr.'s will, lawyers for Mary Trump refused to say how much she received.
US asks to defend Trump in rape accuser's defamation lawsuit
That means the federal government, rather than Trump himself, might have to pay damages if any are awarded. She says his comments including that she was totally lying to sell a memoir besmirched her character and harmed her career. Carroll, meanwhile, said the developments illustrated that Trump will do everything possible, including using the full powers of the federal government, to try to stop the case. It will be up to a federal judge to decide whether to keep the case in federal court and to allow the U.S. to become the defendant. The Associated Press does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly.
Trump tax ruling a new front in defamation suits against him
That has quickly become a question in two closely watched defamation lawsuits filed by women who say President Donald Trump smeared them while denying their sexual assault allegations. Lawyers for the women, E. Jean Carroll and Summer Zervos, are now trying to persuade New York courts that the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling strengthens their arguments for letting the suits go forward. The Supreme Court has now spoken, Carroll lawyer Roberta Kaplan wrote to the judge in her defamation case last week. Past Supreme Court cases established that presidents are subject to federal criminal subpoenas and to federal civil suits regarding private behavior. The court generally views criminal cases as more compelling matters than civil suits, said Albany Law School professor Vincent Bonventre, who maintains a blog on the Supreme Court.