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# Donald Trump

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# US Capitol Riot
January 6 rioter who propped his feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk jailed for 4 years
Barnett, 63, testified he was “going with the flow” and struck a pose after news photographers told him to “act natural”.
# White House
'Anti-woke' Florida governor Ron DeSantis prepares US presidential bid but can he top Trump?
DeSantis will go toe-to-toe with Trump to be the Republican nominee, but there was a time when relations were much more harmonious between the two.
# Trump
Donald Trump faces further lawsuit by columnist E Jean Carroll over remarks on CNN
Earlier this month, a nine-person jury in the civil suit decided Trump had sexually abused Carroll at an upscale Manhattan department store in early spring 1996.
Last month
May 2023
# Lawsuit
Woman suing former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani for €9.2m claims he coerced her into sex
Noelle Dunphy says she worked for the former mayor of New York as a consultant for two years.
Larry Donnelly: In spite of Donald Trump's disastrous week, he still appears unsinkable
Our columnist looks at the turbulent week for the former US president and asks if his reputation is truly damaged this time.
# Donald Trump
Trump mocks sexual abuse victim, refuses to accept 2020 defeat in rare live CNN appearance
During a one-hour ‘town hall’ on the cable television network, Trump took questions on the war in Ukraine, immigration and his multiple legal challenges.
# Court
Jury finds Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and awards accuser $5 million
The former president chose not to attend the civil trial and was absent when the verdict was read.
# e jean carroll
Jurors played recording of Trump describing rape accuser as ‘nut job’ and ‘mentally sick’
Writer E Jean Carroll has said the former US president raped her in a department store dressing room in 1996.
# west clare hotelier
Trump calls Biden 'an incompetent person' as he plays golf in Doonbeg
The former US president is visiting his Clare resort.
# Touch Doon
Trump says Ireland has done a good job luring US companies as he arrives at Doonbeg resort
The former president last visited his Clare resort in 2019.
# New York
Woman tells civil trial that Trump sexually assaulted her in late 1970s
Jessica Leeds was called to testify by lawyers for E. Jean Carroll, who has brought a rape and defamation lawsuit against Trump.
# Aberdeen
Donald Trump breaks ground on second Scottish golf course ahead of Doonbeg visit
The new course is dedicated to his late mother, who was born on the Scottish Isle of Lewis.
April 2023
# Washington
Mike Pence testifies to US grand jury investigating Donald Trump and 6 January insurrection
Pence has hinted at entering the 2024 presidential race in a potential run against Trump.
# e jean carroll
Woman tells trial that alleged sex assault by Trump three decades ago left her feeling 'ashamed'
E Jean Carroll has sued Trump alleging he sexually assaulted her in a changing room at a department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
# US
Georgia prosecutor to announce decision on charging Trump for election meddling this summer
Fani Willis wrote to law-enforcement bodies saying she expects to announce decisions between 11 July and 1 September.
# Doonbeg
Donald Trump set to visit Ireland next month
It will come just weeks after his successor Joe Biden visited here.
# Lawsuit
Trump to testify under oath in New York fraud lawsuit
The civil case accuses the former president and three of his children of lying to tax collectors, lenders and insurers for years.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does Trump being indicted mean for him and the 2024 election?
This week on The Explainer, Laura Byrne is joined by The Journal columnist and University of Galway law lecture Larry Donnelly to delve into the case.
# Donald Trump
Will Trump's trial help or hinder his 2024 White House bid?
He was charged with 34 felony counts yesterday, but legal experts are torn on the strength of the legal case against him.
# Trump
Trump says prosecution is 'insult to our country' in first public remarks since being charged
Hours earlier the former US president pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts in a dramatic hearing in New York.
# Unprecedented
Trump pleads not guilty to 34 felony counts linked to Stormy Daniels hush money
Trump is the first sitting or former American president to be criminally charged.
# Trump
Donald Trump arrives in New York to surrender to hush money charges
He is the first sitting or former US president ever charged with a crime.
# Manhattan
Donald Trump ‘facing at least one felony charge' in New York indictment
Trump’s surrender will present the historic scene of a former US commander-in-chief forced to stand before a judge.
March 2023
# Donald Trump
Fingerprints, mugshots and a court date: What comes next for Donald Trump after his indictment
He is expected to surrender for arraignment on Tuesday.
# Unprecedented
Donald Trump expected to surrender to authorities next week after being indicted by grand jury
No former or sitting US president has been charged with a crime before.
# january 6
Pence ordered to testify against Trump in insurrection probe
Investigators are probing Trump’s role in provoking the violence on Capitol Hill in 2021.
# Trump
'Not a crime': Trump dismisses New York probe during Texas presidential campaign rally
He is bracing for possible charges over a hush-money payout just days before the 2016 election, to a porn star alleging a sexual encounter.
# gathering support
Donald Trump to hold first rally of 2024 presidential campaign in Waco, Texas
Trump is staring down a possible indictment in New York.
# stormy daniels
New York Police tighten security ahead of possible indictment of Trump in 'hush money' case
Trump said over the weekend that he expects to be ‘arrested’ on Tuesday and urged supporters to ‘Protest, take our nation back!’
# New York
Donald Trump claims he will be arrested on Tuesday
Law enforcement officials have been making security preparations for the possibility that Trump could be indicted.
# mike pence
Former US vice president says his family was 'endangered' by Donald Trump at Capitol riot
Trump’s former vice president Mike Pence said history would hold his former boss accountable.
# hush money
Trump invited to testify in investigation linked to alleged 'hush money' paid to Stormy Daniels
The grand jury investigation is said to involve a $130,000 payment made just before the 2016 presidential election to an adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels.
# Donald Trump
Trump to publish book of private letters from Oprah, Kim Jong-un, Princess Diana and more
Many of the letters being published in the book date back to before Trump’s presidency.
Donald Trump and Nikki Haley to lock horns at major conservative political conference
The former president and his one-time ally, who is also running in 2024, will both speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
This year
# deposition
Rupert Murdoch defends Fox News in $1.6 billion Trump election lie lawsuit
Vote machine maker Dominion sued Fox News in a Delaware court in March 2021 for $1.6 billion.
# Fox News
Rupert Murdoch described Trump's stolen election claims as 'crazy', court documents show
The messages were disclosed as part of vote machine maker Dominion’s €1.5billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News.
# US
Republican Nikki Haley announces 2024 US presidential bid in first challenge to Trump
Haley, who served as a UN ambassador for two years under Trump, previously said she would not run against her former boss.
# US Capitol
Mike Pence subpoenaed by special counsel probing Donald Trump – source
The two have been estranged since a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol building on 6 January 2021.
# US
Trump and his lawyers sanctioned nearly $1mil over 'frivolous' Clinton lawsuit
The lawsuit claimed that Clinton and others had created a false narrative that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia.
# trumped
Trump family business fined $1.6 million for tax fraud
The sum is the maximum penalty available for the particular offences.