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# Donald Trump

7th December 2023
Trump returns to civil business fraud trial as spectator as testimony nears end
The former US president denies any wrongdoing.
The Explainer: What are the big issues facing Joe Biden as he aims for re-election?
We’re joined on The Explainer this week by Larry Donnelly to look at the issues cropping up for Biden – and Trump – ahead of next year’s US presidential election.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Appeals court rules lawsuits against Donald Trump over US Capitol riot can move forward
The former US President has said he cannot be sued over the riot that left dozens of police officers injured.
Last month
November 2023
Judge lifts gag order that barred Donald Trump from lashing out at court staff
Judge David Friedman cited constitutional concerns about restricting Trump’s free speech.
Larry Donnelly: Polls are now showing that if Biden and Trump ran now, Trump would win
Our columnist says Biden is not for turning and this could be the undoing of the Democrats in a year’s time.
Donald Trump wants his election interference trial televised
Trump is accused of illegally scheming to overturn the election results in the run-up to the violent riot at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.
Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial to continue despite lawyers seeking early end
Trump’s lawyers had asked Judge Arthur Engoron to cut the trial short and issue a verdict clearing him.
Ivanka Trump gives evidence in her father’s New York fraud case
Even-tempered in her testimony Ivanka Trump answered questions about her former role in the family’s Trump Organisation.
Donald Trump admonished for 'non-responsive and repetitive' answers at New York civil trial
The former president and frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination has entered the witness box this afternoon.
Eric Trump tells civil fraud trial he relied on accountants for key financial documents
Donald Trump is scheduled to give evidence on Monday in the civil fraud case.
Donald Trump Jr tells judge he's not involved in financial papers at centre of civil fraud trial
Donald Trump Jr and his brother Eric Trump, who is also expected to testify this week, are both vice presidents of the Trump Organization.
Trump's two adult sons set to take witness stand in civil trial for financial fraud
Both are executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization.
October 2023
Court arguments begin on blocking Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado
A week-long hearing on one lawsuit to ban Trump from the ballot in Colorado got underway today.
Judge confirms $10,000 fine for Donald Trump over out-of-court comment
The civil trial concerns allegations of conspiracy, insurance fraud and falsifying business records.
Trump fined for making fresh personal attack on court staff during fraud trial
The judge had ordered all participants in the trial not to comment publicly about his staff.
'Heck of a reunion': Trump comes face to face with his old fixer at fraud trial
The former US president was in court to hear evidence in the case.
Judge fines Donald Trump $5,000 for violating gag order in fraud trial
Judge Arthur Engoron avoided holding Trump in contempt for now, but reserved the right to do so.
Trump's ex-lawyer pleads guilty over efforts to overturn election loss, agrees to testify
Sidney Powell may be called to give evidence against Trump on a later date, as part of her plea.
Trump has narrow gagging order imposed by judge in 2020 election subversion case
The Republican is accused of illegally conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden.
UK court hears lawsuit brought by Trump over salacious dossier compiled by ex-MI6 agent
Donald Trump is suing Christopher Steele and the company he founded over the report.
Donald Trump legal case against former MI6 officer’s company to start
The former president of the United States is suing over a data protection claim.
Donald Trump's former finance chief set to testify in civil fraud trial
Allen Weisselberg, 76, was expected to testify about his role in preparing Trump’s annual financial statements.
Donald Trump denies giving Australian businessman US nuclear submarine secrets
Sources told the New York Times that Trump’s disclosures ‘potentially endangered the US nuclear fleet’.
'Be careful what you wish for': Both Republicans and Democrats may live to regret axing speaker
The ousting of speaker Kevin McCarthy is seen as a “big victory” for the hard-right, but at what cost?
Judge issues gagging order on Donald Trump after social media comments about court clerk
Trump also commented on the clerk yesterday, saying she ‘should not be allowed to be in his ear on every single question’ and ‘hates Trump’.
Donald Trump condemns ‘disgraceful’ fraud New York trial amid misstated wealth allegations
The former president is accused of deceiving banks, insurers and others for years in financial statements.
September 2023
Larry Donnelly: A poor GOP debate, questions about Biden and a dysfunctional Congress
Our columnist says US voters deserve better than the current political setup in the country.
Biden warns US democracy in peril from 'extremist' Trump
House Republicans launched impeachment inquiry hearings into Biden over allegations that he lied about his son Hunter’s business dealings.
Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks and insurers as he built his property empire
Trump valued Mar-a-Lago as high as 739 million dollars — more than 10 times a more reasonable estimate of its worth.
'I always knew Sunak was smart': Donald Trump praises British PM for rollback on climate targets
Sunak announced plans to water down environmental commitments this week.
Donald Trump labels Florida governor’s abortion ban a ‘terrible mistake’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called the legislation “noble and just”.
Larry Donnelly: Could Elvis’s cousin, a Democrat, be Mississippi’s next governor?
Our columnist looks at Elvis’ cousin who’s running in Mississippi and could prove to be a dark horse.
Trump prosecutors seek order to stop ‘inflammatory’ and ‘intimidating’ comments
Special counsel Jack Smith’s team say the order is necessary to preserve the integrity of the case and to avoid prejudicing potential jurors.
Criminal cases against Trump show ‘rottenness’ of US political system, Putin says
During his four years in the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly touted having good relations with Vladimir Putin.
August 2023
Proud Boys leader sentenced to 17 years in prison over US Capitol attack
Joseph Biggs was the first of five Proud Boys figures to be sentenced this week.
Larry Donnelly: Trump is in hot legal water - will there be a tipping point for him?
As Trump pleads not guilty in his subversion case, our columnist looks at whether any of this will affect him in the polls.
Prosecutors say Donald Trump inflated net worth up to $2.2 bn per year from 2011 to 2021
Trump and his children stand accused of deflating the value of certain assets to reduce taxes.
US judge sets trial date of 4 March 2024 for Donald Trump federal case
He is charged with trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election result ahead of the US Capital riot on 6 January 2021.
Quiz: How much do you know about these celebrity brushes with the law?
Following Donald Trump’s arrest and likely mugshot, test your knowledge with some these other celebrity mugshots.
Trump campaign says it raised over $7 million after sharing mugshot image
The campaign spokesman confirmed the figure, claiming they raised “$4.18m yesterday alone”.