Former President Donald Trump’s several criminal indictments and likely nomination were proverbial elephants in the room during a lengthy motions hearing in Fulton County, during which Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee set new motions deadlines for two former federal officials who have been trying to remove their Georgia election case out of state […]
Twitter Files journalists testify in DC one year after the first Twitter Files report. Two journalists return for a House Subcommittee hearing on the federal government’s involvement in social media censorship. NTD’s legal correspondent Arleen Richards has more.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices seemed poised to rein in the power of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to bring enforcement action, in a case that could limit the reach of the administrative state. During Nov. 29 oral arguments in the case, SEC v. Jarkesy, which involves three big questions about constitutional boundaries […]
A former Trump adviser’s legal group filed a complaint Tuesday against Macy’s for allegedly implementing a racially discriminatory diversity mandate—right before Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
Trillions of phone records, openly accessible to law enforcement. Even without a warrant! Senator Ron Wyden is on a quest to expose the program, and demand answers. NTD’s Arleen Richards has more. Bryan Hornung, CEO of XACT IT Solutions, spoke on this issue.
Tuesday afternoon, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee heard arguments and testimony regarding revoking the bond of Harrison Floyd—who was indicted alongside former President Donald Trump for allegedly interfering with the 2020 elections—after the defendant made several social media posts in which he tagged witnesses in the case. The judge said there was a […]
The federal appeals court in Washington heard arguments on the gag order imposed on former President Donald Trump in a federal criminal case that accuses him of having interfered with the 2020 elections. Many criminal defendants choose to say nothing at all, but President Trump faces 91 charges in four separate criminal cases, and the […]
Hunter Biden is being investigated by a California grand jury. Special counsel David Weiss is now using a second grand jury to continue his investigation into the younger Biden’s tax affairs. Meanwhile, a different special counsel is not expected to bring charges against his father. NTD legal correspondent Arleen Richards has the latest.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee issued a protective order on Thursday that would keep “sensitive” materials in the high-profile racketeering case against former President Donald Trump under seal, after video statements of four defendants who took guilty pleas were leaked to the media. “Allowing parties the unfettered ability to share pretrial materials with […]
Former President Trump’s legal team requested a mistrial in his New York fraud case, saying the judge in the case and his law clerk exhibited bias against the former president. The motion, filed Wednesday, alleges that Judge Arthur Engoron and his chief law clerk engaged in the “appearance of bias [that] threatens both Defendants’ rights […]
Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president at the Trump Organization, testified on Nov. 13 as the defense’s first witness in a fraud trial naming him, his brother Eric Trump, his father President Donald Trump, and other executives as defendants. “My father saw a lot of things before other people in real estate,” Donald Trump Jr. […]
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) sent a letter to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct expressing “serious concerns” about the judge overseeing a civil fraud trial against former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. “This judge’s bizarre behavior has no place in our judicial system,” she wrote, describing “inappropriate bias” and “judicial intemperance” […]
Michigan Court of Claims Judge James Redford on Thursday morning heard arguments on a 14th Amendment challenge to former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on the state’s primary ballot. He prefaced the first hearing by referring to the recent dismissal of a similar case by the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as the several […]
Ivanka Trump was the last of the witnesses called by the New York Attorney General’s office in a case against her father former President Donald Trump and Trump Organization’s top executives. She testified on Wednesday about her involvement up through 2016—about matters outside the case’s statute of limitations. On Thursday, there will be a motions […]
The Biden administration told the Supreme Court on Nov. 7 that a lower court ruling invalidating a federal law that bars people under domestic violence-related restraining orders from possessing firearms should be overturned. The case of United States v. Rahimi (court file 22-915) concerns a February ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]
NEW YORK—Former President Donald Trump will testify today as the defendant in a civil fraud petition brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James in September 2022. The trial, presided over by New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, began on Oct. 2, and is a bench trial. A number of outside bankers, financial experts, […]
NEW YORK—Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, testified for a second day in the civil fraud trial brought against him and other executives by the New York Attorney General’s office. On Nov. 3, state attorneys continued to question Mr. Trump about the Trump Organization’s financials. At the center of the case against […]
Both Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump took the witness stand on Nov. 2, testifying that they weren’t involved in the Trump Organization statements of financial condition (SFC) at the center of a civil fraud case brought by the New York Attorney General’s office. The petition was filed in September against Trump Organization executives, including […]
Donald Trump Jr. was the first of the Trump children to take the witness stand in the fraud case the New York Attorney General Letitia James launched against Trump Organization executives. “I should have worn makeup,” he said on Nov. 1 as pool photographers snapped multiple shots of him. Mr. Trump Jr. was indicted alongside his […]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday waded into the issue of free speech rights in the digital age during arguments in cases from California and Michigan involving whether public officials may legally block others on social media, a function often used on these platforms to stifle critics.
Colorado District Judge Sarah Wallace heard arguments and witness testimony on Monday in a case arguing former President Donald Trump should be barred from the state ballot as he seeks to run for reelection. The left-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) argued that the events of Jan. 6, 2021, were a violent […]
On Friday, New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron decided that Ivanka Trump will be required to testify in the trial against her father and other Trump Organization executives, including her brothers Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. Ivanka Trump had originally been a co-defendant in the case until an appeals court decision this summer […]
The New York judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trail on Wednesday fined the former commander-in-chief $10,000 over what he said was a violation of an earlier gag order. It’s the second fine handed down by the judge in about a week. “Don’t do it again or it’ll be worse,” Judge Egoron said, […]
NEW YORK—Michael Cohen, the one-time personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump and a former vice president of the Trump Organization, is scheduled to testify against his former boss in the ongoing civil trial in the case New York Attorney General Letitia James brought against the former president. Ms. James brought the petition on behalf […]
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday responded to attorney Sidney Powell’s guilty plea in a Fulton County, Georgia, election case by saying that she wasn’t ever his attorney. “Sidney Powell was one of millions and millions of people who thought, and in ever increasing numbers still think, correctly, that the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged […]
Lawyer Kenneth Chesebro was slated to be the first of those indicted along with former President Donald Trump for challenging the 2020 elections to go to trial. On Oct. 20, he pleaded guilty in a plea bargain. He was originally charged with seven felony crimes. The bargain included nulling six of those counts and charged […]
Sidney Powell accepted a plea bargain in Fulton County on the morning of Oct. 19, pleading guilty to six misdemeanors related to election interference in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. The deal didn’t require her to plead guilty to the racketeering charge on which she and 18 codefendants, including former President Donald Trump, were […]
In a barrage of recent backlash, billionaire alumni from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania are closing their checkbooks. They believe college leaders are failing to take a strong stance against pro-Hamas sentiment on their campuses.
Former President Donald Trump was present Tuesday in the New York state Supreme Court for the financial fraud case brought by state Attorney General Letitia James. President Trump was expecting to see his former attorney Michael Cohen on the witness stand. Mr. Cohen postponed his appearance, saying on social media that he had to take […]
WASHINGTON—Judge Tanya Chutkan, presiding over the case against former President Donald Trump for allegedly interfering in the 2020 presidential election, has ordered certain restrictions on what President Trump can say in relation to his case after hearing arguments on Oct. 16. Judge Chutkan said she wouldn’t impose restrictions on statements he makes about Washington, or […]
Federal prosecutors recently amended their indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and his wife to include new charges of conspiring to have Mr. Menendez act as an agent of Egypt. The superseding indictment (pdf) was filed on Oct. 12 against Mr. Menendez in federal court in Manhattan, charging him with failing to register as required […]
Republican state lawmakers told the Supreme Court on Oct. 11 that the justices should overturn a ruling that the South Carolina legislature racially gerrymandered a congressional district because lawmakers used political, not racial, data to justify the redrawn map. The Supreme Court frowns on racial gerrymanders as constitutionally suspect but has adopted a hands-off attitude […]
Ex-Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg took the witness stand on Oct. 10. This comes six months after he was released from New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex after pleading guilty last year to 15 felony charges related to a long-running scheme to avoid $1.7 million in taxes while working for the Trump Organization.
Cities across the United States are ramping up security around Jewish houses of worship after the devastating attacks on Israel by Gaza terrorists that started Oct. 7. Fighting between Hamas and Israel isn’t affecting security in the U.S. directly, but the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security aren’t taking any chances. The agencies have […]
Several members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) admitted that the recent GOP presidential candidate debates appear to be meaningless without the participation of former President Donald Trump.
Court Adjourns—4:55 p.m. Camron Harris, an accountant of Whitley Penn, took to the witness stand to give second testimony in the case, following up where accountant Donald Bender of Mazars left off in testifying on the financial statements of the Trump Organization. The prosecution sought to show that the Trump Organization was responsible for accurate […]
Former President Donald Trump attended day two of the civil fraud case against him that’s gone to trial in New York. After flip-flopping several times on his opinion of the presiding judge, New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, he made a disparaging post on social media mid-day about Justice Engoron’s staffer. Justice Engoron is […]
Donald Bender, an accountant who for years worked for the Trump organization, resumed his testimony on the financial fraud case filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James. He testified on Monday that Trump had a practice of reporting large losses oan his tax returns every year for a decade.
Court Adjourns—4:30 p.m. Day two of the trial ended at 4:30 p.m., but New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron asked the attorneys to stay behind for private discussions, according to media reports. Reporters were cleared out of the room. During the defense’s cross-examination of Donald Bender, a former Mazars USA partner and accountant who […]
Day 1 Concludes–4:30 p.m. The first day of the civil case against President Trump concluded around 4:30 p.m. During President Trump’s remarks at lunch, he signaled he may be attending other days as well. Accountant Testifies–4 p.m. Donald Bender, former Mazars accountant who prepared tax documents and did accounting for Trump Organization, said the numbers […]
Thirty-two women won the hearts of audience members and judges at the first NTD Global Chinese Beauty Pageant—but only one was crowned Miss NTD. NTD spoke to the winner, the runners-up, and the judges. After a week of preliminary rounds and, for some, a lot of soul-searching, three women won the top honors. They all […]
After numerous rounds of selection from a pool of contestants from around the globe, the inaugural NTD Global Chinese Beauty Pageant has crowned its first winner. Cynthia Sun from Texas was crowned Miss NTD 2023 on Saturday night, bringing home a $10,000 cash prize, a set of 18-karat gold jewelry, and a critical mission. As […]
The oldest member of Congress has died, according to sources. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has passed away at age 90, three people familiar with the situation said. Her cause of death was not immediately conveyed. Ms. Feinstein’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Ms. Feinstein became a U.S. senator in 1992. She […]
Sen. Bob Menendez (R-N.J.) appeared in court on Sept. 27 and pleaded not guilty to bribery charges leveled at him on Sept. 22. The New Jersey Democrat made his first appearance in a federal court in Manhattan amid mounting demands from his colleagues for his resignation from Congress. Mr. Menendez and his wife, who is […]
Thirty-two contestants of Chinese descent traveled from countries across the globe to White Plains, New York, for day one of the NTD Global Chinese Beauty Pageant on Sunday. The contestants had each earned the chance to compete, and to present their understanding of traditional Chinese culture and values. The event marks the start of a […]
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has been indicted for bribery, U.S. prosecutors announced on Sept. 22. Mr. Menendez and his wife, Nadine Menendez, have both been indicted on bribery charges “in connection with their corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said. According to charging […]