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Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Courthouse

It happened after full jury was selected in the former president's trial in New York

(Newser) - The full panel of 12 jurors and six alternates has now been seated in Donald Trump's hush money trial, with opening arguments expected to begin on Monday, reports CNN . But as that news from Friday was circulating out of Manhattan, a grim and bizarre twist developed:
  • "Just before

Trump Could Face 'Sandoval Hearing' Friday

He slams gag order as trial resumes

(Newser) - Donald Trump's hush-money trial resumed Friday with five alternate jurors to select before opening arguments can begin on Monday. On Thursday, the process of selecting 12 jurors was completed and one alternate juror was chosen. Judge Juan Merchan is also expected to hold what's known as a Sandoval...

Dem Puts GOP's Dawdling Over Foreign Aid on Blast

Rep. Rosa DeLauro accuses lawmakers of 'diddling around' while 'people are dying' in fiery speech

(Newser) - "Let's not sugarcoat what is going on here," the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee said Thursday before launching into a fiery speech in regards to the ongoing foreign aid debate, blasting Republicans for following the whims of former President Trump, whom she blamed in part...

Trump Juror With Concerns About Being IDed Excused
'We Have Our Jury,'
Trump Judge Announces

'We Have Our Jury,' Trump Judge Announces

Five more alternates are still needed

(Newser) - Judge Juan Merchan announced late Thursday afternoon that his court is no longer in the process of choosing the 12 jurors needed for Donald Trump's hush-money trial. "We have our jury," the judge told his Manhattan courtroom. "Let's pick our alternates." One alternate has...

Trump Appears to Mix Up Jimmy Kimmel, Al Pacino

He claims Kimmel bungled Best Picture announcement

(Newser) - Donald Trump revisited an old grudge on Wednesday during a day off from his New York trial. In a Truth Social post, the former president slammed "stupid" Jimmy Kimmel for reading out a critical message from Trump while hosting the Oscars last month. But, as Rolling Stone reports, Trump...

After Court, Trump Campaigns at Bodega

He visits Harlem store where clerk fatally stabbed attacker

(Newser) - Fresh from a Manhattan courtroom, Donald Trump visited a New York bodega where a man was stabbed to death, a stark pivot for the former president as he juggles being a criminal defendant and the Republican challenger intent on blaming President Biden for crime. Trump stopped by Sanaa Convenient Store,...

Judge to Trump: I Will Not Have Any Jurors Intimidated

7 jurors selected on Day 2 of hush-money trial

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. The second day of Donald Trump's hush-money trial in Manhattan ended with seven jurors selected. ABC News reports that the seven jurors chosen Tuesday include the foreperson, a man born in Ireland who works in sales. Other jurors include an oncology...

'New Reality' for Trump: Judge Sets His Schedule
'New Reality' for Trump:
Judge Sets His Schedule

'New Reality' for Trump: Judge Sets His Schedule

Former president is chafing at restrictions imposed in New York trial

(Newser) - As his hush-money trial continues in New York, Donald Trump is confronting what Kyle Cheney at Politico calls a "jarring new reality" for the former president: "Criminal defendants don't get to set their own schedules." On three different occasions Monday, Judge Juan Merchan sounded a pessimistic...

Trump Seemingly Falls Asleep in Court
Trump Appears to
Nod Off in Courtroom

Trump Appears to Nod Off in Courtroom

As jury selection was underway in his hush money trial

(Newser) - Donald Trump was taking a lot of flak for apparently nodding off in the courtroom during day one of proceedings in his hush money trial. As the New York Times puts it, he seemed at times "exhausted," "his mouth going slack and his head drooping onto his...

Trump Claims Judge Won't Let Him Go to Barron's Graduation

Decision on May 17 ceremony hasn't been made yet

(Newser) - After the first day of his hush-money trial, Donald Trump complained that it looks like Judge Juan Merchan won't let him go to his youngest son's high school graduation. "That I can't go to my son's graduation or that I can't go to the...

As Trial Starts, Trump Scores a Win and a Loss
More Than 50 Potential
Trump Jurors Dismissed

More Than 50 Potential Trump Jurors Dismissed

They said they couldn't be fair or impartial

(Newser) - Developments on the first day of Donald Trump's historic criminal case in New York:
  • Dozens of potential jurors dismissed. More than 50 of the 96 potential jurors brought in for a preliminary round of questioning were immediately excused after raising their hands to indicate they couldn't be fair

Trump Media Stock Nosedives Again
Trump Media Stock
Nosedives Again

Trump Media Stock Nosedives Again

It drops more than 16% after SEC filing

(Newser) - Trump Media and Technology Group shares plunged again on Monday, falling more than 16% after the company filed to make millions more shares potentially available for sale. The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission is a first step toward allowing majority shareholder Donald Trump and other insiders to sell...

Trump Arrives at Court for Historic Trial

Jury selection begins Monday in his hush-money case

(Newser) - Donald Trump arrived at a Manhattan courtroom Monday morning to watch jury selection begin in his hush-money trial , briefly speaking outside and calling the case an "assault on America," reports the Hill . And it's not just any trial, of course, but the "first criminal trial of...

Jury Selection in Trump's First Criminal Trial Starts Today
A High-Stakes
Day Arrives
for Trump

the rundown

A High-Stakes Day Arrives for Trump

On Monday, he becomes the first former US president to face a criminal trial

(Newser) - An unprecedented moment will take place Monday in Manhattan, when jury selection begins for Donald Trump's trial in what will be the first-ever criminal trial for a former US president. A roundup of some of the points being made in coverage leading up to the historic proceedings in his...

Court Rejects Trump's Latest Attempt to Delay Trial

Filing was his 3rd attempt this week to push back the start of hush-money trial

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Donald Trump's lawyers struck out yet again Wednesday with an attempt to delay his hush-money trial in New York. The AP reports that an appeals court rejected Trump's third attempt in three days to halt the trial indefinitely. Earlier, the...

Did Arizona Go Too Far on Abortion? Trump Says 'Yeah'

He was asked about the state's supreme court decision at a campaign event

(Newser) - Days after saying decisions about abortion laws should be left to the states, former President Trump shared his thoughts on Tuesday's abortion ruling in Arizona . When asked if the state's supreme court went too far in its ruling that an 1864 law that prohibits nearly all abortions and...

Former Trump CFO Pleads Guilty to Perjury
Former Trump CFO
Gets Second Jail Term

Former Trump CFO Gets Second Jail Term

Allen Weisselberg will serve 5 months in prison for perjury in his boss' civil fraud trial

(Newser) - Allen Weisselberg, a retired executive in Donald Trump's real estate empire, received his expected sentence of five months in jail Wednesday for lying under oath during the civil fraud lawsuit brought against Trump in New York. Weisselberg pleaded guilty last month to two counts of perjury in connection with...

Truth Social Roller Coaster Sees Another Stock Plunge

Company's shares are at lowest since trading debut, though the volatility is hard to read

(Newser) - Last month, Donald Trump's net worth got a brief boost , thanks to the merger of Truth Social parent company Trump Media and Technology Group with Digital World Acquisition Corp. This month, it's a different story, with NPR reporting that Truth Social shares are "slumping." Most recently,...

Trump Has Plan to End Ukraine War. Ukraine Won't Like It

Former president wants to see Russia gain territory, limited NATO expansion: 'WaPo'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has a plan to stop the war in Ukraine, though Ukraine won't like it. The former president and presumptive Republican presidential nominee has spoken privately about his plan to pressure Ukraine to cede territory to Russia—specifically Crimea and the Donbas border region—in order to bring...

Trump Makes 11th-Hour Move in Hush-Money Trial

'New York Times' reports on sealed filings

(Newser) - Donald Trump's hush money criminal trial is due to start a week from today—unless Trump succeeds in his latest effort to push back its start. CBS News reports on a pair of sealed filings made Monday, which appear under "change of venue" and "stay" in an...

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