Who’s who in the Manhattan DA’s Donald Trump indictmentMarch 31, 2023 GMT
As Donald Trump fought his way to victory in the 2016 presidential campaign, key allies tried to smooth his bumpy path by paying off two women who had been thinking of going public with allegations of extramarital encounters with the Republican.
In Trump probe, grand jury hears from final witnessesMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump appeared to be hearing from final witnesses as law enforcement officials accelerated security preparations Monday in advance of a possible indictment and as fellow Republicans staked out positions in a criminal probe expected to shake up the 2024 presidential race.
Source: Lawyer invited to testify before Trump grand juryMarch 19, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer who previously advised Michael Cohen, the key government witness in the hush money payment investigation into Donald Trump, has been invited to appear Monday before a Manhattan grand jury that is considering potential charges against the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Stormy Daniels meets with prosecutors investigating TrumpMarch 15, 2023 GMT
Cohen testifies before grand jury in Trump hush money probeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified Monday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money payments made on the former president’s behalf.
Michael Cohen to testify Monday in Trump hush-money probeMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is scheduled to testify Monday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush-money payments made on the former president’s behalf, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
The New York hush-money probe of Donald Trump explainedMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s lawyer tried to buy the silence of a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the Republican during his days as a reality TV star.
Hope Hicks meets with NY prosecutors investigating TrumpMarch 7, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s former spokesperson Hope Hicks met Monday with Manhattan prosecutors who are investigating hush-money payments made to women on the ex-president’s behalf — the latest member of the Republican's inner circle to be questioned in the renewed probe.
Trump investigation: Could grand juror’s words tank charges?February 23, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Almost as soon as the foreperson of the special grand jury in the Georgia election meddling investigation went public this week, speculation began about whether her unusually candid revelations could jeopardize any possible prosecution of former President Donald Trump or others.
Trump election probe grand jury believes some witnesses liedFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury investigating efforts by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia says it believes "one or more witnesses" committed perjury and urged local prosecutors to bring charges.
Pence to fight special counsel subpoena on 2020 electionFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence is planning to fight a subpoena by the special counsel overseeing investigations into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to people familiar with his thinking.
Judge to release parts of Georgia special grand jury reportFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge on Monday ordered the partial release later this week of a report by a special grand jury that investigated efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Trump ex-lawyer Cohen meets again with New York prosecutorsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen met again Wednesday with New York City prosecutors who have spent years examining the former president's financial dealings.
Cohen stopped briefly to talk with reporters as he entered the Manhattan district attorney's office in the morning, and then when he exited several hours later.
Ex-prosecutor’s new book details fight over indicting TrumpFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As the Manhattan district attorney's office ramps up its yearslong investigation of Donald Trump, a new book by a former prosecutor details just how close the former president came to getting indicted — and laments friction with the new D.A.
Cohen says DA took phones for renewed Trump hush-money probeFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s long-estranged former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, says Manhattan prosecutors recently took his cellphones to preserve evidence related to a hush-money payment he made to porn actress Stormy Daniels in the waning weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Reports: New grand jury in NY examining Trump hush moneyJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors investigating Donald Trump have convened a new grand jury to hear evidence in a years-old probe into payments made to keep the porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with the former president, according to multiple news reports.
Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipationJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn’t come from anyone at the Justice Department.
View the released Trump tax returnsDecember 31, 2022 GMT
Former President Donald Trump’s tax returns include redactions of some personal sensitive information such as Social Security and bank account numbers.
Trump exec says he feared firing if he spoke up about schemeNovember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An executive at Donald Trump’s company testified Monday he was afraid he’d hear those famous words — “you’re fired!” — if he went to the big boss with concerns that two top company officials were scheming to dodge taxes on company-paid perks.
‘Art of the steal’: Trump accused of vast fraud in NY suitSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to permanently disrupt the Republican's ability to do business in the state.
US, Trump team propose names for arbiter in Mar-a-Lago probeSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and Donald Trump’s legal team each proposed candidates Friday for the role of an independent arbiter in the investigation into top-secret documents found at the former president's Florida home, but the two sides differed on the scope of duties the person would have.
In book, ex-US prosecutor from NY derides Trump-era meddlingSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a new book, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan for half of Donald Trump’s presidency says he was repeatedly pressured by Justice Department officials to use his office to aid them politically, including by investigating former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Wisconsin boy waives hearing in 10-year-old girl’s deathSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A lawyer for a 14-year-old Wisconsin boy accused of killing a 10-year-old girl after luring her into the woods said Thursday that he will seek to have the case moved from adult to juvenile court.
House committee reaches deal to get Trump financial recordsSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee seeking financial records from former President Donald Trump has reached an agreement that ends litigation on the matter and requires an accounting firm to turn over some of the material, the panel's leader announced Thursday.
Trump seeks special master to review Mar-a-Lago documentsAugust 23, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Monday to halt the FBI's review of documents recovered from his Florida estate earlier this month until a neutral special master can be appointed to inspect the records.
Witness tampering at Jan. 6 hearing? Cheney raises prospectJuly 14, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest Jan. 6 hearing, already standing out for its notable moments, Rep.
Hearing set for Wisconsin teen accused of killing girlJune 24, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager accused of killing a 10-year-old girl will find out in September whether he will stand trial.
Chippewa County Circuit Judge Benjamin Lane on Friday scheduled a Sept.
Trump set to undergo questioning in July in NY civil probeJune 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump, his namesake son and his daughter Ivanka have agreed to answer questions under oath next month in the New York attorney general's civil investigation into his business practices, unless their lawyers persuade the state's highest court to step in.
Judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit, allowing NY probe to go onMay 27, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, rejecting the former president’s claim that she targeted him out of political animus and allowing her civil investigation into his business practices to continue.
Trump press secretary Sanders wins GOP Arkansas governor nodMay 25, 2022 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in Arkansas on Tuesday, putting her on a clear path to lead a solidly red state where Donald Trump’s popularity has overshadowed questions about his administration’s credibility that she faced during her time as White House press secretary.
Trump’s longtime assistant subpoenaed by NY attorney generalMay 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general’s office said Monday it subpoenaed Donald Trump’s longtime executive assistant and plans to question her under oath next week as part of its civil investigation into the former president's business dealings.
New York AG lawyer: Evidence could support action vs. TrumpMay 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As a federal judge weighs Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to halt a civil investigation into his business practices, a lawyer for the New York attorney general’s office said Friday that evidence found throughout the three-year probe could support legal action against the former president, his company, or both.
Complaint: 14-year-old boy lured Wisconsin girl into woodsMay 6, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A teenage boy accused of killing a 10-year-old girl in northwestern Wisconsin lured her off a trail by suggesting they explore surrounding woods, and he returned to her body later to hide it better, according to a criminal complaint released Friday.
US seizes yacht owned by oligarch with close ties to PutinApril 4, 2022 GMT
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday seized a 254-foot yacht in Spain owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a first by the Biden administration under sanctions imposed after the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine and targeting pricey assets of Russian elites.
Trump suit against Clinton part of longtime legal strategyMarch 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When a Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic panned his plans for a new Manhattan skyscraper, Donald Trump responded with a lawsuit.
Trump suit against Clinton part of longtime legal strategyMarch 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When a Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic panned Donald Trump's plans for a new Manhattan skyscraper, Trump responded by suing.
Man in cocaine plot that led to kidnapping gets 63 monthsMarch 16, 2022 GMT
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Montreal man was sentenced Wednesday to just over five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of cocaine from Peru to Vermont and then to Canada.
Accounting firm: Trump financial statements aren’t reliableFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The accounting firm that prepared former President Donald Trump’s annual financial statements says the documents, used to secure lucrative loans and burnish Trump's image as a wealthy businessman, “should no longer be relied upon” after New York's attorney general said they regularly misstated the value of assets.
Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trialJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels to pay employees at his debt-ridden law firm and to fund his personal expenses, a prosecutor told jurors as the once high-flying attorney's third criminal trial in two years began Monday.
Once allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti face off at trialJanuary 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star who catapulted herself and Michael Avenatti to fame with lawsuits against former President Donald Trump, will have a starring role in court beginning Monday when prosecutors try to prove that the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds.
Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr. subpoenaed in New York AG’s probeJanuary 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general’s office confirmed Monday that it has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., demanding their testimony in an investigation into the family’s business practices.
Trump sues NY attorney general, seeking to halt civil probeDecember 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump sued New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday, resorting to a familiar but seldom successful strategy as he seeks to end a yearslong civil investigation into his business practices that he alleges is purely political.
Forbes editor says he testified before Trump grand juryDecember 17, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The editor of Forbes magazine testified Thursday before the grand jury hearing evidence in a criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump and his business practices, answering questions about an article examining whether the former president inflated his wealth.
Michael Cohen sues Trump claiming retaliatory imprisonmentDecember 16, 2021 GMT
Michael Cohen claimed in a new lawsuit Thursday that Donald Trump retaliated against him for writing a tell-all memoir, saying his abrupt return to federal prison last year endangered his life and amounted to punishment for criticizing the president.
NY attorney general seeks Trump’s testimony in civil probeDecember 9, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general is seeking former President Donald Trump’s testimony in an ongoing civil investigation into his business practices, a person familiar with the matter said.
Judge appoints special master in Project Veritas raids caseDecember 9, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal judge was appointed Wednesday to ensure no First Amendment protections or attorney-client privileges are violated in the review of materials seized by U.S. law enforcement authorities from individuals connected with the conservative group Project Veritas.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsNovember 27, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr, Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov.
Michael Cohen ends prison term after Trump-related crimesNovember 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who was former President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer until his 2018 arrest, said Monday that his three-year prison sentence — mostly spent in home confinement — was over as he took another swipe at his former boss and vowed to continue cooperating with law enforcement probes.
Judge: Trump company doesn’t have to pay Cohen’s legal billsNovember 12, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company won’t have to pay hefty legal bills incurred by his former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who became a vocal critic of the ex-president and went to prison after pleading guilty to tax and other crimes, a New York judge ruled Friday.
New federal prosecutors in NYC confirmed by US SenateOctober 6, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's choices to lead the federal prosecutors' offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The confirmation late Tuesday of Damian Williams as U.S.
Giuliani balked at prosecutors’ review of 26 years of dataSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani’s lawyers forced a much narrower review of his seized electronic devices after complaining that prosecutors looking for proof of a crime were going to see information going back to his early days as New York City’s mayor 26 years ago, court papers released Tuesday show.
Biden nominates US Attorneys for Manhattan, BrooklynAugust 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his nominees to lead high-profile U.S. Attorney offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Biden picked Damian Williams for the top spot in Manhattan's Southern District of New York, and Breon Peace to head Brooklyn's Eastern District of New York.
Today in HistoryJuly 24, 2021 GMT
Today in History
Today is Saturday, July 24, the 205th day of 2021. There are 160 days left in the year.
Judge who presided over Michael Cohen case dies at age 68July 6, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Judge William H. Pauley III, who presided over the criminal case against ex-President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer during a tenure on the federal bench lasting more than two decades, died Tuesday after a long illness.
Trump Organization, CFO indicted on tax fraud chargesJuly 2, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company and its longtime finance chief were charged Thursday in what prosecutors called a “sweeping and audacious” tax fraud scheme in which the executive collected more than $1.7 million in off-the-books compensation, including apartment rent, car payments and school tuition.
TAKEAWAYS: Trump’s safe for now, but company’s in hot waterJuly 2, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With Thursday's arraignment of Donald Trump's company and his longtime finance chief on tax fraud charges, New York authorities notched their first indictment in a two-year ongoing investigation of the former president.
Giuliani gets first shot at excluding materials from raidsJune 16, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors.
Judge appoints ex-judge to oversee Giuliani devices’ reviewJune 9, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal judge was formally appointed Wednesday to ensure attorney-client privilege is protected in the examination of multiple electronic devices seized from Rudy Giuliani.
Judge says he’ll appoint ex-judge in review of Giuliani raidJune 4, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Friday he was appointing a former federal judge to oversee a review of materials seized in raids on the home and office of Rudy Giuliani, who served as former president Donald Trump's personal lawyer.