The former US President sat quietly at the defense table in a Miami federal courtroom as his lawyer entered his plea of not guilty to the indictment charging Trump with 37 counts of violating the US Espionage Act. Trump is the first US leader ever to be arraigned on felony charges. Has he finally run out of escapes after a lifetime of breaking the rules and flaunting the law?
The current debt-ceiling issue is a phony crisis with a hostage scenario in a massive culture war. The right-wing dream is to replace a pluralistic democracy with an authoritarian government favouring a strong Christian nationalist perspective on all issues.
Nearly three decades ago, a gossip columnist named E Jean Carroll was sexually assaulted in an upscale New York department store dressing room by a playboy real estate tycoon. Recently, nine jurors in a federal court civil case in Manhattan unanimously agreed that Donald Trump, the ex-president was a sexual predator. Carroll was awarded a total of $5 million dollars in her assault and defamation case against Trump, who is running again in 2024 to be president of the US. This verdict finally may have consequences for someone who has escaped legal accountability
Donald Trump has earned the dubious distinction for the first ever indictment of any president in American history for a criminal act. Arraignment for the as-yet-unrevealed indictment is the result of a New York Grand Jury probing an improper $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in the weeks before the 2016 election.
Donald Trump’s bid to win the Republican nomination for US president in 2024 has run into stumbling blocks. Indian-American politician Nikki Haley announced she was running for president against her former boss. Meanwhile, an Atlanta prosecutor is probing possible criminal interference by Trump in the 2020 election in Georgia.
Donald Trump has become the first American president to have his conduct in office sent to the Justice Department to consider for criminal prosecution. While all four referrals are severe, the most encompassing one is “assisting or engaging in insurrection against the United States”.
The US Supreme Court’s calendar for the new term includes several issues with intensely political implications. The American by-election is underway, with early voting already starting in some states. Doubtless, the claims of a stolen election have already been prepared by lawyers, needing only the actual vote count to make a court filing possible.