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Judge allows Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit against Trump to proceed

Judge allows Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit against Trump to proceed

(CNN)A New York appeals court on Tuesday paved the way for a defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump to move forward.In a , the appeals court granted the request form Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," to dismiss Trump's appeal now that he is no longer in office. The lawsuit is one of several legal issues facing the former President now that he's left the White House. He is facing multiple criminal investigations, civil state inquiries and defamation lawsuits by two women accusing him of sexual assault.Zervos sued Trump for defamation after he denied...

March 30, 2021
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Former daughter-in-law of Trump Org officer has talked to New York prosecutors about rent-free apartments

Former daughter-in-law of Trump Org officer has talked to New York prosecutors about rent-free apartments

New York (CNN)The former daughter-in-law of said she is cooperating who are looking into former President Donald Trump and his business, and have asked her about apartments she and her ex-husband were allowed to live in rent-free.Jennifer Weisselberg -- a former ballet dancer who was married to Barry, the son of Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization -- said her conversations with have focused on "the compensation and gifts that I received" from the Trump Organization and that she had discussed details about the two apartments in which she and Barry lived....

March 20, 2021
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Former daughter-in-law of Trump Org officer has talked to New York prosecutors about rent-free apartments

Former daughter-in-law of Trump Org officer has talked to New York prosecutors about rent-free apartments

New York (CNN)The former daughter-in-law of said she is cooperating who are looking into former President Donald Trump and his business, and have asked her about apartments she and her ex-husband were allowed to live in rent-free.Jennifer Weisselberg -- a former ballet dancer who was married to Barry, the son of Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization -- said her conversations with have focused on "the compensation and gifts that I received" from the Trump Organization and that she had discussed details about the two apartments in which she and Barry lived....

March 20, 2021
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Trump's time in White House could end up benefiting New York prosecutors

Trump's time in White House could end up benefiting New York prosecutors

New York (CNN)Former President Donald Trump's time in the White House helped shield him from investigations and some lawsuits but it might open him up to greater legal peril from his finances. Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office have discussed using a section of New York criminal procedure law that they successfully applied in their sexual assault case against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to charge him with earlier conduct, people familiar with the matter said.The section allows for the extension of the statute of limitations when a defendant has been out...

February 20, 2021
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NYC prosecutors' probe into Trump finances expands to include millions loaned for Chicago skyscraper

NYC prosecutors' probe into Trump finances expands to include millions loaned for Chicago skyscraper

(CNN)The subpoenaed documents from an investment company that loaned the Trump Organization millions of dollars for its Chicago skyscraper in a sign that the investigation into the former president's finances continues to expand, according to people familiar with the investigation.Prosecutors issued the grand jury subpoena to Fortress Investment Management late last year, the people said, as part of their wide-ranging investigation into former President Donald Trump and his company. Investigators' interest in how Trump and his company treated the Chicago loan is an expansion of an inquiry...

March 5, 2021
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This is Trump's heaping list of legal problems post-impeachment

This is Trump's heaping list of legal problems post-impeachment

(CNN)After averting a conviction in his , former President Donald Trump faces significant new legal threats as prosecutors in Georgia have joined those in New York to conduct criminal investigations into his actions. As the nation watched harrowing videos from January 6 of Trump supporters during the Senate impeachment trial this week, Georgia officials announced they have opened investigations into Trump's efforts to overturn the , including by pressuring officials to "find" votes to swing the outcome in his favor. The new investigations add to a heaping list of legal issues facing the...

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February 13, 2021
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Decision to seek federal search warrant in Rudy Giuliani probe could be early test for Biden's DOJ

Decision to seek federal search warrant in Rudy Giuliani probe could be early test for Biden's DOJ

(CNN)New York federal prosecutors in Ukraine raised the prospect of seeking a search warrant late last year for the lawyer's communications but were met with resistance from Justice Department officials in Washington over the strength of their evidence, people familiar with the discussions said. Justice Department officials in Washington said a search warrant would be an extraordinary step to take against a lawyer -- who is also a key adviser to a president -- in an investigation into the possible violation of foreign lobbying laws. The matter remains open, and any decision rests with the...

February 17, 2020
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Biden's DOJ must confront what to do with outstanding cases in which it is defending Trump. The first test could come Friday.

Biden's DOJ must confront what to do with outstanding cases in which it is defending Trump. The first test could come Friday.

(CNN)As the Biden administration begins to take shape, one key question President Joe Biden's Justice Department must confront , who relied on Department of Justice lawyers to fight some of his personal battles.Friday may be the first test of how the Justice Department Lawyers will be in court in Washington, DC, for a case involving the House Ways & Means Committee's attempt to obtain Trump's tax returns from federal agencies that have them. Trump broke with the tradition of a president voluntarily disclosing his tax returns.At stake is whether the Biden administration will back out of...

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January 22, 2021
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Stripe will halt processing Trump campaign donations because of encouraged violence

Stripe will halt processing Trump campaign donations because of encouraged violence

New York (CNN Business)Stripe will halt payment processing for President Donald Trump's campaign website after .The Wall Street Journal was the first to the news, and CNN confirmed the report with a source familiar with the matter.Stripe restricts payments from "high risk" businesses including those that "engages in, encourages, promotes or celebrates unlawful violence or physical harm to persons or property," according to its website statement on restricted businesses. The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump's campaign paid Stripe more than $1.8...

January 10, 2021
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Trump's own statements in old lawsuit could haunt him in any future criminal case

Trump's own statements in old lawsuit could haunt him in any future criminal case

New York (CNN)once said he calculated his net worth, to a degree, on his "feelings," and that he put the "best spin" on some of the assets. "I think everybody" exaggerates about the value of their properties. "Who wouldn't?" Did he inflate values? "Not beyond reason," Trump said, insisting he gave his "opinion" to a key associate and "ultimately" let that person make the decision, according to an exchange in a 2007 deposition.The exchange takes on fresh meaning this spring as Manhattan prosecutors investigate whether Trump's "best spin" was common practice in local real estate circles -- or...

April 1, 2021
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