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After prosecution rests, Trump lawyers ask judge to dismiss hush money trial

  • Bias Rating

    80% Extremely Conservative

  • Reliability

    30% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    98% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal


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Overall Sentiment

-23% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

40% : Trump, 77, has blasted the trial as a politically motivated effort to hobble his Republican Party campaign to take back the White House from Democratic President Joe Biden in the Nov. 5 election.
40% : But after speaking to reporters afterwards outside the courtroom, Trump walked away when they shouted questions asking whether he would testify.
39% : Cohen has previously testified that he lied to Costello because he was worried he would relay to Trump any indications that he might cooperate with prosecutors.
38% : Costello testified that Cohen told him after a 2018 FBI raid that he did not have any dirt on Trump to offer prosecutors.
35% : It was as yet unclear whether Trump would testify when the trial resumes on Tuesday.
33% : Formerly a zealous defender of Trump, he has become a fierce and frequently foul-mouthed critic.
29% : Costello also said Cohen told him numerous times that Trump knew nothing about the payment to Daniels.
23% : Cohen, Trump's estranged former fixer and lawyer, testified that he spoke repeatedly with Trump about the payment to Daniels in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign -- a pillar of the prosecution's case.
18% : "He said, 'I swear to God, Bob, I don't have anything on Donald Trump,'" Costello said, citing Cohen.
17% : The first former president to face a criminal trial, Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up a $130,000 payment to silence porn star Stormy Daniels, who had threatened to go public before the 2016 presidential election with her account of an alleged sexual encounter -- a liaison Trump denies.
9% : Trump faces charges in Washington and Georgia of trying to overturn his 2020 loss to Biden and charges in Florida of mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House in 2021.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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