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Appeals court judge rejects last-minute bid to halt Donald Trump's hush money trial

  • Bias Rating

    96% Extremely Conservative

  • Reliability

    75% ReliableGood

  • Policy Leaning

    100% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -57% Negative

Bias Score Analysis

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-27% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : Trump would almost certainly appeal any conviction.
46% : I wouldn't want someone who feels like this to judge my case either.
37% : Prosecutors say Trump obscured the true nature of the payments in internal records when his company reimbursed Cohen, who pleaded guilty to federal charges in 2018 and is expected to be a star witness for the prosecution.
36% : Hours after the jury was seated, a lawyer for Trump was in an appeals court seeking to halt the trial, arguing that the judge rushed through jury selection and that the case should be moved out of Manhattan.
36% : Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
35% : Others expressed anxiety about having to decide such a consequential case with outsized media attention, even though the judge has ruled that jurors' names will be known only to prosecutors, Trump and their legal teams.
35% : People are allowed to speak about me, and I have a gag order," Trump said.Merchan also heard arguments Friday on prosecutors' request to bring up Trump's prior legal entanglements if he takes the witness stand in the hush money case.
35% : Trump has denied having a sexual encounter with Daniels, and his lawyers argue that the payments to Cohen were legitimate legal expenses.
34% : By JENNIFER PELTZ, MICHAEL R. SISAK, JAKE OFFENHARTZ and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER (Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York appeals court judge on Friday rejected a last-minute bid by Donald Trump to halt his hush money criminal trial over defense complaints that jury selection was unfairly rushed.
33% : "As more potential jurors were questioned Friday, Trump appeared to lean over at the defense table, scribbling on some papers and exchanging notes with one of his lawyers.
30% : Trump has spent the week sitting quietly in the courtroom as lawyers pressed potential jurors on their views about him in a search for any bias that would preclude them from hearing the case.
26% : Judge Juan Merchan has scheduled arguments for next week on prosecutors' request to hold Trump in contempt of court and fine him for social media posts they say defy limits on what he can say about potential witnesses.
24% : Trump is involved in four criminal cases, but it's not clear that any others will reach trial before the November election.
23% : The judge said lawyers will present opening statements Monday morning before prosecutors begin laying out their case alleging a scheme to cover up negative stories Trump feared would hurt his 2016 presidential campaign.
19% : Trump, meanwhile, is using the prosecution as a political rallying cry, casting himself as a victim while juggling his dual role as criminal defendant and presidential candidate.
17% : Trump spoke to reporters before Friday's proceedings got underway, lambasting a gag order that prosecutors have accused him of violating.
17% : Appeals and legal wrangling have caused delays in the other three cases charging Trump with plotting to overturn the 2020 election results and with illegally hoarding classified documents.___Follow the AP's coverage of former President Donald Trump at https://apnews.com/hub/donald-trump.
16% : The trial centers on a $130,000 payment that Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and personal fixer, made to porn actor Stormy Daniels to prevent her claims of a sexual encounter with Trump from becoming public in the final days of the 2016 race.
8% : Manhattan prosecutors have said they want to question Trump about his recent civil fraud trial that resulted in a $454 million judgment after a judge found Trump had lied about his wealth for years.

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