Trump’s Courtroom Drama and Ballot Battles

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E. Jean Carroll arrives at Manhattan federal court, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in New York. Former President Donald Trump could return to the New York courtroom Thursday to defend himself against a lawsuit seeking more than $10 million for things he said about Carroll after she accused him of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
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Former President Donald Trump, hot off his New Hampshire primary victory, heads to a Manhattan federal court today for the ongoing defamation case with writer E. Jean Carroll. At the heart of the trial, Carroll accuses Trump of defamation following his 2019 remarks about her. Trump’s defense team argues that Carroll saw financial gain from her public accusations.

The courtroom drama is not his only challenge. His behavior has previously drawn a judge’s warning for potential ejection due to misconduct.

FILE- Secretary of State Shenna Bellows attends an event in this Jan. 4, 2023 file photo, in Augusta, Maine. The Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday defeated a Republican effort to impeach Bellows over her decision to rule former President Donald Trump ineligible for the Republican primary ballot. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)

Simultaneously, Trump’s political future faces scrutiny as Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled he can stay on the state’s primary ballot pending a U.S. Supreme Court decision on a related case. This stems from Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ attempt to block Trump’s candidacy under the 14th Amendment, citing the former president’s alleged involvement in the January 6th Capitol attack.

As he navigates these legal battles, the implications for Trump’s 2024 presidential run are profound, with the Maine primary decision adding another layer of uncertainty to an already tumultuous campaign season.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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