Trump's Epic Legal Battles and Beyond: A Pivotal Year in US Politics

Recent US domestic news sees Donald Trump convicted of a felony, impacting the election where he's a strong candidate. Trump's conviction, Hunter Biden's trial, and Mike Lynch's fraud case dominate headlines, reflecting a year of unprecedented legal and political drama in the US.

Reuters | Updated: 03-06-2024 18:29 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 18:29 IST
Trump's Epic Legal Battles and Beyond: A Pivotal Year in US Politics
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Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs.

Trump warns of 'breaking point' for Americans if he's jailed

Donald Trump said on Sunday he would accept home confinement or jail time after his historic conviction on criminal charges by a New York jury last week but that it would be tough for the public to accept. Trump is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, four days before Republicans gather to formally choose their presidential nominee to face Democratic President Joe Biden in November's election.

Analysis-After trial, investors weigh Trump 2.0 factor as election looms

Donald Trump last week became the first former president convicted of a felony, but Wall Street believes he still has a solid chance of winning the November election and is gaming out how a second term for the Republican candidate could impact markets. Investors said a Trump victory could broadly boost the stock market and buoy the dollar. But his proposed tariffs and extended tax cuts could also stoke inflation and hurt U.S. government bonds, they said.

US criminal trial of British tech founder Mike Lynch to wrap up

Jurors at the trial of British tech pioneer Mike Lynch are expected to hear closing arguments in San Francisco on Monday in the fraud case related to Hewlett-Packard's $11 billion acquisition of his software company Autonomy in 2011. The Cambridge University-educated entrepreneur took the stand in his own defense at the trial, denying wrongdoing and telling jurors that HP botched the two companies' integration.

Hunter Biden arrives at court as criminal trial begins in aftermath of Trump conviction

The criminal trial of Hunter Biden kicks off on Monday in federal court in Delaware as President Joe Biden's son faces gun charges in a historic case that begins four days after Donald Trump became the first former U.S. president to be convicted. Hunter Biden, 54, arrived at the courthouse for the first trial of the child of a sitting president, in which he will face three felony charges stemming from his purchase and possession of a revolver in 2018. He has pleaded not guilty. It is one of two criminal cases he faces, with federal tax charges brought separately in California.

Explainer-What are the criminal charges and likely defense in Hunter Biden's gun trial?

Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, is scheduled to go on trial on June 3 in Delaware on charges he violated federal gun laws in 2018 when he purchased a firearm. Below is a look at the charges, evidence and potential sentence if he is found guilty. Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty.

Charges dropped against Minnesota state trooper who killed Black motorist

Prosecutors in Minnesota on Sunday dismissed charges against a state trooper accused of unintentional murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Black motorist Ricky Cobb II last year, citing new evidence that weakened their case. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said prosecutors were not exonerating State Trooper Ryan Londregan, only that they no longer believed they could meet their burden of proof at trial.

Pivotal moments leading up to the trial of Joe Biden's son Hunter

Hunter Biden is going on trial Monday over criminal gun-related charges. Below is a look at the key moments leading up to the trial, the first for a child of a sitting president. May 13, 2014: Burisma Group, a private energy company in Ukraine, said Hunter Biden would be joining its board. Joe Biden is vice president and oversees Ukraine policy for the administration of President Barack Obama. Burisma's founder was the subject of a series of criminal investigations by Ukrainian authorities, which would be closed in 2017 after company and founder made payments to authorities.

Trump is a convicted felon. Now what?

Donald Trump, the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a crime, will remain a free man while he awaits sentencing and could avoid a prison term entirely for falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment to a porn star. Here is a look at what's next for the Republican candidate for president against Democratic President Joe Biden in a Nov. 5 election.

Trump's appeal of hush money verdict to focus on Stormy Daniels testimony

Former President Donald Trump vows to appeal his historic conviction, with the focus likely on porn star Stormy Daniels' salacious testimony about their alleged sexual encounter as well as the novel legal theory that prosecutors used in the case. "We're going to be appealing this scam," Trump, the 2024 Republican candidate for president, said on Friday. He faces an uphill fight.

Trump conviction vindicates prosecutor Alvin Bragg's bet

Just over a year after taking office as Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg took a career-defining gamble: charging a former U.S. president with crimes using an untested legal theory. The roll of the dice paid off on Thursday, when a jury found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts he faced of falsifying records to cover up hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels - a monumental verdict that could upend the presidential election, in which Trump is the Republican candidate.

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