Live Coverage of Trump’s Trial: Ivanka Trump to Take the Stand in Her Father’s Fraud Case

Live Coverage of Trump's Trial: Ivanka Trump to Take the Stand in Her Father's Fraud Case

The Lincoln Project is provoking Donald Trump as daughter Ivanka Trump prepares to testify in the Trump Organization’s trial for civil fraud.

Ivanka Trump is scheduled to give testimony in the civil fraud trial involving her father, Donald Trump, on Wednesday. She will follow her father’s tumultuous appearance on Monday, as well as the testimonies of her brothers, Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, last week.

The legal proceeding puts the family’s corporate enterprise, the Trump Organization, at risk of collapse. The ex-president has expressed frustration over the reasoning behind the charges against him, pointing the finger at President Joe Biden.

The ex-president’s 2024 election bid attempted to collect money using his court appearance as a platform. He angrily exclaimed, “I was in Manhattan Court all day, thanks to my rival, dishonest Joe Biden. Experts in law concur that this is a frivolous case that would not have been brought against me if I weren’t running (and succeeding!) for President. Make America Great Again!”

During his testimony, Mr. Trump fiercely criticized both Judge Arthur Engoron and New York Attorney General Letitia James, accusing her of being a “political hack”.

In the courtroom, the judge cautioned Mr. Trump against using it as a platform for political purposes and requested his attorney to rein him in.

Alex Woodward provided coverage from within the courtroom for The Independent.


The Lincoln Project is mocking Trump in anticipation of evidence involving Ivanka.

A recent advertisement from the Lincoln Project, a pro-democracy group, highlights the separation between Ivanka Trump and her father, former President Donald Trump, in anticipation of her upcoming testimony.

Despite her departure from her father’s business empire and her low profile, the ex-first daughter is expected to give testimony on Wednesday in New York.

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Mike Bedigan8 November 2023 02:45

Allies of Trump are strategizing to utilize the Insurrection Act in the event of his victory in the 2024 election.

Conservative supporters of Donald Trump are developing a plan for a potential Republican administration in 2025 that may involve deploying US military forces to quell demonstrations and instances of civil disobedience throughout the country, should Trump win the 2024 election.

On Sunday, The Washington Post released a comprehensive article discussing the progress being made through “Project 2025”, a collaborative initiative among conservative organizations to develop a political and governing plan for a Republican president. While there are no official links to the Trump campaign, the Post reveals that the coalition has affiliations with several individuals within Mr. Trump’s inner circle, notably Jeffrey Clark, a former assistant US attorney general who is currently facing criminal charges in Fulton County, Georgia.

Mr. Clark, believed to be a major contributor to the strategy of the Trump campaign’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election through legal challenges, is currently a fellow at the Center for Renewing America. This organization was involved in the campaign’s efforts. According to the Washington Post, Mr. Clark is now focused on a new “legal” plan to target those who oppose Donald Trump, both well-known figures and others, starting from the first day of a potential second Trump presidency.

Oliver O’Connell8 November 2023 02:15

‘Heir apparent’ Ivanka Trump to take witness stand in her father’s fraud trial

Ivanka Trump, the previous daughter of a former president, is scheduled to testify on Wednesday in a legal proceeding that has the potential to greatly impact her family’s business and extensive real estate holdings.

Earlier, Ms Trump was unable to prevent a request for her to appear in court as a witness. She will now give her testimony as the last witness for the prosecution.

Her testimony inside a lower Manhattan courtroom arrives two days after Mr Trump’s, whose verbal outbursts from the witness stand this week unloaded on the case, the presiding judge and the attorney general suing him for fraud.

Alex Woodward has the complete account.

Mike Bedigan8 November 2023 01:45

Conservative lawyers look to counter Maga movement with new group

A team of prominent conservative attorneys who objected to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to manipulate the legal system are initiating a new, ongoing venture focused on promoting reverence for the United States Constitution and the principles of justice in the legal field.

In 2018, a group called “Checks and Balances” was formed, consisting of prominent conservative legal figures like J Michael Luttig (a former Fourth Circuit judge who was considered for a Supreme Court nomination during the George W Bush administration) and George Conway (who was chosen by former president Donald Trump to lead the Justice Department civil division before becoming a vocal opponent of the ex-president).

Unlike other groups formed by anti-Trump conservatives during Mr Trump’s presidency, the Checks and Balances group has been a bit of a shoestring operation, until now operating with a small budget raised from its’ members.

A reliable source revealed to The Independent that the board of the group has decided to secure external funding for a significant re-launch and rebranding effort under the name “Society for the Rule of Law.” This new entity has obtained the necessary licenses to function as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, along with a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” arm that can engage in certain political activities. The society will launch with a “Rule of Law summit” scheduled for Wednesday evening in Washington.

Oliver O’Connell8 November 2023 01:15

The attorney for Michael Cohen describes Trump’s testimony as “insane, ridiculous, and chaotic.”

Oliver O’Connell8 November 2023 00:15

The special counsel intends to summon individuals involved in the January 6th riot to give testimony against Trump.

Documents filed in the federal case against Donald Trump for attempting to undermine the election suggest that Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team intends to summon individuals who participated in the January 6 riot to give testimony against the ex-president.

According to the official documents, the authorities intend to present “statements, footage, and pictures as evidence of certain individuals who were present at the Ellipse when the defendant incited them to ‘fight’ at the Capitol, and subsequently engaged in aggressive actions against law enforcement and broke into the Capitol.”

According to Alan Feuer from The New York Times, it appears that this also applies to the focus on former Vice President Mike Pence.

Oliver O’Connell7 November 2023 23:15

Judge Chutkan has given President Trump a slight extension to the deadline for pretrial motions, discovery, and subpoenas in the January 6th case in DC.

Judge Tanya Chuktan of Washington, DC rejected the defense’s plea to extend deadlines for pretrial motions, discovery, and subpoenas until February 9th in Donald Trump’s case of undermining the federal election. However, she did grant a two-week extension.

The updated schedule is as follows:

Requests for court orders must be submitted by November 27, 2023. Any arguments against these requests must be submitted by December 11, 2023, and any responses in favor of the requests must be submitted by December 18, 2023.

Requests for Rule 17(c) subpoenas must be submitted by December 13, 2023. Any objections to these requests must be submitted by December 27, 2023. Responses in favor of these requests must be submitted by January 3, 2024.

Oliver O’Connell7 November 2023 23:00

President Trump falsely stated that ’60 Minutes’ confirmed Vice President Pence’s ability to overturn the election.

Donald Trump made a misleading statement about an episode of 60 Minutes and a new federal law that clarified the electoral process. He used this to support his unfounded belief that former vice-president Mike Pence could have halted or changed the counting of the 2020 election results.

Regarding the Act for Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement in December 2022, as discussed on a recent episode of 60 Minutes, President Trump stated on Truth Social, “The need for a clarification of the law suggests that there was uncertainty, indicating that it was subject to interpretation. There was potential for action to be taken.”

There is disagreement among legal scholars regarding this interpretation.

Josh Marcus reports.

Oliver O’Connell7 November 2023 22:45

Check out: Alex Woodward analyzes Trump’s four-hour testimony in his trial for fraud in New York.

Oliver O’Connell7 November 2023 22:15

The special counsel has targeted Trump’s final and most significant false claims about the election.

The Special Counsel, Jack Smith, has requested a federal judge in Washington DC to deny Donald Trump’s attempts to remove “provocative” language about January 6 from the criminal charges filed against him. Smith argues that Trump is accountable for the events at the Capitol and therefore, the statements are pertinent.

“In fact, that specific day marked the climax of the accused individual’s criminal schemes to overturn the lawful outcome of the presidential election. The accused individual intentionally incited a sizable and enraged crowd, which he had called upon to gather in Washington, DC and instigated with knowingly false allegations of election misconduct, to storm the Capitol and obstruct the congressional certification process,” stated the special counsel in the document.

Mr. Smith’s office claimed that Mr. Trump filed a motion to remove incendiary accusations from the indictment in order to distance himself from the aggressive assault on the Capitol. They dismissed this as a baseless attempt to avoid being held accountable for the allegations outlined in the indictment.

In October, Mr. Trump requested that the court eliminate references to the events of January 6 from the indictment. He argued that they were not pertinent to his case since he is not being accused of being responsible for those actions.

Oliver O’Connell7 November 2023 22:03